The 53rd game of the IPL 2023 will take place on Monday, May 8 at the Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata between the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and the Punjab Kings (PBKS).
In their most recent game, KKR defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad to maintain their chances of making the playoffs. The Punjab Kings, who they are up against, do, however, hold a little advantage over them in the standings.
The Kings will be seeking to secure the essential two points even though they are hoping to recover from their most recent loss to the Mumbai Indians.
As KKR and PBKS are all set for a key battle, fantasy cricket players will be eager to select the right players to form their Dream11 team. Here are the top 5 must-have fantasy picks for the KKR vs PBKS game.
Shikhar Dhawan (PBKS)
This season, the seasoned left-hander has excelled for PBKS. In just 7 games, he has scored 292 runs, including 3 half-centuries. Dhawan is a must-have option for any fantasy team because of his quick scoring potential and ability to anchor the innings.
Jason Roy (KKR)
Since joining KKR this season, the English opener has been a revelation. Roy has scored 180 runs with a strike rate of 159.29 in just 4 games. Roy is a fantastic choice for your fantasy team because of his aggressive style of play and capacity to overwhelm the competition right away.
Jitesh Sharma (PBKS)
This season, the middle-order batter for PBKS has been outstanding. In 10 games, he has scored 239 runs at a strike rate of 165.97. Sharma is a terrific choice for your fantasy team because of his capacity to score quickly in middle overs.
Liam Livingstone (PBKS)
The all-rounder played a crucial role in PBKS’ last game, scoring 82 runs off just 42 balls. Livingstone has made 157 runs in 5 innings so far at a strike rate of 163.54. With his ability to contribute with both bat and ball, Livingstone is a must-have pick for your fantasy team.
Varun Chakravarthy (KKR)
The mystery spinner has been KKR’s top wicket-taker this season, picking up 14 wickets in 10 matches. Chakravarthy’s ability to bowl in the powerplay and at the death makes him a valuable addition to your fantasy team.
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