KKR vs PBKS IPL 2023: Eden Gardens Kolkata Pitch Report, Team Records at Eden Gardens

Updated on: May 8, 2023 11:08 am IST

Eden Gardens pitch report for KKR vs PBKS IPL 2023 Match 53

Next up in Tata IPL 2023 is match 53 which will be played between Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The Knight Riders have kept themselves alive for the playoffs race with a win over SRH in their last encounter. Punjab Kings, on the other hand, are in a better positing than their counterparts. They however are heading into KKR vs PBKS match on the back of a loss at the hands of Mumbai Indians but will be looking to get back to winning ways and grab those crucial 2 points.

Eden Gardens Pitch Report

Kolkata Knight Riders got their much-needed win in the last encounter against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Hyderabad by 5 runs. The Nitish Rana-led side will now head back to their home ground, i.e., Eden Gardens in a quest get better on the points table with one more win under their belt.

The Eden Gardens has witnessed only high-scoring matches in this season of the IPL. In the last game played at this venue between GT and KKR, the Kolkata Knight Riders scored 179 for the loss of 7 wickets in 20 overs which was chased down by GT in just 17.5 overs with 13 balls to spare. This clearly indicates the surface is apt for batting and we can see a flurry or runs here.

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Teams record at the venue

Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens in Kolkata

Matches Played: 78
Won: 46
Lost: 32
NR/Tie: 0/0

Punjab Kings at Eden Gardens in Kolkata

Matches Played: 11
Won: 3
Lost: 8
NR/Tie: 0/0

KKR vs PBKS head-to-head

In terms of their head-to-head records, KKR and GT have faced each other 31 times in the IPL and KKR have dominated thoroughly. KKR have won 20, whereas PBKS have won only 11 matches.

Matches Played Kolkata Knight Riders Won Punjab Kings Won
31 20 11

Is Eden Gardens batting or bowling pitch?

The Eden Gardens has offered a flurry of runs this season. The venue has been amongst the highest scoring venues in Tata IPL 2023 along with M Chinnaswamy Stadium. With an average score of above 190 this season, expect the batters to make the most of the conditions and score heavily on this wicket. The team chasing have done well and we can expect team winning the toss opt to chase.

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