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KKR vs PBKS (Match 8 of IPL 2022): Dream11 Team Predictions, Fantasy Tips, Probable Playing XIs, Pitch Report and Weather Forecast

The 8th encounter of the 15th edition of the Indian Premier League will proceed between the finalists of IPL 2014, Kolkata Knight Riders, and Punjab Kings. KKR lost their 2nd game with a very close margin against the RCB. But, their bowling department was impressive, especially the likes of Sunil Narine and Umesh Yadav. While the Punjab Kings won the last encounter by chasing the mountainous total of 206 runs, which ultimately reflects their batting strength. So, it will be a crisp contest between Kolkata’s miser bowling and Punjab’s ruthless batting. The venue for this match will be the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Which perfectly suits the elite departments of both teams.

Before this, both the sides have clashed in 29 games and in which KKR has dominated the proceedings with 19 wins in their account, while PBKS has won 10 games. The top order of Punjab is in a tremendous form; pointedly, the inclusion of Bhanuka Rajapaksa has strengthify it along with the skipper Mayank Agrawal and the veteran opener Shikhar Dhawan. On the other hand, KKR’s Indian pedigree batsmen are not even up to their par game in the last two matches, so fingers are also crossed for them. Let’s make a few predictions for the game between KKR & PBKS.

Predictions for KKR vs PBKS match

Though the certainty of a big score is firm as the short boundaries and quick outfield makes it easy. The Batters like Shreyas Iyer, Mayank Agrawal, and Odean Smith may register prominent figures in this game. Also, the spinners of both teams would stay on the top as the previous games give a hint about it. However, the Likes of Liam Livingston and Odean Smith would find it hard to take on the upskilled bowling line-up of KKR. Also, the team batting second would ride on a heavy advantage as the dew makes the bowling so tough in the second half of the game.

Probable Playing XIs for both teams

Kagiso Rabada would make his first appearance for Punjab in IPL 2022 from this game; he may come in place of Sandeep Sharma. But, the rest of the team would remain the same, while the whole line-up of Kolkata Knight Riders would also be the same as in the last encounter. So, let’s make the probable playing XIs for KKR and PBKS.

Playing XI for PBKS: Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal (C), Bhanuka Rajapaksa(✈️/W), Liam Livingstone(✈️), Raj Bawa, Shahrukh Khan, Odean Smith(✈️), Harpreet Brar, Arshdeep Singh, Kagiso Rabada(✈️), Rahul Chahar

Playing XI for KKR: Venkatesh Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer (C), Nitish Rana, Sam Billings(✈️), Sheldon Jackson(W), Andre Russell(✈️), Sunil Narine(✈️), Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy

Pitch Report for KKR vs PBKS game

The pitch of Wankhede cricket stadium is intrinsically bouncy in nature as the red soil is renowned for that. Hence, spinners will get a cent-percent turn from the very initial phase of the game. While batters have to maneuver the gaps in the field, the rest of the work will be done with short boundaries and a quick outfield. The average 1st and 2nd innings total are 190 and 182 runs, respectively, indicating the high-scoring nature of this pitch.

Weather Forecast for KKR vs PBKS match

The day will be warm as the peak temperature will hover at 35°, and the minimum will be at 29°. The humidity will get to 72%, and as the game will commence at 7:30 pm, there is a heavy chance of dew playing a big spoiler in the second half of the game.

Fantasy Tips For KKR vs PBKS match

The sudden turn and the uneven bounce will favor the spinners like Sunil Narine, Varun Chakravarthy, and Rahul Chahar so that they could be a good bet for the game.

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While, the batters who could play such typical Indian conditions very well like Shreyas Iyer, Mayank Agrawal, and Shikhar Dhawan should be included in your fantasy11.

Also, the Pacers, who can bowl good slower ones, and Yorkers like Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, and Kagiso Rabada could prove so effective on this pitch of Wankhede stadium.

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