Kolkata Knight Riders meet Punjab Kings (KOL vs PBKS) in the 8th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. The Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai is the venue for this encounter.
Kolkata Knight Riders won the IPL 2022 opener against CSK comfortably. However, they lost their next game against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Batting first, they were bowled out for just 128 runs. Tim Southee picked up three wickets while Umesh Yadav picked two as they fought hard. Although, they failed to defend the total losing by 3 wickets.
On the other hand, Punjab Kings pulled off a brilliant chase to start their IPL 2022 campaign in style against RCB. They were set a huge target of 206 as Bangalore batted first. Eventually, they won with an over and five wickets to spare. Mayank, Dhawan and Rajapaksa scored in the top order while Shahrukh and Odean Smith finished it off nicely.
Match: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings, IPL 2022 Match 8
Date and Time: April 01, Friday, 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
KOL vs PBKS Predicted Playing XI
Kolkata Knight Riders
Ajinkya Rahane, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Sunil Narine, Sam Billings, Sheldon Jackson (wk), Andre Russell, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakaravarthy
Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa (wk), Liam Livingstone, Raj Bawa, Shahrukh Khan, Odean Smith, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Sandeep Sharma, Rahul Chahar
The wicket at this venue is expected to be flat and batting friendly. Bowlers will find it hard and thus, need to be accurate with their lines and lengths. It is one of the best batting surfaces. Defending will not be easy and therefore, chasing is a good option on this track.
KOL vs PBKS Match Prediction
Kolkata Knight Riders failed in their batting in the last match. Punjab Kings have a good all-round side and will be keen to carry the momentum forward. They seem to have an edge over Kolkata in this match.
KOL vs PBKS Dream11 Fantasy Suggestions
Fantasy Team #1: Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, Shreyas Iyer, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Liam Livingstone, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Varun Chakaravarthy
Captain: Shikhar Dhawan, Vice-captain: Shreyas Iyer
Fantasy Team #2: Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Mayank Agarwal, Shreyas Iyer, Shahrukh Khan, Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Kagiso Rabada
Captain: Shreyas Iyer, Vice-captain: Sunil Narine