IPL 2022 KKR Vs LSG Match Prediction: Kolkata Knight Riders Will Cross Swords With Lucknow Super Giants In Match 66
Kolkata Knight Riders will cross swords with Lucknow Super Giants in Match 66 of IPL 2022 at the Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai on 18th May (Wednesday).
Lucknow Super Giants and Kolkata Knight Riders will clash for the second time this season. In their previous encounter, Lucknow Super Giants completely outplayed Kolkata Knight Riders. Batting first, LSG posted 176-7 on the board. Quinton de Kock scored 50 runs off just 29 balls for his side. Andre Russell picked up 2 wickets while Narine and Southee also claimed 1 wicket each.
In reply, Kolkata Knight Riders collapsed badly and got all-out on just 101 runs, Andre Russell was the only batter who looked comfortable against the lethal bowling attack of Lucknow Super Giants. He smashed 49 runs off just 19 balls while Avesh Khan and Jason Holder picked 3 wickets each for LSG in that game.
Kolkata Knight Riders have won 6 out of their 13 games and are currently placed in the 6th position with 12 points whereas, Lucknow Super Giants are standing at the third spot on the points table of IPL 2022 with 8 wins from 13 games.
Lucknow Super Giants lost their previous game by 24 runs against the Rajasthan Royals. Batting first, RR posted 178-6 on the scoreboard from their 20 overs. Yashasvi Jaiswal and Devdutt Padikkal scored 41 and 39 runs respectively. Ravi Bishnoi picked up 2 wickets for his side.
Later, Lucknow lost their top order within the powerplay that jolted their momentum in this chase. Deepak Hooda scored a brilliant half-century and tried to get his side over the line but LSG only managed to reach 154 runs from their 20 overs and lost the game by 24 runs. Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, and Obed McCoy picked 2 wickets each in this game.
On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders comfortably won their previous game by 54 runs against the table-toppers Gujrat Titans. Kolkata Knight Riders scored 177 runs on the board from their 20 overs. Andre Russell smashed an unbeaten 49 runs from just 28 balls including 3 fours and 4 sixes. The pace sensation Umran Malik picked 3 wickets for 33 runs in his 4 overs.
In reply, Sunrisers Hyderabad only managed to score 123 runs from their 20 overs. Abhishek Sharma scored 43 runs while Markram also smashed 32 runs for his side. Andre Russell was also the star with the bowl as he grabbed 3 wickets while Southee also picked up 2 wickets. Only 2 SRH batters were able to reach the two-digit mark in the entire innings.
KKR Vs LSG Match Details
- Venue: Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Navi Mumbai
- Date & Time: May 18, 7:30 PM
- Live Streaming: Star Sports Network for Television and Disney + Hotstar app for live streaming.
KKR Vs LSG Pitch Report:
The pitch at the Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy helps both the batters and bowlers. The bowl will come nicely onto the bat early on while the spinners can also prove crucial in the middle overs. The dew will also play a role as the match progresses so, both teams will like to chase the target on this track.
The temperature will is expected to hover around 30°C on Wednesday. The humidity will be almost 68% during match timings. There are only no chances of rain during the match on 18th May.
Average 1st Innings Total:
The average 1st innings total at the Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Navi Mumbai is 165.
Probable Playing XIs for KKR vs LSG
Lucknow Super Giants Playing XIs
Quinton de Kock (wk), KL Rahul (c), Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Ayush Badoni, Jason Holder, Dushmantha Chameera, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Mohsin Khan
Kolkata Knight Riders Playing XIs
Venkatesh Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer ©, Nitish Rana, Sam Billings (WK), Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarty
Let's take a look at the head-to-head record between Lucknow Super Giants and Kolkata Knight Riders that will help us to decide which side has an upper hand over their opposition in IPL history.
Total Matches Played: 1
KKR won: 0
No result: 0
Possible Top Performers
Probable Best Bowler of the Match: Avesh Khan
Avesh Khan has been excellent for Lucknow Super Giants in their maiden IPL season. He is currently the best bowler for LSG this season. Avesh Khan is among the top 10 leading wicket-takers of this edition and he also claimed a magnificent 3-wicket haul in the previous match. Avesh Khan has so far picked up 17 wickets in 11 games with the best figures of 4-24. He is looking good in the last few games and he will be the key bowler for LSG in this match.
Probable Best Batsman of the Match: KL Rahul
KL Rahul is once again having an outstanding season with the bat. KL Rahul has smashed 469 runs from 13 games this season with an average of 42.63 and a strike rate of 135.54. He is currently the second-highest run-scorer of the season.
Rahul has scored back-to-back hundreds this season and he needs to continue his form in this game. He failed to score in the last couple of games but he is keen to score a big knock against KKR on Wednesday.
KKR Vs LSG Who Will Win:
Kolkata Knight Riders have won their last couple of games to make a comeback into this tournament. KKR defeated MI and GT to stay alive in this tournament. Meanwhile, Lucknow Super Giants have almost qualified for the next stage but they have lost their last couple of games which will hurt their confidence.
Lucknow Super Giants will be keen to win this game and gain their form back before entering the Playoffs. Lucknow Super Giants have a strong side and they will be desperate to win this game/
Hence, we predict that LSG will beat KKR in match 66 this season.
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