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

Calcutta Knights Riders (KKR) continue their ongoing IPL (Indian Premier League) 2024 campaign by facing Kings of Punjab (PBKS). The two teams will face each other in the 42nd match of the tournament at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Friday, April 26. KKR have had a successful campaign so far, winning five of the seven matches they have played during the season. Currently, the team is in second place in the standings.

On the other hand, Punjab Kings find themselves on the wrong side of the spectrum. After playing eight matches in the tournament, Punjab recorded only two wins and lost the other six. They find themselves in ninth place in the table and will be hoping that the clash against KKR can turn things around.

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KKR vs PBKS Match Details:

Match Calcutta Knight Riders Vs Kings of PunjabIPL2024
Place Gardens of Eden, Kolkata
Date and hour Friday April 26, 7:30 p.m. (IST)
Live Broadcast and Streaming Details Star Sports Channels, Jio Cinema App and Website

Presentation report:

The surface of the Eden Gardens in Kolkata is the one that is quite preferred by the batters. With little help from the bowlers, a high-scoring encounter could also be quite possible on such a surface. Choosing to bat first and post a big total on the board could be a wise decision.

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Face-to-face assessment:

Matches played 32
Kolkata Knight Riders won 21
Punjab kings won 11
No result 00
Played for the first time May 3, 2008
Last played May 8, 2023

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KKR vs PBKS likely playing XIs

Knights of Calcutta:

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

Kings of Punjab:

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

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Probable best players of the match

Likely best hitter:

Sunil Narine: He could be the best hitter in the upcoming clash against Punjab Kings. With 286 runs in seven matches, Narine has been in brilliant form, and after scoring a century recently, Narine's performance as KKR's opener could be key against PBKS.

Best likely pitcher:

Harshal Patel: He could be the best bowler in the next match against KKR. With 13 wickets in eight matches, Harshal Patel is the highest wicket-taker in the tournament, and his spell could be influential against the two-time champions.

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Today's match prediction: Kolkata Knight Riders wins the match

Scenario 1

Kolkata Knight Riders win the toss and bat

Power play score – 60-70

First round score – 210-220

Kolkata Knight Riders win the match

Scenario 2

Punjab Kings win the toss and bat

Power play score: 50-60

First round score – 180-190

Kolkata Knight Riders win the match

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

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