IPL 2023 match 2, Punjab Kings probable playing xi: The second match of Indian Premier League 2023 will be between Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders on April. The venue for this game between the two teams is IS Bindra Stadium Mohali. Punjab Kings’ IPL past thus far has not been very promising. She has only twice made it to the top 4, in 2008 and 2014. The Punjab squad finished as runners-up in 2014. The team finished sixth in the last four seasons. Last year, Punjab Kings was at number eight in table points. But this time the Punjab team will likely to improve its performance.
Last season was nothing special for Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders. Both the teams could not reach the play-offs. This season too, the path is not going to be much easier for the teams, as KKR is going to miss Shreyas Iyer and PBKS is going to miss Jonny Bairstow. It has to be seen how both the teams start their campaign.
Shikhar Dhawan’s team has these strong
In IPL 2023, Shikhar Dhawan has been made the captain of Punjab Kings. He has replaced Mayank Agarwal. Shikhar’s team includes many hard hitting and smoking players. If we sum up the team there are players like Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Sikandar Raza, Sam Karan and Shah Rukh Khan. All of them are known for Atishi batting. Apart from them, Arshdeep and Nathan Ellis give balance to the team in bowling. Adorned with these best players, the Punjab team can overpower any opposition
Also Rabada is out of this match and Johnny Bairstow a star player is still on recovery .Bairstow is yet to recover from his injury. He has not been able to play for his national team for a long time. Apart from him, it is difficult for Liam Livingstone to play in the first match. In place of Johnny Bairstow, Punjab has included 27-year-old Australian player Matthew Short. Apart from batting in the top order, he also does off-spin bowling.
Possible playing XI of Punjab Kings against Kolkata Knight Riders
Shikhar Dhawan (Captain), Prabhsimran Singh, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Sikandar Raza, Sam Karan, Jitesh Sharma (Wicketkeeper), Shah Rukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Rahul
Chahar, Arshdeep Singh and Nathan Ellis.
Possible playing XI of Kolkata Knight Riders agains Punjab Kings
Nitish Rana (Captain), Venkatesh Iyer, Mandeep Singh, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakraborty, Tim Southee and Shardul Thakur.
Match – Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 2nd match
Date – 1 April 2023, 3:30 PM IST
Location – Mohali
A high-scoring contest can be witnessed in Mohali and batsmen can dominate here. Apart from this, fast bowlers can also leave their impact. Bowling first can prove to be a good option.