Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings: Kolkata Knight Riders will be up against Punjab Kings playing their 1st match of IPL 2022 season against each other on Friday, 1st April at the Wankhede Cricket Stadium.
We experienced an end to end game between these teams during the previous matches where both the teams were better in different perspective.
Kolkata Knight Riders came close to winning their previous game but ended up losing it. They lost the match against RCB by 3 wickets. Andre Russell played a good knock scoring 25 of 18 and Umesh Yadav provided a support in the end scoring 18 of 12 and taking 2 wickets. Tim Southee earned 3 wickets.
Punjab Kings also started their IPL campaign with a win. They beat RCB by 5 wickets in their 1st game. Bhanuka Rajapaksa scored 43 of 22 and Shikhar Dhawan scored 43 of 20 while Arshdeep Singh and Rahul Chahar got 1 wicket each.
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings Match Details
Match: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings, Match 8
Date and Time: April 1st 2022, Friday 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Wankhede Cricket Stadium
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings Head to Head
In their previous encounter against each other, both the teams have faced each other on 29 occasions in which RCB has won 10 games and KKR have won 19 games.
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings Pitch Report
The pitch has been providing a good batting support and is beneficial to the pacers. Chasing the target will be more preferable.
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings Weather Report
It is a quite sunny day in Mumbai and so there are no chances of rain interruption during the match.
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings Probable Playing XI
Kolkata Knight Riders
Ventakesh Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Nitish Rana, Shreyas Iyer(c), Sam Billings, Andre Russell, Sheldon Jackson(wk), Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy.
Shikhar Dhawan, Mayant Agarwal(c), Liam Livingstone, Bhunuka Rajapaksa(wk), Shahrukh Khan, Raj Bawa , Odean Smith, Harpreet Brar, Sandeep Sharma, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh.
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings Probable D11 Team
Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Sheldon Jackson, Shikhar Dhawan(c), Mayank Agarwal, Shreyas Iyer(vc), Andre Russell, Liam Livingstone, Ventakesh Iyer, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Arshdeep Singh.
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings Prediction
Punjab Kings are more favorites to win the match by a close margin. They have a balanced side and a good bowling and all-round support. Kolkata Knight Riders will also try their best to start their season with a win.
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings Live Stream
The match between Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings will be streamed live in India on the Star Sports channels and Hotstar App.