IPL 2024: KKR vs PBKS Match Preview, Pitch, Head-to-Head Record

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KKR vs PBKS: The upcoming IPL 2024 match between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Punjab Kings (PBKS) is set to take place on Friday, April 26, 2024, at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. This encounter is crucial for both teams, with KKR aiming to solidify their position in the top four and PBKS striving to improve their standing.

KKR vs PBKS: Match Preview

KKR has been one of the top teams this season, securing five victories out of seven matches they played so far. Their success has been primarily attributed to their top-order batting prowess, with batters scoring at a strike rate above 150. However, KKR’s bowling unit has been a concern, with only Sunil Narine maintaining an economy rate of 7.10.

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On the other hand, PBKS finds themselves struggling in the tournament, currently fading from the Playoff Race. Their top order has been inconsistent, with key players like Prabhsimran Singh, Liam Livingstone, Rilee Rossouw, and Jonny Bairstow failing to make a significant impact.

KKR vs PBKS: Pitch Report

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The pitch at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, has historically been a balanced one, supporting both batters and bowlers. It has been the venue with the third-highest scoring rate (10.43) this season, with Hyderabad (10.92) and Delhi (11.48) ahead. In their previous match at this venue, KKR scored 208 runs against the Rajasthan Royals (RR), but the team lost the match due to their bowlers’ inability to contain RR’s batsmen.

KKR vs PBKS: Head-to-Head Record

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In the 32 head-to-head meetings in IPL, KKR won 21 times against PBKS, which has won 11 times compared to the Kolkata-based side in the lucrative league so far. In the last 5 meetings also it’s 3-2 in favour of KKR, who won in the most recent meeting against PBKS in IPL 2023 at the Eden Gardens.

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Teja Devathoti
Teja Devathoti
Sports Content Writer at Swen Entertainment. Teja Devathoti has done his Bachelors in Commerce. He previously worked at Amazon as an associate in Operations. He has been a passionate follower of Cricket and other Sports since his childhood and this was the major reason to shift his career path to content creation because of its story-telling ability. He has a great desire to travel to all corners of the world covering various sports. Other than watching sports, Teja has a keen interest in Travelling, Music and Singing. His favourite cricket memory is India winning the 50 over World Cup and the great man Sachin Tendulkar achieving his biggest dream in his home ground.

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