IPL 2023: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings in Kolkata | 53rd IPL Match Preview Including Probable XIs, Pitch Report & More!

All you cricket lovers out there, we know that you are eagerly waiting to get the insights of the 53rd IPL 2023 played between Kolkata Knight Riders & Punjab Kings. At this moment, the hosts KKR has gained momentum in the last match played between SRH where they won by 5 runs. On the other hand, the PBKS has suffered 6 wickets loss where SKY helped Mumbai Indians to bulldoze PBKS.

Now both of them are required to claim the win on May 8, 2023, in Eden Gardens in Kolkata. As of now, both KKR & PBKS are rightfully in the second half of the points table. It is because KKR & PBKS have won only one of their last 5 matches. So the captain of KKR (Nitish Rana) & PBKS (Shikhar Dhawan) would be looking forward to winning this match to remain in the playoffs. 

Continue reading to find out the detailed overview of the KKR & PBKS IPL 2023 (53rd) match: 

KKR vs PBKS | Pitch Report of IPL 2023 53rd Match 

For the last many years, the pitch of Eden Gardens has been a heaven for the batters. And this year 2023 is no exception. It is expected the average first-inning score here would be upto 200+. What makes Eden Garden 2023 IPL pitch more interesting is that in comparison to the last few seasons where the average score is around 163 runs, this year the batting team would be at the advantage. Both the team captains would prefer to bat first in Eden Gardens on Monday 8th May 2023.

KKR vs PBKS Probable Teams XI


Nitish Rana (Captain), Jason Roy, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Harshit Rana, Vaibhav Arora, Varun Chakravarthy. If you talk about a potential impact substitute, Anukul Roy for Venkatesh Iyer. 


Shikhar Dhawan (Captain) would be leading the team followed by the players including Shahrukh Khan, Jonny Bairstow, Prabhsimran Singh, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jitesh Sharma, Raj Bawa, Rishi Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Atharva Taide, Arshdeep Singh, Baltej Singh, Nathan Ellis, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Brar. Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza, Harpreet Bhatia, Vidwath Kaverappa, Mohit Rathee, Shivam Singh. However, the impact players of PBKS include Rishi Dhawan for Prabhsimran Singh.

KKR vs PBKS Match Venue?

The 53rd IPL 2023 between KKR vs PBKS would be played at Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata on 8th May. 

When will the KKR vs PBKS match start?

Kolkata knight Riders (KKR) and Punjab Kings (PBKS) will lock horns on May 8 (Monday) at 7:30 PM IST. 

How to watch it on TV?

The online streaming of the KKR vs PBKS IPL 53rd match will be televised on the Star Sports Network in India. Moreover, you can also enjoy live streaming on Viacom18’s JioCinema mobile app.

How to watch live streaming?

The 2023 edition of IPL including the KKR vs PBKS 53rd match will be live-streamed on the JioCinema app. 


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