IPL 2024, KKR vs PBKS Dream11 Prediction, Match-42, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Team News & Fantasy Tips | Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings

KKR vs PBKS Dream11 Prediction

IPL 2024, KKR vs PBKS Dream11 Prediction, Match-42, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Team News & Fantasy Tips | Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings

Indian Premier League 2024 Match Prediction 

Match:   KKR vs PBKS Fantasy Team Prediction  
Time:   26 Apr, 07:30 PM (IST)  

Series::  Indian Premier League 2024  
Venue:   Eden Gardens – Kolkata, India 

Head-to-Head Stats 
Matches Played: 06
KKR Won: 03
PBKS Won: 02
No Result/Tie: 01

Recent Form: 
W,  L, W,  L, W

L,   L,  L,  L, W


  • Sunil Narine has been consistent at the top, scoring 286 runs. He has been sent as a hitter and he has done justice to the role. Back him as KKR top batter. Andre Russell bowls at death and has good variations. Teams often take him for granted so try to score off him which is not easy at all. He got three wickets in last game so back him as top KKR bowler.
  • Ashutosh Sharma has scored just over 150 runs for the team but he has scored runs against all odds and when the chips were down. He could be promoted up the order and thus could be backed as PBKS top batter. Kagiso Rabada has taken 10 wickets this season and is PBKS’ best bowler. Back him as top bowler.
  • KKR have been in ruthless form and have hit plenty of sixes this season. From Narine to Russell, players like to deal in sixes. Back KKR to score more than 10.5 sixes in the match.

Live Streaming

TV channels: In India, KKR vs PBKS match will be available on Star Network. The match will also be available on Sky Sports (UK), Fox Sports (Australia), Sky Sport NZ (New Zealand), SuperSport (South Africa) and Willow TV (USA).

IPL 2024 Live Streaming: KKR vs PBKS fixture will be live-streamed on Jio Cimema in India. In Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Nepal, the matches can be watched live on Yupp TV.  Other channels where the match will be streamed live are Willow, Foxtel Go and Kayo.

Toss Predictions

Toss at the Eden Gardens is crucial as teams often tend to chase at this venue as it is a small ground and defending is not easy.

Weather & Pitch Report


The temperature will be high at around 30 degrees.  The humidity will be 41 per cent and wind speed will be 29 km/h.

Pitch Report:

The wicket at the Eden Gardens is tailor-made for batters. Over 420 runs were scored in the last game here. It is very difficult to stop runs here thus we could be in for a high scoring game. 200 should be a par score here.

Eden Gardens – Kolkata, India   

Total matches: 12

Matches won batting first: 5

Matches won bowling first: 7

Average 1st Inns scores: 155

Average 2nd Inns scores: 137

Highest total recorded:

201/5 (20 Ov) by PAK vs BAN

Lowest total recorded:

70/10 (15.4 Ov) by BAN vs NZ

Highest score chased:

162/4 (18.5 Ov) by IND vs WI

Lowest score defended:

186/5 (20 Ov) by IND vs WI

Team NEWS: 

KKR Team News: 

KKR have been playing well and the only concern for them at the moment is the form of Mitchell Starc, however, we don’t think Gautam Gambhir would even think about dropping him from the playing XI given what he brings to the table. 

PBKS Team News: 

Shikhar Dhawan is struggling with an injury and there is no clear update to how much he has recovered and if he will be available for the next game.  Liam Livingstone has been very poor this season and we are pretty sure PBKS won’t play him against KKR, with Sikandar Raza making a return to playing XI.

