Match Details

Date: April 26, 2024
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
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Kolkata Knight Riders will play against Punjab Kings in the 41st match of the IPL 2024 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. After registering a close one-run win over the Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB), the Shreyas Iyer-led side  are well placed in the top half of the IPL standings at the halfway mark of the tournament. For Punjab Kings, who are struggling badly to put up a performance in the IPL 2024, all of their top players need to step up against a formidable opponent this weekend.

Pitch Report

The pitches at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata have proven to be very good for batters, and generally, they tend to improve as the night rolls along. With that, the average first innings score of 165 at this venue in the IPL, could be far from enough for either KKR or PBKS to defend in their upcoming match. 

Team Analysis

Kolkata Knight Riders

The Kolkata Knight Riders batting lineup is firing on all cylinders in the IPL 2024, with Sunil Narine leading from the front with the bat at the top of the order, scoring the first T20 century of his career against Rajasthan Royals. The West Indies all-rounder has also been the best bowler for KKR in the competition, and he has gotten tremendous support from his spin bowling counterpart Varun Chakravarthy in particular.

IPL 2024 Squad of Kolkata Knight Riders

Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Phil Salt, Sunil Narine, Suyash Sharma, Anukul Roy, Andre Russell, Venkatesh Iyer, Harshit Rana, Vaibhav Arora, Varun Chakaravarthy, KS Bharat, Chetan Sakariya, Mitchell Starc, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Ramandeep Singh, Sherfane Rutherford, Manish Pandey, Allah Ghazanfar, Dushmantha Chameera, Sakib Hussain. Players injured/withdrawn: Jason Roy, Gus Atkinson, Mujeeb Ur Rahman.

Punjab Kings

The batting lineup of Punjab Kings has struggled at the top of the order, but the likes of Shashank Singh and Ashutosh Sharma have managed to pull off rescue acts on multiple occasions for the team in the IPL 2024. On the bowling side of things, the stand-in captain Sam Curran, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh, and Harshal Patel, who have been among the wickets, are yet to step up with the ball as a collective unit for PBKS in the tournament.

IPL 2024 Squad of Punjab Kings

Shikhar Dhawan (c), Matthew Short, Prabhsimran Singh, Jitesh Sharma, Sikandar Raza, Rishi Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Atharva Taide, Arshdeep Singh, Nathan Ellis, Sam Curran, Kagiso Rabada, Harpreet Brar, Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Bhatia, Vidwath Kaverappa, Shivam Singh, Harshal Patel, Chris Woakes, Ashutosh Sharma, Vishwanath Pratap Singh, Shashank Singh, Tanay Thyagarajan, Prince Choudhary, Rilee Rossouw.

Match Prediction

ipl 2024 kkr vs pbks match prediction


Kolkata Knight Riders are playing some scintillating cricket in the IPL 2024, and their upcoming contest against Punjab Kings shouldn’t prove to be a tough one for them to win because of the contrasting forms of both teams.

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