IPL 2024: Match 42, KKR vs PBKS Match Prediction: Who will win today IPL match? – CricTracker

KKR take on PBKS in game 42 of the ongoing IPL 2024 on Friday, April 26.

By Akshit Bhatnagar

Published – 25 Apr 2024, 16:53 IST | Updated – 25 Apr 2024, 17:50 IST

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Kolkata Knight Riders continue their ongoing IPL (Indian Premier League) 2024 campaign by taking on Punjab Kings. Both sides will lock horns in the 42nd game of the tournament at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Friday, April 26. KKR have enjoyed a successful campaign so far, winning five of the seven matches that they have played in the season. Currently, the side sits in second place in the standings. 

On the other hand, Punjab Kings find themselves on the wrong end of the spectrum. Having played eight games in the tournament, Punjab have only registered wins in two matches and lost the remaining six. They find themselves in ninth place in the standings and will hope that the clash against KKR can turn their fortunes around. 

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KKR vs PBKS Match Details:

Match Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings, IPL 2024
Venue Eden Gardens, Kolkata 
Date & Time Friday, April 26, 7:30 pm (IST)
Live Broadcast and Streaming Details Star Sports Channels, Jio Cinema App and Website

Pitch Report: 

The surface at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata is one that is quite preferable by the batters. With little help from the bowlers, a high scoring encounter could be quite possible on such a surface as well. Opting to bat first and posting a big total on the board could be a wise decision. 

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Head-to-Head Record:

Matches Played 32
Kolkata Knight Riders won 21
Punjab Kings Won 11
No Result 00
First Played  May 3, 2008
Last Played May 8, 2023

KKR vs PBKS Probable Playing XIs

Kolkata Knight Riders:

Sunil Narine, Phil Salt (WK), Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (C), Rinku Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Andre Russell, Mitchell Starc, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakravarthy

Impact substitute: Vaibhav Arora

Punjab Kings:

Shikhar Dhawan (c), Prabhsimran Singh, Rilee Rossouw, Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Shashank Singh, Ashutosh Sharma, Harpreet Brar, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada

Impact Substitute: Arshdeep Singh 

Probable Best Players of the Match

Probable Best Batter: Sunil Narine

Kolkata Knight Riders’ Sunil Narine could be the best batter in the upcoming clash against Punjab Kings. With 286 runs in seven matches, Narine has been in brilliant form, and having scored a century recently, Narine’s performance as KKR’s opener could be key against PBKS.

Probable Best Bowler: Harshal Patel

Punjab Kings’ Harshal Patel could be the best bowler in the upcoming game against KKR. With 13 wickets in eight games, Harshal Patel is the joint-highest wicket-taker of the tournament, and his spell could be influential against the two-time champions.

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Today’s Match Prediction: Kolkata Knight Riders to win the match

Scenario 1  

Kolkata Knight Riders win the toss and bat

Power Play score – 60-70

First Innings Score – 210-220

Kolkata Knight Riders win the match

Scenario 2

Punjab Kings win the toss and bat

Power Play score – 50-60 

First Innings Score – 180-190

Kolkata Knight Riders win the match

Disclaimer: The prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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