PBKS 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 2:36 am IST

The second match of the IPL 2023 will see Punjab Kings (PBKS) taking on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali. Both teams finished in the bottom half of the points table last season and will be aiming to start the IPL 2023 on a high note.

PBKS, led by the seasoned Shikhar Dhawan, while Nitish Rana will lead KKR in the absence of Shreyas Iyer The home team seems to have a slight edge with the presence of all-rounders like Sam Curran, who has the ability to make an impact with both bat and ball.

Punjab Kings Playing XI Team News 

  • South African pacer Kagiso Rabada is out for PBKS vs KKR due to injury
  • Jonny Bairstow has been ruled out of IPL 2023 due to injury.
  • Matthew Short has been named as replacement for Bairstow.
  • Liam Livingstone is also doubtful for PBKS vs KKR due to a niggle. .¬†

PBKS Playing 11

1. Shikhar Dhawan(c)
2. Matthew Short
3. Prabsimran Singh
4. Bhanuka Rajapaksa
5. Jitesh Sharma (wk)
6. Shahrukh Khan
7. Sam Curran
8. Harpreet Brar
9. Arshdeep Singh
10. Nathan Ellis
11. Rahul Chahar

Related KKR Playing 11

Punjab Kings squad

Shikhar Dhawan (capt), Shahrukh Khan, Prabhsimran Singh, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jitesh Sharma, Raj Bawa, Rishi Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Atharva Taide, Arshdeep Singh, Baltej Singh, Nathan Ellis, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Brar, Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza, Harpreet Bhatia, Vidwath Kaverappa, Mohit Rathee, Shivam Singh, Matthew Short

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PBKS vs KKR Dream11 Prediction

Arshdeep Singh Stats in IPL

The left arm-pacer has been Punjab Kings’ top performer for the last couple of seasons. The 24-year-old will be looking to further make a mark in IPL and make a comeback in the Indian team. He is a must-pick in the fantasy team according to our PBKS vs KKR Dream11 Prediction.

Matches Wickets Last 5 performances in IPL Last 3 performances against KKR BBM in IPL
37 40 0/25, 3/37, 1/27, 2/29, 1/36 0/32, 1/27, 3/32 5/32

Shikhar Dhawan Stats in IPL

The veteran Indian opener will be leading the Punjab Kings this season. The second-leading run-scorer in the competition’s history will have a chance to showcase his class not only to his fans but to Indian selectors as well.

Matches Runs Last 5 performances in IPL Last 3 performances against KKR Highest Score in IPL
206 6244 39, 19, 21, 12, 62 16, 36, 24 106*

 

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