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IPL 2023: Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders Date, Time, Venue, Where To Watch, Pitch Report, Captains’ Performance, Full Squads, Probable XI, Match Prediction

It is the clash between two bollywood biggies and their teams, i.e. KKR and PBKS at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata at 7:30 pm IST. And who are the two Bollywood biggies? Of course, Shah Rukh Khan and Preity Zinta. Punjab Kings are currently placed on the 7th position on the IPL points table, whereas KKR are seated on the 8th position on the same table. 

KKR won their previous match against Sunrisers Hyderabad by 5 runs, whereas PBKS lost their last match against Mumbai Indians by 6 wickets. Here’s taking a look at all there is to know about the upcoming match between KKR and PBKS. 

IPL News 2023: PBKS vs KKR Match Details

Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata 

Date And Time: 8th May, 2023 at 7:30 pm IST 

Where To Watch: Star Sports Network and JioCinema 

Pitch Report 

The pitch at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata provides batters a lot of support, with very little aid for the bowlers. In the 4 matches played here, 3 have been won by the teams batting first. The average first innings score here has also been quite high here this season, which is that of a 211. The captain winning the toss is likely to opt to bat first so as to put up a big first innings score and create difficulties for the chasing team. 

IPL News 2023: Captains’ Last Performance 

Nitish Rana: The captain played a very good innings in his last match, putting up 42 runs on the board, having faced 31 deliveries. 

Shikhar Dhawan: Dhawan played a decent innings of 30 runs off 20 balls in the last match against Mumbai Indians. 

Full Squads: 

Kolkata Knight Riders Squad: Mandeep Singh, Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana(c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakaravarthy, Suyash Sharma, Anukul Roy, Vaibhav Arora, N Jagadeesan, Jason Roy, David Wiese, Lockie Ferguson, Kulwant Khejroliya, Harshit Rana

Punjab Kings Squad: Shikhar Dhawan (c), Shahrukh Khan, Prabhsimran Singh, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jitesh Sharma, Raj Bawa, Rishi Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Atharva Taide, Arshdeep Singh, Baltej Singh, Nathan Ellis, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Brar, Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza, Harpreet Bhatia, Vidwath Kaverappa, Mohit Rathee, Shivam Singh, Matthew Short

PBKS vs KKR Probable XI: 

KKR: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Jason Roy, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana (c), Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Vaibhav Arora, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakravarthy

PBKS: Prabhsimran Singh, Shikhar Dhawan (c), Matthew Short, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Sam Curran, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Rishi Dhawan, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh

IPL News 2023: Who Will Win The Match Between PBKS And KKR? 

Prediction: KKR to win the match. 

Considering the match is at KKR’s home, the favourites to win this match are the Riders. We can expect a high-score thriller between these two teams today, with KKR winning the match in what might turn out to be another final over thriller. 

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