Match Details

Date: May 8 2023

Time: 7:30 PM IST

Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata

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The Kolkata Knight Riders are set to host the Punjab Kings in another entertaining IPL 2023 fixture at the Eden Gardens. These teams hold a special rivalry that has seen some incredible fixtures over the years. Entertaining this game, the Kings suffered a significant loss against the Mumbai Indians. While the Knight Riders registered a much-needed victory over the Sunrisers Hyderabad. 

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The Kolkata Knight Riders, after some inconsistent performances, have seemingly found their best playing XI with some in-form players in each department. The KKR batting has gradually improved especially their openers with Jason Roy and Rahmanullah Gurbaz batting freely. Whereas with the ball, Kolkata boasts of one of the spin attacks in the tournament. 

On the other hand, the Punjab Kings have had an exciting season with some free-flowing positive cricket so far in the tournament. The PBKS batting has been scoring a ton of runs, especially with the return of Liam Livingstone to his sublime big-hitting form. Whereas their bowling has failed to back the batters and conceded many runs in nearly every fixture. 

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Probable XIs 

Kolkata Knight Riders

Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Jason Roy, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana (c), Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Vaibhav Arora, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakaravarthy

Punjab Kings

Prabhsimran Singh, Shikhar Dhawan (c), Matthew Short, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Sam Curran, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Rishi Dhawan, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh

Best 14

Batters: Jason Roy, Nitish Rana, Shikhar Dhawan, Liam Livingstone,

Bowlers: Varun Chakaravarthy, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh

Wicket-keepers: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Jitesh Sharma

All-rounders:  Matthew Short, Sam Curran, Andre Russell, Shardul Thakur

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