KKR vs PBKS - Player of the Match Predictions

KKR vs PBKS - Player of the Match Predictions

The Kolkata Knight Riders boast a dominant head-to-head record against the Punjab Kings over the years. This trend is likely to continue this year, as a struggling Punjab Kings team languishing at the bottom half of the table takes on KKR at home. It's one of those games where one could easily pick three potential candidates for Player of the Match from the same team. Nevertheless, we have decided to pick one player from PBKS as well. Let's delve deeper and explore the top contenders for this game. We've compiled recent statistics, head-to-head records, player stats at today's venue, and the odds from top Indian bookmakers for the three players with the best chance of emerging as Player of the Match.

Phil Salt

  • Last match stats - 48 runs vs RCB

  • IPL 2024 stats - 249 runs in 7 matches

  • Record vs PBKS - 47 runs in 2 matches

  • Record at Kolkata - 201 runs in 4 matches

The second leading run-scorer for KKR behind Narine having played 2 matches less. So far, Salt has had a good run at the Eden Gardens with the bat. 

Sunil Narine 

  • Last match stats - 10  runs & 2 wickets vs RCB

  • IPL 2024 stats - 286 runs & 9 wickets in 7 matches

  • Record vs PBKS - 180 runs & 33 wkts in 24 matches

  • Record at Kolkata - 473 runs & 67 wickets in 56 matches

Leading run-scorer for KKR this season. Have shown enough cricketing awareness unlike previous years to sustain this run. Also amongst the wickets and has a good record against PBKS with the ball. 

Sam Curran

  • Last match stats - 20 runs & 1 wicket  vs GT

  • IPL 2024 stats - 152 runs & 11 wickets in 8 matches

  • Record vs KKR - 119 runs & 4 wickets  in 7 matches

  • Record at Kolkata - 4 runs & 0 wickets in 1 match

A batter who bats in the top order and is amongst the wickets as he is the 2nd highest wicket-taker for PBKS this season, has got the best possible chance to shine from the PBKS side. 

Apart from the above-mentioned names, fans can also place their bets on players like Russell, Iyer and Shashank Singh  for today's  KKR vs PBKS match-up.

KKR vs PBKS Player of the Match Odds

Bookmaker

Sunil Narine (KKR)

Sam Curran (PBKS) 

Phil Salt (KKR)

1XBET 

8.00

13.00

9.00

Parimatch

8.00

13.00

9.00

Dafabet

7.75

10.00

7.75

If PBKS bats 1st, there's a high possibility that they would end up getting an under-par score. In that case Narine with the ball might play a key role as his record against PBKS batters is exemplary. Add to that, his potential to blast the bowlers at the top, Sunil Narine emerges as the ideal candidate to be the player of the match in this KKR vs PBKS match-up. 

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