Date & Time : 1st April 2023, 3:30 PM IST
Venue : PCA Stadium, Mohali
Punjab Kings will look to begin the new campaign on a high as they aim for their maiden title. They will look to bring quality to the table this time around. They need to play their brand of cricket.
Batting wise they will look to be competitive while on the bowling front they will aim for accuracy.
Head coach Trevor Bayliss and captain Shikhar Dhawan will have the template ready and proper execution is required.
On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders will be eyeing their own dreams fulfilment as they aim for glory. They will look to on par this time around.
They have the batsman to do the job. While bowling is what they will look to keep an eye on.
Coach and captain will have to be tactical.
For the wicket, it will be good for the bowlers.
Team news and possible lineups
There are no fresh injury concerns for both sides at the moment.
PBKS XI : J. Sharma, S. Dhawan (C), S. Khan, Rajapaksa, Raza, H. Brar, S. Curran, R. Dhawan, R. Chahar, A. Singh, M. Short.
KKR XI : Jagadeesan, R. Gurbaz, R. Singh, N. Rana (C), V. Iyer, A. Russell, S. Narine, S. Thakur, L. Ferguson, V. Chakravarthy, U. Yadav.
It should be a good contest between two good sides and the home conditions should count in for the Punjab Kings. In the end I think the toss might play an important role in deciding the outcome of this match.