Date: April 1, 2022
Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
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Kolkata are all set to take on Punjab as the eighth clash of the season. While Punjab will be riding high on the back of a stunning victory against Bangalore, Kolkata had a close encounter against the same opponent in their second clash of the season, but could not emerge victorious. Shreyas Iyer-led side was defeated by 3-wickets in the game but had a lot of positives to take away. This clash will surely be a thrilling encounter as both teams will look to finish as better teams.
Both sides are studded with a great set of talented players, and the contest between them will surely be a close contest. Batting was a bit of concern for Kolkata in the game against Bangalore, but the handy contributions from Russell and tailenders’ were a few positives. Kolkata’s bowling has been their main strength as Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Sunil Narine, and Varun Chakravarthy are doing an exceptional job for the side. Venkatesh Iyer’s decent cameo in the 2nd game was also a good sign for the skipper. Meanwhile, Punjab bowler conceded too many runs against Bangalore, but batters like Mayank Agarwal, Shikhar Dhawan, and Bhanuka Rajapaksa contributed value to the side. The blistering partnership from Odean Smith and Sharukh Khan helped the side to clinch the game.
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Probable Playing XI:
Venkatesh Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Sam Billings, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Sheldon Jackson (wk), Umesh Yadav, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakaravarthy
Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Bhanuka Rajapaksa (wk), Shahrukh Khan, Odean Smith, Raj Bawa, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Sandeep Sharma, Rahul Chahar
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