Last updated on: May 8, 2023 at 10:36 am
Eden Gardens in Kolkata is set to host the KKR vs PBKS IPL 2023 match on Monday, May 8. It is a back-to-back match between the two sides and a must-win for both teams. Punjab Kings defeated Kolkata Knight Riders earlier this season.
KKR is ranked eighth on the scoreboard. They won their last game against SRH with five runs in a thrilling finish. Varun Chakravarthy secured 9 points in the final to win for KKR in the game. They need to win all their remaining matches to qualify for the knockout stages.
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PBKS was ranked seventh on the scoreboard and lost the last match in this competition. Punjab’s pitchers were unable to defend the number 214 even though the batters did well. They won only one of the five games played in Mohali. All are high score clashes.
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KKR and PBKS played 31 games in IPL with Kolkata Knight Riders winning 20 and Punjab Kings winning 11. In the last five games, PBKS led 3-2. A win for Punjab will put them on 12 points and second on the scoreboard while Kolkata will get 10 points if they win this match.
IPL 2023 | India National Cricket Team | Chennai Super Kings (CSK) | Capital city Delhi (DC) | Giants of Gujarat (GT) | Knight Rider of Kolkata (KKR) | Lucknow Supergiant (LSG) | Mumbai Indians (MI) | King of Punjab (PBKS) | Royal Rajasthan (RR) | Royal Bangalore Challenge (RCB) | SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH)
The IPL 2023 will see 74 matches and the final is scheduled to take place on May 28th. A total of 10 teams attend IPL 2023 namely- Chennai Super Kings, Bangalore Royal ChallengerSunrisers Hyderabad, Mumbai Indians, Gujarat Titans, Rajasthan Royals, Punjab Kings, Delhi Capitals, Lucknow Super Giants, and Knight Knights of Kolkata.
IPL is back to home and away format with the home teams looking to win all home games. This is a good opportunity for KKR to get their 5th win of the season and 2nd at home. The venue has seen five in total over 200 goals scored this IPL season. However, with the second half of the season underway, the pitch is expected to get lower and lower and support the spinner.
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KKR vs PBKS: Today’s Live Weather Report and Kolkata Stadium Report- IPL 2023, Round 53
The weather forecast is cloudy for the past few days in Kolkata and various areas in the state of West Bengal. The KKR vs GT match started to be postponed due to rain. However, the weather forecast will be hot and humid next week. Temperatures in the evening are expected to be around 29 degrees with clear skies.
Speaking of the pitch, KKR have scored 179 and 171 in their last two games where they headed at Eden Gardens. Scores of around 180 are to be expected in this game as well as the chasing team will probably have a hard time when the spin goes into effect in the second half of the evening game. Dew is expected to play an important role in the game.
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