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KKR vs PBKS: Possible Punjab Kings Playing 11 for Match 8 of IPL 2022, Players Stats for Today’s Dream11 Team Prediction


PBKS playing 11: After a brilliant display of a run chase against Royal Challengers Bangalore, a rejuvenated Punjab Kings will be up against Kolkata Knight Riders in Match no 8 of Tata IPL 2022.

The Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai will be hosting this match and Punjab Kings would be eyeing their second win on the bounce to elevate to the top of the points table. With Kagiso Rabada available for this game, Punjab Kings is definitely a force to reckon with. We are here with the possible playing XI of Punjab Kings, let’s have a look.

Punjab Kings Playing 11 Team news

  • Unavailable: Nathan Ellis, Jonny Bairstow
  • One good news for Punjab Kings is that Kagiso Rabada is available for selection.
  • Punjab Kings opted for three overseas players in the last game. With Rabada available now, he could feature in the eleven for either Raj Bawa or one between Arshdeep Singh or Sandeep Sharma.
  • After a brilliant inning, Bhanuka Rajapksa will be keeping his place in the eleven and bat at no 3. He will also don the wicket-keeping gloves.

PBKS Playing 11

Shikhar Dhawan
Mayank Agarwal
Bhanuka Rajapaksa
Liam Livingstone
Shahrukh Khan
Odean Smith
Harpreet Brar
Sandeep Sharma
Kagiso Rabada
Arshdeep Singh/Raj Bawa
Rahul Chahar

Punjab Kings squad

Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Arshdeep Singh, Kagiso Rabada, Jonny Bairstow, Rahul Chahar, Prabhsimran Singh, Jitesh Sharma, Ishan Porel, Atharva Taide, Liam Livingstone, Odean Smith, Sandeep Sharma, Raj Angad Bawa, Harpreet Brar, Shahrukh Khan, Rishi Dhawan, Prerak Mankad, Vaibhav Arora, Writtick Chatterjee, Baltej Dhanda, Ansh Patel, Nathan Ellis, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Benny Howell.

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Mayank Agarwal Stats in IPL

PBKS skipper Mayank Agarwal will set the foundation for PBKS innings. He will be a key pick in the batting order.


Runs Strike Rate vs KKR In IPL 2021 Last 5 IPL innings
96 2163 135.44 280 runs from 13 innings at an avg of 23.33 441 runs from 12 innings

5, 40, 57, 12, 32


Kagiso Rabada Stats in IPL

The 2020 Purple Cap holder is now available for this season, however, he won’t be donning DC jersey this time around. Below are his numbers.


Wickets Economy vs KKR In IPL 2021 Last 5 IPL matches
50 76 8.21 11 wickets from 11 matches at an economy of 8.86 15 wickets from 15 matches

0/33, 0/21, 0/37, 0/23, 2/23


Shikhar Dhawan Stats in IPL

The Southpaw Shikhar Dhawan will be one of the mainstays in this season for Punjab Kings with the bat. He has played extraordinarily well in the last two to three seasons.


Runs Average vs KKR In IPL 2021 Last 5 IPL matches
193 5827 34.89 794 run from 28 matches 587 runs from 16 matches

45, 28, 6, 46, 69, 43

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Akshay Singh

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