KKR vs PBKS Dream11 Prediction: Aiden Markram-led Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will face Shikhar Dhawan’s Punjab Kings (PBKS) in match number 53 of the Tata Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 at the Eden Gardens. The contest will be staged on Monday, 8th May at 7:30 PM IST.
As the business end of the IPL 2023 is approaching it’s end, the games are getting interesting and there is a lot at stake for the teams. KKR has now entered in a do-or-die situation with just four league matches remaining for them in the ongoing IPL 2023.
Last year’s magic number to seal a place in the playoffs was 16, so KKR will look to reach there at least to get a chance. Kolkata right now has eight points and they will have to win their remaining four games in order to get that lucky number. So, no breather for them as we head closer to the next stage.
On the other side, Punjab Kings (PBKS) can afford to lose a game as they are in a much more comfortable position as compared to that of KKR. PBKS is placed with 10 rating points and just needs three more victories in four matches to get that lucky number.
KKR has been unlucky this season with their home games as more often than not they have ended on the losing side. Keeping that stat aside, KKR would be happy that their batters have managed to get some runs. The openers are in decent shape and the middle-order has bore a lot of responsibility this season.
This article will lead you through KKR vs PBKS Dream11 Prediction, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings Fantasy Team, Eden Garden Pitch Report, Playing11.
KKR vs PBKS Match Details
Tournament: Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023
Match Details: KKR vs PBKS, Match 53
Day/Date: Monday/8th May 2023
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
KKR vs PBKS Eden Gardens Pitch Report
As history suggests, Kolkata’s Eden Gardens is a batter’s paradise and no score is safe at this venue. The first-innings average total in the ongoing IPL 2023 here is 222 runs. So expect plenty of fireworks as KKR meet PBKS for match 53. No rain threat is anticipated for the game on Monday in Kolkata.
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KKR vs PBKS Playing11
KKR Playing11: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Jason Roy, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Shardul Thakur, Sunil Narine, Harshit Rana, Vaibhav Arora, Varun Chakravarthy, Suyash Sharma/Anukul Roy
PBKS Playing11: Prabhsimran Singh, Shikhar Dhawan, Matthew Short/Sikandar Raza, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Sam Curran, M Shahrukh Khan, Rishi Dhawan, Harpreet Brar, Arshdeep Singh, Rahul Chahar, Nathan Ellis/Kagiso Rabada
KKR vs PBKS Dream11 Prediction
Top Fantasy Picks:
- Shikhar Dhawan (PBKS): Punjab leader Shikhar Dhawan is the leading run-getter for his side despite missing a couple of matches due to illness. The Southpaw has scored 292 runs at an average of 58.4.
- Liam Livingstone (PBKS): Liam Livingstone smacked 82 runs in just 42 balls against Mumbai Indians in the last game. Eden Gardens will offer more to the batter and Livingstone will be a key batter for PBKS to muster a healthy score.
- Jason Roy (KKR): England batter Jason Roy has shown a lot of positives in the recent few matches. He has scored 180 runs in just four games so far in IPL 2023. Expect him to go big against PBKS as the pitch will favour the batters.
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings Fantasy Team
Wicketkeeper: Jitesh Sharma
Batters: Jason Roy (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh
All-Rounders: Liam Livingstone (vc), Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur
Bowlers: Varun Chakravarthy, Kagiso Rabada/Nathan Ellis, Rishi Dhawan
For more details head to IPL’s official website.