As the final few games of the league stage in this year’s IPL come up, KKR will take on LSG in the 66th match of the tournament. The match will be played at Dr. D.Y. Patil Sports Academy, Navi Mumbai on 18th May from 7:30 PM onwards.
As the season comes to an end, Kolkata Knight Riders have nothing to lose as they are well out of contention to make it to the playoffs. On the other hand, Lucknow Super Giants have been fantastic throughout the tournament and with a win; they can seal their spot in the top 4 of the points table. The average score batting first on this pitch is around 160-165 but it is interesting to note that teams batting second have won 15 out of the 24 T20s played here. The betting odds always tend to remain in the favour of the team chasing here. Kolkata Knight Riders have recently pulled off a convincing win against the Mumbai Indians and they can play the choker role for LSG. While it is assured that LSG will move to the Playoffs as per standings and expert betting reports, but KKR might just make them wait a bit longer by pulling off an upset.
In this Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giantsmatch, it is expected that both the teams will come up with their best playing XI. The morale of LSG is high at this point in time as they are a win away to seal a spot in the playoffs while KKR are reeling from a miserable season thus far after their bright start. Big guns in the KKR side have failed to perform while LSG is a team that has been led from the front by their captain KL Rahul scoring over 400 runs in the tournament so far. Kolkata king riders last match scorecardshows that their middle order is struggling to take them far even if the openers fire well at the top. On the other hand, in the previous KKR vs LSGmatchthe middle order of LSG fired really well despite KL Rahul being out for a duck!
Tim Southee has been impressive with his bag full of experience in pace bowling. His bowling and KL Rahul’s batting to it will be a sheer delight to watch. You can check out betting stats on each of the players before placing your bet! Also, Andre Russel and V. Iyer are to be watched out for as the latter showed glimpses of form in the last match against MI and Russel can any day blast away sixes at will as we all know & are familiar with! Jason Holder and Avesh Khan are two pacers from LSG who can bowl fiery pace and rattle the KKR batting line-up. Also, betting stats suggest that Quinton de Kock has been amongst runs and can score a bounty if he is opening.
Probable Playing XI- KKR
S Iyer (c), A Rahane, V Iyer, R Singh, N Rana, A Russell, S Jackson (wk), P Cummins, S Narine, T Southee, V Chakaravarthy
Probable Playing XI- LSG
Quinton de Kock (wk), KL Rahul (c), Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Ayush Badoni, Jason Holder, Dushmantha Chameera, Karan Sharma, Avesh Khan, Mohsin Khan
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