The first double-header of IPL 2023 will see Punjab Kings take on Kolkata Knight Riders, and Lucknow Super Giants go against Delhi Capitals in Mohali and Lucknow respectively – here are the predicted XIs for the two matches, team news and match prediction for PBKS v KKR and LSG v DC.
KKR v PBKS, live score: Follow the live scorecard here
LSG v DC, live score: Follow the live scorecard here
The first match will begin at 3.30pm IST and the second at 7.30pm IST.
KKR vs PBKS, LSG v DC: IPL 2023 team news
The Kolkata Knight Riders lost their captain Shreyas Iyer to injury, with Nitish Rana set to lead the side in his absence. The team will also miss the services of Litton Das and Shakib Al Hasan, who are currently part of the Bangladesh national side.
The Punjab Kings, led by Shikhar Dhawan, will miss the services of Liam Livingstone, while Kagiso Rabada is currently with South Africa.
Delhi Capitals are also without their captain Rishabh Pant, with David Warner taking on the mantle. Anrich Nortje and Lungi Ngidi will also miss at least the first game.
Lucknow have Mohsin Khan, their standout bowler from last year, missing to injury, while Quinton de Kock is also briefly unavailable.
IPL 2023: Tomorrow’s matches
SRH v RR – 3.30pm IST
RCB v MI – 7.30pm IST
IPL 2023: Yesterday’s matches
GT vs CSK – Gujarat Titans won the match by five wickets.
KKR vs PBKS, LSG vs DC: Predicted XIs for today’s IPL match
KKR XI: N Jagadeesan (wk), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Nitish Rana (c), Rinku Singh, Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Shardul Thakur, Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy
PBKS XI: Prabhsimran Singh, Shikhar Dhawan (c), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Shahrukh Khan, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Sikandar Raza, Sam Curran, Harpreet Brar, Nathan Ellis, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh.
LSG XI: KL Rahul (c), Deepak Hooda, Kyle Mayers, Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Ayush Badoni, Manan Vohra, Krunal Pandya, Jaydev Unadkat, Ravi Bishnoi, Mark Wood.
DC XI: David Warner (c), Prithvi Shaw, Rilee Rossouw, Rovman Powell, Mitchell Marsh, Sarfaraz Khan (wk), Axar Patel, Lalit Yadav, Mukesh Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Chetan Sakariya.
KKR vs PBKS, LSG vs DC: IPL prediction for today’s match 2 and 3
Punjab Kings would feel that they hold the edge over Kolkata, given that KKR hold a depleted look without their first-choice skipper out, and two in-form foreign players – Shakib and Litton – currently unavailable.
In the second game, it could be a closer tussle, with both teams carrying a sturdy mix of foreign and local players. Delhi’s bowling currently lacks a bit of punch, but their explosive batting might just see them through.
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Punjab Kings are 10/1 to win IPL 2023 with our Match Centre partners bet365. To bet on the outright market of the competition head here.
Lucknow Super Giants are 15/2 to win IPL 2023 with our Match Centre partners bet365. To bet on the outright market of the competition head here.
Delhi Capitals are 7/1 to win IPL 2023 with our Match Centre partners bet365. To bet on the outright market of the competition head here.