KKR vs PBKS prediction: Match win, Dream11 and toss – 08/05/2023


KKR VS PBKS Match prediction: KKR to win

KKR VS PBKS Toss prediction: KKR to win the toss and bowl first

With the competition in its final stages, each point is crucial. A must-win game against PBKS for the Kolkata Knight Riders if they want to make it to the playoffs. A win for Punjab Kings will take them to the 3rd spot on the points table. Read on to find out more about KKR vs PBKS prediction.

KKR vs PBKS match preview

Kolkata Knight Riders

After managing to pull off a rabbit out of the hat in the last game, the Kolkata Knight Riders have managed to stay alive in this competition. With each game from now on a virtual knockout, KKR will have to get things spot on. Playing at home, they have been impressive and will have the initial advantage going into the game.

The batsmen look in good form but they will want the top order to pile up some big runs as the competition gets to the business end. This will have a big impact on KKR vs PBKS prediction. The bowling is tailor-made for Eden Gardens and will hope to continue their momentum in the rest of the matches too. KKR has the advantage going into this clash.

KKR possible 11: Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Jason Roy, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana(c), Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Vaibhav Arora, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakaravarthy

Punjab Kings

In a season where Punjab Kings have looked extremely good, they still find themselves in the bottom half of the table. With some impressive wins under their belt they would have hoped to be a bit ahead in the points table. A win in this game will take them to the 3rd spot. The away playing conditions will have a large say in KKR vs PBKS prediction.

The batting has been outstanding, constantly piling up the big runs and now with Liam Livingstone having runs under his belt, with Jitesh Sharma to follow they look like a dangerous batting unit. They will hope for a much better performance from the bowling department in the remaining games if they want to make it to the playoffs.

PBKS possible 11: Prabhsimran Singh, Shikhar Dhawan(c), Matthew Short, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma(w), Sam Curran, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Rishi Dhawan, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh

Pitch and expected weather conditions

The Eden Gardens has been quite unpredictable over the course of the season. Ideally which is to be a slow track suiting the spinners, it has produced some high-scoring thrillers. However, with rain in the air, it will be a huge factor in deciding the outcome of the game.

It will be extremely humid, as it is an evening game it will get cooler as the match goes along. 

KKR vs PBKS Dream11 prediction

Our KKR vs PBKS Dream11 prediction for this match:

  • Wicket-keeper(s): Rahmanullah Gurbaz, 
  • Batter(s): Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Jason Roy, Shikhar Dhawan
  • All-rounder(s): Andre Russel, Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone
  • Bowler(s): Varun Chakaravarthy, Sunil Narine, Arshdeep Singh
  • Recommended captain: Jason Roy
  • Recommended vice-captain: Sunil Narine

There are many high-quality players to choose from to make your perfect Dream 11 team. The all-rounders become extremely important as they can play both roles in this KKR vs PBKS Dream11 prediction.

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Jason Roy and Nitesh Rana will have a lot of responsibility on their shoulders, as KKR will hope for a good batting performance. Rinku Singh will also play an important role, as he is the in-form batsman for the Kolkata Knight Riders.

We would recommend having Jason Roy as your Captain, as he is in brilliant form and take the match to the opposition with his power hitting. Sunil Naraine is has been fantastic in this competition and one cannot question his class, especially coming back to the Eden Gardens. Hence he should be your pick for your Vice Captain.

KKR vs PBKS Match prediction: Kolkata Knight Riders to win 

Kolkata Knight Riders need to win this game if they want their playoff dream to still come possible. Playing at home they will be at an advantage in KKR vs PBKS match prediction, and they will want to make the most out of it. With the bowling also now clicking, we feel Kolkata Knight Riders will win this game. 

KKR vs PBKS Toss prediction: Kolkata Knight Riders to win the toss and bowl first. 

With a possibility of rain, and the pitch being traditionally good for the spinner Kolkata Knight Riders will win the toss and decide to bowl first. They will want to chase down the target set for them, and with the lower-order batsmen in form, they will be extremely confident doing so.  

Also read: Today toss prediction

KKR vs PBKS Man of the Match prediction: Suniel Naraine 

Suniel Naraine has always been the clutch bowler for the Kolkata Knight Riders, but he has rolled back the years and been in top form this season. He will want to make a huge impact and with the Punjab Kings batting still a bit inexperienced, Naraine will be in play here. We feel that he will be the Man of the match in this KKR vs PBKS prediction.

KKR vs PBKS betting odds

Here are the KKR vs PBKS betting odds

  • Kolkata Knight Riders Odds: 1.72
  • Punjab Kings Odds: 2.00

Kolkata Knight Riders are placed at 1.72 and Punjab Kings at 2.00. Kolkata Knight Riders are the obvious favourites as they play the game at home, and the Punjab Kings' inconsistent form also plays a part for the odds.

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