IPL 2022 - Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings Dream11 Today Match Prediction, Top Picks, Playing 11, Captain, Vice Captain, Player Stats, Pitch Report & Weather Update
|Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings Match Information|
|Date||1st April, 2022|
|Time||7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT, 07:30 PM LOCAL|
|Venue||Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai|
KKR won the IPL 2022 inaugural match against CSK but lost to RCB yesterday. They are at the 5th spot on the points table. KKR succumbed to the RCB’s strong bowling line-up, especially Wanindu Hasaranga, at 128.
Punjab Kings couldn’t have wished for a better start to the season. PBKS went berserk on RCB in their first match and successfully chased a huge target of 206. They are looking for their first ever IPL title and with the current squad, it looks like a possible dream for this team.
The Wankhede pitch offers a fast surface to the pacers. Fast bowlers can get wickets here. The par score is around 160.
The weather forecast predicts a clear sky for the match day, with temperature to be around 29°C.
Ajinkya Rahane, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Shreyas Iyer (c), Sam Billings, Sheldon Jackson (wk), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy
Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Bhanuka Rajapaksa (wk), Odean Smith, Shahrukh Khan, Raj Angad Bawa, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar
Aussie pacer Pat Cummins and batter Aaron Finch are still unavailable for KKR bowling line-up. The team might go with the same playing 11 till Cummins joins the squad.
A positive news from PBKS side asSouth African pacer Kagiso Rabada has joined the team camp and will be available for this match. The team might make a few changes to the playing 11.
|Matches Played||KKR Won||PBKS Won||Draw||NR|
Check out the top batters and bowlers who are predicted to perform in this match and place bets with the Top IPL Betting Apps
|B. Rajapaksa||Wicket Keeper||8.5|
|S. Narine||All Rounder||9|
|A. Russell||All Rounder||10|
|L. Livingstone||All Rounder||9|
|O. Smith||All Rounder||8.5|
Dream11 Captain - B. Rajapaksa
Dream11 Vice Captain - S. Iyer
Rajapaksa emerged as the top batter in the first match, scoring 43 runs off 22 deliveries. With more than 82% selection so far, he is a must pick among the wicket keepers. We are backing him as the dream11 captain for this match.
Shreyas Iyer has been in good form lately. He has scored 33 runs in 2 matches at an average of 33.00. We are aware of Iyer’s capabilities in this format and are backing him as one of top picks for this match.
Shikhar Dhawan is the top picked player in this match with highest selection percentage so far. He gathered 60 points in the first game by scoring 43 off 29 balls. Dhawan has had a good stint last season with Delhi Capitals and expected to go with the same flow in PBKS as well.
Narine performed well against RCB scoring 12 off 8 balls and picking 1 wicket. We are picking him as a top pick player ahead of Russell. Currently he doesn’t have much pick percentage but he is certainly a game changer with both bat and ball.
Kagiso Rabada is expected to make it to the playing 11 in this match. Rabada has been quite impressive in the IPL. He gained a lot of popularity in his former team Delhi Capitals. In 50 IPL matches, Rabada has picked 76 wickets at an economy of 8.21.
Umesh Yadav is the top picked bowler currently and the reason is his 4 wickets in 2 matches at an average of 9.00 and economy of 4.50. Yadav looks in great touch this season and is expected to end up among the top bowlers.