New Delhi: In IPL 2023, victory is the only way left in front of Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings. Losing is forbidden for both the teams. Because losing now would mean getting wiped out from the playoff race. And, neither Punjab nor Kolkata would like this. But even then one team will get a shock. For the time being, the focus of both the teams will be on playing better.
The match between Punjab and Kolkata will be played at Eden Gardens. The experience has been sweet and sour for Kolkata on this ground. Means, despite being the home ground, he has won matches and also lost them. That means Punjab Kings will have full chances to improve their position in the table.
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The condition of Kolkata and Punjab in the points table
At present, the Punjab team is at number 7 in the points table with 10 points in 10 matches. At the same time, Kolkata Knight Riders are in 8th place with 8 points in 10 matches. There is a gap of 2 marks between the two. And, this will be the 11th match for both of them in the season. In this sense too, this match is very important.
The mathematics of the clash of both the teams on the pitch of IPL
This is the second encounter of both the teams in IPL 2023. Earlier on April 1, the first match played between them was in the name of Punjab, which they won by Duckworth-Lewis rule. Although Punjab may have won the last match, Kolkata has a better record against them in the IPL. So far 31 matches have been played between the two in IPL, in which 20 have been won by Kolkata while 11 matches have been occupied by Punjab.
Now it remains to be seen who wins the 32nd match between the two. This bet to be played on the pitch of IPL 2023 is going to be very important from the point of view of both the teams.
KKR vs PBKS: Dream 11 Prediction
Keeper- Rehmanullah Gurbaz, Jitesh Sharma
Batsmen- Shikhar Dhawan, Jason Roy, William Livingston, Shahrukh Khan
Allrounders- Venkatesh Iyer, Sikandar Raza, Sam Karan
Bowlers: Varun Chakraborty, Sunil Naren
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