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On Saturday, April 1, the Punjab Kings (PBKS) will play the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the second match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023. In front of the match, here’s beginning and end you want to be aware of the PBKS versus KKR Dream11 forecast.

Under new captain Shikhar Dhawan, Punjab Kings will begin the season with renewed hopes and expectations. The Kings have a decent roster, but Kagiso Rabada and Liam Livingstone, two key players, are out. However, Sam Curran brings some much-needed balance to the team.

The Knight Riders, in the mean time, have a decent blend of youth and involvement in Nitish Rana set to assume responsibility without a trace of Shreyas Iyer. In order for KKR to get off to a winning start in their IPL campaign, they will rely on players like Sunil Narine and Andre Russell to step up. Overall, Mohali will host some of the best T20 players for yet another entertaining game.

Match Details:

Match: Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knights Riders 
Date: 31st March 2023 
Venue: Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, India

Dream11 match top picks

Top Wicketkeeper Pick

Bhanuka Rajapaksa gave a decent record of himself in the past IPL season, scoring 206 runs in nine matches. He held his own against both pace and spin in the middle order with a strike rate of nearly 160.

Rajapaksa is a great choice for your PBKS vs. KKR Dream11 prediction team because he is likely to play floater in the absence of Liam Livingstone.

Top Batter Pick

Nitish Rana will lead the Kolkata Knight Riders in his first IPL season. Rana is a proven batsman who has scored over 2000 IPL runs, but his captaincy will be scrutinized. Last year, he pitched 14 innings and averaged 27.77 runs per out, scoring 361 runs.

With Rana prone to bat at number three, he is a top pick for your PBKS versus KKR Dream11 expectation group.

Top All-rounder Pick

In the previous season, Sunil Narine was one of the best bowlers, taking nine wickets at an economy rate of 5.57. In addition to his usual bowling prowess, Narine can score quickly down the order.

Narine is an essential member of your PBKS vs. KKR Dream11 prediction team due to his IPL record against Punjab Kings.

Top Bowler Pick

Despite averaging 38.50, Arshdeep Singh had a respectable IPL season the previous time around. He was particularly impressive in the final rounds because he consistently executed his yorkers flawlessly.

Arshdeep is a good addition to your Dream11 team because he has gained international experience in the last year or so.

match captain and vice-captain choices

Andre Russell is perhaps of the best all-rounder on the planet and for good explanation. Last year, Russell made explosive cameos with the bat and took 17 wickets in 14 matches.

For your PBKS vs. KKR Dream11 prediction team, Russell is an excellent captain’s pick because he is likely to play a significant role with both the bat and the ball.

Over the past year or so, white-ball cricket has seen Sam Curran perform admirably. In 2022, Curran was one of the best players at the Twenty20 World Cup, winning Player of the Tournament.

Curran is an excellent choice to captain or vice captain your PBKS vs. KKR Dream11 prediction team due to his IPL experience.

Probable XIs: 

Punjab Kings: 

  • Shikhar Dhawan ©
  • Matt Short
  • Sikandar Raza
  • Shahrukh Khan
  • Jitesh Sharma (wk)
  • Sam Curran
  • Rishi Dhawan
  • Nathan Ellis
  • Rahul Chahar
  • Harpreet Brar
  • Arshdeep Singh

Kolkata Knights Riders: 

  • Venkatesh Iyer
  • Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk)
  • Nitish Rana ©
  • Rinku Singh
  • Mandeep Singh
  • Andre Russell
  • Sunil Narine
  • Shardul Thakur
  • Umesh Yadav
  • Lockie Ferguson
  • Varun Chakravarthy

pitch report

With an average first-innings total of 172 across the last five matches, Mohali is anticipated to provide a favorable surface for batsmen to work on. The pacers, who have taken over 60% of the wickets in the last five matches, will also have plenty of support. The preferred strategy will be to chase, as the chasing teams have won four of the last five IPL matches.

Weather Report:

Temperature 31°c
Humidity 28%
Wind Speed 13 km/hr
Precipitation NO 

Where to watch

Watch the match on Jio Cinema

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