Today Prediction of Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings 8th match IPL . Today’s match prediction for Indian Premier League . We are providing 100 % sure today cricket match prediction tips by Umair. Who will win today’s match KKR vs PBKS? IPL T20 toss prediction.
IPL T20 8th Match Review
Kolkata Knight Riders had a kick start to this edition of IPL and won their very first match against the defenders, CSK but they failed to continue the winning momentum soon and had lost the next match against Bangalore. On the other side, Punjab Kings had a good start and won their opening match against Royal Challengers Bangalore with a handsome margin of five wickets. This match is going to be very interesting as both teams are equal in strength.
Kolkata Knight Riders Reviews
The most recent match of Riders against RCB was sensational which they lost in the last over. The batting order of Kolkata is strong is filled with the batters like Venkatesh Iyer, Sunil Narine, Shreyas Iyer, Andre Russell, and Rahane but they could manage to score just 128 runs and their full team came back to the pavilion in 18.5 overs. Russell was the highest run-scorer with 25 runs to his name. We are not saying that they have a weaker batting lineup but they need to play with patience and especially their top order has to spend some time on the wicket.
We think that the team management of the KK Riders will make some changes in the playing eleven for this match as this is just the beginning and they have to test their bench strength. The bowling department of KKR performed well but they could not defend a low target on the board. Tim Southee proved the most successful bowler from their side with three wickets to his name in his four overs bowled out against 20 runs. Umesh Yadav picked two wickets while Sunil Narine and Varun Chakravarthy picked one wicket each.
Punjab Kings Reviews
Punjab Kings made some smart moved in IPL auctions and we saw the result in the first match against the strong team of this IPL edition, Royal Challengers Bangalore especially their batting order. The performance of their bowling unit was disappointing and they leaked 205 runs. They have the best bowlers in the T20 format like Rahul Chahar, Odean Smith, Arshdeep Singh, Sandeep Sharma, and Harpreet Brar. They also used Liam Livingstone as a bowler. Arshdeep Singh and Rahul Chahar picked one wicket each while the rest of the bowling department remained wicket-less.
The batting order of Punjab Kings is average but the way how they performed in their first match was just outstanding. They converted an impossible target into possible and chased a big target of 206 runs with six balls remaining. We are not talking about individual performance as almost all batters from their side scored runs. Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Shikhar Dhawan scored 43 runs each while the captain, Mayank Agarwal scored 32 runs with the help of two boundaries and the same huge sixes. Odean Smith smashed 25 runs on just eight balls.
KKR vs PBKS Head to Head Matches
Kolkata Knight Riders had played 29 matches against Punjab Kings where KKR had won 19 and PBKS had won 10 matches.
Performance of the Both Teams in Recent Five Matches
Kolkata Knight Riders had won three out of the most recent five matches while Punjab Kings had won two out of five recently played matches.
Favorite Team in Today Match Prediction
Punjab Kings is a strong and well-balanced team and has a strong batting and bowling department which is in good form. The batting and bowling squad of this team is much stronger at least on papers. According to today prediction, Punjab Kings is the favorite team who will win this match. There are many factors that make Punjab Kings a favorite team to win this match. Some of the key factors are mentioned as under:
- The batting order of Punjab is strong and is in good form
- Punjab had won its first match and will be full of confident
- KKR had lost its previous match against RCB and they will make some changes in the playing eleven
- The bowling department of PBKS is also strong and experienced
Winning Chances of Today Match for the Both Teams
Punjab Kings is overall a strong team when we compare it with Kolkata Knight Riders. They have the best players in the t20 format of cricket. The batting order of this team is also strong and some well-known hitters of the t20 format are part of the squad of this team, so the winning chances of today’s match for Punjab Kings have been increased. The equation of who will win today’s cricket match prediction and who will win the cricket match today is mentioned as under.
Punjab Kings have a 54% chance to win this match
Kolkata Knight Riders have a 46% chance to win this match
Toss Prediction in Today Match Prediction
The toss is going to play an important in the result of each and every match of IPL T20 as we had observed in the previous editions. According to toss prediction, the team who will win the toss will elect to field first as defending had been difficult in the most recent matches of IPL.
Pitch Report and Conditions
The 8th match of IPL T20, is going to be held at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. We had observed in the previous matches played here that the pitch here at this venue is good for batting in early overs. The track has a good amount of pace and bounce which allows the batsmen for good cricketing shorts but this ground also has big boundaries which can be a plus point for the bowlers. A score of 190 plus seems to be a par score.
Weather Report for Today’s Match
The weather forecast for Mumbai is good for this cricket match. There are almost no chances of rain in the region and we are hopeful that we will have a full match to enjoy.
Key Players To Watch
Shikhar Dhawan, Odean Smith, and Tim Southee are the key players to watch in this match.
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