IPL 2023 opener for Punjab Kings (PBKS) will be against the Shreyas Iyer-led Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). This match will start at 3.30 pm on April 1 in Mohali.
After the league stage, PBKS had a mediocre 2022 season and placed sixth in the standings. Sam Curran, an English all-rounder, is purchased by PBKS for a staggering record sum of 18.5 Cr in the IPL 2023 mini-auction. PBKS will pursue its first IPL championship.
Check Shikhar Dhawan-led PBKS complete schedule, match venues, and start times below
Group B: PBKS, GT, CSK, SRH, RCB
PBKS IPL 2023 schedule
- Match 1: April 1 – Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Mohali (3:30 PM IST)
- Match 2: April 5 – Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings, Guwahati (7:30 PM IST)
- Match 3: April 9 – Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Punjab Kings, Hyderabad (7:30 PM IST)
- Match 4: April 13 – Punjab Kings vs Gujarat Titans, Mohali (7:30 PM IST)
- Match 5: April 15 – Lucknow Super Giants vs Punjab Kings, Lucknow (7:30 PM IST)
- Match 6: April 20 – Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Mohali (3:30 PM IST)
- Match 7: April 22 – Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings, Mumbai (7:30 PM IST)
- Match 8: April 28 – Punjab Kings vs Lucknow Super Giants, Mohali (7:30 PM IST)
- Match 9: April 30 – Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings, Chennai (3:30 PM IST)
- Match 10: May 3 – Punjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians, Mohali (7:30 PM IST)
- Match 11: May 8 – Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings, Kolkata (7:30 PM IST)
- Match 12: May 13 – Delhi Capitals vs Punjab Kings, Delhi (7:30 PM IST)
- Match 13: May 17 – Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals, Dharamsala (7:30 PM IST)
- Match 14: May 19 – Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals, Dharamsala (7:30 PM IST)
Punjab Kings IPL 2023 squad
Shikhar Dhawan (c), Shahrukh Khan, Jonny Bairstow, Prabhsimran Singh, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jitesh Sharma, Raj Bawa, Rishi Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Atharva Taide, Arshdeep Singh, Baltej Singh, Nathan Ellis, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Brar, Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza, Harpreet Bhatia, Vidwath Kaverappa, Mohit Rathee, Shivam Singh.
Also Read: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) IPL 2023 Schedule With Venue: Check Complete Squads