The 8th match of IPL 2023 will be played between Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders from 7:30 pm today. In their first match of the season, the big target of 206 runs from RCB was achieved by PBKS in 19 overs on the basis of a line-up full of explosive batsmen.
On the other hand, after defeating a strong team like CSK in their opening match, KKR had to face defeat at the hands of RCB in the second match. Batting first after losing the toss, the Kolkata team was all out after scoring 128 runs in 18.5 overs.
There is always some extra for fast bowlers in Wankhede. The pitch assists the pace and bounce. Where the small size of the ground and even pace gives an advantage to batters as well. We can’t forget the whole IPL is going to play in only 4 venues so there will be a good batting track in the initial period of the tournament.
Mumbai is located in the western state of Maharashtra. Weather in Mumbai remains hot and humid during the summers which span from March to May. The weather model indicates a good forecast for the game of cricket on 1st April 2023.
Chances of Rain – 0%
Wankhede Stadium is one of the historic and well-known cricket grounds located in Mumbai. India had played the final of the ICC World Cup 2011 vs Sri Lanka here and lifted the world cup.
The spectators capacity of Wankhede Stadium is 33,108. While due to COVID-19 restrictions only 25% capacity can be filled to enjoy the live matches in the stadium.
Highest Runs By The Team: 235/1 by Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians in 2015
Most Runs By The Individual: 133* – AB de Villiers (RCB) vs. Mumbai Indians in 2015
- Rabada is out of quarantine and ready to play this match.
- Pat Cummins and Aron Finch are unavailable again for this match.
- KKR may play with the same team in the match.
- PBKS will probably make just one change, Rabada in place of Sandeep Sharma.