KKR vs LSG IPL 2022: Why is Krunal Pandya Not Playing Today?

Updated on: May 18, 2022 7:39 pm IST

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    Krunal Pandya KKR vs LSG IPL 2022: In a huge news development, Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) premier all-rounder Krunal Pandya is not playing the today Indian Premier League (IPL 2022) match against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Dr DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai. It has been an excellent IPL 2022 campaign for the Lucknow Super Giants so far in their debut year. The Lucknow Super Giants have witnessed a total of 8 victories and 5 defeats in the ongoing T20 tournament.

    KKR vs LSG IPL 2022: Why is Krunal Pandya Not Playing Today?

    After winning the toss and opting to bat first, Lucknow Super Giants captain KL Rahul revealed the big news that all-rounder Krunal Pandya was not available for selection in the today IPL match against KKR. Rahul mentioned that the left-armer has picked up a niggle and this is the reason for his absence from the side. This is a big loss for the Lucknow Super Giants as Pandya was contributing with some fine performances both in the batting as well as bowling departments.

    “We’ll bat first. The pitch looks a bit dry. Last few games, it’s been tough chasing. We have to be positive, we’ve done really well in the tournament. We need to start afresh, try to win this game and enjoy. We’ll focus all of our energy on this game. We do have quality in the middle-order, everyone’s experienced, you trust them to figure it out. We expect them to come back strong and deliver. We have three changes – Krunal has a niggle, so he sits out. Chameera and Badoni miss out. We’ve got in Vohra, Lewis and Gowtham in,” said Lucknow Super Giants skipper KL Rahul during the toss.

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    While playing for the Lucknow Super Giants this year, Krunal Pandya has picked up as many as 9 wickets at a brilliant economy of less than 7. He has also smashed a total of 183 runs at a strike-rate of close to 130.

    Krunal Pandya Stats in IPL

    Matches Wickets Runs IPL 2022 Performance Recent Form
    97 60 1326 183 runs & 9 wickets (13 games) 25, 5, 25, 9* & 0/19, 7 & 2/11


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    Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants: Confirmed LSG Playing 11

    The Lucknow Super Giants have made as many as three changes to their playing 11 from the previous game against Rajasthan Royals. The trio of Manan Vohra, Krishnappa Gowtham and Evin Lewis have replaced Ayush Badoni, Dushmantha Chameera and Krunal Pandya.

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    LSG Playing 11
    1. KL Rahul (C)
    2. Quinton de Kock (WK)
    3. Evin Lewis
    4. Manan Vohra
    5. Deepak Hooda
    6. Marcus Stoinis
    7. Jason Holder
    8. Krishnappa Gowtham
    9. Mohsin Khan

    10. Ravi Bishnoi
    11. Avesh Khan

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