LSG vs KKR, 53rd Match, Indian Premier League 2022
Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and opt to bowl
Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
Michael Gough, Anil Kumar Chaudhary
KN Anantha Padmanabhan
Vengalil Narayanan Kutty
Lucknow Super Giants Squad
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
Krishnappa Gowtham, Manish Pandey, Shahbaz Nadeem, Manan Vohra, Kyle Mayers, Evin Lewis, Ankit Rajpoot, Andrew Tye, Karan Sharma, Mayank Yadav
Kolkata Knight Riders Squad
Aaron Finch, Baba Indrajith (wk), Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Anukul Roy, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Shivam Mavi, Harshit Rana
Umesh Yadav, Pat Cummins, Sam Billings, Venkatesh Iyer, Varun Chakaravarthy, Ajinkya Rahane, Mohammad Nabi, Sheldon Jackson, Chamika Karunaratne, Pratham Singh, Abhijeet Tomar, Aman Hakim Khan, Ashok Sharma, Ramesh Kumar
Match Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune, India
The pitch at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune is a balanced pitch. The average 1st innings score at this venue is 172 runs runs. The pitch at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune is a sporting one with decent assistance for both batters and bowlers on offer.
The match between Lucknow Supergiants and Kolkata Knight Riders will be played in the evening. Many high-scoring matches have been seen on the pitch of Pune, and it is clear that the pitch here is going to help the batsmen. So far 10 matches have been played at the MCA Stadium in Pune, where the team batting first has won seven matches. If there is not much problem with dew here, after winning the toss, the team can decide to bat first. The batsmen are going to have fun on the Pune pitch. There is a lot of depth in the batting of Lucknow and Kolkata, so another high-scoring match can be seen here.
The match between Lucknow Supergiants and Kolkata Knight Riders is to be played in the evening. It is getting very hot here, so the players will have to deal with it. The day temperature here is expected to remain up to 35 degree centigrade. In the evening, this phenomenon can reach up to 29 degree centigrade. Yes, if the players face to face with the humidity, then it is going to be a challenging match for the bowlers. Wind speed is expected here at 12 kmph. If there is no chance of rain, then it is certain that the fans can get a chance to enjoy the whole match.
Lucknow Super Giants is set to take on KOL in TATA IPL on Saturday, 07 May 2022 at 19:30 PM IST
Kolkata are now in almost win all matches situation if they want to qualify for the top 4 spots, they will have to give their all.
Lucknow Super Giants (LKN) Team Updates:
Lucknow Super Giants are coming off a close win over Delhi Capitals.
Skipper KL Rahul and Deepak Hooda scored half-centuries as Lucknow set Delhi a challenging target of 196. Delhi put up a brave effort but fell short, ending at 189/7. Mohsin Khan picked up four wickets for Lucknow Super Giants.
Lokesh Rahul and Quinton de Kock will probably open the inning.
Lokesh Rahul is having topmost fantasy points in this series.
Deepak Hooda will bat at the one-down position.
Marcus Stoinis and Ayush Badoni will handle the middle-order batting.
Lokesh Rahul will lead the Lucknow Super Giants as a Captain. He is having topmost fantasy points in this series.
Quinton de Kock will do the Wicket Keeping for Lucknow Super Giants.
Krunal Pandya and Ravi Bishnoi will take care of the spin bowling of his team.
Dushmantha Chameera and Mohsin Khan will lead the pace attack of his team.
Mohsin Khan was the highest fantasy points gainer in the previous match.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KOL) Team Updates:
On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders also returned to winning ways as they beat Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets.
They restricted Rajasthan to 152/5. Nitish Rana (48*) and Rinku Singh (42*), then finished the game for them pretty comfortably in the end.
Aaron Finch and Baba Indrajith will probably open the inning.
Shreyas Iyer will bat at the one-down position. He is the backbone of the batting team.
Nitish Rana and Sunil Narine will handle the middle-order batting.
Shreyas Iyer will lead the KOL as a Captain. He is also a good Batsman
Baba Indrajith will do the Wicket Keeping for KOL.
Sunil Narine will take care of the spin bowling of the team.
Umesh Yadav and Tim Southee will lead the pace attack of his team.
Umesh Yadav has been the best bowler of Kolkata so far, he has picked 15 wickets in 10 matches.
Head to Head: 0
LKN: 0 Won KOL: 0 Won
Both teams will be facing off against each other for the first time.
Possible11 expects Lucknow to win the match based on their recent form and brilliant performance of their players.
The match will be live telecast on Star Sports and Fancode.
POINTS TABLE -
Gujrat Titans - Q
Rajasthan Royals - Q
Lucknow Super Giants - Q
Royal Challengers Bangalore - Q
Delhi Capitals - E
Punjab Kings - E
Kolkata Knight Riders - E
Sunrisers Hyderabad - E
Chennai Super Kings - E
Mumbai Indians - E
Recent Forms: W = Won, L = Lost,
T = Tie, D = Draw, NR = No Result
LKN - W L L W W KOL - L W W L W
In Wicket Keeping, Lokesh Rahul, Quinton de Kock are the best choice.
This pitch is compatible for both the Pacers & Spinners and batters as well
Lucknow Super Giants team has the upper hand over Kolkata Knight Riders team. So try to pick more players from Lucknow Super Giants
Cap Picks: KL Rahul , Andre Russel
VC Picks: Shreyas Iyer, Quniton De Kock.
Small League Must Picks:
LKN: Lokesh Rahul [699 points], Krunal Pandya [505 points] KOL: Andre Russell [629 points], Umesh Yadav [588 points]
Grand League Risky Picks:
LKN: Krishnappa Gowtham [146 points], Marcus Stoinis [202 points] KOL: Baba Indrajith [39 points], Anukul Sudhakar Roy [39 points]
LKN Key Players:
Quinton de Kock
KOL Key Players:
Best Choice for Captain and Vice-Captain:
Quinton de Kock
LKN Cricket Team Injuries:
There are no injury updates as of now.
KOL Cricket Team Injuries:
There are no injury updates as of now.
Lucknow Super Giants Squad:
Lokesh Rahul(WK)(C), Quinton de Kock(WK), Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Ayush Badoni, Jason Holder, Dushmantha Chameera, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Mohsin Khan, Kyle Mayers, Manan Vohra, Ankit Rajpoot, Karan Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mayank Yadav, Evin Lewis, Manish Pandey, Krishnappa Gowtham, Andrew Tye
Kolkata Knight Riders Squad:
Aaron Finch, Baba Indrajith(WK), Shreyas Iyer(C), Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Anukul Sudhakar Roy, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Shivam Mavi, Harshit Rana, Mohammad Nabi, Sam Billings(WK), Abhijeet Tomar, Pratham Singh, Ramesh Kumar, Ajinkya Rahane, Ashok Sharma, Venkatesh Iyer, Chamika Karunaratne, Sheldon Jackson(WK), Pat Cummins, Umesh Yadav, Aman Khan, Varun Chakravarthy