Punjab Kings bat first as Iyer wins toss


KKR vs PBKS LIVE Score – IPL 2022 LIVE Updates: Punjab Kings bat first – Kolkata Knight Riders have won 1 and have lost 1 in the IPL 2022 so far. Under new captain Shreyas Iyer, KKR won against CSK but lost to RCB in a low scoring thriller. On the other other hand, Punjab Kings has been SUPER-IMPRESSIVE in their 1st match. Can PBKS continue good run or will KKR bounce back? Follow KKR vs PBKS LIVE Updates and IPL 2022 LIVE Updates with InsideSport.IN

KKR head into Friday’s game at the back of a three-wicket loss against RCB though managed to make the game close after a below-par total.

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  • Andre Russell looks fit and fine to continue.

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KKR vs PBKS LIKELY Playing XI’S

Kolkata Knight Riders: 1 Venkatesh Iyer, 2 Ajinkya Rahane, 3 Shreyas Iyer (capt), 4 Nitish Rana, 5 Sam Billings, 6 Sheldon Jackson (wk), 7 Andre Russell/Chamika Karunaratne/Mohammad Nabi, 8 Sunil Narine, 9 Tim Southee, 10 Umesh Yadav, 11 Varun Chakravarthy

Punjab Kings: 1 Shikhar Dhawan, 2 Mayank Agarwal (capt), 3 Bhanuka Rajapaksa (wk), 4 Liam Livingstone, 5 Raj Bawa, 6 M Shahrukh Khan, 7 Odean Smith, 8 Harpreet Brar, 9 Arshdeep Singh, 10 Kagiso Rabada, 11 Rahul Chahar

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IPL 2022 – Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings: Punjab began their campaign with a win. The only concern was the bowling in 1st match vs RCB where they gave away more than 200 runs.

But South Africa speedster Kagiso Rabada is now back in the LINE-UP and PBKS will attempt to continue SUPER-IMPRESSIVE show in 2nd match.

Batting at the Wankhede, where the track is relatively fresh, has not been easy as seen in the two games played at the venue so far.

It may be early days in the two-month long IPL but the toss is already playing a significant role in the game’s outcome with dew coming into picture in the second half of the game.

KKR Full Squad: Kolkata’s openers, Ajinkya Rahane and the attacking Venkatesh Iyer perished cheaply against RCB and the duo would be looking to provide a strong start to the team.

While skipper Shreyas Iyer, who has been in good form despite the failure against RCB, would be an important cog in the wheel, but would need support from the likes of Nitish Rana.

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For left-handed Rana, consistency would be the key. Apart from the duo, the responsibility in the middle order needs to be shouldered by Sam Billings, Sheldon Jackson and the big-hitting Andre Russell.

The KKR line-up has batters who can tear into any attack and the management would hope that they all fire in unison against Punjab.

On the bowling front, pacer Umesh Yadav was splendid in both the games with the new ball. Experienced Kiwi bowler Tim Southee, who replaced Shivam Mavi and picked up three wickets, too has a key role to play upfront.

The concern for Kolkata would be the form of spinner Varun Chakaravarthy, who needs to hit the straps quickly.

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For Punjab, a lot would rest on how their top three – skipper Mayank Agarwal, flamboyant Shikhar Dhawan and Sri Lankan Bhanuka Rajapaksa, who played a match-winning cameo against RCB, perform.

While head coach Anil Kumble would expect more contributions from the middle order, the likes of Odean Smith and Shahrukh Khan proved their mettle when they steered the side home against RCB and would be keen to be among the runs again.
It remains to be seen if Under-19 World Cup star Raj Bawa, who failed on IPL debut, gets another chance.

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Punjab bowlers came up against a marauding Faf Du Plessis in the first game and the likes of Sandeep Sharma, Arshdeep Singh and Odean Smith would need to up their game against KKR.

The eight overs from spin duo of Rahul Chahar and Harpreet Brar could also make a difference in the game.

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