The tournament is getting tougher as every day goes by. Still, there is no confirmation about which team gets into the top four. The competition this time is tight. KKR were brilliant at the beginning of the tournament, but somehow they happened to lose in the later part. PBKS were also the same. Even though they started well they didn’t manage the momentum. And now, both the teams are in a crucial situation where they have to win at least three of the four games they are going to play.
Head to Head
Matches played: 31
PBKS Won: 11
KKR Won: 20
Time: 7.30 PM IST
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
A belter wicket which would give no time for the bowlers to survive.
What to Expect?
Since it is a good wicket to bat on, the team that chases will have an upper hand. The batters will have terrific time out in the middle. So we can expect a highly entertaining game.
Probable Playing XIIs
PBKS Possible XII:
Shikhar Dhawan, Prabhsimran Singh (wk), Matthew Short, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma, Shahrukh Khan, Sam Curran(c) , Nathan Ellis, Harpreet Brar, Arshdeep Singh , Rahul Chahar, Rishi Dhawan
KKR Possible XI:
Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Jason Roy, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana(C), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Anukul Roy, Sunil Narine, Vaibhav Arora, Shardul Thaku, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakravarthy
Fantasy Picks for the KKR vs PBKS (Match 53)
Captain : Jason Roy
Roy on this surface is very dangerous for any bowling team. Even with the spinners, he is able to extract the valuable runs through his slog sweeps and cut shot.
Vice Captain : S Dhawan
S Dhawan is the best suit on a wicket like this. He has managed his form for a long time now. This game will be vital for PBKS and Dhawan will not miss such occasions.
Batsmen : S Dhawan, N Rana, V Iyer, Roy, Rinku
The three left handers of KKR are the pillars of KK R so far in this tournament. Their contributions are making the team alive in this contest.
Wicketkeeper : J Sharma
Jithesh has been impressive every day he steps out to bat on the big stage. Undoubtedly this game is going to be big for him.
All rounders : A Russell, M Short, L Livingston
The ability to make destructive innings is the identity of all these three all rounders. When the wicket favors batting, they are the best option to go for.
Bowlers : Chakravarthy, A Singh
Chakravarthy’s match winning last over in the last game was sensational. He is in a great rhythm right now.
Arshdeep is someone who brings in different angles for the batters with his left arm bowling. He has improved a lot as a bowler in this IPL.
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