Match Details:

Date: April 1, 2023

Time: 3:30 PM IST 

Venue: Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali 

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Match Preview: 

The Punjab Kings will host Kolkata Knight Riders to kick off their IPL 2023 campaign. Both of the teams didn’t have a great previous season as they finished outside the playoffs. But now with updated rosters, both teams hope to start proceedings on a positive note. The Knight Riders were dealt with a massive blow ahead of the season as their captain Shreyas Iyer was ruled out citing a back injury. 

With this absence and a lack of quality death bowling options, KKR will be under pressure from the opening game. Whereas, Punjab Kings, unlike previous seasons, have a complete side with quality players across the board. Shikhar Dhawan-led Kings has some great overseas stars. If Punjab hopes for a possible playoff push their  inexperienced Indian contingent needs to fire.

Also Read:  PBKS vs KKR 2023 Live Score  IPL 2023 Live Score   IPL 2023 Points Table

Pitch Report:

The PCA IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali has often produced some great batting tracks over the 15 years of the IPL. The stadium tends to benefit the chasing side and hence has been a witness to countless thrillers. 

Probable Playing XIs

Punjab Kings

Shikhar Dhawan (c), Prabhsimran Singh, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Sikandar Raza, Shahrukh Khan, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Sam Curran, Rishi Dhawan, Nathan Ellis, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh

Kolkata Knight Riders 

Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), N Jagadeesan, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana (c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakraborty

Match Prediction:

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Punjab Kings will beat the Kolkata Knight Riders to kick-start their 2023 IPL campaign with a win. 

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