Ahead of the IPL 2024 clash between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Punjab Kings (PBKS), let’s take a comprehensive look at the playing XI prediction, head-to-head stats, key players, pitch report, and weather updates for the highly anticipated match.

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)

  • Phil Salt
  • Sunil Narine
  • Angkrish Raghuvanshi
  • Venkatesh Iyer
  • Shreyas Iyer (c)
  • Andre Russell
  • Rinku Singh
  • Mitchell Starc
  • Harshit Rana
  • Vaibhav Arora
  • Varun Chakravarthy

Impact Subs: Ramandeep Singh and Anukul Roy

Punjab Kings (PBKS):

  • Prabhsimran Singh
  • Rilee Rossouw
  • Sam Curran (c)
  • Jitesh Sharma (wk)
  • Liam Livingstone
  • Shashank Singh
  • Ashutosh Sharma
  • Harpreet Brar
  • Harshal Patel
  • Kagiso Rabada
  • Arshdeep Singh

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)

  • Mitchell Starc: With the pressure to justify his high price tag, Starc’s performance will be crucial for KKR’s bowling unit.

Punjab Kings (PBKS):

  • Shashank Singh and Ashutosh Sharma: Despite inconsistency, these players have shown promise and will play vital roles for PBKS.

Head-to-Head Stats

  • Total Matches Played: 32
  • KKR Wins: 21
  • PBKS Wins: 11

Head-to-Head Stats at Eden Gardens

  • Total Matches Played: 12
  • KKR Wins: 9
  • PBKS Wins: 3

Pitch Report

The pitch at Eden Gardens has favored high-scoring matches, especially benefiting the KKR batters. Another high-scoring encounter is expected.

Weather Report

According to accuweather.com, Kolkata is expected to have clear skies with no chance of rainfall on April 26. The temperature will be around 36 degrees Celsius at the start of the match, with humidity at approximately 80 percent. Dew might become a factor in the latter half of the match.

Livestreaming Information

The KKR vs PBKS IPL 2024 match will be available for streaming on the JioCinema App and telecasted on the Star Sports Network starting from 7:30 PM IST on April 26, Friday.


As KKR and PBKS gear up for an intense showdown, fans can expect an exhilarating contest between two competitive teams. With both sides aiming for victory, the stage is set for an action-packed encounter at Eden Gardens.

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