Kolkata Knight Riders Vs Punjab Kings : IPL 2024

Match No : 42nd ( 26th April 2024, 7.30 Pm IST)

Kolkata Knight Riders Vs Punjab Kings


Kolkata Knight Riders Vs Punjab Kings : As the workweek draws to a close, second-placed Kolkata will face ninth-placed Punjab Kings—that’s second bottom!
  • The last four games for KKR have seen two victories and two losses.
  • Six of Punjab Kings’ previous seven games have ended in defeat!
  • Three of the previous five head-to-head matches have been won by KKR.
Tournament: Indian Premier League, 2024
Venue:Eden Gardens, Kolkata, India
Toss Prediction:To Bowl

Kolkata Knight Riders Vs Punjab Kings


As totals of 200+ become the norm rather than the exception and clubs will pursue targets no matter what, match previews for the 2024 Indian Premier League are starting to resemble copy-and-paste jobs!

Another 440 runs were scored in the encounter on Wednesday, this time in Delhi, with the Gujarat Titans bowling attack suffering the brunt of the punishment. That is not to suggest that some Delhi Capitals bowlers did not see the ball soaring to the fence rather frequently.

Thus, don’t be shocked if Yorkers are bowled for six before this match, and if some of the top bowlers in the world are once again given a headache as they track the trajectory of some smashes from their bowling.

Teams Preview –

Kolkata Knight Riders :

In their most recent game, KKR defeated Royal Challengers Bengaluru by a score of 222/6. Sunil Narine, who hit a 10-ball 15 at the top of the order, had an uncommon mishap. Phil Salt (48 runs from 14 balls!) and captain Shreyas Iyer (50 runs from 36 balls) were Kolkata’s top scorers, with Venkatesh Iyer, Rinku Singh, and Ramandeep Singh making extremely helpful contributions.

The only member of KKR’s bowling attack to go without a wicket against RCB was bowling impact player Suyash Sharma, but Andre Russell shone out with 3/25 from his three overs. Although Mitchell Starc is still one of the greatest strike-bowlers in all forms, even the greatest in the world are having difficulty in this year’s competition, as seen by his economy rate of 18.33.

Kolkata Knight Riders Playing XI:

Phil Salt (wk), Sunil Narine, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Ramandeep Singh, Mitchell Starc, Varun Chakravarthy, Harshit Rana

Punjab Kings :

The fact that stand-in skipper Sam Curran and Prabhsimran Singh opened the last game together is a perfect illustration of Punjab Kings’ issues this year. Not much has gone well for the Kings, given that they began with the now-injured Shikhar Dhawan leading the team and the now-out-of-form Jonny Bairstow at the top of the order.

Liam Livingstone, a powerful middle order bat, has had yet another unsatisfactory tournament, leaving the Punjab Kings’ bowling attack to repeatedly mop up the mess.

Despite having a strong bowling lineup, they will need to work hard against the KKR batting lineup.

Punjab Kings Playing XI:

Sam Curran (c), Prabhsimran Singh, Rilee Rossouw, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Liam Livingstone, Shashank Singh, Ashutosh Sharma, Harpreet Brar, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh

Pitch & Weather Conditions:

Weather :

Even if the game ends after midnight, it will still be a sweltering afternoon in Kolkata with a high of 30°C predicted! During this match, we should also anticipate extremely humid weather.

Pitch Report:

The previous game played at Eden Gardens had a combined innings total of 443/16, so it wouldn’t be shocking to witness another high-scoring match. We may witness one of the greatest team scores of the competition this year if KKR chooses to bat first.

Toss: To Ball

Given that the teams batting second have won 60% of IPL matches played at Eden Gardens, we forecast that both captains will attempt to bowl first in this encounter.

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