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Kolkata Knight Riders will be facing Punjab Kings today in the 8th match of Tata IPL 2022 at Wankhede stadium from, 7:30 pm onwards. In the prior match of KKR, the team lost the game by 3 wickets against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Whereas, Punjab Kings maneuvered a fantastic game in their first match of the season against RCB.
Currently, both the teams aced 1 victory each in their pocket with KKR ranking in the fourth position on the points table, while Punjab Kings reigning at third on the same. There had been 29 matches between these teams in the previous seasons of IPL, out of which Kolkata Knight Riders have won 19 matches and Punjab Kings have won 10 matches.
In this season, KKR’s skippers have displayed mind-blowing gameplay and the captain Shreyas Iyer seems to be an ideal long-term option as a leader. Venkatesh Iyer is expected to be another asset for the team, as the all-rounder has escalated to the international challenges in recent times. Ajinkya Rahane scored 44 runs as an opener against CSK and proved to be a relief for the team.
On the other hand, the Punjab Kings commenced the challenge with a win and purveyed a perfect chase of over 200 runs in their first game. Kagiso Rabada may join the challenge today after completing three-day quarantine and this will certainly give a big boost to the team’s prevailing pace.
An important point to be considered is that batting at the Wankhede Stadium, where the track is comparatively fresh, is not an easy task and this was quite evident in the last two games played at the venue. However, the toss is playing a significant role in the game’s outcome because the condition of the pitch and the presence of dews in the second half of the game has turned the tables in most of the matches.
KKR vs PBKS Full Squads
Kolkata Knight Riders for 2022 IPL
man Hakim Khan, Baba Indrajith, Shreyas Iyer (c), Pratham Singh, Ajinkya Rahane, Ramesh Kumar, Rinku Singh, Nitish Rana, Abhijeet Tomar, Aaron Finch, Sam Billings, Sheldon Jackson (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Anukul Roy, Andre Russell, Mohammad Nabi, Shivam Mavi, Pat Cummins, Ashok Sharma, Chamika Karunaratne, Sunil Narine, Rasikh Salam, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy
Punjab Kings Squad for 2022 IPL
Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal(C), Liam Livingstone, Shahrukh Khan, Jitesh Sharma(WK), Odean Smith, Rishi Dhawan, Harpreet Brar, Sandeep Sharma, Arshdeep Singh, Rahul Chahar, Ishan Porel, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Baltej Singh, Nathan Ellis, Prabhsimran Singh(WK), Benny Howell, Vaibhav Arora, Ansh Patel, Writtick Chatterjee, Prerak Mankad, Atharva Taide, Rajangad Bawa, Jonny Bairstow(WK), Kagiso Rabada
KKR vs PBKS Tata IPL 2022 Match 8 Telecast Channels in Countries
Star Sports 1, Star Sports 3, and Star Gold 2 channels
Super Sports Cricket
In the United Kingdom (UK)
In The Caribbean
In the United States & Canada
Fox Sports (Fox Cricket)
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Sky Sport (Sky Sports Cricket)
KKR vs PBKS Probable Playing 11 Today
KKR Probable Playing 11s
Ajinkya Rahane, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Shreyas Iyer (c), Sam Billings, Sheldon Jackson (wk), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakaravarthy
PBKS Probable Playing 11s
Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Bhanuka Rajapaksa (wk), Shahrukh Khan, Odean Smith, Raj Bawa, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Sandeep Sharma, Rahul Chahar
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings Match Details
Match: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings, Match 7, Tata IPL 2022.
Date and Time: April 1, 2022, Friday; at 7:30 PM IST.
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
KKR vs PBKS Head to Head Records
|Stats||Matches||KKR Won||PBKS Won||NR|
|In IPL 2021||2||1||1||0|
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings Suggested Playing XI – 1
Keeper – Bhanuka Rajapaksa
Batsmen – Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Mayank Agarwal (C), Nitish Rana
All-rounders – Liam Livingstone, Andre Russell (VC), Odean Smith
Bowlers – Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarty, Arshdeep Singh
KKR vs PBKS Suggested Playing XI – 2
Keeper – Bhanuka Rajapaksa
Batsmen – Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane (vc), Mayank Agarwal (c), Shreyas Iyer, Nitish Rana,
All Rounders – Andre Russell, Odean Smith
Bowlers – Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Rahul Chahar
KKR vs PBKS Prediction Match Prediction
As per the team combination, Kolkata Knight Riders is expected to win today’s match.