KOL vs PBKS: Kolkata Knight Riders will be squaring off with the Punjab Kings in the 8th match of Indian Premier League on 1st April at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
Kolkata Knight Riders had a stunning start to their IPL campaign defeating the Chennai Super Kings in the first game. However, they failed to maintain their winning momentum in the previous game against the Royal Challengers Bangalore. They lost it by 3 wickets and are currently holding the 5th spot in the leaderboard.
On the other hand, Punjab Kings had a powerful start to their season as they defeated the Royal Challengers Bangalore by 5 wickets in their opening game. The bowlers smashed left and right in the first half and were given a challenging total of 206 runs. Later, 43-run knock from both Shikhar Dhawan and Bhanuka Rajapaksa with Odean Smith’s quick 8-ball 25 aided them to grab their tournament’s maiden victory at DY Patil Stadium.
Match: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings, 8th Match
Date & Time: April 1st, 7:30 PM
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
The wicket at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai hasn’t been that high-scoring in the previous two games. The batters and pacers have been evenly benefitted with some turn early on. The average score has been around 140-150 runs.
The temperature is expected to hover between 29°C on Friday with 69% humidity and a wind speed of 13 km/hr. Clear skies are expected in today’s game.
KOL vs PBKS Probable Playing XI
Kolkata Knight Riders
Shreyas Iyer (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Sheldon Jackson (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Sam Billings, Andre Russell, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee
Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa (wk), Shahrukh Khan, Liam Livingstone, Odean Smith, Raj Bawa, Sandeep Sharma, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Rahul Chahar
KOL vs PBKS Dream11 Team
Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Ajinkya Rahane. Mayank Agarwal, Shikhar Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Venkatesh iyer, Umesh Yadav, Sandeep Sharma, Rahul Chahar,
Captain: Shikhar Dhawan | Vice-captain: Andre Russell