IPL 2022: KKR vs PBKS Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Captain & Vice-Captain, Playing XI, Pitch report, and other updates

Kagiso Rabada set to play his 1st match in IPL 2022


Punjab Kings will square off against KKR after a stellar victory against RCB. KKR played their last match against RCB as well, but a batting collapse denied them their second win of their campaign. With two young Indian skippers leading both sides, the contest is all set to write a new chapter in their rivalry.

Match Details

MatchKKR vs PBKS, 8th Match, Indian Premier League 2022
DateFriday, April 01, 2022
Time7:30 PM
VenueWankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Where To WatchStar Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar

KKR vs PBKS: Wankhede Stadium Pitch Report

The pitch is a haven for batters and a high-scoring contest is expected. Seamers will get early movement from the track. The ball will come nicely onto the bat and the par score will be about 170+. Dew will be a crucial factor and thereby teams would like to field first on winning the toss.

Weather Forecast

Clear skies with no chance of rain are expected on April 1. The mean temperature will be around 35‎‎°C.

KKR vs PBKS: Head to Head

KKR locked horns with PBKS in 29 games so far in IPL, in which the Knights have had the edge in 19 matches, while the Kings had the last laugh in the remaining 10 encounters. Clearly, KKR have been ahead of PBKS in this rivalry by a fairly good margin but still, they can’t take Mayank Agarwal and co. lightly. The most memorable clash between the two happened back in 2014 when they faced each other in the finals. KKR clinched their 2nd title after a high-scoring run chase in Bengaluru.

KKR vs PBKS Dream 11 Top Picks

Shreyas Iyer

KKR’s new skipper will be charged up to lead the ship from the front. After a disappointing loss against RCB, Shreyas Iyer will need to take more responsibility in the middle so that such batting catastrophes are henceforth avoided. He has been in sublime touch, especially for Team India, and will hope that his form continues in IPL as well.

Shikhar Dhawan

The seasoned campaigner brings in a lot of balance in the batting order of PBKS. In a star-studded unit filled with power-hitters, Dhawans primary goal is to give his team a flying start in the powerplay and therefore capitulate on the momentum further on. In his first match for Punjab, the swashbuckling southpaw hit a crucial 43 runs off 29 deliveries knock that guided PBKS in an epic run chase against RCB. Dhawan is a veteran of IPL, and PBKS will expect him to play a pivotal role in the camp.

Kagiso Rabada

The Purple Cap winner of IPL 2020 is set to don the colors of Punjab for the first time in their clash against the Knights. The Proteas speedster is a nemesis for batters in the death overs, as his toe-crushing yorkers at express pace are unplayable even in the best of batting tracks. His contest with Caribbean big-hitter Andre Russell will be a key battle to watch out for.

Dream 11 Fantasy Team 1 For KKR vs PBKS

  • Wicketkeepers: Bhanuka Rajapaksa
  • Batters: Mayank Agarwal , Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Shahrukh Khan
  • All-rounders: Liam Livingstone, Andre Russell, Odean Smith
  • Bowlers: Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Kagiso Rabada

Dream11 Captain & Vice-Captain Choice For Today’s Match

  • Captain: Shikhar Dhawan
  • Vice-Captain: Kagiso Rabada

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Dream 11 Fantasy Team 2 For KKR vs PBKS

  • Wicketkeepers: Sheldon Jackson
  • Batters: Mayank Agarwal , Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer
  • All-rounders: Liam Livingstone, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell
  • Bowlers: Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Kagiso Rabada

Dream11 Captain & Vice-Captain Choice For Today’s Match

  • Captain: Shreyas Iyer
  • Vice-Captain: Shikhar Dhawan

KKR vs PBKS Probable XI

Kolkata Knight Riders: Ajinkya Rahane, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Sam Billings, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Sheldon Jackson (wk), Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy

Punjab Kings: Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Bhanuka Rajapaksa (wk), Shahrukh Khan, Odean Smith, Raj Bawa, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar

Match Prediction: Who Will Win?

Kagiso Rabada’s entry will bolster the inexperienced pace attack of PBKS. KKR will be upbeat to return to winning ways and not lose track ahead. Fans can hope for high scoring thriller and Punjab Kings will be favorites to go over the line in this exciting contest.