In the 53rd game of the IPL 2023, Kolkata Knight Riders will face Punjab Kings at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Read more to find out KOL vs PBKS Dream11 Prediction, Player Stats, Captain & Vice-Captain, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Pitch Report, Playing XI, Injury and weather updates.
The Knight Riders are in eighth position with four victories in 10 games and must win their last four games to have any hope of entering the playoffs. The Knight Riders beat Sunrisers Hyderabad in their previous encounter.
The Punjab Kings have won five of their 10 games this season and are presently seventh in the points chart. In their most recent play, they scored 214 runs in 20 overs against the Mumbai Indians but lost the game.
- Match: – Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings
- Date & Time: – 8 May 2023, 7:30 PM
- Venue: – Eden Gardens, Kolkata
- Live Streaming: – Star Sports Network and Jio Cinema
Three of the four matches played at Eden Gardens this season have been won by teams batting first. Teams batting first have scored more than 200 runs three times this season, while the average first innings total is 211. As a result, the captain who wins the toss will attempt to bat first and produce a massive total.
KOL V PBKS Head-to-Head Records
Out of the total 31 games played so far, Kolkata Knight Riders have won 20, while Punjab Kings have only managed to win 11. The two sides have won three games each since 2020 in 6 meetings.
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KOL vs PBKS: Dream 11 Top Picks
Nitish Rana (KOL)
He has made 275 runs in ten innings at an average of 27.5 and a strike rate of 149.45.
Shikhar Dhawan (PBKS)
He has played just seven games this season and is still the leading run-scorer for the Kings. He has made 292 runs at an average of 58.4 and a strike rate of 148.97.
KOL vs PBKS Dream11 Prediction Team
- Wicketkeepers: Jitesh Sharma, Rahmanullah Gurbaz
- Batters: Shikhar Dhawan, Jason Roy, Nitish Rana, Venkatesh Iyer
- All-rounders: Andre Russell, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran
- Bowlers: Arshdeep Singh, Varun Chakravarthy
Dream11 Captain & Vice-Captain Choice For Today’s Match
- Captain: Shikhar Dhawan
- Vice-Captain: Liam Livingstone
KOL V PBKS Probable XI & Injury Update
KOL Probable XI: 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 Probable XI: Prabhsimran Singh, Shikhar Dhawan (c), Matthew Short, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Sam Curran, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Rishi Dhawan, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh
KOL vs PBKS Dream11 Match Prediction: Who Will Win?
Kolkata Knight Riders will win the game.
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