PBKS vs KKR Dream11 Team Today 2nd Match IPL 2023: IPL 2023 season has begun with the first match between defending champions Gujarat Giants and Chennai Super Kings at Narendra Modi Stadium with the grand opening ceremony where Arijit Singh, Tamanna Bhatia and Rashmika Mandanna performed before the match.
Today is the first double header of the tournament, the first match will be played between the Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders at IS Bindra Cricket Stadium Mohali and the second match will be played at Lucknow between Lucknow Super Giants and Delhi Capitals.
The live telecast of both matches will be available on Star Sports Channel and JioCinema app will provide the live streaming of the matches which you can watch for free.
Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2023 Today Match Details
|Match||2nd Match IPL 2023|
|Teams||Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders|
|Date & Time||03:30 PM, 1 April 2023|
|Venue||Punjab Cricket Associate Stadium|
|Captains||Shikhar Dhawan (PBKS) and Nitish Rana (KKR)|
|Live Telecast||Star Sports Channels & live streaming on JioCinema app|
PBKS vs KKR IPL 2023 Match 2 Preview
Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders are well-prepared to begin their campaign today at IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali which is the home ground of the Punjab Kings franchise in IPL 2023.
Kolkata Knight Riders’ captain Shreyas Iyer has been ruled out from the season because of an injury. Nitish Rana has been appointed as the new captain to lead the team this season, in the absence of Shreyas Iyer.
On the other hand, Punjab Kings will also play with their new captain; Shikhar Dhawan. Mayank Aggarwal was the captain of PBKS but has been released by the franchise ahead of the IPL 2023.
Today is the first double header of the tournament, the first match will be played between the PBKS and KKR in Mohali at 03:30 PM and the second match will be played between the LSG and DC at Lucknow at 07:30 PM.
PBKS vs KKR IPL 2023 Match 2 Squads
Punjab Kings Squad: Shikhar Dhawan(C), Atharva Taide, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Harpreet Singh, Shahrukh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Baltej Singh, Harpreet Brar, Kagiso Rabada, Nathan Ellis, Rahul Chahar, Vidwath Kaverappa, Liam Livingstone, Mohit Rathee, Raj Bawa, Rishi Dhawan, Sam Curren, Shivan Singh, Sikandar Raza, Jitesh Sharma, Jonny Bairstow, Prabhsimran Singh
Kolkata Knight Riders Squad: Nitish Rana (c), Anukul Roy, Andre Russell, David Wiese, Harshit Rana, Kulwant Khejroliya, Litton Das, Lockie Ferguson, Mandeep Singh, Narayan Jagadeesan, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rinku Singh, Shakib Al Hasan, Shardul Thakur, Sunil Narine, Suyash Sharma, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Vaibhav Arora, Varun Chakaravarthy, Venkatesh Iyer
PBKS vs KKR IPL 2023 Match 2 Weather Report
Today’s first match between Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders will be played at the IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali. The temperature of Mohali on 1 April is 23° Celcius. But the sky is a bit cloudy so there is a 50% chance of rain during the day and a 24% chance of rain at night. And the humidity will be 78% during the day and rise to 91% at night.
So, there are high chances of rain disturbing the day match between Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders at Mohali.
|Wind Speed||13 km/hr|
PBKS vs KKR IPL 2023 Match 2 Pitch Report
IS Bindra Stadium at Mohali, is a good ground for batters to score runs. The average first-inning score at this ground is 168 while the second innings average score is around 152 runs.
The venue has hosted 9 games so far, 5 matches were won by the team batting first whereas the second batting team won 4 games only.
PBKS vs KKR Head-to-Head Record
Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders faced each other in 30 matches in the history of IPL. Punjab Kings only won 10 games whereas KKR has won 20 times in this rivalry. Kolkata Knight Riders have the upper hand on the Punjab Kings in Indian Premier League.
|Punjab Kings||10 wins|
|Kolkata Knights Riders||20 wins|
PBKS vs KKR IPL 2023 Match 2 Injury Update:
PBKS’ Liam Livingstone is missing the first match against Kolkata Knight Riders because he is on an off-season tour to Dubai and will be available in India for IPL next week. Also, PBKS have lost their wicket-keeper batsman Jonny Bairstow as he is ruled out from the entire season because his recovery from an injury needs more time.
Kagiso Rabada will arrive in India on the 3rd of April because of International Commitments.
On the KKR’s side, Shreyas Iyer is recovering from an injury and due to that, he will be missing the majority of the season. Nitish Rana will be leading KKR in his absence.
PBKS vs KKR IPL 2023 Match 2 Playing XI (Predicted)
Punjab Kings Probable Playing XI: Shikhar Dhawan (c), Matt Short, Sikandar Raza, Shahrukh Khan, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Sam Curran, Rishi Dhawan, Nathan Ellis, Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Brar, Arshdeep Singh
Kolkata Knights Riders Probable Playing XI: Venkatesh Iyer, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Nitish Rana ©, Rinku Singh, Mandeep Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy
PBKS vs KKR IPL 2023 Match 2 Average 1st Inning Score
Today’s match between the Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders will be played at the IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali. The average first-inning score at this venue is 173 runs.
Hot Picks for PBKS vs KKR Dream11 Team Today and Fantasy Cricket Tips
Shikhar Dhawan: The left-handed opening batsman of PBKS, will also lead the PBKS franchise this season. He has scored 6244 runs in 206 matches in his IPL career so far.
Sam Curren: The star all-rounder from England; Sam Curren, plays will play for the Punjab Kings in IPL 2023. He scored 337 runs and took 32 wickets in 32 IPL matches so far in his career.
Shahrukh Khan: PBKS’ right-handed batsman Shahrukh Khan has scored 270 runs in 19 matches so far in his IPL career.
Venkatesh Iyer: The left-handed opening batsman and right-arm medium pacer. He has scored 552 runs and 3 wickets in 22 matches.
Jitesh Sharma: The middle-order batter from PBKS is a good budget pick for your Dream11 team in today’s match.
Shardul Thakur: Shardul Thakur plays for the Kolkata Knight Riders, he is known for his bowling but can score some runs from the bat as well.
PBKS vs KKR IPL 2023 Match 2 Captain and Vice-captain Choices
|Captain||Sam Curran & Shikhar Dhawan|
|Vice-Captain||Sunil Narine & Venkatesh Iyer|
Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2023 Dream11 Today Match (Small Leagues & Head to Head)
Keeper: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Bhanuka Rajapaksa
Batsmen: Shikhar Dhawan, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh
All-rounders: Andre Russell, Sam Curran (c), Sunil Narine (vc)
Bowlers: Arshdeep Singh, Nathan Ellis, Rahul Chahar
PBKS vs KKR IPL 2023 Match 2 Dream11 Team Today, Dream11 Prediction (Grand Leagues)
Keeper: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Jitesh Sharma, Bhanuka Rajapaksa
Batsmen: Shikhar Dhawan (c), Nitish Rana, Venkatesh Iyer (vc)
All-rounders: Andre Russell, Sam Curran, Sunil Narine
Bowlers: Arshdeep Singh, Umesh Yadav
PBKS vs KKR Dream11 Prediction Today Match 2 Probable Winner:
Kolkata Knight Riders have more chances to win this match today at Mohali because KKR always has the upper hand in this PBKS vs KKR rivalry in IPL.
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