KKR Playing 11 for Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Match 2 of IPL 2023; Top Picks, Fantasy Cricket Tips for PBKS vs KKR Dream11 Team Prediction

Updated on: Apr 1, 2023 3:53 am IST

Kolkata Knight Riders will travel to Mohali to face Punjab Kings for their opening game of IPL 2023. Both teams had a disappointing last season, finishing in the bottom half of the points table and will be aiming to start the IPL 2023 on a winning note.

KKR’s Nitish Rana will lead the side after regular captain Shreyas Iyer got ruled out due to back injury. The two-time champions have a strong batting line-up with the likes of Nitish Rana, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, and Andre Russell. The match promises to be a thrilling encounter.

Kolkata Knight Riders Playing XI Team News 

  • Shreyas Iyer has been ruled out of IPL 2023. Nitish Rana will lead the squad. 
  • Shakib Al Hasan is not available for PBKS vs KKR match.
  • Afghanistan’s attacking opener Rahmanullah Gurbaz will open the innings along with N Jagadeesan. 

KKR Playing 11

1. N Jagadeesan (wk)
2. Rahmanullah Gurbaz
3. Nitish Rana (c)
4. Rinku Singh
5. Venkatesh Iyer
6. Andre Russell
7. Shardul Thakur
8. Sunil Narine
9. Tim Southee
10. Umesh Yadav
11. Varun Chakravarthy

Related PBKS Playing 11

Kolkata Knight Riders squad

Shreyas Iyer, Nitish Rana, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Lockie Ferguson, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakravarthy, Anukul Roy, Rinku Singh, Narayan Jagadeesan, Vaibhav Arora, Suyash Sharma, David Weise, Kulwant Khejrolia, Mandeep Singh, Litton Das, Shakib Al Hasan

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PBKS vs KKR Dream11 Prediction

Varun Chakravarthy Stats in IPL

The mystery took the IPL by storm in IPL 2020. However, he struggled in the last season, picking just 6 wickets in 11 matches. However, the spinner will enjoy bowling in Mohali and will be eager to make a mark.

Matches Wickets Last 5 performances in IPL Last 3 performances against PBKS BBM in IPL
42 42 0/38, 1/25, 1/21, 0/26, 0/30 0/14, 2/24, 1/21 5/20

Nitish Rana Stats in IPL

Nitish Rana had a decent outing in IPL 2021, scoring 361 runs in 14 matches. However, he now has the added responsibility of leading the side in the absence of Shreyas Iyer and will be hoping to lead by example.

Matches Runs Last 5 performances in IPL Last 3 performances against KKR Highest Score in IPL
91 2181 42, 26, 43, 2, 48 0, 31, 0 87


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