IPL PBKS vs KKR May 8 Prediction | Match 53 Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2023
The 53rd clash of the IPL 2023 will occur between Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings. Both squads have participated in ten games in the Indian Premier League 2023. Punjab Kings holding the seventh position on the scoreboard, have dominated in five available games. On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders are placed in the eighth position marking victory in only four games. Both squads will try to bounce back in the IPL game to qualify for the Playoffs.
The 53rd encounter between Punjab Kings vs. Kolkata Knight Riders will declare the positions of Punjab Kings and Kolkata in the IPL 2023. Let’s see whether Kolkata Knight Riders save their place for qualifiers of the IPL or Punjab Kings successfully add points smashing Kolkata in the 53rd match for the IPL 2023.
In their previous five IPL clashes, both teams failed to set well against rivals. The last two IPL games disappointed Punjab Kings as they lost against opponents. However, Kolkata struggled in the IPL 2023 by marking victory in one of two games.
Match 53 Details Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings
Date: 8th May 2023
Venue: Eden Gardens
Kolkata Knight Riders will be happy to clash with Punjab Kings at home. Bowlers could have shown their confidence in the previous few games played at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The pitch facilitates batters greatly; however, bowlers must keep patience at Eden Gardens to earn something. The previous few IPL games at Eden Gardens were high-scoring games.
The batters enjoyed their skills here at Eden Gardens. In the upcoming Punjab Kings vs. Kolkata Knight Riders encounter, batters will enjoy the venue l. However, bowlers have to face troubles as the venue will favor the batting department.
When you see the head-to-head encounters of Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders, you will find both squads at the same level beating one another in a few contests. However, Punjab Kings dominated more times than Kolkata in their head-to-head clashes. In the 53rd clash of the IPL 2023, Punjab Kings will try to bounce back at Kolkata Knight Riders to add some significant points on the scoreboard.
Both teams have prepared strong batting and bowling units against each other for the 53rd clash of the IPL 2023. In the batting department, Rinku Singh will be an outstanding batter for Kolkata Knight Riders. In his previous ten matches for Kolkata, Rinku Singh added 316 runs at an average of 52.66. Venkatesh Iyer added 303 runs for Kolkata at an average of 30.30. Both players played a magnificent role for Kolkata Knight Riders.
For Punjab Kings, Sikander Raza and Sam Curran will bounce back in the 53rd IPL 2023 against Kolkata Knights Riders. The availability of Sam Curran for Punjab Kings will be significant as Sam can turn misfortune into fortune against Kolkata Knight Riders.
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While batting, Punjab Kings must face Varun Chakravarthy, who picked fourteen wickets successfully in his previous ten games in the IPL 2023. Suyash Sharma will be available for Kolkata Knight Riders smashing Punjab batters in the 53rd IPL game. Suyash earned nine wickets in his seven IPL games for Kolkata.
On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders will face Nathan Ellis and Kagiso Rabada. Both bowlers will help Punjab Kings smash Kolkata batters in the 53rd IPL game. However, Kolkata Knight Riders must contribute more points as they are at the number eight on the scoreboard. If Kolkata fails to improve its position on the points table, it will miss the Playoffs in the IPL 2023.
Both teams are disappointed by their previous performances in the IPL 2023. The 53rd match of the IPL is an important contest for both teams. So both squads will prepare a perfect idea for smashing one another. Based on the previous history, we support Punjab Kings knocking out Kolkata in the 53rd match.