Match 66: IPL 2022, KKR vs LSG Prediction for the Match – Who will win the IPL Match Between KKR and LSG? In IPL 2022, LSG has fared far better than KKR.
On May 18, the two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will face the newcomers Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in a group stage match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 at the Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai (Wednesday). While the Men in Purple defeated the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in their previous match, the newcomers were defeated by the Rajasthan Royals (RR).
In terms of standings in the points table, LSG is currently third with eight wins in 13 matches. Meanwhile, KKR has had a hot and cold tournament, finishing sixth in the points table with six victories in 13 matches.
Match: Kolkota Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants
Venue: Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai.
Date & Time: May 18, 7:30 PM IST
The wicket at Dr. DY Patil Academy has aided slow bowlers, but batting has been difficult, especially with field restrictions. The new ball glides smoothly onto the bat. However, scoring runs has been difficult when the ball becomes soft. Skippers who win the toss can choose to bat first and post a competitive total on the board, which they can defend later.
Probable Playing XIs for KKR vs LSG
Kolkata Knight Riders
Venkatesh Iyer, Baba Indrajith, Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Sam Billings (wk), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Varun Chakravarthy.
Lucknow Super Giants
Quinton de Kock (wk), KL Rahul (c), Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya, Ayush Badoni, Marcus Stoinis, Jason Holder, Mohsin Khan, Ravi Bishnoi, Dushmantha Chameera, Avesh Khan.
Probable Top Performers
The probable best batter of the Match: KL Rahul
Despite failing to score in the previous match, LSG captain KL Rahul is the second-highest run-scorer in IPL 2022. The right-handed batter has scored 469 runs in just 13 games, with an impressive average of 42.64. Rahul will want to make a strong comeback and win the game for his team in the next match.
Probable best bowler of the Match: Varun Chakravarthy
Varun Chakravarthy, KKR’s ace spinner, bowled brilliantly in the previous match against SRH. Despite taking only one wicket, he created a few chances with his bowling. Varun’s variations can come in handy as the wickets slow, and he could be the bowler to watch in the next game.
Today’s match prediction: LSG to win the match.
Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the author’s comprehension and analysis. When making your decision, consider the points raised and meet your own conclusion.