Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Live Score, IPL 2023: Shikhar Dhawan’s Punjab Kings Eye Winning Start vs Nitish Rana-Led Kolkata Knight Riders | Cricket News

Live Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders Score: PBKS aim for winning start© BCCI

IPL 2023, PBKS vs KKR, Live: Punjab Kings will take on Kolkata Knight Riders in their opening match of IPL 2023 on Saturday at the PCA Stadium Mohali. Led by Shikhar Dhawan, PBKS finished sixth previous season and will look for a better start in this season. On the other hand, KKR will be led by Nitish Rana in the absence of Shreyas Iyer and have the likes of Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shakib Al Hasan, Umesh Yadav among others in their squad. In the tournament opener, defending champions Gujarat Titans defeated Chennai Super Kings by five wickets. (Live Scorecard)

Here are the Live Updates of IPL 2023 match between Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders, straight from PCA Stadium, Mohali:

  • 14:56 (IST)

    PBKS vs KKR Live: Here’s the pitch report

    Average first innings score in afternoon matches here is 159, nine runs less than evening matches. Also, 80 percent matches have been won by teams chasing. A lot of that has to do with the moisture in the surface. However, this pitch is light brown in colour which tells me there’s not a lot of moisture. It’s also very hard, so it might be more even for teams batting first and chasing. There’s a good covering of grass, looks quite even. Dimensions of the ground are unique. If you go to the eastern side, it’s the larger of the two boundaries – 72 meters in distance, and also against the wind. That’s not where you want to hit. Down the ground is 77 meters. Spinners would want to capitalise on that

  • 14:55 (IST)

    PBKS vs KKR Live: New captains for both teams

    Punjab Kings will be led by Shikhar Dhawan while KKR will be led by Nitish Rana, in the absence of Shreyas Iyer. 

  • 14:43 (IST)

    PBKS vs KKR Live: Hello

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Match 2 of the IPL 2023 between Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders, straight from PCA Stadium in Mohali. Stay tuned for all the live updates. 

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