The battle between Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings will take place in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 on May 8. Both teams have played 10 games, with PBKS winning five of them and KKR winning four. This matchup will be the opposite of Match 2, which the PBKS team won by a score of seven runs (DLS method).
Here, we examine the upcoming player Battles
1. Sunil Narine vs Shikhar Dhawan
Sunil Narine, an elite off-spinner, has twice ejected Shikhar Dhawan from IPL games. With the aid of two boundaries and six maximums, the PBKS captain has amassed 88 runs off 78 balls in this contest.
Notably, Dhawan tends to be cautious against off-spinners, as his IPL strike rate against them is just 111.68. This season, Narine has been giving up runs to Southpaws at a 10.71 clip.
2. Rahul Chahar vs Nitish Rana
In the middle overs, Nitish Rana, who bats in the middle order, will probably bowl Rahul Chahar. In three IPL matches, the leg-spinner twice dismissed Rana. In the IPL, Rana has struggled against leggies, striking out at just 119.03 points per game.
Despite only striking out two left-handed batters in six innings this season, Chahar’s economy rate is 6.36.
3. Varun Chakaravarthy vs Liam Livingstone
The KKR would prefer to keep Liam Livingstone quiet after his stunning 82* in his previous game. You can add Varun Chakravarthy to the mix to take on the England dasher after he’s been outstanding this year.
Chakaravarthy has taken eight wickets this year in overs between seven and fifteen (ER: 7.82). In the IPL 2023, Livingstone has been hitting a rate of 163.54.
4. Arshdeep Singh vs Andre Russell
Arshdeep Singh has established himself as a dependable bowler in crucial innings over the past few years. But it would be difficult to tackle Andre Russell in that phase.
With six pitches against Arshdeep, the KKR star has scored 16 runs. He’s been kicked out once by the left-arm pacer. In the final five overs of the IPL, Russell’s strike rate was 193 points.08.
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