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IPL 2022: KKR vs PBKS Dream11 Prediction IPL Live Toss Update, KKR Playing 11, PBKS Playing 11 Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings

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KKR vs PBKS Toss Update: In the Match 8 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will be locking horns with the Punjab Kings (PBKS) at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on 1 April (Friday). Things did not fall out in the perfect manner for the Kolkata Knight Riders in their most recent match of IPL 2022 season as they conceded a poor 3-wicket loss against Royal Challengers Bangalore. On the other hand, Punjab Kings are coming off from an excellent 5-wicket victory against Bangalore.

KKR vs PBKS Dream11 Prediction for Today Match

Fixture Name: Match 8, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings

Competition: Indian Premier League 2022

Date: 1 April

Time: 7:30 PM IST

Ground: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

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Today IPL Match Pitch Report

The pitch at the Wankhede Stadium will once again provide favourable conditions for the batters throughout the T20 match. Due to this being a day-night T20 encounter, the dew factor will once again play an important role especially in the second innings. Therefore, picking more of batters from both KKR and PBKS will be a good option from the fantasy point of view.

Team Form Guide:
KKR (recent last): L W L W W
PBKS (recent last): W W L W L

Toss Update: Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and opted to bowl first. 


 

KKR Playing 11

1. Venkatesh Iyer
2. Ajinkya Rahane
3. Shreyas Iyer (C)
4. Nitish Rana
5. Andre Russell
6. Sam Billings (wk)
7. Sunil Narine
8. Shivam Mavi

9. Tim Southee
10. Varun Chakravarthy
11. Umesh Yadav

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Shreyas Iyer Stats in IPL

For the Kolkata Knight Riders, skipper Shreyas Iyer will have to take the responsibility in the batting department. Shreyas Iyer came into this tournament on the back of an exceptional form in the T20I series against Sri Lanka.

Matches Runs 50s IPL 2021 Performance Recent Form
89 2408 16 175 runs (8 Games) 13, 20*, 67, 92, 27, 73*, 74*, 57*

 

Sunil Narine Stats in IPL

Kolkata Knight Riders’ Sunil Narine will be an important performer to watch out for in this match due to his sensational wicket-taking ability in T20 cricket. Sunil Narine bowled a fine spell in the last game where he conceded just 12 runs in his four overs and also took a wicket.

Matches Wickets Runs IPL 2021 Performance Recent Form
136 144 966 16 wickets 1/12, 0/15, 57 & 2/15, 57, 1/16

 

PBKS Playing 11

1. Shikhar Dhawan
2. Mayank Agarwal (C)
3. Bhanuka Rajapaksa (wk)
4. Liam Livingstone
5. Shahrukh Khan
6. Odean Smith
7. Raj Bawa

8. Harpreet Brar
9. Kagiso Rabada
10. Rahul Chahar
11. Arshdeep Singh

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Mayank Agarwal Stats in IPL

Punjab Kings captain Mayank Agarwal looked in an impressive form during the opening game against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Mayank Agarwal smashed 32 runs off 24 balls and was also involved in a fantastic 71-run opening stand with Shikhar Dhawan.

Matches Runs Strike-rate IPL 2021 Performance Recent Form
101 2167 135.69 441 runs 32, 4, 22, 33, 16, 56

 

Arshdeep Singh Stats in IPL

For the Punjab Kings side, left-arm pace bowler Arshdeep Singh bowled really well in a high-scoring encounter against RCB at the start of IPL 2022 season. Arshdeep Singh gave away 31 runs in his four overs spell and also took the vital wicket of Faf du Plessis.

Matches Wickets Economy IPL 2021 Performance Recent Form
24 31 8.78 18 wickets 1/31, 0/15, 5/33, 3/54, 1/50, 1/49, 2/78

 

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Today IPL Match Prediction

  • The Kolkata Knight Riders have witnessed as many as three wins and two losses in their last 5 matches.
  • Punjab Kings have also managed to register three excellent victories out of their previous 5 T20 games.
  • In the most recent meeting between these two sides during IPL 2021, the Punjab Kings defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 5 wickets.

According to the Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings today match prediction, Punjab Kings are the favourites to win this match.

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KKR vs PBKS Dream11 Team Prediction

WICKET-KEEPERS: Bhanuka Rajapaksa
BATSMEN: Shikhar Dhawan, Nitish Rana, Mayank Agarwal, Shreyas Iyer
ALL-ROUNDERS: Sunil Narine, Liam Livingstone
BOWLERS: Kagiso Rabada, Varun Chakravarthy, Umesh Yadav, Arshdeep Singh

KKR 2022 Squad: Andre Russell, Varun Chakravarthy, Venkatesh Iyer, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Shreyas Iyer, Nitish Rana, Shivam Mavi, Sheldon Jackson, Ajinkya Rahane, Rinku Singh, Anukul Roy, Rasikh Dar, Sam Billings, Aaron Finch, Tim Southee, Ramesh Kumar, Mohammad Nabi, Umesh Yadav, Aman Khan.

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PBKS 2022 squad: Mayank Agarwal, Arshdeep Singh, Shikhar Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Jonny Bairstow, Rahul Chahar, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Prabsimran Singh, Ishan Porel, Jitesh Sharma, Liam Livingstone, Odean Smith, Sandeep Sharma, Raj Angad Bawa, Rishi Dhawan, Prerak Mankad, Vaibhav Arora, Writtick Chatterjee, Baltej Dhanda, Ansh Patel, Nathan Ellis, Atharva Taide, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Benny Howell.

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