KKR vs PBKS Live Telecast: Today (April 1) Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings will face each other in IPL 2023. The match will be played at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali. This time the captaincy of Punjab Kings is in the hands of Shikhar Dhawan, while the command of Kolkata Knight Riders is handled by Nitish Rana. Due to Shreyas Iyer’s injury, Nitish was given the responsibility.
A total of 30 matches have been played between these two teams so far and Kolkata has the upper hand. While the Kolkata team won 20 matches, Punjab shared only 10 wins. But in the last four matches both the teams keep losing each other.
Punjab Kings are looking strong
Kolkata Knight Riders are missing their captain Shreyas Iyer a lot. In the absence of Iyer, the onus will once again be on the Caribbean pair of Andre Russell and Sunil Narine to help KKR win. Here, Punjab Kings will miss Jonny Bairstow the most. The explosive batsman has been sidelined for a long time due to injury and is also unavailable in IPL 2023. Although Punjab have a good balance in batting and bowling, they look like favorites in today’s match.
When and where to watch the match?
The match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings will start at 3.30 PM today (April 1). The match will be telecast live on various channels of Star Sports Network. Live streaming of this match will be available on ‘Jio Cinema’ app.
playing11 for both teams
Kolkata Knight Riders: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wicket keeper), Jagadeesan, Nitish Rana (captain), Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Shardul Thakur, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakraborty.
Punjab Kings: Shikhar Dhawan (captain), Prabhsimran Singh, Bhanuka Rajapakse, Liam Livingstone, Shah Rukh Khan, Jitesh Sharma, Rishi Dhawan, Sam Curran, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh, Rahul Chahar.