KKR vs PBKS | 42nd Match | Indian Premier League 2024

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Series: Indian Premier League 2024

Date & Time: Apr 26, 07:30 PM LOCAL

Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata

KKR vs PBKS | 42nd Match | Indian Premier League 2024

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KKR vs PBKS Head to Head

Kolkata Knight Riders WonPlayedPunjab Kings Won

Performance in Last 1 Year

Kolkata Knight Riders159660
Punjab Kings1651131.25

Top Performers in Last 1 Year

Rinku Singh
401 Runs
Varun Chakaravarthy
19 Wickets
Liam Livingstone
388 Runs
Arshdeep Singh
18 Wickets

KKR vs PBKS Standing

The working week ends with second placed Kolkata taking on ninth placed, that’s second bottom, Punjab Kings!

  • KKR have won two and lost two of their last four matches.
  • Punjab Kings have lost four in a row and six of their last seven!
  • KKR have won three of the last five head to heads.

KKR VS PBKS Match Prediction & Analysis

It’s becoming a bit of a copy and paste job doing match previews for the 2024 Indian Premier League as totals of 200+ are becoming the rule, rather than the exception, and no matter what the target is, teams are going to chase them!

Wednesday’s match saw another 440 runs scored, this time in Delhi, with the Gujarat Titans bowling attack the ones taking the most punishment. That is not to say, that certain bowlers from Delhi Capitals also saw the ball flying to the fence on a regular basis.

So ahead of this clash, do not be surprised if yorkers are sent for six and some of the world’s best bowlers are again given neck ache as they follow the trajectory of some shots from their bowling.

Kolkata Knight Riders Preview

KKR posted 222/6 against Royal Challengers Bengaluru in their last game and there was a rare failure from Sunil Narine at the top of the order who made a 15-ball 10. The main run-getters for Kolkata were Phil Salt (48 runs from 14 balls!) and skipper Shreyas Iyer (50 runs from 36 balls) with very useful contributions from Venkatesh Iyer, Rinku Singh and Ramandeep Singh.

Bowling impact player, Suyash Sharma, was the only member of KKR’s bowling attack to go wicketless against RCB and Andre Russell stood out with 3/25 from his three overs. Mitchell Starc remains one of the best strike-bowlers across all-formats but his economy rate of 18.33 shows that even the world’s best are struggling in this year’s tournament.

Punjab Kings Preview

A fine example of Punjab Kings’ problems this year is the fact that their opening partnership in the last game was stand-in skipper Sam Curran and Prabhsimran Singh. Considering they started with the now injured Shikhar Dhawan leading the side and the now out of form Jonny Bairstow at the top of the order, not a lot has gone right for the Kings.

Big hitting middle order batter Liam Livingstone has had another disappointing tournament and time after time the bowling attack of Punjab Kings have been left to clean up the mess.

They have a fine suite of bowlers but they are going to have their work cut out against this KKR batting line up.

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Punjab Kings Playing XI

Probable XI: 

  1. Shikhar Dhawan (c),
  2. Jonny Bairstow/Rilee Rossouw,
  3. Prabhsimran Singh,
  4. Sam Curran,
  5. Jitesh Sharma (wk),
  6. Liam Livingstone,
  7. Shashank Singh,
  8. Ashutosh Sharma,
  9. Harpreet Brar,
  10. Kagiso Rabada,
  11. Harshal Patel.

[Impact player: Arshdeep Singh]

Kolkata Knight Riders Playing XI

Probable XI: 

  1. Phil Salt (wk),
  2. Sunil Narine,
  3. Angkrish Raghuvanshi,
  4. Shreyas Iyer (c),
  5. Rinku Singh,
  6. Andre Russell,
  7. Ramandeep Singh,
  8. Mitchell Starc/Dushmantha Chameera,
  9. Varun Chakravarthy,
  10. Harshit Rana,
  11. Suyash Sharma.

[Impact Player: Venkatesh Iyer]

Pitch and Weather Conditions

Weather Conditions

It is going to be another hot afternoon in Kolkata and the temperature will not drop below 30 degrees across this game, even if the finish is beyond midnight! We can also expect very humid conditions during this match.

KKR vs PBKS Pitch Report

The combined innings in the last game here at Eden Gardens was 443/16 and it would be no surprise to see another big high scoring clash. If KKR bat first, we could well see another of the highest team scores in the tournament this year.

Toss: To Bowl

The teams batting second have won 58.89% of IPL games at Eden Gardens so our prediction is that both skippers will go out to the toss looking to bowl first in this match.

Team Squads: KKR vs PBKS | 42nd Match | Indian Premier League 2024

Punjab Kings Squad: Sam Curran(c), Prabhsimran Singh, Rilee Rossouw, Jitesh Sharma(w), Liam Livingstone, Shashank Singh, Ashutosh Sharma, Harpreet Singh Bhatia, Harpreet Brar, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh, Rahul Chahar, Vidhwath Kaverappa, Atharva Taide, Shivam Singh, Rishi Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, Nathan Ellis, Tanay Thyagarajan, Shikhar Dhawan, Chris Woakes, Sikandar Raza, Prince Choudhary, Vishwanath Singh

Kolkata Knight Riders Squad: Philip Salt(w), Sunil Narine, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Ramandeep Singh, Mitchell Starc, Varun Chakaravarthy, Harshit Rana, Suyash Sharma, Anukul Roy, Manish Pandey, Vaibhav Arora, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Allah Ghazanfar, Sakib Hussain, Sherfane Rutherford, Chetan Sakariya, Nitish Rana, Srikar Bharat, Dushmantha Chameera