Match No 2 of IPL 2023 will be played between Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders(PBKS vs KKR) on 01st April 2023 at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali. Match will start at 03:30PM IST.
Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders have played 30 matches against each other so far. KKR have won 20 times whereas PBKS have won only 10 games.
Another season, Punjab Kings are looking one of weakest squad, Shikhar Dhawan will be leading the side. Explosive batsman Liam Livingstone is set to miss first match due to injury. So, for first match Shikhar Dhawan will be pick for match as a captain. Bhanuka Rajapaksa will be another pick. PBKS might play Sikandar Raza.
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Among all-rounders, Sam Curran will be pick for match who is complete package for Punjab Kings. Kagiso Rabada might miss the game, so Nathan Ellis is likely to get a game. Arshdeep Singh is in brilliant form, he will be pick for match. Rahul Chahar is bowler from spin department who will be pick as well.
Kolkata Knight Riders
KKR suffered mighty blow before the start of tournament. Regular skipper Shreyas Iyer is ruled out for few matches as a result Nitish Rana will be leading the side. Rahmanullah Gubraz is brilliant talented batsman who will be pick in fantasy team. Venkatesh Iyer is capable of playing long innings, he will be pick as well for fantasy team. Rana is looking best batsman in Iyer’s absence, he will be another batsman to pick in dream11 team.
Among all-rounders, Andre Russell and Sunil Narine are players whom noone like to miss from their fantasy teams. Once again, both will be picks with Sunil Narine as vice-captain. Umesh Yadav have very good record against Punjab Kings and with new ball, he can take wickets, he is another bowling option from KKR side.
Best Playing XI for Punjab Kings: –
Shikhar Dhawan(c), Jitesh Sharma(wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Raja Angad Bawa, Sikandar Raza, Shahrukh Khan, Sam Curran, Harpreet Brar, Arshdeep Singh, Rahul Chahar, Nathan Ellis
Best Playing XI for Kolkata Knight Riders:-
Rahmanullah Gubraz(wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana(c), Mandeep Singh, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy
Dream11 Prediction Team for PBKS vs KKR Match:-
Wicket Keepers – Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Rahmanullah Gubraz
Batsmans – Shikhar Dhawan(c), Nitish Rana, Venkatesh Iyer
All Rounders – Andre Russell, Sam Curran, Sunil Narine(vc)
Bowlers – Arshdeep Singh, Rahul Chahar, Umesh Yadav