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Indian Premier League 2023 - Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders Dream11 Match Prediction, Top Picks, Playing 11, Captain, Vice Captain, Player Stats, Pitch Report & Weather Update

Posted On: Mar 31,2023

Posted By: Joy

PBKS vs KKR Dream11 Team Prediction IPL 2023
PBKS vs KKR Dream11 Team Prediction IPL 2023
Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders – Match 2 – IPL 2023 
Date April 1st, 2023
Time 3.30 PM IST, 10:00 AM GMT, 3:30 PM Local Time
Venue Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali

PBKS vs KKR Match Preview

Both Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders had a poor outing last season as they failed to reach the playoffs. PBKS finished seventh with 7 wins in 14 matches while Kolkata could only manage 6 in 14 outings. Kolkata has tasted IPL success before, having won the trophy twice but Punjab is yet to win the title even once and it’s big time that they step up and get their hands on the trophy.

Both teams are very strong on paper but have been left reeling with injuries to key players. Jonny Bairstow for PBKS and Shreyas Iyer for KKR have been ruled out of the tournament. For Punjab, Liam Livingstone is also set to miss the first game along with Kagiso Rabada. Still, both teams are even and we should have a good game on our hands. 

PBKS vs KKR Match Pitch Report and Weather Report 

Pitch Report

The Mohali surface offers some help for the fast bowlers. The pace, however, helps the batters as the ball flies quickly off the bat.

Weather Report

The weather is not very promising as there is more than a 50 per cent chance of rain on the match day.

PBKS vs KKR  Playing 11s

Punjab Kings   

Shikhar Dhawan(C), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jitesh Sharma (WK), Sikandar Raza, Harpreet Brar, Shahrukh Khan, Rishi Dhawan, Sam Curran, Nathan Ellis, Arshdeep Singh, Rahul Chahar 

Kolkata Knight Riders

Nitish Rana(C), N Jagadeesan, Venkatesh Iyer, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, David Weise, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy 

PBKS vs KKR Team News

Kagiso Rabada, Liam Livingstone are set to miss the first match for PBKS while Shakib Al Hasan will be unavailable for Kolkata. Shreyas Iyer has been ruled out of the tournament for KKR. Also, Jonny Bairstow won’t be available for PBKS due to an injury.

PBKS vs KKR Head-to-Head Records

Punjab has struggled against Kolkata in IPL history.

  Matches Played PBKS KKR NR Tie
Overall 30 10 20 0 0

PBKS vs KKR Dream11 Top Fantasy Picks All Rounders, Batsman, Bowlers, Wicket Keepers

Wicketkeeper Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Jitesh Sharma
Batters Shikhar Dhawan (VC), Nitish Rana, Venkatesh Iyer, Shahrukh Khan
All-rounders Sunil Narine, Sam Curran (C), Sikandar Raza
Bowlers Arshdeep Singh, Umesh Yadav

Shikhar Dhawan

The veteran Indian batter has been one of the most consistent performers of the Indian Premier League. Dhawan has consistently got runs for whichever team he has played for. In the absence of players like Bairstow and Livingstone, Dhawan will hold the key for his team.

Sam Curran

Sam Curran is a valuable player to have. Mohali is a wicket where Curran can get the ball to move and pick a few wickets. He is also a very handy batter and can be used as a floater so he is a good pick for the team.

Nitish Rana

Nitish Rana has been given the responsibility of leading Kolkata. Rana has been the backbone of KKR batting over the years and once again will have to contribute heavily if KKR have to make an impact in the tournament.

Arshdeep Singh

The young pacer impressed one and all in IPL 2022 and also earned his maiden India cap because of the same. Arshdeep will be eyeing to replicate his IPL 2022 success in the coming season.

Rahmanullah Gurbaz

Gurbaz has been a great player for Afghanistan and T20 teams in recent times. He recently played in the T20I series against Pakistan and delivered a good show. The destructive opener will be the one to watch out for from the KKR team.

PBKS vs KKR Dream11 Team Prediction

PBKS vs KKR Dream11 Team Prediction IPL 2023
PBKS vs KKR Dream11 Team Prediction IPL 2023