In their first match of the IPL 2023, Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings will face off. Both of these teams had similar results and performances in the previous season, when they held the sixth (Punjab) and seventh (KKR) spots on the table, respectively. The dissatisfaction of their fans and team management led to a change in coach and captains. Both KKR’s Nitish Rana and Shikhar Dhawan will be guiding their teams with renewed energy and hope.
With the bigger loss of Shreyas Iyer from KKR owing to injury, KKR is evenly balanced with Punjab. Shakib ul Hasan and Litton Das are also absent from the KKR squad due to national service. Similarly to this, Punjab will be without Jonny Bairstow for the entire season.
Because Punjab has not advanced to the playoffs since 2014, they are under more performance pressure than KKR.
On the other hand, KKR has not advanced to the playoffs since the 2021 season of IPL. Shardul Thakur was brought in to strengthen their team.
An expected T20 match is expected in Mohali with some of the outstanding stars facing each other.
Here are the match facts, pitch report, probable starting 11 teams, player records/stats, and dream11 fantasy team predictions for the Indian Premier League Match 02 in 2023.
Pitch Stats for IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali (All Time T20)
Here is all time batting and bowling stats of IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali.
|Batting Stats||All Time|
|Average First Innings Score at IS Bindra Stadium||165.6|
|Average First Innings Winning Score at IS Bindra Stadium||178.9|
|% Teams Winning Batting First at IS Bindra Stadium||42.9|
|% Teams Winning Chasing at IS Bindra Stadium||57.1|
|Balls per 4 Scored at IS Bindra Stadium||7.7|
|Balls per 6 Scored at IS Bindra Stadium||24.5|
|Average Powerplay Score at IS Bindra Stadium||48.4|
|Average Death overs (last 5) Score at IS Bindra Stadium||48.5|
Now, we will look at the bowling stats of IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali.
|Bowling Stats||All Time|
|Bowling Stats||All Time|
|Spin bowling average at IS Bindra Stadium||34.1|
|Pace bowling average at IS Bindra Stadium||28.9|
|Spin bowling economy rate at IS Bindra Stadium||7.7|
|Pace bowling economy rate at IS Bindra Stadium||8.1|
|Spin bowling strike rate at IS Bindra Stadium||26.5|
|Pace bowling strike rate at IS Bindra Stadium||21.5|
Today IPL Match KKR vs PBKS Pitch Report
Mohali Stadium is a pacer friendly pitch. The match is probably going to be dominated by fast bowlers. Yet, spin bowlers can also excel while using older balls. Tomorrow’s weather is predicted to be rainy, therefore there may be several changes to the pitch.
KKR Vs PK (Head to Head)
Overall, GT and CSK met each other 30 times in the IPL. KKR Won 20 matches while Punjab won 10 matches against KKR. So, on paper KKR is very strong in terms of winning against Punjab Kings.
KKR Vs PBKS in (Last 05 Matches)
KKR VS PK (Points Table)
Here is the position of both teams in the IPL 2023 points table.
Probable Playing XI for KKR Vs PK Match
Here is the list of Probable Playing XI of today’s IPL match.
KKR Probable Playing XI
1 Shikhar Dhawan (capt), 2 Prabhsimran Singh, 3 Bhanuka Rajapaksa, 4 Jitesh Sharma (wk), 5 Sikandar Raza, 6 Shahrukh Khan, 7 Sam Curran, 8 Rishi Dhawan, 9 Harpreet Brar, 10 Rahul Chahar, 11 Arshdeep Singh.
PBKS Probable Playing XI
1 N Jagadeesan, 2 Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), 3 Venkatesh Iyer, 4 Nitish Rana (capt), 5 Rinku Singh, 6 Andre Russell, 7 Sunil Narine, 8 Shardul Thakur 9 Lockie Ferguson, 10 Umesh Yadav, 11 Varun Chakravarthy/ Suyash Sharma.
Fantasy Team Suggestion 02
- Wicket-Keeper: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Jitesh Sharma
- Batters: Shikhar Dahwan, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana
- All-Rounders: Mandeep Singh, Andre Russell, Raj Bawa
- Bowlers: Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Arshdeep Singh
- Captain: Shikhar Dahwan
- Vice-Captain: Nitish Rana
KKR Vs PK Match Prediction – Who Will Win Today’s Match?
KKR is expected to win this match.