The second match of IPL 2023 will be played between Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings. This match will start on April 1 at 3.30 PM. Both the teams will be face to face at Mohali’s Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium.

If we look at the last five matches between the two teams, then we see that teams have been defeating each other alternately. KKR has won three out of the last five matches, while Punjab Kings have lost two matches.

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When these two teams will be face to face in Mohali, then Punjab Kings will look a bit heavy. This is because on the one hand this is the home ground of the Punjab team, on the other hand, the second thing is that the Punjab team is also looking heavy from Kolkata. The Kolkata team will take the field without its regular captain Shreyas Iyer.

Shreyas Iyer will be out of his team for the time being due to a back injury. It is possible that he will return after a few matches or it is also possible that he will be completely out of IPL 2023. At present, the command of KKR is in the hands of Nitish Rana.

Pitch Report for the KKR vs PBKS (2nd Match) of IPL 2023

Mohali’s pitch has been considered batting friendly. The ground here is small and fours and sixes are hit here easily. In the 6 T20I International matches held here, more than 200 runs have been scored 4 times. The team batting later has been in advantage here. The team that chased the last three T20I Internationals has lost their hands.

Weather Report for the 2nd Match of IPL 2023

This match will start at 3:30 pm. According to the weather report (PBKS vs KKR Weather Report), on April 1 (Saturday) the temperature of India’s Mohali city will drop to 23°C during the day and 15°C at night. Partly cloudy sky during the day and night.

The chance of rain is 50% during the day and 24% at night. The humidity will increase to 78% during the day and 91% at night. The IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali is a good scoring ground. The average score of the first innings of a T20I match is 168 while the average score of the second innings is 152.

Head to Head ( PBKS vs KKR )

If we talk about the head-to-head record of both the teams for this match being held at IS Bindra Stadium of Punjab Cricket Association, both are among the old teams of IPL. Due to this, they have played 30 matches among themselves where KKR has the upper hand as this team has won 20 matches while Punjab Kings have won only 10 times.

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Last season, these teams played against each other only once which KKR won by 6 wickets. Although the Punjab Kings team finished sixth in IPL 2022, KKR finished seventh. Talking about the league stage of last season, Punjab Kings won 7 out of 14 matches. KKR could win only six matches in the same number of matches.

Probable Playing- 11 ( PBKS and KKR )

Kolkata Knight Riders: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Jagdishan, Nitish Rana (c), Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Shardul Thakur, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakraborty

Punjab Kings: Shikhar Dhawan (c), Prabhsimran Singh, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Liam Livingstone, Shah Rukh Khan, Jitesh Sharma, Rishi Dhawan, Sam Curran, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh, Rahul Chahar

Fantasy 11 of PBKS vs KKR

Wicketkeeper – Rahmanullah Gurbaz

Batsmen – Shikhar Dhawan, Nitish Rana (VC), Shah Rukh Khan

Allrounders – Andre Russell (C), Sunil Narine, Sam Karan, Livingstone

Bowlers – Kagiso Rabada, Tim Southee, Arshdeep Singh


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