Nitish Rana‘s Kolkata Knight Riders will face Shikhar Dhawan‘s Punjab Kings in Match 53 of Indian Premier League 2023 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on Monday, May 8, 2023. Keep reading to find out IPL 2023 53 KKR vs PBKS Match Prediction.
Kolkata Knight Riders have played ten games so far in which they have won four. Despite being in the bottom half of the points table, they are hanging in there and not out of the competition yet. The state of the table is such that no team can be written off. KKR, however, need to win most of their remaining games to qualify for the playoffs.
Punjab Kings have won five and lost as many matches so far. They have been winning and losing alternatively for a few games now. Shikhar Dhawan’s team could well have been among the top ones right now had they done better in crucial moments. A victory in this game though would improve their position on the table.
KKR vs PBKS Head to Head
Let’s have a look at the head-to-head record for KKR vs PBKS today match prediction. Which will help us to understand who will win today’s IPL match prediction. Know who has higher chances of winning between Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings?
Total Matches Played: 31
Kolkata Knight Riders Won: 20
Punjab Kings Won: 11
No Result: 0
KKR might want a spin-friendly pitch as spin is their strength. Run making might not be that easy if the ball grips.
The maximum temperature in Kolkata on Monday would be 39°C while the humidity would be around 52%. There is no chance of rain.
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings Predicted Playing XIs:
KKR brought in Jason Roy and Vaibhav Arora for their previous game against Sunrisers Hyderabad. They might not change a lot for the next match.
PBKS made three changes to their line-up for the game against Mumbai Indians. Sikandar Raza could come in for Matthew Short to strengthen the spin department.
Here are the predicted playing XI’s of Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings for the IPL 2023 Match 53
Kolkata Knight Riders Predicted Playing XI:
Punjab Kings Predicted Playing XI:
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There is a chance that dew might be a factor in the second innings. Therefore, the side that wins the toss could elect to field first.
Probable Best Batter
Liam Livingstone played a superb knock of 82 runs off 42 balls against Mumbai Indians. The batters usually get good value for shots at the Eden Gardens. Livingstone could well emerge as a top batter again.
Probable Best Bowler
The pitch might be on the slower side. So, Sunil Narine becomes a major threat in such conditions. He would be extremely difficult to score runs against.
Here is Our IPL 2023 Match 53 KKR vs PBKS Match Prediction
Here are the cases for who will win today’s IPL Match 53 Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings Today Match Prediction.
Case1: If Kolkata Knight Riders bat first
First Innings score prediction: Kolkata Knight Riders will score 165-175
Result prediction: Punjab Kings will win the match by 5 wickets
Case2: If Punjab Kings bat first
First Innings score prediction: Punjab Kings will score 170-180
Result prediction: Kolkata Knight Riders will win the match by 4 wickets
KKR vs PBKS Today’s Match Prediction: Batting became a bit easier in the second innings in the previous match at this venue. Due to the dew factor, the odds would be in favor of the side that bats second.
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