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KKR vs PBKS Head to Head, Playing XI, Preview, Where to Watch on TV, Online, and Live Streaming Details

Kolkata Knight Riders will be facing Punjab Kings in the 8th match of IPL 15 at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. KKR currently stands in the 5th position in the IPL 15 points table while Punjab Kings stands in the 3rd position. You can also bet live on IPL with our In-Play.


According to the bookmakers, Punjab Kings are the clear favorites to win this match.


The team failed in their 2nd match but that does not make them any less of a competitor. While the batsman failed to go big, the bowlers did a brilliant job and managed to give the team almost a hope to win the match but RCB nailed it in the final over. In Spite of a low-scoring match, bowlers took the match until the last over which is commendable and something positive to look up to. The power hitter batsman is not going to leave any stone unturned to score big and the opponent needs to strategize something great to get them early. The openers are going to get better with time. The middle-order too is looking in great touch, just need to accelerate it into big innings. Sheldon Jackson, the wicket-keeper is just getting better with his skills every match and is that one player we need to watch. His catch of Rutherford in their 2nd match was just too amazing. The other stars of the team are yet to arrive (Aaron Finch, Pat Cummins) we wonder how impactful this duo can be for the team.

Playing XI: Ajinkya Rahane, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer, Nitish Rana, Sunil Narine, Andre Rusell, Mohammad Nabi, Sheldon Jackson, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Varun Chakravarthy.


The team started its campaign on a winning note. After chasing down the big total of 205/6 by RCB, PBKS bagged the crucial 2 points and currently stands in 3rd position in the IPL 15 points table. The batsman we all were looking for, Odean Smith did put on a great show, played at the strike rate of 312.50, and guided the team to a victory. The other West Indies player Bhanuka Rajapaksa played a short brilliant innings. The bowlers were a bit off and failed to take more than 2 wickets. Overall, it was a team performance, and will aim to continue their winning form. Kagiso Rabada has started training with the team and is all set to play this match.

Playing XI: Mayank Agarwal, Shikhar Dhawan, Banuka Pajapaska, Liam Livingstone, Shahrukh Khan, Raj Bawa, Odean Smith, Harpreet Brar, Arshdeep Singh, Rahul Chahar, Kagiso Rabada.


Kolkata Knight Riders Top Batsman – Shreyas Iyer

Shreyas Iyer has been in the absolute best form in the recent past. Shreyas after not getting a good start to his IPL 15, will look to put on some big show with his bat and with his good captaincy skills guide the team to victory.

Bet on Shreyas Iyer at 4.00 on DafaBet

Punjab Kings Top Batsman – Bhanuka Rajapaksa

The Bhanuka’s innings in the first match was a total treat to the eyes. The way he was fearlessly playing and hitting 6’s and 4’s no wonder he has found his rhythm and hopefully he can continue this and secure his name in the eyes of all the cricket fraternity.

Bet on Bhanuka Rajapaska at 4.70 on DafaBet

1st Inns Over 0 to 6 – Punjab Kings

We think it won’t be that easy for Punjab Kings to score in the powerplay as the opponent team has got the likes of Yadav, Southee, and more. Also, Umesh Yadav is in absolute beast form and if he strikes early it will be difficult to continue the momentum.

Bet on Punjab Kings to score Under 42.5 on DafaBet


  • Top Batter Total- Under 67.5 at 1.85 on DafaBet
  • Most Sixes- PBKS at 2.02 on DafaBet
  • Team with Highest Score at 1st Dismissal -PBKS at 1.67 on DafaBet


The depleted KKR will look to register a win but we think Punjab Kings will take carry forward their winning format.

Bet on PBKS at 1.77 on DafaBet

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