KKR VS PBKS: IPL 2024 42th Pre-match Predictions

KKR vs PBKS: The 42th match of this IPL 2024 will be played between Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings.

We are all set to witness the 42nd match of the TATA IPL 2024 as Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders face off at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens. With both teams packed with talent, the game is sure to keep fans on the edge of their seats. Captains Shreyas Iyer and Shikhar Dhawan will lead their sides, aiming to give it their all and deliver an entertaining match for viewers to enjoy.

Kolkata Knight Riders Players List & Role

Checkout team and player detaills of Kolkata Knight Riders in Indian Premier League 2024.
Name of the Player
Role of the Player
Philip SaltWicket-Keeper/Batter
Venkatesh IyerBatting All-Rounder
Shreyas Iyer (C)Batter
Ramandeep SinghBatter
Rinku SinghBatter
Andre RussellBowling All-Rounder
Sunil NarineBowling All-Rounder
Mitchell StarcBowler
Harshit RanaBowler
Varun ChakravarthyBowler
Anukul RoyBatting All-Rounder

Punjab Kings Players List & Role

Checkout team and player detaills of Punjab Kings in Indian Premier League 2024.
Name of the PlayerRole of the Player
Shikhar Dhawan (C)Batter 
Jonny BairstowWicket-Keeper/Batter 
Jitesh SharmaWicket-Keeper/Batter 
Prabhsimran SinghWicket-Keeper/Batter 
Sikandar Raza Batting All-Rounder 
Shashank SinghBatter 
Sam CurranBowling All-Rounder 
Harpreet BrarBowler 
Harshal PatelBowler 
Kagiso RabadaBowler 
Arshdeep SinghBowler 

First Face-Off

In the inaugural season of the Indian Premier League, the first match between Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) and Kolkata Knight Riders was a nail-biter. Kings XI Punjab won the toss and chose to bat at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali, Chandigarh. With Shaun Marsh and Irfan Pathan leading the charge, they set a target of 178 runs for Kolkata Knight Riders. Despite a strong effort from David Hussey and Wriddhiman Saha, Kolkata fell short by just 9 runs, with Umar Gul shining in the bowling department for Punjab.

Previous IPL Results

In their past encounters, Kolkata Knight Riders have dominated Punjab Kings, clinching victory in 21 out of 32 matches played between the two teams. Punjab Kings have secured 11 wins, showing a historical advantage for Kolkata.

Previous Results

Date of the MatchWinner of the MatchWon by
8-May-2023Kolkata Knight Riders5 wickets
1-Apr-2023Punjab Kings7 runs
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

Get ready for the next TATA IPL 2024 match: Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders! This analysis shares important details about each team’s strengths, tactics, and player performance, including their captains’ planning. It’s a great way for fans to prepare for the game and know what to watch for.

Probable best batter of the Match

Rinku Singh’s exceptional contributions have provided a significant boost to Kolkata Knight Riders’ batting strength. Across 10 matches, he showcased his talent by amassing 295 runs, boasting an impressive average of 149.74.

Probable best bowler of the Match

Talking about the bowlers, Harpreet Brar is the player from Punjab Kings who has looked brilliant and has picked 9 wickets from the last 8 matches played while maintaining an economy rate of 7.30 for the team.

Match Details

The Eden Gardens in Kolkata is all set to host the match between Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders which will be the 42nd encounter of the TATA IPL 2024. From 7:30 PM IST, the match will be live for all the viewers.

Pitch Report

Eden Gardens Stadium is a paradise for batsmen, offering a flat surface where they can easily rack up runs. Teams typically target a score of 164 runs in their first innings at this venue, taking advantage of the favourable conditions.

Today’s Match Prediction: Final Thoughts

Considering past matches and player form, Kolkata Knight Riders look set to win this one, being the favourites. Punjab Kings, on the other hand, face tough competition, making the game a real challenge for them.