IPL 2024 Match 42 | KKR vs PBKS | Fantasy Tips, Prediction & Preview

Kolkata Knight Riders will lock horns with Punjab Kings in match 42 of IPL 2024. KKR have had a strong campaign so far, while PBKS have struggled with consistency. KKR are currently placed 2nd in the points table with 10 points in seven matches. On the other hand, PBKS are 9th with just 4 points in eight matches.

IPL 2024 Match 42 | KKR vs PBKS | Fantasy Tips, Prediction & Preview
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In their last game KKR posted 222/6 against Royal Challengers Bengaluru and there was a rare failure from Sunil Narine at the top of the order. The main run-getters for Kolkata were Phil Salt and skipper Shreyas Iyer with very notable contributions from Venkatesh Iyer, Rinku Singh and Ramandeep Singh. In the bowling, Andre Russell stood out with 3/25 from his three overs. The side has relied on the batters and needs a good spell with the new ball from Mitchell Starc and Harshit Rana. Kolkata will like to continue their winning momentum. 

On the other hand, Punjab Kings have struggled with their bowling and batting in the last few games and need their top-order to step up. They are heading into this game after four back-to-back losses. PBKS has been unlucky to lose some games from potentially winning positions. In a few other games, they were completely outplayed. In their previous match against Gujarat Titans, they were able to take the match right down to the last over defending 143. The Kings are currently in deep trouble and need to win all of their next matches to be in the playoff race.

Match Timings

Match Toss Time - 07:00 PM IST (01:30 PM GMT)

Match Start Time - 07:30 PM IST (02:00 PM GMT)

Match Venue - Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Head to Head

Matches Played - 32

KKR won - 21      PBKS won - 11

Last 5 meetings

KKR won - 3       PBKS won - 2

Pitch Report

The surface at this venue is flat and good for batting, though the spinners have gotten rewards from this track. Batters can play on the up without worrying about the bounce and pace. The side batting first will need 180 runs on the board as fightable total.

Weather Report

The weather conditions for this fixture are expected to be warm and humid with clear sky. The temperature is expected to be around 31°C on the match day with 37% humidity and 9 km/h wind speed. 

Probable Playing XI  

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

Impact Player : Sherfane Rutherford

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

Impact Player - Atharva Taide

Must Picks

KKR - Sunil Narine, Andre Russell

PBKS - Shashank Singh, Kagiso Rabada

KKR vs PBKS Fantasy Team

Wicket-Keeper : Phil Salt

Batters : Shreyas Iyer, Shashank Singh, Angkrish Raghuvanshi

All-rounder : Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Sam Curran

Bowlers : Mitchell Starc, Kagiso Rabada, Varun Chakravarthy, Arshdeep Singh

Captain and Vice-Captain picks

Captain : Sunil Narine

Vice-Captain : Sam Curran


KKR have players in form and other players contributing across their side whereas the opposite is the case for Punjab Kings. PBKS batting lineup hasn't been consistent, and the bowling attack has failed to trouble opponents. They will need a collective effort to win this game. However, the Kolkata Knight Riders are destroying opponents and have a strong bowling attack, making them favorites to win this clash.

Sportco predicts Kolkata Knight Riders to beat Punjab Kings in match 42 of IPL 2024.


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