Live Cricket Scores on our Telegram channel faster than live TV! Live Score
image

KKR vs PBKS IPL 2023 Match Preview & Prediction | Match 53

By Monk whowritez
PBKS vs KKR

KKR vs PBKS will likely be a cracking Indian Premier League (IPL) fixture, as both teams need two points desperately. Kolkata Knight Riders are seventh in the table with eight points from ten games, while Punjab Kings (PBKS) are struggling to find consistency, picking up five wins in ten matches.  

Eden Gardens is the venue for IPL match 53, to be played on Monday at 7:30 PM. 

Kolkata Knight Riders

KKR fans will want their top order to find consistency, as the franchise was reduced to 35/3 within the first five overs against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the last game. If Jason Roy and Rahmanullah Gurbaz give KKR an excellent start, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, and Andre Russell can build on it and post a challenging total or chase down big scores. 

The fast bowling department remains the biggest concern. Uncapped Vaibhav Arora and Harshit Rana did well on Thursday but are inexperienced. KKR will be relying on Shardul Thakur and Andre Russell for early breakthroughs. Meanwhile, Varun Chakravarthy is the most reliable player in the spin department this season. 

Punjab Kings

After a few disappointing outings, Shikhar Dhawan will want to get a big score. Despite missing three matches, the PBKS skipper is the franchise’s top run scorer. It would be encouraging for Dhawan that Liam Livingstone took the responsibility and played a stellar 82* against Mumbai Indians. Also, Jitesh Sharma continued to impress, scoring a 27-ball 49* at Wankhede. 

The bowling unit has to perform better after failing to defend 214 in the last game. Arshdeep Singh gave away 66 runs, the fifth-most expensive figures in IPL. Despite being a tad expensive, Nathan Ellis has been able to pick up wickets consistently. The spin duo of Rahul Chahar and Harpreet Brar are yet to fire. They have taken just seven wickets between them.

Head-to-Head: KKR vs PBKS

In the 31 matches played between both teams, KKR has won 20 times, while PBKS grabbed 11 victories. Arshdeep Singh’s 3/19 helped PBKS beat KKR in the first meeting between the two sides in IPL 2023. 

 

Date 

Winner

Margin

April 22, 2023

PBKS

Won by 7 runs (DLS Method)

April 1, 2022

KKR

Won by 6 wickets

October 1, 2021

PBKS

Won by 5 wickets

April 26, 2021

KKR

Won by 5 wickets

October 26, 2020

PBKS

Won by 8 wickets

KKR & PBKS IPL 2023 Stats

  • Top Run-scorer: Rinku Singh –  316 runs (KKR); Shikhar Dhawan – 292 Runs (PBKS)
  • Most Wickets: Varun Chakravarthy – 14 Wickets (KKR); Arshdeep Singh – 16 wickets (PBKS)
  • Most Sixes: Rinku Singh – 20 Sixes (KKR); Jitesh Sharma – 16 Sixes (PBKS)

KKR vs PBKS: Who Will Win?

KKR has the advantage of playing at home, but the two-time champions lost their last three matches at Eden Gardens. Meanwhile, Punjab Kings enjoy playing away from home, as they have grabbed wins in Guwahati, Lucknow, Mumbai, and Chennai. It will likely be two points for PBKS on Monday. 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Trending Blogs

India creates History in 3rd Test – Huge win against England

India creates History in 3rd Test – Huge win against England

India vs England 3rd Test: Who will win in Rajkot?

India vs England 3rd Test: Who will win in Rajkot?

U19 World Cup: India lost in the final match

U19 World Cup: India lost in the final match

India’s Big Win in the Second Test against England in 2024

India’s Big Win in the Second Test against England in 2024

ICC World Cup 2023 Schedule | Fixtures, Venue, Timings Details

CSK vs GT IPL 2023 Match Preview & Prediction | Final

CSK vs GT IPL 2023 Match Preview & Prediction | Final

GT vs MI IPL 2023 Match Preview & Prediction | Qualifier 2

GT vs MI IPL 2023 Match Preview & Prediction | Qualifier 2

LSG vs MI IPL 2023 Match Preview & Prediction | Eliminator

LSG vs MI IPL 2023 Match Preview & Prediction | Eliminator

GT vs CSK IPL 2023 Match Preview & Prediction | Qualifier 1

GT vs CSK IPL 2023 Match Preview & Prediction | Qualifier 1

RCB vs GT IPL 2023 Match Preview & Prediction | Match 70

RCB vs GT IPL 2023 Match Preview & Prediction | Match 70

MI vs SRH IPL 2023 Match Preview & Prediction | Match 69

MI vs SRH IPL 2023 Match Preview & Prediction | Match 69

KKR vs LSG IPL 2023 Match Preview & Prediction | Match 68

KKR vs LSG IPL 2023 Match Preview & Prediction | Match 68

DC vs CSK IPL 2023 Match Preview & Prediction | Match 67

DC vs CSK IPL 2023 Match Preview & Prediction | Match 67

PBKS vs RR IPL 2023 Match Preview & Prediction | Match 66

PBKS vs RR IPL 2023 Match Preview & Prediction | Match 66

SRH vs RCB IPL 2023 Match Preview & Prediction | Match 65

SRH vs RCB IPL 2023 Match Preview & Prediction | Match 65

PBKS vs DC IPL 2023 Match Preview & Prediction | Match 64

PBKS vs DC IPL 2023 Match Preview & Prediction | Match 64

LSG vs MI IPL 2023 Match Preview & Prediction | Match 63

LSG vs MI IPL 2023 Match Preview & Prediction | Match 63

GT vs SRH IPL 2023 Match Preview & Prediction | Match 62

GT vs SRH IPL 2023 Match Preview & Prediction | Match 62

CSK vs KKR IPL 2023 Match Preview & Prediction | Match 61

CSK vs KKR IPL 2023 Match Preview & Prediction | Match 61

RR vs RCB IPL 2023 Match Preview & Prediction | Match 60

RR vs RCB IPL 2023 Match Preview & Prediction | Match 60

{"slide_show":"4","slide_scroll":"1","dots":"false","arrows":"true","autoplay":"true","autoplay_interval":"2000","speed":600,"loop":"true","design":"design-1"}
top