Lucknow Super Giants will play against Kolkata Knight Riders, and it will be the 53rd match of this season’s Tata IPL 2022. The game will be played on 7th May at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. LSG vs. KKR will be available live on Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar at 7:30 pm. It will be their first playoff this season.
Lucknow Super Giants have played a total of ten matches in this season of IPL 2022, and won seven rounds. They are currently in the second position on the points table, with 14 points to name. LSG played their previous match against Delhi Capitals, where they defeated them by six runs. Lucknow put forth a target of 195 runs before Delhi. KL Rahul played incredibly and scored a smashing 77 runs. Deepak Hooda also scored a half-century of 54 runs for LSG. Lucknow won due to superb bowling by Mohsin Khan, who single-handedly knocked four wickets off Delhi Capitals.
Kolkata Knight Riders played ten matches in IPL 2022, and only won four of them. They are at the eighth rank on the points table, gaining 8 points for themselves. KKR played their latest match against Rajasthan Royals and won by seven wickets. RR set a target of 152 runs for Kolkata. Nitish Rana scored 48 runs against RR, and Rinku Singh made 42 runs, closing a gap between them and victory. Tim Southee took two wickets for Kolkata Knight Riders.
Both Lucknow Super Giants and Kolkata Knight Riders are playing for the first time in Tata IPL 2022. It will be a relatively significant match for KKR as they need the win to qualify. It will be a hard-hitting match as both the teams are good in their playing performance.
The 53rd match of IPL 2022 will be held at MCA Stadium in Pune. Its pitch is known for its spinner-friendly attributes. Chasing teams have the most advantage on this ground as 60% of the winning teams are second-inning batters.
The average expected temperature during the match will be 34 degrees celsius. Humidity will be moderate at 40%, and wind speed will be 18 km per hour. There will be little to no precipitation today.
Lucknow Super Giants:
Quinton de Kock(WK), KL Rahul(C), Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya, Marcus Stoinis, Ayush Badoni, Jason Holder, Krishnappa Gowtham, Dushmantha Chameera, Mohsin Khan, Ravi Bishnoi
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Aaron Finch, Baba Indrajith(WK), Shreyas Iyer(C), Rinku Singh, Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Anukul Roy, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Shivam Mavi
Lokesh Rahul is a right-handed batsman, who scored a massive 451 runs for Lucknow this season of IPL 2022. He will be a significant pick for the team.
Quinten de Kock is Lucknow Super Giant’s left-handed batsman and wicket-keeper. He smashed a total of 294 runs for LSG this season. Kock will be an important pick for the team.
Dushmantha Chameera is a right-arm fast bowler and right-handed batsman from LSG. He took a total eight wickets for Lucknow and is a decent pick.
Nitish Rana smacked 254 runs for Kolkata Knight Rider. This right-handed batsman will be a crucial pick for the team.
Umesh Yadav, who took an incredible fifteen wickets for Kolkata Knight Riders. He is a right-arm medium-fast bowler with increasing performance and the best option for the team.
Lokesh Rahul, Quinton de Kock
Umesh Yadav, Nitish Rana
Wicket-Keeper: Lokesh Rahul(C), Quinton de Kock
Batsmen: Shreyas Iyer, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Deepak Hooda
All-Rounders: Andre Russell, Krunal Pandya
Bowlers: Umesh Yadav(VC), Mohsin Khan, Tim Southee
Wicket-Keepers: Lokesh Rahul, Quinton de Kock(C)
Batsmen: Shreyas Iyer, Nitish Rana(VC), Deepak Hooda
All-Rounders: Sunil Narine, Krunal Pandya, Jason Holder
Bowlers: Umesh Yadav, Dushmantha Chameera, Ravi Bishnoi
For smaller and mini grand leagues, Lokesh Rahul will be the suggested captain choice. Quinton de Kock will be the safer choice as a captain in a greater and bigger tournament. Jason Holder and Ravi Bishnoi will be the top punt picks for the match. Suggested Super4 playing combinations are 2-4-2-3.
Lucknow Super Giants have a much stronger team, but Kolkata Knight Riders will give their best as they need this win. KKR will most likely win today’s match against LSG.