Indian Premier League 2023: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will play Punjab Kings (PBKS) for the second time this season. Kolkata have had their ups and downs so far this season. Under the captaincy of Nitish Rana, the team won 2 of the first 3 matches. From here the team had to suffer consecutive defeats in the next 4 matches. In the last match, KKR beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 5 runs and entered the playoff race.
Talking about Punjab Kings journey so far this season, they started the season with 2 consecutive wins. So far Punjab Kings have won 5 out of 10 matches and lost 5 matches.
So far, Kolkata has the upper hand over Punjab
If the records between KKR and Punjab are seen against each other.. Kolkata clearly has the upper hand. So far 31 matches have been played between the two teams. In this, KKR won 20 matches while Punjab Kings managed to win only 11 matches.
The spin bowlers have the upper hand on the Kolkata pitch
The match will be played between KKR and Punjab at the Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata. So far the spin bowlers have the upper hand on this ground. So far 82 matches have been played and the team has won 48 times.
Kolkata looks to have the upper hand in spin bowling
If we talk about the result of this match.. Kolkata Knight Riders have got the upper hand. The team has two great spinners in the form of Sunil Narine and Suyash Sharma, who will not be an easy task for the Punjab batsmen to face. The toss will also play a vital role in this match. Due to the ice during the second batting, there is some flexibility in scoring runs.