Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings Prediction - IPL 2022 Match 08: Who Will Win?

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Tournament2022 IPL Prediction
Timetable1st April 2022 1930 IST
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The first week of the Indian Premier League has passed and the tournament is heating up. In Match 8, the Kolkata Knight Riders go head to head against the Punjab Kings at Wankhede Stadium. If you are hoping for an IPL prediction , you’re in the right place. In our IPL predictions we always share important team news, the pitch report, and our toss prediction to help you with your online cricket betting . Keep reading to find out our recommended markets as well as who we predict will win the match today.

Kolkata Knight Riders Team Preview

The Kolkata Knight Riders lost their second match to the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Despite an overall weak batting side and a fair few reckless shots, the bowlers fought hard. Sunil Narine had a fantastic economy of 3.00 only conceding 12 runs and taking a wicket in four overs. Umesh Yadav had an overall economy score of 4.00 after he conceded 16 runs and took two wickets, while Tim Southee conceded 20 and took three wickets for a score of 5.00.

The Challengers were on form leaving the Riders with very few runs on the board. In the first three overs, openers Venkatesh Iyer and Ajinka Rahane only managed 14 runs in the first three overs. Skipper Shreyas Iyer stated that this game will help to define the team’s character in this 2022 IPL season. We think Iyer won’t be looking to make many changes to the squad, despite the loss. Tim Southee replaced Shivam Mavi which turned out to be a good call.

If you are looking to place a wager at any of the top IPL betting sites , we will be looking out for Umesh Yadav as top bowler. Leading the pace attack while Pat Cummins is absent, he is certainly the best choice in the Riders squad.

Punjab Kings Team Preview

The Punjab Kings are off to a great start in the IPL 2022 after a deserved win by five wickets with 6 balls remaining against the Royal Challengers Bangalore. The Kings had a superb debut after managing to chase down RCB’s impressive opening score of 205 with an over to spare.

Captain Mayank Agarwal believed they batted very well to chase down a 200+ score. His opening partnership with Shikhar Dhawan made easy work reaching a half century in quick time. Odean Smith deserved the Player of the Match award for his power-hitting in the death overs where he managed to score 25 of 8 balls unbeaten. In the Indian T20 league to date, this is one of their highest successful run chases. This will absolutely be a confidence booster for them going into their next match with the Chennai Super Kings on Sunday 3rd of April.

Regarding IPL betting , after Bhanuka Rajapaksa’s strong performance, we think he will continue to deliver and is our choice for top batsman. Rajapaksa had an incredible strike rate of 195.45 in the last match, and scored 43 runs from 22 balls while also scoring four 6’s and two 4’s.

Toss Prediction

In the evening games, the effect of dew on the performance of the fielding team has already been noticeable. Match 8 will be another evening start, so the impact of dew is likely, so this may be a benefit to the team batting second. Both teams have been lucky enough to win the toss and they have both opted to bowl first. So, for our toss prediction it will certainly come as a surprise if the winning captain decides to bat first.

Pitch Conditions

While the Wankhede Stadium is normally a fairly high scoring pitch, the two matches played so far here have actually been the lowest scoring in the tournament. Shreyas Iyer commented after their previous match against the Chennai Super Kings that the wicket caught them out slightly as it was spongier than they had thought. In addition, despite Iyer stating that he knew the wicket ‘inside and out’, he was surprised that the pitch wasn’t true and flat.

Our Match Prediction

We now arrive at our IPL prediction of who will win this match. Both teams have started well, so this will definitely be an interesting match to follow. However, the Punjab Kings have shown they have an strong bowling department is they are a formidable force to be reckoned with. For the fact that the Punjab Kings were able to pull off such an impressive run chase, we are backing them for the win in our match prediction today .

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