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PBKS vs KKR Predicted Playing 11 - IPL 2023 Match 2

IPL 2023 - PBKS vs KKR Predicted Playing 11 team. Check Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders Playing XI and Player Stats

Posted Date: Mar 31, 2023

Posted By: Joy

PBKS vs KKR Predicted Playing 11 - IPL 2023 Match 2
PBKS vs KKR Predicted Playing 11 - IPL 2023 Match 2

Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders will start their IPL 2023 camp against each other in the 2nd Match on 1st April, 2023. It will be an afternoon game at the PCA Stadium in Mohali.

Both PBKS and KKR couldn’t qualify to the playoffs in the last season and ended with 14 points each at the end of the league stage.

We will see both sides to be led by new captains. Shikhar Dhawan will lead the PBKS team after Mayank Agarwal was released last year and Nitish Rana has taken the captain’s hat for KKR after Shreyas Iyer got ruled out due to injury.

Let’s take a look at the probable playing XI for the PBKS vs KKR match.

Punjab Kings

  • Top Order - Punjab has a good top order comprising Shikhar Dhawan, Prabhsimran Singh and Bhanuka Rajapaksa. Performed well for the team in the last season and Rajapaksa is expected to maintain a good form.
  • Middle Order - Livingstone might miss the first match and he will strengthen the middle-order after joining the team. Sam Curran will bring the required balance to the PBKS batting. Jitesh Sharma displayed confidence in batting last season and he is expected to be better than that.
  • Lower Order - Lower order of PBKS will have Harpreet Brar, Arshdeep Singh and Rahul Chahar. Arshdeep will lead the pace attack and he will have Curran and Nathan Ellis by his side while Brar and Chahar will take care of the spin department.

PBKS Playing 11 against KKR

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

PBKS Playing 11 Batsman Stats

Player Matches Runs Average
Shikhar Dhawan 206 6244 35.08
Prabhsimran Singh 6 64 10.67
Bhanuka Rajapaksa 9 206 22.89
Shahrukh Khan 19 270 19.29
Jitesh Sharma 12 234 29.25
Sam Curran 32 337 22.47

PBKS Playing 11 Bowlers Stats

Player Matches Wickets Economy
Arshdeep Singh 37 40 8.35
Rahul Chahar 55 57 7.51
Sam Curran 32 32 9.21
Harpreet Brar 15 9 7.79
Nathan Ellis 5 4 8.50

Kolkata Knight Riders

  • Top Order - KKR might go with Mandeep Singh and Rahmanullah Gurbaz along with skipper Nitish Rana at the top order. Rana has been quite impressive in this position before and Gurbaz is expected to bring his A game this season. Venkatesh Iyer might open the innings alongside Gurbaz.
  • Middle Order - KKR middle-order has been quite terrific with the likes of Andre Russell and Sunil Narine. Shakib Al Hasan will make the middle order stronger.
  • Lower Order - The lower order has Shardul Thakur, Varun Chakravarthy and Umesh Yadav, who impressed in the last season. He was the leading wicket taker for KKR.

KKR Playing 11 against PBKS

Nitish Rana (C), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK), Mandeep Singh, Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Varun Chakravarthy, Umesh Yadav

KKR Playing 11 Batsman Stats

Player Matches Runs Average
Nitish Rana 91 2181 28.32
Mandeep Singh 108 1692 21.42
Venkatesh Iyer 22 552 27.60
Andre Russell 98 2035 30.37
Shakib Al Hasan 71 793 19.83

KKR Playing 11 Bowlers Stats

Player Matches Wickets Economy
Shardul Thakur 75 82 9.06
Varun Chakravarthy 42 42 7.23
Umesh Yadav 133 135 8.32
Shakib Al Hasan 71 63 7.44
Andre Russell 98 89 9.14

Also Read: PBKS vs KKR Match Prediction