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KKR vs PBKS, Match No. 42 IPL 2024, Dream11 Team Prediction Today’s Match, Captain & Vice Captain, Match Prediction & Pitch Report 

Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings will lock horns at Eden Gardens in match no. 42 of the 2024 IPL. KKR and PBKS are two different sides at this point because KKR is acting like a top side, playing with confidence while sitting in second place in the points table. On the other hand, PBKS is playing like a team that lost confidence in themselves, which could be right as they have lost their previous four matches on the trot. This match will be played at Kolkata’s home ground, which gives them an additional advantage in the game, but you can’t just right off Punjab, as they are capable enough to beat any team on their day. So, this game can be turned into a healthy encounter, and it’s going to be interesting to see who will win today’s IPL match. 

Match Prediction: KKR vs. PBKS Match No. 42 IPL 2024 (26 April 2024)

Who will win today’s IPL match? The prediction for this match is going in favor of the home team, the Kolkata Knight Riders, who have a good record at Eden Gardens. KKR is currently playing like a great squad, with their main players performing. Punjab does not have a great record in Eden Gardens, and the team is also facing issues not just in batting after Shikhar’s injury but in captaincy too. Based on the current performance and form and considering both teams’ previous records at the venue of today’s match, KKR most likely will win this match. 

KKR vs. PBKS Head-to-Head Record 

In the 32 matches that Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings have played so far, KKR has prevailed 21 times and PBKS 11 times. 

Total matches32
KKR Won 21
PBKS Won11
Draw/No Result0
Tied0

KKR vs. PBKS IPL 2024 Match No. 42 Venue

This year’s IPL match between KKR and PBKS will take place in Kolkata’s Eden Gardens Cricket Stadium on April 25. The boundaries in this venue are 65 to 70 meters long, with the shortest being 66 meters and the longest being 69 meters. High Court End and Pavilion End are the names of the two bowling ends at this venue. There is space for 68,000 spectators in the stadium. 

VenueEden Gardens, Kolkata
LocationMap Link 
Seating Capacity68,000
Short Boundary Distance66 meters 
Longest Boundary Distance69 meters 
Ends High Court End, Pavilion End
Flood LightsYes

Weather Forecast 

On April 26, Kolkata will have a clear sky and a hot, muggy night with 33°C and 47% humidity. There will be 12 km/h wind and 1003 millibars of air pressure.

Date26th April 2024
Wind Speed12 Km/h
Temperature/Feels like33°C
Humidity47%
Pressure1003 mb
WeatherMostly Clear

KKR vs PBKS: Eden Gardens, Kolkata, Pitch Report 

Eden Gardens is known as a high-scoring venue due to its batting-friendly wickets and short boundaries. However, the pitch at this venue is not just batting-biased; bowlers also find something to play for on this surface. In the early stages of the inning, generally, seamers get some swing and as the game progresses, spinners also get involved in the game. Overall, the pitch in Eden Gardens is a balanced wicket, assisting both batters and bowlers.

Toss Impact 

In Kolkata, the toss has a reverse impact on the game; generally, the toss impact is measured by the toss-to-win ratio, but here in Kolkata, teams that lose the toss generally win the match. 

Matches Played 72
Matches Won Winning Toss26
Matches Won Losing Toss46
Matches Without Result 0

KKR Record at Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Kolkata Knight Riders have played 84 home games; they have won 49, lost 35, and drawn one. 

Matches Played 84
Won49
Lost35
Tied0

PBKS Record at Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Punjab Kings have a poor record at Eden Gardens, having played 12 games there with 9 losses and 3 victories. 

Matches Played 12
Won03
Lost09
Tied0

Eden Gardens, Kolkata, IPL Statistics: Average Score, Highest Score, Most Wickets and Most Runs 

From Eden Gardens Cricket Stadium in Kolkata, the following IPL data has been obtained: 

Avg First Inning Score162 Runs 
Highest Score 235/4 by CSK 
Highest Chase 186/6 by Gujarat Lions
Highest Score by Individual 112* by Rajat Patidar  vs LSG
Most Wickets in a Match 5/19 by Sunil Narine  vs PBKS

Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings Full Squads

Kolkata Knight Riders have 24 and Punjab Kings have 26 players in their full-strength squads. The players are listed as follows: 

Kolkata Knight Riders Squad IPL (2024)Punjab Kings Squad IPL (2024)
Shreyas Iyer(c)Shikhar Dhawan (c)
Angkrish RaghuvanshiMatthew Short
Manish PandeyPrabhsimran Singh
Nitish RanaJitesh Sharma(wk)
Rinku SinghSikandar Raza
Sherfane RutherfordRishi Dhawan
Andre RussellLiam Livingstone
Anukul RoyAtharva Taide
Ramandeep SinghArshdeep Singh
Sunil NarineNathan Ellis
Venkatesh IyerSam Curran
Srikar BharatKagiso Rabada
Phil SaltHarpreet Brar
Rahmanullah GurbazRahul Chahar
Allah GhazanfarHarpreet Bhatia
Chetan SakariyaVidwath Kaverappa
Dushmantha ChameeraShivam Singh
Harshit RanaHarshal Patel
Mitchell StarcChris Woakes
Mujeeb Ur RahmanRilee Russouw
Shakib HussainAshutosh  Sharma
Suyansh SharmaVishwanath Pratap Singh
Vaibhav AroraShashank Singh
Varun ChakaravarthyTanay Thyagarajan
Prince Choudhary

Kolkata Knight Riders Probable Playing XI Match No. 42 (26th April 2024)

Phil Salt (wk), Sunil Narine, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rinku Singh, Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Ramandeep Singh, Vaibhav Arora, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakravarthy

Punjab Kings Probable Playing XI Match No. 42 (26th April 2024)

Sam Curran (c), Prabhsimran Singh, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Shashank Singh, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Ashutosh Sharma, Harpreet Brar, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh

KKR vs. PBKS Dream11 Team Prediction and Fantasy Cricket Players to Pick 

A strong dream11 team requires research, but if you don’t have time for that, you may quickly assemble a successful team with our help. Our dream11 team for match no. 42 of the Indian Premier League between KKR and PBKS is as follows:

KKR vs. PBKS Dream11 Prediction Match No- 42 IPL 2024 (26th April 2024)

KKR vs. PBKS Match No- 42 IPL 2024  Captain and Vice-captain Choices 

CaptainSam Curran, Sunil Narine
Vice-CaptainPhil Salt, Shreyas Iyer 

KKR vs. PBKS Dream11 Prediction Team 1 IPL 2024 

Keeper Phil Salt(vc), Jitesh Sharma
Batsmen Shreyas Iyer , Rinku Singh
All-rounders Sam Curran, Sunil Narine(c), Liam Livingstone, Andre Russell,
BowlersKagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh, Varun Chakravarthy

KKR vs. PBKS Dream11 Prediction Team 2 IPL 2024 

Keeper Phil Salt, Jitesh Sharma
Batsmen Prabhsimran Singh, Jonny Bairstow, Rinku Singh
All-rounders Sam Curran(c), Sunil Narine, Andre Russell(vc)
BowlersVaibhav Arora, Harshit Rana, Harshal Patel

KKR vs. PBKS Dream11 Prediction IPL Match No. 42 Top 3 Batters 

PlayersTeamMatchesRuns
Sunil NarineKKR07286
Phil SaltKKR07249
Shashank Singh PBKS07195

KKR vs. PBKS Dream11 Prediction Match. 42 IPL Top 3 Bowlers 

PlayersTeamMatchesWickets
Sunil NarineKKR079
Harshit RanaKKR079
Andre RusellKKR079

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