Kolkata vs Lucknow MyTeam11 Prediction, Player Stats, Pitch Report, MyTeam11 Team for Today’s Match | Indian T20 League
Updated on: May 18, 2022 1:45 pm IST
- Match: Kolkata vs Lucknow, Indian T20 League
- Date: 18th May, 2022
- Time: 07:30 PM IST
- Venue: Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai
Kolkata and Lucknow will battle it out between the wickets in the 66th match of the Indian T20 League 2022. Lucknow is in a much better position as compared to Kolkata. However, the men in Purple will try any and everything in their hands to make the game difficult for the Lucknow team.
Having one more match remaining, Kolkata is still lurking in the bottom half of the points table. Kolkata currently has 12 points in their bag. The chances of Kolkata getting qualified is very slim as the top four teams in the playoffs have more points and a better net run rate than the men in purple.
In the last match, Kolkata defeated the Orange Army with a big margin of 54 runs. However, it was the bowling unit of Kolkata that kept the team in the game as the batters didn’t do a good job with the bat. Opener Venkatesh Iyer is still struggling with his form. However, Andre Russell was the only player who stood with the bat in hand. Russell Muscle scored 49 runs off 28 balls with 4 sixes. Wicket keeper Sam Billings scored 34 runs off 29 balls.
Russell outshined everyone on the field when he took the ball in his hand. Russell took 3 important wickets that night and was economical in the span of his 4 years. Tim Southee also held his end and plucked 2 wickets, with an economy of 5.80. Umesh Yadav was the most economical bowler that night with the economy of 4.80, moreover, he took 1 wicket as well. Sunil Narine and Varun Chakaravarthy took 1 wicket each.
After dominating the points table for a while, the Lucknow team suffered back-to-back losses. The men in blue slipped to the position 3 and the team is trying its best to not slip further in the points table.
In the last match, Lucknow suffered a close loss at the hands of Rajasthan, who has been playing tremendously well this season of Indian T20 League 2022. The second-highest run-scorer of the tournament, KL Rahul is struggling with his form. Rahul got out early at a score of 10 runs after facing a staggering 19 balls.
In the last match, Deepak Hooda tried his best and played a much-need 59 runs off just 39 runs. However, the lack of runs from the top order put the Lucknow team in a complicated position. Marcus Stoinis tried stirring the scoreboard with his strokes but it was too late by then.
The team has to devise new plans to end up in the top two positions of the points table. However, if they fail to do so, Lucknow might suffer with hard luck during the eliminators.
Pitch Report & Conditions
Average scores are expected to be around 160-180 runs in this match. All the captains winning the toss (38 matches so far) have opted to bowl first in the evening games and it’s expected the trend will continue in this match too.
Here are the MyTeam11 Fantasy Tips for the match between Kolkata vs Lucknow
Probable Playing XI:
Venkatesh Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Sam Billings (wk), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Varun Chakaravarthy
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
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Kolkata vs Lucknow MyTeam11 Team:
Keeper – KL Rahul (C), Quinten de Kock
Batsmen – Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Hooda (VC)
All-Rounders – Sunil Narine, Andre Russell
Bowlers – Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Dushmantha Chameera, Avesh Khan
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Kolkata vs Lucknow MyTeam11 Team:
Keeper – Sam Billings, KL Rahul, Quinten de Kock (C)
Batsmen – Shreyas Iyer, Nitish Rana, Deepak Hooda
All-Rounders – Sunil Narine, Jason Holder
Bowlers – Time Southee, Umesh Khan, Avesh Khan (VC)
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