IPL 2024: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings: Its Time for Cricket Show Down!

IPL 2024: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings: Its Time for Cricket Show Down!

Hello Cricket Fans, Cricket Sky 11 welcomes you to another fascinating IPL blog and this time the battle is between the two teams belonging to Kolkata and Punjab. So the upcoming match would be a clash between the representatives of East and North.

Kolkata Knight Riders who are ranked 2nd in the performance chart won the last match played on 21st April 2024 against Royal Challengers Bengaluru, which they won by 1 run.

On the other hand, their opponent, the Punjab Kings ranked near the bottom of the chart. They played their last match on the same day i.e. 21st April against Gujarat Titans but lost it by 3 wickets.

So these two teams which are performance-wise poles apart from each other, are going to come face to face on 26th April 2024 on the grounds of Eden Gardens, Kolkata, the home ground to Kolkata Knight Riders.

It would be a very interesting match to be played by both teams and to be witnessed by both of their fans. And Cricket Sky 11, your trusted online betting ID provider is here to give you all the minute details and a detailed prediction for this upcoming match in this blog. So stay tuned to the end. 

IPL 2024: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings: Match Details

IPL Match No.: 42

Team 1: Kolkata Knight Riders

Team 2: Punjab Kings

Match Date: 26th April 2024

Match Day: Friday

Match Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Match Time: 7.30 pm 

Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings: Team Composition

Kolkata Knight Riders


Punjab Kings



Shreyas Iyer


Shikhar Dhawan

All Rounders

Venkatesh Iyer

Anukul Roy

Angkrish Raghuvanshi

Sherfane Rutherford

Sunil Narine

Andre Russell

All Rounders

Liam Livingstone

Sikandar Raza

Shashank Singh

Sam Curran

Rishi Dhawan

Chris Woakes

Tanay Thyagarajan



Nitish Rana

Rinku SIngh

Jason Roy

Shreyas Iyer

Manish Pandey

Ramandeep Singh

Sakib Hussain


Shikhar Dhawan

Harpreet Singh Bhatia

Atharva Taide

Shivam Singh

Rilee Rossouw

Ashutosh Sharma

Vishwanath Singh


Vaibhav Arora

Suyash Sharma

Varun Chakaravarthy

Chetan Sakariya

Mitchell Starc

Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Gus Atkinson


Kagiso Rabada

Nathan Ellis

Vidhwath Kaverappa

Harpreet Brar

Rahul Chahar

Arshdeep Singh

Harshal Patel

Prince Choudhary

Wicket Keepers

Rahmanullah Gurbaz

Srikar Bharat

Wicket Keepers

Prabhsimran Singh

Jitesh Sharma

Jonny Bairstow


Kolkata Knight Riders: A Team Performance Overview

Kolkata Knight Riders have played 7 matches so far. Out of these 7 matches, they have won 5, implying a loss in 2. Kolkata Knight Riders began their IPL journey of the current year on a positive note. They won the first two matches against Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bengaluru respectively. But the next match post these victories was a defeat which was played against Chennai Super Kings. Though the team again fought bitterly and snatched the victory from Lucknow Super Giants in the next match, they lost next to it against Rajasthan Royals by 2 wickets. But they equated this loss with a win against Royal Challengers Bengaluru in their last match. So all in all, they twice gave a taste of defeat to Royal Challengers Bengaluru in the same current season.

All in all, Kolkata Knight Riders have some star players in their squad namely Sunil Narine, Angakrish Raghuvanshi, Shreyas Iyer, and Andre Russell. Even players like Rinku Singh, Venkatesh Iyer, and Ramandeep Singh are doing relatively well. Although the remaining players are yet to show the good side of their performance, this may be possible in upcoming matches if they buckle up a bit. 

Punjab Kings: A Team Performance Overview

Punjab Kings have played 8 matches so far. They have won 2 matches out of the total, implying a loss in 6 matches. This number itself shows the current status of this team’s overall and individual player’s performances, which is not so impressive.

This team started it’s this year’s IPL on a good note as it defeated Delhi Capitals in their first match. But later they lost two consecutive matches namely against Royal Challengers Bengaluru and Lucknow Super Giants. Though they came with a better play in the next match and defeated Gujarat Titans by 3 wickets, post this match they haven’t found their form back, as they have lost 4 back to back matches namely against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Rajasthan Royals, Mumbai Indians, Gujarat Titans.

The team has some good players like Ashutosh Sharma, Shashank Singh, and Shikhar Dhawan although he is recovering from an injury. And these players are not enough to serve the entire team well in the ongoing matches and the remaining players have to come up with a good performance and a combined effort to bring the team up from the bottom and to the top of the ranking charts. 

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings: Upcoming Match Prediction

It is quite evident from the statistics for both the teams that Kolkata Knight Riders are in a lot better position as compared to the Punjab Super Kings. Kolkata Knight Riders are expected to perform well and be consistent with their performances from the last few matches. On the other hand, the Punjab Kings have to come out of their supposed performance doom and show some true fighting spirit in the coming match and win it over to lay the foundation of winning for the remaining IPL matches.

It would be a worthy match for the excitement and anticipation for both their fans, as this match will show whether the Kolkata Knight Riders get successful in repeating their victory yet again or the Punjab Kings give them an experience of defeat with their out-of-the ----slumber, lighting performance. 

Pitch Conditions for Eden Gardens, Kolkata

The pitch of Eden Gardens generally favors batsmen but it can become slow with the progressing match and instead may support the spinners. The black cottony soil of this pitch is good for maintaining a good bounce, and thus it is quite a helpful pitch for bowlers. 


Kolkata Knight Riders are relatively in good shape and would try to retain it in the upcoming match, but even Punjab Kings have a mission to bring their team’s charm back by winning the next match. So it would be worth watching who succeeds out of the two. But for you, the cricket fan, only watching this intense drama is not enough, as you can do much more with your cricket knowledge and passion by getting your online betting ID from a trusted ID provider like Cricket Sky 11 and start encashing your cricket passion with huge winning and earning possibilities.


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