Predicted Playing11: 


1.Philip Salt(WK)

2. Sunil Narine

3. Angkrish Raghuvanshi

4. Shreyas Iyer(C)

5. Venkatesh Iyer

6. Rinku Singh

7. Andre Russell

8. Ramandeep Singh

9. Mitchell Starc

10. Varun Chakravarthy

11. Harshit Rana


1.Sam Curran(C)

2. P Singh(WK)

3. Rilee Rossouw

4. Jitesh Sharma(WK)

5. Liam Livingstone

6. Shashank Singh

7. Ashutosh Sharma

8. Harpreet Brar

9. Harshal Patel

10. Kagiso Rabada

11. Arshdeep Singh

Players Matchups: 

P Salt against S Curran
15 balls 14 runs 03 Dismissal

P Salt against H Brar
13 balls 20 runs 01 Dismissal

A Russell against S Curran
28 balls 62 runs 03 Dismissal

A Russell against H Patel
10 balls 03 runs 02 Dismissal

A Russell against K Rabada
26 balls 43 runs 01 Dismissal

H Rana against R Chahar
31 balls 38 runs 03 Dismissal

H Rana against H Patel
22 balls 38 runs 01 Dismissal

R Gurbaz against N Ellis
05 balls 00 runs 02 Dismissal

R Gurbaz against S Raza
30 balls 45 runs 00 Dismissal

S Iyer against R Chahar
12 balls 06 runs 02 Dismissal

S Iyer against S Curran
25 ball 37 runs 00 Dismissal

V Iyer against R Chahar
22 balls 21 runs 02 Dismissal

V Iyer against H Patel
19 balls 16 runs 01 Dismissal

M Pandey against R Chahar
23 balls 23 runs 01 Dismissal

S Narine against K Rabada
12 ball 23 runs 01 Dismissal

S Dhawan against M Starc
16 balls 19 runs 01 Dismissal

S Raja against D Chameera
23 balls 41 runs 02 Dismissal

S Raja against S Narine
24 ball 21 runs 02 Dismissal

R Rossouw against A Russell
23 balls 49 runs 00 Dismissal

S Curran against A Russell
21 balls 39 runs 01 Dismissal

S Curran against S Narine
23 balls 39 runs 01 Dismissal

L Livingstone against S Narine
15 balls 14 runs 01 Dismissal

L Livingstone against A Russell
24 balls 43 runs 01 Dismissal

J Bairstow against M Starc
18 balls 16 runs 01 Dismissal

J Bairstow against V Chakaravarthy
19 balls 28 runs 01 Dismissal

Team Combo: 

KKR Team Info – 

  • Philip Salt and Sunil Narine will probably open the inning.
  • Sunil Narine is having topmost fantasy points in this series.
  • Angkrish Raghuvanshi will bat at the one-down position. He is the backbone of the batting team.
  • Shreyas Iyer and Venkatesh Iyer will handle the middle-order batting.
  • Shreyas Iyer will lead the KKR as a Captain. He is also a good Batsman
  • Philip Salt will do the Wicket Keeping for KKR.
  • Sunil Narine and Varun Chakravarthy will take care of the spin bowling of his team.
  • Sunil Narine is having topmost fantasy points in this series.
  • Harshit Rana and Mitchell Starc will lead the pace attack of his team.

PBKS Team Info – 

  • Sam Curran and Prabhsimran Singh will probably open the inning.
  • Sam Curran is having topmost fantasy points in this series.
  • Rilee Rossouw will bat at the one-down position. He is the backbone of the batting team.
  • Jitesh Sharma and Liam Livingstone will handle the middle-order batting.
  • Sam Curran will lead the Punjab Kings as a Captain. He is having topmost fantasy points in this series.
  • Prabhsimran Singh will do the Wicket Keeping for Punjab Kings.
  • Shashank Singh and Liam Livingstone will take care of the spin bowling of his team.
  • Harshal Patel and Kagiso Rabada will lead the pace attack of his team.
  • Harshal Patel was the highest fantasy points gainer in the previous match.

Winning Chances: 

KKR are clear favourites. The team has played outstanding cricket and are placed second on the points table. PBKS, on the other hand, have been poor, tottering at the ninth position. PBKS don’t have much quality and most of their players are out of form. KKR should win the game easily.

Kolkata Knight Riders to beat Punjab Kings.

Kolkata Knight Riders a 62% chance to win this match 

Punjab Kings a 38% chance to win this match 

Key Players: 

Sunrisers Hyderabad 

Sunil Narine 

Sunil Narine has been brilliant for KKR. He has had his best season with the bat and played some astonishing innings at the top. With 286 runs at a strike rate of over 170, he has played a huge role in KKR’s juggernaut. Needless to say that he is a match-winner with the ball as well.

