Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 2nd Match, IPL 2023: stats for the game

Both sides will look to get their best game out tomorrow, will be interesting to see the team combinations with loads of injuries on either side.

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By Omar | Mar 31, 2023 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Punjab Kings square off Kolkata Knight Riders in the second match of the IPL 2023 at Mohali. This will be the first match of the double heated on Saturday. These two teams finished in the bottom half of the points table last year and will be looking to start the tournament with a win this time around. Shikhar Dhawan will lead the Punjab Kings side, they will miss their star pacer Kagiso Rabada for the upcoming fixture as he is on national duties with South Africa. Will be interesting to see how Sam Curran performs tomorrow, he will have a lot of eyes on him tomorrow.

Nitish Rana will lead the Kolkata Knight Riders in the absence of Shreyas Iyer. Lockie Ferguson is set to miss the first few games this season. Andre Russell and Sunil Narine will be key in tomorrow’s encounter, Rinku Singh and Varun Chakvarthy will make it to the playing XI as well and will look to deliver in a big way tomorrow. Both sides will look to get their best game out tomorrow, will be interesting to see the team combinations with loads of injuries on either side.

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Pitch

The surface in Mohali has traditionally been a high-scoring venue with batters enjoying their time in the middle. The ball might do a little bit for the fast bowlers in the initial stages of the match, but it will get easier to bat as the match progresses. The team winning the toss would be inclined to bowl first at this venue.

Match Details:

Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 2nd Match

Venue: I S Bindra Stadium, Mohali, India

Date & Time: 1st April, at 3:30 PM IST

FACTS

Opened1993
Capacity30,000
EndsPavilion End, City End
LocationMohali, India
Time ZoneUTC +5:30
Other Sports it is home to
FloodlightsYes

STATS – T20I

Total matches9
Matches won batting first5
Matches won bowling first4
Average 1st Inns scores168
Average 2nd Inns scores152
Highest total recorded234/4 (20 Ov) by IND vs NZ
Lowest total recorded149/5 (20 Ov) by SA vs IND
Highest score chased212/4 (19.1 Ov) by IND vs SL
Lowest score defended114/8 (20 Ov) by WIW vs INDW




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