Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will lock horns with Punjab Kings (PBKS) in the eighth match of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium on Friday, April 01.

KKR are placed fifth in the points table with one win and one loss so far at the fifteenth edition of the cash-rich league. Punjab, on the other hand, have played just one game where they defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).

Pitch report:

The pitch at Wankhede tends to offer enough support to both seamers and batters. The dew factor gives an advantage to teams batting second, so opting to bowl first is an ideal choice after winning the toss.

Head-to-Head record:

Played: 29 |KKR: 19 | PBKS: 10 | No Result: 0

Probable XIs:

Kolkata Knight Riders: Ajinkya Rahane, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Sam Billings, Andre Russell/Mohammad Nabi, Sunil Narine, Sheldon Jackson (wk), Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy

Punjab Kings: Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa (wk), Liam Livingstone, Raj Bawa, Shahrukh Khan, Odean Smith, Harpreet Brar, Arshdeep Singh, Rahul Chahar, Sandeep Sharma

Match Prediction:

Case 1:

KKR wins the toss and bowls first
Powerplay score: 40-50
PBKS total: 150-165

Case 2:

PBKS wins the toss and bowls first
Powerplay score: 45-55
KKR total: 155-170

Team batting second to win the contest.

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