The second match of Indian Premier League (IPL) season 16 will be played between Punjab Kings and Kolkata in Mohali. Punjab Kings where the new captaincy will come under the captaincy of Shikhar Dhawan.
At the same time, in the absence of regular captain Shreyas Iyer, the team will be commanded by Nitish Rana. In the last 15 seasons, Kolkata and Punjab came face to face a total of 30 times. Kolkata Knight Riders have the upper hand in this.
30 matches have been played between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Punjab Kings (PBKS) so far. Of these, KKR has won 20 matches. At the same time, Punjab Kings have won 10 matches.
In the 2014 IPL final, Kolkata Knight Riders faced Punjab Kings (then Kings XI Punjab). In 20 overs, Punjab Kings scored 199 runs losing four wickets. KKR chased down the target of 200 in 19.3 overs losing seven wickets. In IPL 15, Punjab Kings were in eighth position and KKR in seventh position.
Punjab Kings: Shikhar Dhawan (Captain), Arshdeep Singh, Baltej Singh, Raj Bawa, Rahul Chahar, Sam Curran, Rishi Dhawan, Nathan Ellis, Harpreet Brar, Harpreet Singh, V. Kaverappa, Mohit Rathi, Prabhsimran Singh, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, M Shah Rukh Khan, Jitesh Sharma, Shivam Singh, Mathew Short, Sikandar Raza, Atharva Tayde.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Nitish Rana (Captain), Vaibhav Arora, Lockie Ferguson, Harshit Rana, Venkatesh Iyer, N Jagadeesan, Kulwant Khejroliya, Liton Das, Mandeep Singh, Sunil Narine, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Anukul Roy, Andre Russell, Shakib Al Hasan, Rinku Singh, Tim Southee, Suyash Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Varun Chakraborty, David Wise, Umesh Yadav.