Kolkata Knight Riders will take on Punjab Kings in the 53rd game of the Indian Premier League 2023 on May 8 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Both the teams are still in the race to the playoffs, but their chances to make it there look quite slim. Kolkata are currently in the eighth spot in the points table while Punjab are at the seventh spot.
This will be the second meeting between the two teams this season. In the previous fixture last month, Punjab won by seven runs via the DLS method. Batting first, Punjab scored 191 runs for the loss of five wickets, in reply to which KKR gave a good fight before rain interrupted the game. Arshdeep Singh was named the Player of the Match for picking three wickets for only 19 runs.
Kolkata come into this game on the back of a win over Sunrisers Hyderabad. Batting first at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Kolkata scored 171 runs for nine wickets in their 20 overs. For most of the second innings, Hyderabad were the favourites to win the game but Varun Chakravarthy bowled brilliantly to defend the target. He defended nine runs off the last over.
Punjab, on the other hand, lost to Mumbai Indians by six wickets in their previous game despite setting a target of 215 runs. Liam Livingstone and Jitesh Sharma remained unbeaten on 82 and 49 respectively but their knocks came in a losing cause as Mumbai chased down the target in 18.5 overs.
Table of Contents
- IPL 2023 KKR vs PBKS Injury Update
- KKR vs PBKS Match 53 Predicted XI
- IPL 2023 KKR vs PBKS Match 53 Details
- Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings Fantasy Team
- KKR vs PBKS Kolkata Weather and Pitch Report
- KKR vs PBKS IPL Match 2023 Broadcasting
- Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings Live Streaming
- KKR vs PBKS IPL 2023 Head to Head
- KKR vs PBKS Match 53 Prediction
IPL 2023 KKR vs PBKS Injury Update
Neither of the teams has injury concerns. KKR have roped in Johnson Charles as replacement for Litton Das. The West Indian batsman has joined the team in Kolkata.
KKR vs PBKS Match 53 Predicted XI
Kolkata Knight Riders Predicted XI
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana (capt), Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Shardul Thakur, Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Suyash Sharma
Punjab Kings Predicted XI
Shikhar Dhawan, Prabhsimran Singh, Matthew Short, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Sam Curran, M Shahrukh Khan, Rishi Dhawan, Harpreet Brar, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Nathan Ellis/Kagiso Rabada
IPL 2023 KKR vs PBKS Match 53 Details
Match: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings
Date & Time: May 8, 7:30 PM
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings Fantasy Team
Wicketkeepers: Jitesh Sharma, Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Batters: Shikhar Dhawan, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Jason Roy
All-rounders: Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone, Andre Russell
Bowlers: Arshdeep Singh, Varun Chakravarthy
KKR vs PBKS Kolkata Weather and Pitch Report
The Eden Gardens pitch is batting friendly. But the spin bowlers will also be very important on this pitch. Anything above 190 will be a good total to chase, and the teams chasing have had a better chance at winning.
The weather, meanwhile, will be humid. The temperature is likely to be in the range of 30 to 32 degrees Celsius.
KKR vs PBKS IPL Match 2023 Broadcasting
KKR vs PBKS IPL match will be live on Star Sports network as far as TV is concerned.
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings Live Streaming
Jio Cinema has picked up streaming rights of KKR vs PBKS match. The toss will take place at 7 PM.
KKR vs PBKS IPL 2023 Head to Head
|Matches won by Punjab Kings||11|
|Matches won by Kolkata Knight Riders||20|
|Matches with No Result||0|
KKR vs PBKS Match 53 Prediction
Both KKR and PBKS are currently languishing at the wrong half of the points table. But KKR boast of a strong spin attack which could prove lethal on the Eden Garden surface. For this game, we predict KKR to win.