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KKR vs PBKS Dream11 Prediction: IPL Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report & Injury Updates For Match 42 of IPL 2024

KKR vs PBKS Dream11 Prediction: Kolkata Knight Riders will take on Punjab Kings in the 42nd match of the Indian Premier League 2024 on Friday evening. The match will be played at the Eden Gardens at 7:30 PM IST.

Kolkata Knight Riders have been in fine form this season as they sit 2nd in the points table with 5 wins and 2 defeats after 7 matches. The KKR toppled the RCB by 1 run in their last game in a thrilling contest and will be eager to get closer to the playoffs with another win.

On the other hand, Punjab Kings are having a miserable run in the tournament. They are 9th in the points table with 2 wins and 6 losses after 8 matches. Punjab Kings are on a four-game losing streak at the moment alongside the 3-wicket defeat against Gujarat Titans in the last match. Punjab Kings must win this game to stay alive in the IPL 2024 as another defeat will push them closer to the exit.

KKR vs PBKS, Match 42 of IPL 2024 Details:

Date: 26th April 2024, Friday
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Jio Cinema App

KKR vs PBKS, Match 42 Pitch Report:

The wicket is flat and hard and the batters will enjoy their time in the middle. The surface is batting-friendly with a pinch of spin in it. The spinners will get some help off the surface but it won’t be a massive threat for the spinners.

KKR vs PBKS, Match 42 Injury & Team News:

Kolkata Knight Riders

Mitchell Starc didn’t bowl in the nets ahead of the game. He could be rested in this game and Dushmantha Chameera could replace him in the playing 11.


Punjab Kings

Shikhar Dhawan is still recovering from the injury but it could be the game where he could mark his return.

KKR vs PBKS Match 42 Probable Playing XIs:

Kolkata Knight Riders

Phil Salt (WK), Sunil Narine, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Shreyas Iyer (C), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Venkatesh Iyer, Ramandeep Singh, Mitchell Starc/Dushmantha Chameera, Varun Chakravarthy, Harshit Rana, and (Impact Sub: Suyash Sharma/Vaibhav Arora)

Punjab Kings

Shikhar Dhawan (C)/Atharva Taide, Jonny Bairstow/Rilee Rossouw, Prabhsimran Singh, Sam Curran, Jitesh Sharma (WK), Liam Livingstone, Shashank Singh, Ashutosh Sharma, Harpreet Brar, Kagiso Rabada, Harshal Patel, and (Impact Sub: Arshdeep Singh)


KKR vs PBKS Dream11 Top Picks & Key Players:

For Kolkata Knight Riders

  • Phil Salt – 249 runs in 7 matches
  • Sunil Narine – 286 runs and 9 wickets in 7 matches
  • Andre Russell – 155 runs and 9 wickets in 7 matches

For Punjab Kings

  • Sam Curran – 152 runs and 11 wickets in 8 matches
  • Liam Livingstone – 111 runs and 3 wickets in 6 matches
  • Harshal Patel – 13 wickets in 8 matches

KKR vs PBKS Dream11 Captain and Vice-Captain Choices:

Captain Picks

  • Sunil Narine
  • Andre Russell
  • Sam Curran

Vice-Captain Picks

  • Phil Salt
  • Liam Livingstone
  • Harshal Patel

KKR vs PBKS, Match 42 – Who Will Win Today’s Match?

Kolkata Knight Riders are looking settled at the moment in both departments of batting and bowling. The most of the KKR players are contributing and they will look to continue their form. At the same time, Punjab Kings have multiple issues in their batting unit. Their overseas batters are not performing and the injury to Shikhar Dhawan has further worsened their woes.
As per our KKR vs PBKS Today Match Prediction, Kolkata Knight Riders are expected to win this match.

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KKR vs PBKS Dream11 SL Team for Today’s Match:

Wicketkeepers: P Salt

Batters: S Dhawan, S Iyer, A Raghuvanshi

All-Rounders: A Russell, S Narine (C), S Curran (VC), L Livingstone

Bowlers: K Rabada, H Patel, H Rana

KKR vs PBKS Dream11 Grand League Team For Today’s Match:

Wicketkeepers: P Salt, P Singh

Batters: S Iyer, R Rossuw

All-Rounders: A Russell (VC), S Narine, S Curran, L Livingstone (C)

Bowlers: A Singh, H Patel, V Charavarthy

KKR vs PBKS Dream11, Match 42 Bonus Cricket Fantasy Tips:

  • The wicket will have some help for the spinners. Hence, you could try KKR spinners as the captain in a couple of your GL teams.
  • The PBKS are struggling massively at the moment and the KKR are overwhelming favourites to win this game. Hence, create a couple of GL teams dominated by Punjab Kings’ players to maximize from any case of upset.

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Disclaimer: The teams are formed based on our best knowledge, understanding, and analysis of the game. While selecting your team, consider all factors involved and make your own decision.
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