KKR vs PBKS Match 8 Preview
Kolkata Knight Riders started off their IPL 2022 campaign with a win as they beat CSK by 6 wickets in their opening game. However, they failed to sustain the momentum as RCB defeated Shreyas Iyer and co. by 3 wickets in their second game.
Their batting was a huge let down in the second game against Royal Challengers Bangalore while their bowlers did a decent job as they took the low-scoring match to the final over. KKR is currently placed at the fifth spot of the points table with 2 points in their kitty.
Punjab Kings, on the other hand are going to play their second match of the season after beating RCB by 5 wickets in their opening game. Their batters made the chase look easy. However, their bowlers need to work on death bowling.
Talking about their head to head record, both the sides played 29 matches against each other in IPL history, where Kolkata Knight Riders emerged victorious on 19 occasions while Punjab Kings have won 10 matches.
Here are the match details, pitch report, probable playing 11, squads and Dream11 fantasy team predictions for Match 8 of the Indian Premier League 2022 between Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings on Friday, April 1, 2022.
KKR vs PBKS Match Details
- Match: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings, Match 8
- Date: Friday, April 1, 2022
- Time: 7:30 PM (IST) / 2:00 PM (GMT)
- Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
KKR vs PBKS, Match 8 Pitch Report
The surface at the Wankhede will favour the batters once again. We’ve already seen two proper battles at this venue, where on both occasions, the chasing team emerged victorious. The track isn’t expected to change much and bowlers need to bowl at the right line and lengths to pick wickets.
With the match set to be played in the evening, dew will also come and defending a total will be slightly difficult. Both the captains will look to bowl first after winning the toss.
Average First Innings Score
The average first innings score at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai considering the last 5 matches played here is 153 runs.
Record of Chasing Team
Based on the last 4 matches played at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai —
- Matches Won: 3
- Matches Lost: 1
- No Result: 0
KKR vs PBKS Head-to-Head Records
Kolkata Knight Riders & Punjab Kings Form
KKR vs PBKS Dream11 Probable Playing 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.
Mayank Agarwal (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa (WK), Liam Livingstone, Raj Bawa, Shahrukh Khan, Odean Smith, Harpreet Brar, Arshdeep Singh, Rahul Chahar, Sandeep Sharma.
Top 5 Picks For KKR vs PBKS
1. Ajinkya Rahane
The new KKR opener showed intent in the first game against Chennai Super Kings but failed to carry on the momentum against RCB. He accumulated 53 runs in 2 matches he played so far in the tournament.
2. Andre Russell
The West Indian has scored 25 runs and picked 1 wicket in this tournament so far. He will be aiming for a big show in the tournament.
3. Shikhar Dhawan
Dhawan is one of the most reliable openers. He scored 43 runs in the first game and looked in great form with the bat. He must be looking to continue making an impact for his side.
4. Shreyas Iyer
Iyer might not have played a big knock in the two matches he played so far in the tournament but he has enough potential to make a day bade for any bowler when on fire.
5. Mayank Agarwal
The PBKS captain looked good with the bat against RCB. He has been one of the most consistent batters in the last two seasons.m of the lucrative tournament. He could be your another captaincy choice.
Fantasy Points of Top 5 Performers For KKR vs PBKS
|Ajinkya Rahane||82 Points|
|Andre Russell||69 Points|
|Shikhar Dhawan||60 Points|
|Shreyas Iyer||60 Points|
|Mayank Agarwal||48 Points|
Player Stats/Records of Top 5 Performers KKR vs PBKS
|Player||Stats (This Tournament)|
|Ajinkya Rahane||53 Runs|
|Andre Russell||25 Runs & 1 Wicket|
|Shikhar Dhawan||43 Runs|
|Shreyas Iyer||33 Runs|
|Mayank Agarwal||32 Runs|
Captaincy Picks For KKR vs PBKS
- Shreyas Iyer
- Mayank Agarwal
- Andre Russell
KKR vs PBKS Dream11 Fantasy Team Prediction
Fantasy Team 1
- Wicket-Keeper: Bhanuka Rajapaksa
- Batsmen: Ajinkya Rahane, Mayank Agarwal, Shreyas Iyer, Shahrukh Khan
- All-Rounders: Sunil Narine, Liam Livingstone, Venkatesh Iyer
- Bowlers: Tim Southee, Varun Chakaravarthy, Arshdeep Singh
- Captain: Shreyas Iyer
- Vice-Captain: Mayank Agarwal
Fantasy Team 2
- Wicket-Keeper: Bhanuka Rajapaksa
- Batsmen: Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Mayank Agarwal, Shreyas Iyer, Nitish Rana
- All-Rounders: Andre Russell, Odean Smith
- Bowlers: Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Rahul Chahar
- Captain: Mayank Agarwal
- Vice-Captain: Andre Russell
KKR vs PBKS Streaming & Broadcasting Details:
- Streaming: Disney+ Hotstar
- Broadcasting: Star Sports Network
KKR vs PBKS Probable Winner
Kolkata Knight Riders is expected to win this match.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team for the fantasy game please consider the points mentioned and make your own decision at the time of making your team.