IPL 2023 2nd Match Predictions: PBKS vs KKR

The second match of the 2023 IPL Season is all set to be an exciting battle as two top teams, Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders will be up against each other at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh. The match is expected to go down the wire as both teams have some players who are bound to make things exciting for the viewers. With Shreyas Iyer and Shikhar Dhawan being in front of each other leading their teams, they will be looking to come out and give their best.

PBKS Players List & Role

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Name of the PlayerRole of the Player
Shikhar Dhawan (c)Opening Batter
Arshdeep Singh Bowler
Jonny BairstowWicketkeeper Batter
Baltej Singh Bowler
Raj Bawa All-Rounder
Rahul Chahar Bowler
Sam Curran All-Rounder
Rishi Dhawan All-Rounder
Nathan Ellis Bowler
Harpreet Brar Bowler
Harpreet Singh Batter
Vidwath Kaverappa Bowler
Liam Livingstone Batting All-Rounder
Mohit Rathee Batting All-Rounder
Prabhsimran SinghWicketkeeper Batter
Kagiso Rabada Bowler
Bhanuka Rajapaksa Top order Batter
M Shahrukh Khan Batter
Jitesh SharmaWicketkeeper Batter
Shivam Singh Batting All-Rounder
Sikandar Raza Batting All-Rounder
Atharva Taide Batting All-Rounder

KKR Players List & Role

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Name of the PlayerRole of the Player
Shreyas Iyer (c)Top order Batter
Vaibhav Arora Bowler
Lockie Ferguson Bowler
Harshit Rana Bowler
Venkatesh Iyer All-Rounder
Narayan Jagadeesan Opening Batter
Kulwant Khejroliya Bowler
Litton DasWicketkeeper Batter
Mandeep Singh All-Rounder
Sunil Narine Bowling All-Rounder
Rahmanullah Gurbaz †Wicketkeeper Batter
Nitish Rana Middle order Batter
Anukul Roy All-Rounder
Andre Russell All-Rounder
Shakib Al Hasan All-Rounder
Rinku Singh Middle order Batter
Tim Southee Bowler
Suyash Sharma Bowler
Shardul Thakur Bowler
Varun Chakravarthy Bowler
David Wiese All-Rounder
Umesh Yadav Bowler

First Face-Off

The first match between Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) and Kolkata Knight Riders was a close one in the inaugural season of the Indian Premier League. Kings XI Punjab won the toss and elected to bat first in the big ground of Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh. Shaun Marsh and Irfan Pathan sailed the ship for the Punjab team and managed to take the team to a total of 178 for the loss of 6 wickets in their 20 overs. From the Kolkata Knight Riders camp, it was Umar Gul who bowled well and when Kolkata came out to bat, David Hussey and Wriddhiman Saha took on the game but still they were not able to finish the game well as KKR lost the match by just 9 runs.

Previous IPL Results

The previous results between Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders have mostly been in the favour of Kolkata Knight Riders as in the 30 games played between these two teams, Kolkata Knight Riders have managed to win 20 and the rest 10 games have been won by the Punjab Kings.

Previous Results

Date of the MatchWinner of the MatchWon by
1-Apr-2022Kolkata Knight Riders6 Wickets
1-Oct-2021Punjab Kings5 Wickets
26-Apr-2021Kolkata Knight Riders5 Wickets
26-Oct-2020Punjab Kings8 Wickets
10-Oct-2020Kolkata Knight Riders2 Runs
3-May-2019Kolkata Knight Riders7 Wickets
27-Mar-2019Kolkata Knight Riders28 Runs
12-May-2018Kolkata Knight Riders31 Runs
21-Apr-2018Punjab Kings9 Wickets
9-May-2017Punjab Kings14 Runs
13-Apr-2017Kolkata Knight Riders8 Wickets
3-May-2016Kolkata Knight Riders7 Runs
18-Apr-2016Kolkata Knight Riders6 Wickets
8-May-2015Kolkata Knight Riders1 Wicket
17-Apr-2015Kolkata Knight Riders4 Wickets
31-May-2014Kolkata Knight Riders3 Wickets
29-May-2014Kolkata Knight Riders28 Runs
10-May-2014Kolkata Knight Riders9 Wickets
25-Apr-2014Punjab Kings23 Runs
25-Apr-2013Kolkata Knight Riders6 Wickets
15-Apr-2013Punjab Kings4 Runs
17-Apr-2012Kolkata Knight Riders8 Wickets
14-Apr-2012Punjab Kings2 Runs
29-Apr-2011Kolkata Knight Riders8 Wickets
3-Apr-2010Punjab Kings8 Wickets
26-Mar-2010Kolkata Knight Riders39 Runs
2-May-2009Punjab Kings6 Wickets
20-Apr-2009Kolkata Knight Riders11 Runs
24-May-2008Kolkata Knight Riders3 Wickets
2-May-2008Punjab Kings9 Runs

Pre-Match Analysis

In the Pre-Match analysis for the Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders, we are going to assess the best batters and bowlers of the match. Moreover, we will be considering the other factors like the pitch report and hence will give the final prediction on the match between both teams.

Kolkata Knight Riders 2023 IPL Season

Probable best batter of the Match

The best batter for the match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings looks to be Shreyas Iyer as in the last 10 matches of his career, he has been in sublime form as he has made 332 runs with an amazing strike rate of 130+.

Probable best bowler of the Match

Kagiso Rabada from the Punjab Kings team will play an important role in the match as he has been a bowler who knows how to pick wickets in the middle overs. In the last 10 matches, he has picked 19 wickets with an economy of just 8.

Match Details

The match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings is all set to be played on 1st April 2023 at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh. The match will be live streamed from 7:30 p.m. (IST).

Pitch Report

The pitch for the second IPL match of the 2023 season at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh looks to be batter friendly as the average total in the last 5 T20 games has been 170+. The bowlers will find it tough to bowl on this pitch.

Today’s match prediction: Final Thoughts

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After analyzing all the points related to the match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings, we are predicting that Kolkata Knight Riders will come out as the winners as they have the team and the players who can win the game from any situation and it looks to be a one sided game between both the teams.