Kolkata Knight Riders will take on Punjab Kings in the 8th Match of TATA IPL 2022. Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai will host this fixture on Friday, April 01. KKR was defeated by RCB by 3 wickets in their last outing. Meanwhile, Punjab Kings won their last outing in a high-scoring thriller against RCB.
In IPL history, both teams have clashed in a total of 29 games of which 19 have been won by the Kolkata Knight Riders and 1o by Punjab Kings. Last year in 2021, two games were played between the two sides. Out of which Kolkata emerged on top by 5 Wickets respectively while Punjab Kings won one match by similar difference.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata Knight Riders found their way into the finals three times in IPL history. Apart from the final of 2021, they have won both in the past in 2012 and 2014, both times under the leadership of Gautam Gambhir.
In this edition, they have played two games so far. Out of which they won their first match comfortably against Chennai Super Kings by 6 wickets. Meanwhile, losing their last outing against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Wednesday.
KKR had a horrible start as they lost plenty of wickets at the beginning itself. At one stage they were 67/6. But Andre Russell and some other batsmen rolled up the score to 128. RCB too had a challenging start but they eventually found their way and chased it down in the last over. Kolkata Knight Riders lost the game by three wickets.
Punjab King’s most successful season came in 2014 when they reached the finals of the tournament. Since then they haven’t qualified for the playoffs even once. They defeated RCB by 5 wickets in their last outing. Batting first, RCB scored 205 with the help of Faf du Plessis’s maiden 88 for his franchise.
Arshdeep Singh and Rahul Chahar picked a wicket apiece for PBKS. In the chase, Mayank Agarwal and Shikhar Dhawan stitched a brisk 71-run stand for the opening wicket to lay a strong platform for PBKS’s chase. Later Shahrukh Khan and Odean Smith laid assault on RCB bowlers in the death overs, overhauling RCB’s total with five wickets in hand and an over to spare.
KKR vs PBKS Head to Head Records
|Matches Played||KKR Won||PBKS Won||Tie||No Result|
|10-Oct-2020||Kolkata||2 Runs||Abu Dhabi|
|26-Apr-2014||Punjab||23 Runs||Abu Dhabi|
|3-May-2009||Punjab||6 Wickets||Port Elizabeth|
Top Batsmen with Most Runs in KKR vs PBKS Head to Head
Gautam Gambhir has scored the most runs at 492 in the matches between these sides in the IPL. He is followed by Robin Uthappa (438) and Wriddhiman Saha (394).
Top Bowlers with Most Wickets in KKR vs PBKS Head to Head
Sunil Narine has bagged the most number of wickets, a total of 31 in the KKR vs PBKS clashes. He is followed by Umesh Yadav and Andre Russell who are the only other players available for KKR on the current list.
Squad for KKR vs PBKS, Match 8, IPL 2022
Shreyas Iyer (c), Andre Russell, Aman Khan, Varun Chakravarthy, Pat Cummins, Venkatesh Iyer, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Ramesh Kumar, Abhijeet Tomar, Mohammad Nabi, Umesh Yadav, Shivam Mavi, Rinku Singh, Anukul Roy, Rasikh Dar, B Indrajith, Pratham Singh, Ajinkya Rahane, Sam Billings, Aaron Finch, Ashok Sharma, Sheldon Jackson.
Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Arshdeep Singh, Kagiso Rabada, Jonny Bairstow, Rahul Chahar, Prabhsimran Singh, Jitesh Sharma, Ishan Porel, Atharva Taide, Liam Livingstone, Odean Smith, Sandeep Sharma, Raj Angad Bawa, Harpreet Brar, Shahrukh Khan, Rishi Dhawan, Prerak Mankad, Vaibhav Arora, Writtick Chatterjee, Baltej Dhanda, Ansh Patel, Nathan Ellis, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Benny Howell.
Kolkata Knight Riders Full Schedule for IPL 2022
|Date||Fixture||Time (In IST)||Venue|
|March 26||Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders||7.30 PM||Wankhede Stadium|
|March 30||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders||7.30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
|April 1||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings||7.30 PM||Wankhede Stadium|
|April 6||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians||7.30 PM||MCA Stadium, Pune|
|April 10||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals||3.30 PM||Brabourne – CCI|
|April 15||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders||7.30 PM||Brabourne – CCI|
|April 18||Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders||7.30 PM||Brabourne – CCI|
|April 23||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Gujarat Titans||3.30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
|April 28||Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders||7.30 PM||Wankhede Stadium|
|May 2||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals||7.30 PM||Wankhede Stadium|
|May 7||Lucknow Super Giants vs Kolkata Knight Riders||7.30 PM||MCA Stadium, Pune|
|May 9||Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders||7.30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
|May 14||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||7.30 PM||MCA Stadium, Pune|
|May 18||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants||7.30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
Punjab Kings Full Schedule for IPL 2022
|Date||Fixture||Time (In IST)||Venue|
|March 27||Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||7:30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
|April 1||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings||7:30 PM||Wankhede Stadium|
|April 3||Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings||7:30 PM||Brabourne – CCI|
|April 8||Punjab Kings vs Gujarat Titans||7:30 PM||Brabourne – CCI|
|April 13||Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings||7:30 PM||MCA Stadium, Pune|
|April 17||Punjab Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||3:30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
|April 20||Delhi Capitals vs Punjab Kings||7:30 PM||MCA Stadium, Pune|
|April 25||Punjab Kings vs Chennai Super Kings||7:30 PM||Wankhede Stadium|
|April 29||Punjab Kings vs Lucknow Super Giants||7:30 PM||MCA Stadium, Pune|
|May 3||Gujarat Titans vs Punjab Kings||7:30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
|May 7||Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals||3:30 PM||Wankhede Stadium|
|May 13||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Punjab Kings||7:30 PM||Brabourne – CCI|
|May 16||Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals||7:30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
|May 22||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Punjab Kings||7:30 PM||Wankhede Stadium|