Phil Salt 

Phil Salt has been mighty impressive. He is the number two ranked batter in T20I and he has shown why he is rated so high in the world. He has scored 249 runs in IPL 2024 so far and scored 14 ball 48 against RCB in the last game.

Andre Russell 

Andre Russell is also enjoying a great season as an all-rounder. He won the Player of the Match award in the last game against RCB after he scored a crucial 27 runs and picked three wickets.

Harshit Rana 

Harshit Rana has also impressed with his pace and accuracy and bagged two wickets in the previous game. Overall, he has taken nine wickets this season.

Varun Chakaravarthy 

Varun is trying to regain his lost form and he looks in better confidence now than he was in the first leg of the season. He has picked 8 wickets in 7 matches at a strike rate of 19.5. When KKR and PBKS last faced each at Eden Gardens, Varun finished with 3/26 in 4 overs.

KKR Possible Impact Player Substitutes 

Suyash Sharma, Ankul Roy, Manish Pandey, Vaibhav Arora, Rahmanullah Gurbaz 

Suyash Sharma was used as an impact player in last game and he could well be used against PBKS. If KKR need a batter, they have Manish Pandey.

Punjab Kings 

Prabhsimran Singh 

Prabhsimran Singh has not been at his best but scored fluent 35 against GT in the last game. The knock should help him find his rhythm back so we can expect some runs from him in the next game.

Ashutosh Sharma 

Ashutosh Sharma has been one of the biggest positives for PBKS this season. He has scored 159 runs and helped the team get out of jail on several occasions. PBKS need to use him at the top of the order.

Kagiso Rabada 

Kagiso Rabada has bowled his heart out for PBKS. With 10 wickets in eight games, he has been mighty impressive.

 Sam Curran 

Sam Curran is also a valuable player given his all-round skills. He is among the top wicket takers for PBKS, with 11 wickets to his name. Also, he is opening the batting so there is a chance he may get some runs as well.

Harshal Patel 

Harshal Patel is having a good time with his first season at PBKS camp. He has given away a lot of runs, having an economy of 9.58 but he is the leading wicket taker for PBKS with 13 wickets in 8 matches at an impressive strike rate of 13.3.

PBKS Possible Impact Player Substitutes 

Rahul Chahar, V Kaverappa, A Taide, Harpreet Singh, Shivam Singh 

Rahul Chahar is most likely to get picked if PBKS need a bowler while Harpreet Singh was used in previous game and should get another chance if the team uses a batsman.

Team Forms: 

KKR Team Form: 

KKR have won five out of the seven games while losing just two matches.

PBKS Team Form: 

PBKS have played eight games, winning just two and losing six matches.


Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Squad: 

Philip Salt(WK), Sunil Narine, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Shreyas Iyer(C), Venkatesh Iyer, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Ramandeep Singh, Mitchell Starc, Varun Chakravarthy, Harshit Rana, Vaibhav Arora, Suyash Sharma, Rahmanullah Gurbaz(WK), Manish Pandey, Anukul Sudhakar Roy, Allah-Mohammad Ghazanfar, Sakib Hussain, Kona Srikar-Bharat(WK), Chetan Sakariya, Nitish Rana, Sherfane Rutherford, Dushmantha Chameera.

Punjab Kings (PBKS) Squad: 

Sam Curran(C), Prabhsimran Singh(WK), Rilee Rossouw, Jitesh Sharma(WK), Liam Livingstone, Shashank Singh, Ashutosh Sharma, Harpreet Brar, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh, Vidwath Kaverappa, Tanay Thyagarajan, Harpreet Singh, Atharva Taide, Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow(WK), Chris Woakes, Sikandar Raza, Vishwapratap Singh, Nathan Ellis, Rahul Chahar, Shivam Singh, Rishi Dhawan, Prince Choudhary.

Pre-Toss Grand League Team:

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