The start of the 15th season of IPL has been wonderful. The 8th match of this league will be between KKR and PBKS from 7:30 pm today. This match will be played at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Check PBKS vs KKR 8th Match Preview.
Mayank Agarwal will be in front of Shreyas Iyer as captain in the match. On one side there is KKR who will take the field today after losing against RCB in the last match. On the other hand, there is the team of Punjab which defeated RCB in their first match.
PBKS vs KKR: Match Preview
Punjab is not dependent on anyone player
In the last match, Mayank Agarwal, Shikhar Dhawan, and Bhanuka Rajapakse batted brilliantly in the top order. At the same time, in the middle order, the pair of Shahrukh Khan and Odeon Smith made PBKS easily reach the target against RCB.
Odeon Smith also finished the match scoring an unbeaten 25 off 8 balls at a strike rate of 312. In today’s match, Kagiso Rabada of South Africa is ready to play his first match for Punjab. In such a situation, the Kolkata batsmen should be ready for the fastballs that burst into flames.
Kolkata’s batting looked scattered
After the departure of Shubman Gill, KKR has selected Ajinkya Rahane as the opener. He definitely scored 44 runs in the first match, but in the second match, he was dismissed after scoring 9 runs.
At the same time, Venkatesh Iyer’s bat has also not done anything special in both matches. Shreyas Iyer is definitely running in good form, but he has to understand the importance of his wicket from him. Kolkata can send Russell up in today’s match.
KKR Probable XI: Ajinkya Rahane, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Shreyas Iyer (c), Sam Billings, Sheldon Jackson (wk), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy
PBKS Probable XI: Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Bhanuka Rajapaksa (wk), Shahrukh Khan, Odean Smith, Raj Bawa, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar