11. Sandeep Sharma

The four specialist bowlers are Arshdeep Singh, Sandeep Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, and Rahul Chahar. Sharma gave away 37 runs in his four overs and failed to scalp a wicket in PBKS’ previous match.

10. Kagiso Rabada

South African pacer Kagiso Rabada will find a spot in the playing XI for this match. Rabada has played 50 matches in the IPL and has scalped 76 wickets at a strike rate of 15.

9. Rahul Chahar

Finally, Rahul Chahar bowled an economical spell and gave away just 22 runs in his four overs in the game against RCB.

8. Arshdeep Singh

Arshdeep Singh picked up the wicket of Faf du Plessis and leaked runs at an economy rate of close to eight runs an over.

7. Harpreet Brar

Left-arm spinner Harpreet Brar was carted all around the park, gave away runs at an economy rate of close to 13 in his three overs, and failed to pick up a wicket.

6. Odean Smith

The eight balls that Odean Smith faced changed the match on its head. The right-hander scored a belligerent 25* at a strike rate of over 300 and won the Player of the Match award. Smith however produced a poor performance with the ball and leaked 52 runs in his four overs against RCB.

5. Shahrukh Khan

Shah Rukh Khan too, played a handy cameo, scoring a timely 24* at a strike rate of 120. He stayed till the end with Odean Smith in PBKS’ previous match and put on a match-winning partnership of 52 runs with the West Indian.

4. Liam Livingstone

The three all-rounders in the playing XI will be Liam Livingstone, Odean Smith, and Harpreet Brar. Livingstone scored a 10-ball 19 in PBKS’ previous match but could not kick on and get a big score.

3. Bhanuka Rajapaksa (wk)

Sri Lankan Bhanuka Rajapaksatore into the RCB bowling attack in PBKS’ previous rubber. The left-hander blazed his way to 43 at a strike rate of close to 200. If Rajapaksa can continue in the same vein, then KKR might encounter a lot of problems.

2. Shikhar Dhawan

The experienced combo of Shikhar Dhawan and Mayank Agarwal will open the batting for the Punjab Kings (PBKS) side. While Dhawan scored 43 off 29 deliveries. Punjab will be hoping that this combo continues its good work in the game against KKR too.

1. Mayank Agarwal (c)

Agarwal provided the Punjab side with a blazing start in the match against RCB. The Dhawan-Agarwal duo put on a partnership of 71 runs in 7.1 overs. Agarwal scored a 24-ball 32.