Our boys look to return to winning ways when we face Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in our crucial TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 match at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata, on May 8.

With five wins and as many losses, our Shers are seventh on the TATA IPL 2023 standings. A win over KKR will set our campaign back on track.

On the other hand, the Knight Riders have won four of their 10 matches this season and placed just below us in the standings.

Let’s look at some stats and numbers ahead of the enthralling clash.


Led by our captain Shikhar Dhawan, we overcame the Knight Riders by seven runs (DLS method) in our season opener in Mohali.

We have won three of our last five clashes against KKR.

Match Date Venue 1st Innings 2nd Innings Result
01/04/2023 Mohali PBKS (191/5) KKR (146/7) PBKS won by 7 runs (DLS method)
01/04/2022 Mumbai PBKS (137/10) KKR (141/4) KKR won by 6 wickets
01/10/2021 Dubai KKR (165/7) PBKS (168/5) PBKS won by 5 wickets
26/04/2021 Ahmedabad PBKS (123/9) KKR (126/5) KKR won by 5 wickets
26/10/2020 Sharjah KKR (149/9) PBKS (150/2) PBKS won by 8 wickets

Overall, we have secured 11 victories in 31 matches over KKR.

Competition Total Matches Won by PBKS Won by KKR
Overall 31 11 20
At Eden Gardens 11 3 8

Impressive Away Record In 2023:

We have won four of our five away matches in the ongoing edition.

Most wins in away games in TATA IPL 2023

Team Matches Won Lost Win%
Gujarat Titans 5 5 0 100
Punjab Kings 5 4 1 80
Chennai Super Kings 6 3 2 60

KKR managed just a solitary win in four matches at Eden Gardens this season.

Fewest wins for KKR at Eden Gardens in TATA IPL

Year Matches Won Lost Win%
2023 4 1 3 25
2012 7 3 4 43
2019 7 3 4 43

Considering KKR have suffered defeats in their last three matches at Kolkata, our boys will look to inflict more misery on the home team.

Liam Livingstone’s Brilliant Form:

Our hard-hitting all-rounder, Liam Livingstone, has continued his magnificent form in the last few matches. The 29-year-old has accumulated 157 runs in five innings at an outstanding strike rate of 163.54. 

He has been sensational in the death overs this season with a strike rate of 267.

Liam Livingstone Phase Wise in TATA IPL 2023

Phase Innings Runs SR
Death Overs 3 56 267
Middle Overs 4 99 139
Powerplay 1 2 50

Livingstone has registered the best strike rate in the TATA IPL since 2022 (minimum: 500 runs)

Player Innings Runs SR
Liam Livingstone 19 594 177
Glenn Maxwell 22 563 175
Andre Russell 22 501 165

Arshdeep Singh Shines In Death Overs:

Our premier left-arm pacer, Arshdeep Singh, has bagged the third most wickets in the death overs in the ongoing TATA IPL.

The 24-year-old has picked up eight wickets in nine innings in the death overs.

Most wickets taken in death overs in TATA IPL 2023

Player Innings Wickets Economy
Harshal Patel 9 9 11.15
Tushar Deshpande 9 9 13.19
Arshdeep Singh 9 8 10.65

Arshdeep has also performed well in away matches this season. He has claimed nine wickets in five away matches at an average of 17.2 and an economy of 8.6.

Away Matches   Home Matches
5 Matches 5
9 Wickets 7
17.2 Average  29.4
8.6 Economy 10.9

Some More Interesting Numbers

→ Shikhar Dhawan is 1 fifty away from 50 half-centuries in TATA IPL.

→ Shikhar Dhawan is 5 sixes away from 150 maximums in the high-profile T20 league.

→ Shikhar Dhawan is 8 fours away from 100 fours against KKR in IPL.

→ Jitesh Sharma is 27 runs away from 500 runs in TATA IPL

→ Liam Livingstone is 6 sixes away from 50 maximums for Punjab Kings.