The biggest festival of cricket IPL 2023 has already been started and today we will see the match no. 2 being played between Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali in the afternoon. Former 2 time champions KKR will start their IPL 16 campaign under the leadership of their new skipper Nitish Rana and Punjab Kings side will play under the captaincy of Shikhar Dhawan.
Major Bangladeshi players like Shakib Al Hasan and Litton Das will not play for Kolkata Knight Riders in this 2nd match of IPL 16 against Punjab Kings as both of them are currently serving the national duty for their country. All eyes are going to be on Sam Curran during this match as he is currently the most expensive player playing in this 16th edition of Indian Premier League.
IPL 2023 PBKS vs KKR (Match 2) Dream11 Fantasy Team Prediction :
Highly popular fantasy sports platforms like Dream11, MY11Circle and MPL are giving away huge money rewards during the IPL 2023 second match between Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders and if you want to test your luck and participate in these contests then we will help you by sharing our best fantasy playing xi squad for this match :
1. Shikhar Dhawan
2. Rahmanullah Gurbaz (w)
3. Venkatesh Iyer
4. Sikandar Raza (c)
5. Rinku Singh
6. Nitish Rana
7. Sunil Narine
8. Sam Curran
8. Rahul Chahar
9. Varun Chakaravarthy
10. Arshdeep Singh
11. Umesh Yadav
IPL 2023 PBKS vs KKR (Match 2) Playing XI Prediction – Both Teams :
Below are our predicted playing xi teams for both Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders for the match no. 2 of Indian Premier League 16 :
|Punjab Kings Playing XI||Kolkata Knight Riders Playing XI|
|Shikhar Dhawan (c)||Venkatesh Iyer|
|Matthew Short||Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk)|
|Bhanuka Rajapaksa||Rinku Singh|
|Sikandar Raza||N Jagadeesan|
|Prabhsimran Singh (wk)||Nitish Rana (c)|
|Shahrukh Khan||Andre Russell|
|Harpreet Brar||Shardul Thakur|
|Sam Curran||Varun Chakaravarthy|
|Rishi Dhawan||Lockie Ferguson|
|Rahul Chahar||Umesh Yadav|
|Arshdeep Singh||Sunil Narine|
IPL 2023 PBKS vs KKR (Match 2) Mohali Stadium Pitch Report :
Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium is known as a batters friendly ground as the average first innings total on this pitch is around 168 runs and the average score for team batting second on this ground is around 152 runs in T20I’s.
Till date about 9 T20 international matches have been played on this around in Mohali and the team batting first have won 5 times, while the team batting second have won 4 of those games. So its going to be a very even-steaven contest as toss won’t have a big role here.
The highest-ever international T20 score made on this Mohali ground is 211/4 by India against Sri Lanka and fans can expect a high scoring contest between Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders on 1 April 2023.