IPL 2023 PBKS vs KKR: Date, Time, Venue, Head-To-Head Record, Probable Playing 11, Squads, And Prediction For Second Match Of The Tournament

Updated: 30 March 2023

PBKS vs KKR IPL 2023
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IPL 2023 PBKS vs KKR: Date, Time, Venue, Head-To-Head Record, Probable Playing 11, Squads, And Prediction For Second Match Of The Tournament. The IPL 2023 is quickly approaching, and fans can’t wait to watch their favourite teams in action. On March 31, 2023, CSK and GT will play in the IPL’s inaugural game at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.

On April 1, 2023, in the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, we will witness Shikhara Dhawan-led Punjab Kings (PBKS) take on Nitish Rana-led Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), which is one of the most anticipated matchups. Match will start at 3.30 PM.

Last year’s IPL season for KKR was non-linear and underwhelming. The team, which was once hailed as one of the most impressive, was unable to turn in performances good enough to advance to the IPL 2022 playoffs. KKR’s performance in the most recent IPL was a complete disaster, but the team would ideally like to see their players excel in the upcoming IPL 2023.

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Nonetheless, Punjab Kings’ last season was quite well matched, with them winning 7 games and losing 7, but they were unable to advance to the play-offs. Shikar Dhawan, the team’s captain last year, was their leading run scorer while Kagiso Rabada, a South African pacer, was their leading wicket-taker.

PBKS vs KKR Head-To-Head Record

Played KKR PBKS Tie No Result
30 20 10 0 0

Full Squad And Probable Playing 11 of PKBS

Punjab Kings has never claimed an IPL championship. They did not make the playoffs the previous season either. They aimed for a stronger show this season and purchased some strong players during the auction.

PKBS Squad For IPL 2023: Shikhar Dhawan, Shahrukh Khan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jonny Bairstow, Prabhsimran Singh, Jitesh Sharma, Raj Bawa, Rishi Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh, Baltej Singh, Atharva Taide, Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Brar, Nathan Ellis, Harpreet Singh Bhatia, Vidwath Kaverappa, Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza, Mohit Rathee and Shivam Singh, Matthew Short.

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Shikhar Dhawan will serve as the captain of the Punjab Kings in IPL 2023 and guide the group throughout the competition. He ought to start for the group as well. With a nice balance of experienced players and inexperienced players, PKBS may be able to win their maiden IPL trophy. This is how their hypothetical game 11 may appear.

The ideal playing 11 for the Punjab Kings in the IPL 2023 is discussed here.

Shikhar Dhawan(C), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jitesh Sharma (WK), Liam Livingstone, Harpreet Brar, Shahrukh Khan, Rishi Dhawan, Sam Curran, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh and Rahul Chahar

Full Squad and Probable Playing 11 Of KKR

Nitish Rana will take over as team captain in Shreyas Iyer’s absence, according to KKR. Meanwhile, at the IPL 2023 auction, KKR was able to reinforce their team in time for the tournament by hiring players like David Weise, Shakib Al Hasan, and Litton Das.

KKR Squad For IPL 2023: Nitish Rana(c), Narayan Jagadeeshan, David Wiese, Kulwant Khejroli, Suyash Sharma, Lockie Ferguson, Harshit Rana, Venkatesh Iyer, Sunil Narine, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Anukul Roy, Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Tim Southee, Shardul Thakur, Varun Chakravarthy, Umesh Yadav, Vaibhav Arora, Mandeep Singh, Liton Das and Shakib Al Hasan

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Below is the KKR Likely Playing 11 For IPL 2023. It would be exciting to witness how KKR releases itself in the IPL 2023.

Nitish Rana(C), N Jagadeesan, Venkatesh Iyer, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Lockie Ferguson, Umesh Yadav and Varun Chakravarthy

Predictions for KKR vs PKBS

Cricket, as they say, is a game of uncertainty. It is still too early to predict a winner between PKBS and KKR because both teams have very strong players. While KKR has attacking players like Andre Russell and Nitish Rana, PKBS has Sam Curran, Shikhar Dhawan.

In contrast to PKBS’s experienced Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan, KKR has one of the best spinners in the world in Sunil Narine. As of now, all we can say is to wait until April 1st and enjoy the game.