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| On Mar 30, 2022 9:42 PM IST

KKR vs PBKS, Match 8 of IPL 2022: Punjab Kings Player Availability & Probable Playing XI


KKR vs PBKS: Every team has played at least one game and the tournament so far has seen some extraordinary performances and some thriller contests. Coming to Punjab Kings, they opened their campaign against Royal Challengers Bangalore and it was a festival of runs. The Mayank Agarwal-led side pulled off an incredible chase and bagged important two points to start their tournament on high.

KKR vs PBKS, Match 8 of IPL 2022: Punjab Kings Player Availability

Punjab Kings would be high on confidence after their game against Royal Challengers Bangalore. The Punjab Kings based franchise will now lock horns against Kolkata Knight Riders on Friday (1st April) at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium.

Punjab Kings had almost covered their every base when they stepped on the field for their first match. However, they were without their star players in Kagiso Rabada, Jonny Bairstow and Nathan Ellis.

While South African pacer Rabada will available for the clash against KKR, the likes of Bairstow and Ellis are still unavailable. Rabada recently finished it’s isolation period whereas the English keeper and Australian pacer are yet to arrive in India as they are engaged in international assignments.

Jonny Bairstow and Nathan Ellis all the players will not be available for the fixture against Kolkata Knight Riders on Friday 1 April 2022. 

KKR vs PBKS: Probable Punjab Kings Playing XI

Punjab Kings went in with three overseas player against RCB. But with the availability of Kagiso Rabada, it is likely that they will field all the foreign players.

The South African star is likely to replace youngster Rajangad Bawa in the playing XI from the last match. With the type of performance they put in, they are unlikely to change their rest of the combination.

Here’s Punjab Kings Predicted XI: 

Mayank Agarwal (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Liam Livingstone, Shahrukh Khan, Odean Smith, Harpreet Brar, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh, Rahul Chahar, Sandeep Sharma

Ankit Jit Singh

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