The second match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 would be played between Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders. Both teams are equally strong and it would be interesting to see which team comes out on top.
Punjab kings are very good and a tough competition for their opposition. If we talk about the last season, then in 2022, the team Punjab kings were in the 6th position. The Punjab kings team was established in 2008 and since then it has never been able to register its name in the winning list of the Indian Premier League IPL.
Punjab Kings would be led by Shikhar Dhawan and they would be looking to get off to a good start. They have a strong batting line-up and they would be hoping to score some big runs.
Mayank Agrawal will not play for the Punjab kings in the 2023 IPL. Punjab kings dropped their Captain Mayank Aggarwal and appointed left-handed batsman Shikhar Dhawan as the new captain of Punjab kings. Dhawan will open with England batsman Jonny Bairstow in IPL 2023.
Current Squad of Punjab Kings
Shikhar Dhawan ( c ), Harpreet Singh Bhatia, Liam Livingstone, Shivam Singh, Atharva Taida, Sikander Raza, Rishi Dhawan, Baltej Singh, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Sam Curran, Mohit Rathee, Jonny Bairstow, Bhunuka Rajapaksa, Jitesh Sharma, Prabhaimran Singh, Rahul Chahar, Nathan Ellis, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh, Vidwath Kaverappa, Raj Bawa.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata Knight Riders would be led by Shreyas Iyer and they would also be looking to get off to a good start. They have a good batting line-up and they would be hoping to score some big runs in this match.
You all know that Shreyas Iyer is one of the most high-profile players at the moment in the Indian Premier League so he has been selected to be the captain of the team this season.
The coaching for the Kolkata Knight Riders 2023 is scheduled to start on 23rd December. Kolkata Knight Rider bought New Zealand fast bowler Lockie Ferguson and Afghanistan wicket-keeper Rahmanullah Gurbaz in the trade from champions Gujarat Titans ahead of the KKR Team 2023 season auction.
Kolkata Knight Riders Squad for 2023
Shreyas Iyer ( c), Andre Russell, Varun Chakarvathy, Venkatesh Iyer, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Nitish Rana, Shivam Mavi, Ajinkya Rahane, Sheldon Jackson, Rinku Singh, Anukul Roy, Rasikh Dar, Baba Inderjith, Chamika Karunaratne, Sam Billings, Abhijeet Tomar, Pratham Singh, Ashok Sharma, Tim Southee, Ramesh Kumar, Aaron Finch, Mohammad Nabi, Umesh Yadav, Aman Khan.
This match will be played at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali. The pitch is expected to be a good one for batting and it would be interesting to see how the two teams perform in this match against each other.
Punjab Kings would be looking to win the match and they would be hoping to get off to a good start. Kolkata Knight Riders would also be looking to win the match and they would be hoping to get off to a good start.
Where can the audience watch the live streaming of the Match?
You can watch the match on Disney + Hotstar App. The match will begin at 3:30 PM. The toss will be held half an hour before the match starts.
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