The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 is all set to kick off with a match between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore.

However, the second match of the tournament promises to be equally exciting as two former champions, Punjab Kings (PBKS) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR),

will lock horns at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali on Saturday (April 1).

In this article, we will preview the much-awaited encounter and analyze the strengths and weaknesses of both teams.

Punjab Kings - Team Overview Punjab Kings, formerly known as Kings XI Punjab, has been a part of the IPL since its inception.

Punjab Kings - Team Overview However, they have only managed to reach the playoffs twice in 14 seasons, finishing as runners-up in 2014.

Punjab Kings - Team Overview The team has undergone a major overhaul ahead of IPL 2023, with KL Rahul taking over the captaincy from Mayank Agarwal.

Squad Analysi PBKS has a strong batting lineup that includes the likes of KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Dawid Malan, and Nicholas Pooran.

Squad Analysi PBKS has a strong batting lineup that includes the likes of KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Dawid Malan, and Nicholas Pooran.

Squad Analysi However, their bowling unit lacks experience, with Mohammed Shami and Chris Jordan being the only established names in the squad.

Squad Analysi The team has also roped in some exciting young talents like Adil Rashid and Shahrukh Khan, who will be eager to make their mark in the tournament.