TATA IPL 2022 will have the 8th match of the league stage on Friday, 1st April 2022 between Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings. KKR as we call it is going to be led by Shreyas Iyer where as PBKS is going to be led by Mayank Agrawal. This is going to be quite a match for the fans to witness live at the Wankhede Stadium.
The match is going to be held on Friday, at 7:30 PM according to IST and Local Time. Both teams had faced Royal challengers Bangalore in their last match, where in KKR was defeated by RCB and PBKS won against RCB. More interesting facts about the upcoming match has been given to you below, so check that out Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings, 8th Match Dream11 Prediction, Head To Head, Playing XI, Weather Forecast, Pitch Report, & Fantasy Cricket Tips, Where To Watch Live?
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings, 8th Match Dream11 Prediction.
Kolkata Knight Riders who were the finalists previous year will be led by Shreyas Iyer this season. They won their first match against CSK, meanwhile the Riders were very light in terms of batting against RCB. They lost the previous match against them by 3 wickets, however their bowling should be much appreciated. KKR currently stands at the 5the position of the points table.
Punjab Kings were winners of their previous match where they won by 5 wickets against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Their strong batting tricks made everyone cheer for them, however they need to focus on the bowling part of the match as well. PBKS currently stands at the third place of the points table. We predict that Punjab Kings might be able to play with the same momentum and win this match.
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings, 8th Match Head To Head.
Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders have played against one another a couple of times before. They have played 29 matches so far, out of which maximum were dominated by KKR by winning 19 matches. Punjab won 10 games out of the those 29 matches.
Who are the Playing XI?
Kolkata Knight Riders
Shreyas Iyer (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Andre Russell, Nitish Rana, Sam Billings, Sunil Narine, Sheldon Jackson (wk), Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Venkatesh Iyer.
Mayank Agarwal (c), Arshdeep Singh, Bhanuka Rajapaksa (wk), Liam Livingstone, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Odean Smith, Raj Bawa, Rahul Chahar, Sandeep Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan.
What is the Weather Forecast?
The matches are going to be held in Mumbai, and Mumbai at this time of the year is very hot and humid. This means that the weather will be ideal for the cricket match to take place, with no rains and clouds that might cause delay in the match. The temperatures are going to be around 31°C on the matchday with 53% humidity.
What is the Pitch Report?
The match will be played at Wankhede Stadium on Friday, 1st April 2022. This is a historic stadium where we have seen a number of matches played on the same ground having different formats and series played. The pitch offers just the right bounce for the spinners and also the batters will be able to score easily because of its flattened surface. There is a possibility of scoring high targets too.
Fantasy Cricket Tips
Shreyas Iyer who is a right-handed batsman plays for team Kolkata Knight Riders, is the skipper this season for them. He is a stable batsman, he has in all scored 33 runs in this tournament. As a batsman his aim is to score more, however he is always careful with his shots.
Ajinkya Rahane is also from Kolkata Knight Riders whose role is as a right-handed batsman. So far he has amassed 53 runs in this tournament. There is a lot of expectation from him to play fair and better by his teammates.
Umesh Yadav who is an all rounder as a right-handed batsman and right-arm medium-fast bowler from Kolkata Knight Riders. In his IPL matches, he has managed to get to pick 4 wickets, the fans expect more from him, so he should be considered as one of your picks too.
Shikhar Dhawan is a phenomenal left-handed batsman, playing for the team Punjab Kings. Shikhar has played many matches before in many format and he know his way around to score. He is one such player who is calculative when it comes to tough matches. He has hammered 43 runs in the last game against RCB.
Liam Livingstone is from Punjab Kings who is an all rounder as a right-handed batsman and right-arm leg-break bowler. He scored 19 runs in the last match. He can also contribute with the ball here.
Where To Watch Live 8th match of IPL 2022?
To watch the matches live on your television sets you can tune into any of he channels of the Star Sports Network Star Sports has been given right to exclusively broadcast the entire IPL 2022 series in al their channels of sports. They will be telecasting it in regional languages as well. To know more about the Channels and Channel number you can check out your DTH connection guide or visit the website.
To watch the matches on your device by streaming online, you can make use of the Disney+ Hotstar app or website.