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IPL 2023: PBKS vs KKR, Match 2: Pitch Report, Probable XI and Match Prediction

much anticipated Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 On Friday (March 31), Chennai Super Kings (CSK) faced Gujarat Titans (GT) in the opening game of the tournament.

The second match of the 16th IPL will be held on Saturday (April 1). Punjab Kings compete against (pbks) delhi capitals (DC) at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali.

While the Mohali-based side will be led by their new captain Shikhar DhawanWill captain KKR Nitish RanaWho has been named captain of the side in the absence of the injured shreyas iyer, Both KKR and PBKS failed to make it to the playoffs last season and hence will look to start IPL 2023 with a win.

Pitch Report:

The track at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium favors the fast bowlers more than the batsmen, and spinners also come into play as the game progresses. The venue has so far hosted 56 games, out of which 32 have been won by the team batting first.

Head-to-head record:

Played: 30 | PBKS Won: 10 | KKR Won: 20 | No results: 0

Possible XI:

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

Kolkata Knight Riders: Liton Das, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana (c), Rinku Singh, Narayan Jagadeesan, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Varun Chakraborty, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, Lockie Ferguson

Match Prediction:

case 1:

  • PBKS won the toss and elected to bowl first
  • Powerplay Score: 45-55
  • KKR Total: 165-170

Case 2:

  • KKR won the toss and bowled first
  • Powerplay Score: 40-50
  • PBKS Total: 155-165

The team to bowl first to win the competition.


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