Kolkata Knight Riders will take on against Punjab Kings on Monday at Eden Gardens. KKR won their last match against SRH by giving runs and they are in the right position in the points table. While PBKS was beaten by MI by 6 wickets in their last match.
PBKS is in the seventh spot on the points table with 10 points after 10 matches. Both teams have four matches remaining and they would like to win them to bring their team into the playoffs. It is a challenging situation for both teams and they have to win their last matches at any cost.
KKR Vs PBKS Head To Head
KKR and PBKS have clashed a total number of 31 matches against each other since the start of the season. KKR has dominated in 20 matches while PBKS have won only 11 times. Last year, PBKS won against KKR by 7 runs. In that match, PBKS batted first and put up a score of 191 runs in 20 overs. There was some interruption due to rain in this match and KKR managed to score 146 runs in 16 overs in this match. By DLS rule, PBKS won this match by 7 runs.
Expected Playing XI
Kolkata Knight Riders
- Expected WicketKeeper – Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk)
- Expected Batsmen – Jason Roy , Venkatesh Iyer , Nitish Rana (c),
- Expected Allrounders – Andre Russell , Rinku Singh , Sunil Narine , Shardul Thakur
- Expected Bowlers – Vaibhav Arora , Harshit Rana , Varun Chakravarthy
- Expected WicketKeeper – Jitesh Sharma (wk)
- Expected Batsmen – Prabhsimran Singh, Shikhar Dhawan (c), Matthew Short
- Expected Allrounders – Liam Livingstone , Sam Curran , Shahrukh Khan
- Expected Bowlers – Harpreet Brar , Rishi Dhawan , Rahul Chahar , Arshdeep Singh
KKR vs PBKS: Pitch Report
The pitch at Eden Garden is favorable for batters and we may expect a high-scoring match. All the matches played at this venue have supported batters and on four occasions, three times the teams batting first have scored more than 200 runs. So, it is highly expected that the team winning the toss will elect to bat first. The high-scoring match will be exciting before the playoffs.
The temperature at this venue is hazy and we may expect a complete match between KKR and PBKS. The temperature will be around 38 degree Celsius at Kolkata and 28% humidity. There is no danger of rain and it will be a full match without any other interruption.
Probable Best Batman
It could be a high-scoring match and we may expect Livingstone to score some amazing hits to bring the team’s score to a good total. Livingstone has that power, which can amaze any opponent and the bowlers will be in huge pressure to tackle that situation.
Probable Best Bowler
Arshdeep Singh’s role is crucial in this match and he could be the best bowler in this match. He has the ability to swing the ball in power plays and did his job very well this season. Apart from that, he also has good control to bowl slowers in slog overs. So, he can be the best bowler in this match.
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