TATA IPL 2022 KKR v PBKS: Match Preview, Match Report

Kolkata Knight Riders to face Punjab Kings at Wankhede Stadium on Friday.

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Shreyas Iyer’s Kolkata Knight Riders will Mayank Agarwal’s Punjab Kings on Friday at Wankhede stadium, Mumbai. Punjab Kings chased down a massive total of 206 in their first game of the league versus RCB. Whereas KKR lost their last game which was a low-scoring encounter.

Andre Russell’s fitness is an issue to worry about for KKR. He hasn’t been seen fit enough in this IPL. The fans would look up to the big-hitting contest between Andre Russell and Odean Smith. It was stated by Brendon McCullum Head Coach of KKR that Russell’s shoulder was sore after he divided near the boundary. Mohammad Nabi and Chamika Karunaratna are the two replacements for Russell if he doesn’t recover in time. On the other hand, Kagiso Rabada’s return to the squad is a big positive for the Punjab Kings.

Pitch Report: Wankhede Stadium is known for its high-scoring encounters. There is plenty of assistance for bowlers on the pitch, batsmen can face a bit of a problem at the start. Once a player gets settled, he would be able to make runs easily.