The 2nd match of the Indian Premier League 2023 is scheduled to play between Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders on Saturday 1st April 2023 at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali.
IPL T20 2nd Match Review
Punjab Kings Reviews
Arshdeep Singh is the product of Punjab Kings who is now a big star and now he had also played 26 T20 matches for India. Remember that he had played 37 matches in the IPL where he picked 40 wickets with an average of 26.35. Jitesh Sharma had just been outstanding in domestic cricket and now he has a golden chance to raise his career from the platform this the best league of the world. Jitesh Sharma is a wicketkeeper-batsman and we think that he will have some early matches to play. If he performs well in the opening matches, he will get more matches to play. Shahrukh Khan is another product of the Indian Premier League and had been good in the previous seasons. Harpreet Singh Bhatia is young Indian talent who is part of IPL. Rahul Chahar was good in some opening seasons of the Indian Premier League but he had been struggling since some previous seasons. Shikhar Dhawan, Harpreet Singh Bhatia, Liam Livingstone, Atharva Taide, Matthew Short, Harpreet Brar, Shahrukh Khan, and Mohit Rathee are leading batsmen of Punjab Kings. Sikandar Raza is also part of the squad of Punjab Kings. He performed well in the most recent match and we are sure that he will also give his best performance. Raj Bawa, Nathan Ellis, Vidhwath Kaverappa, and Shivam Singh are part of the bowling squad of Pubajb Kings.
Kolkata Knight Riders Reviews
Varun Chakravarthy, Umesh Yadav, Nitish Rana, and Shardul Thakur are local Indian players in the squad of Kolkata Knight Riders while N Jagadeesan is the other best player of T20 cricket in the squad of this team. This is a good combination of batting and bowling but we don’t think that they are strong than the other team’s batting and bowling units. We are sure that they have some good and match-winners overseas players but they don’t have the best local Indian players. Most matches of Kolkata Knight Riders will be unpredictable and interesting. Remember that Kolkata Knight Riders failed to qualify for the playoff of the previous season of the Indian Premier League and won just six out of 14 matches. They lost eight matches and were holding the seventh position on the ladder. Kolkata Knight Riders won the IPL championship twice, in 2012 and 2014. They also finished as runners-up in 2018 but they had not been much impressive in some previous editions. We don’t think that they have the ability to win the title of IPL this season but it is a fact that most matches will be very close.
PBKS vs KKR Head-to-Head Records
Performance of the Both Teams
Kolkata Knight Riders is a strong and well-balanced team and have a strong batting and bowling department which is in good form. The batting and bowling squad of this team is much stronger at least on paper. According to today’s prediction, Kolkata Knight Riders is the favorite team who will win this match. There are many factors that make Kolkata Knight Riders a favorite team to win this match. Some of the key factors are mentioned as under:
- Both teams had picked some best overseas players for this season of IPL
- Shreyas Iyer is not available for this match and this can be a big loss for the Kolkata Knight Riders
- Punjab Kings has a strong batting order than Kolkata Knight Riders
- Punjab Kings also have some best Indian players in their squad
- Kolkata Knight Riders don’t have any good batsman in their middle order
Kolkata Knight Riders is overall a strong team when compared with Punjab Kings. They have the best players in the t20 format of cricket. The batting order of this team is also strong and some well-known hitters of the t20 format are part of the squad of this team, so the winning chances of today’s match for Kolkata Knight Riders have been increased. The equation of who will win today’s cricket match prediction and who will win the cricket match today is mentioned as under.
Kolkata Knight Riders have a 54% chance to win this match
Punjab Kings has a 46% chance to win this match
PCA Stadium, Mohali is known as one of the best cricket grounds in India and it provides an excellent platform for a high-quality cricket match. However, the actual conditions on the match day can always vary, so it’s best to get the latest pitch report before making any predictions.
PBKS vs KKR Possible Playing XI
Punjab Kings: Shikhar Dhawan (c), Arshdeep Singh, Baltej Singh, Raj Bawa, Rahul Chahar, Sam Curran, Rishi Dhawan, Nathan Ellis, Harpreet Brar, Harpreet Singh, Vidwath Kaverappa.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Nitish Rana (c), Vaibhav Arora, Lockie Ferguson, Harshit Rana, Venkatesh Iyer, N Jagadeesan, Kulwant Khejroliya, Litton Das, Mandeep Singh, Sunil Narine, Rahmanullah Gurbaz.
Punjab vs Kolkata Dream11 Fantasy Tips
Match Date & Time
- Date: Saturday, 1st April 2023
- Time: 10:00 AM GMT / 03:30 PM LOCAL / 03:30 PM IST
- Stadium: Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium
- Location: Mohali, India
- Opened: 1993
- Capacity: 30000
- Ends: Pavilion End, City End
- Time Zone: UTC +05:30
- Home to: Punjab
- Floodlights: Yes
- Curator: Daljit Singh
Venue Scoring Pattern in T20s
- Total matches: 9
- Matches won batting first: 5
- Matches won bowling first: 4
- Average 1st Inns scores: 168
- Average 2nd Inns scores: 152
- Highest total recorded: 211/4 (19.1 Ov) by IND vs SL
- The highest score chased: 211/4 (19.1 Ov) by IND vs SL
- The lowest score defended: 114/8 (20 Ov) by WIW vs INDW