Kolkata Knight Riders will take on Lucknow Super Giants in the 67th game of the Indian Premier League 2023 on May 20 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. KKR are currently seventh in the points table after winning six of their 13 matches. They will make it to the playoffs if only they beat LSG by a margin of more than 102 runs. LSG, on the other hand, are in the third position in the points table after winning seven of their 13 matches, and another win will secure them a spot in the playoffs.
KKR come into this game on the back of a six-wicket win over the Chennai Super Kings. Their bowlers did an excellent job to restrict CSK to a first innings total of 144 runs, which the Knights chased down in 18.3 overs. Rinku Singh was named the Player of the Match for his half century. Earlier in the game, spinners Varun Chakravarthy and Sunil Narine picked up two wickets each.
LSG, on the other hand, defeated the Sunrisers Hyderabad by seven wickets in their previous game. Five of their seven bowlers picked up at least one wicket each to restrict Hyderabad to a first innings total of 182. In the run-chase, Prerak Mankad top scored with a knock of 64* to take LSG to a comfortable win.
KKR vs CSK injury update
For KKR, Umesh Yadav is unfit for this game. For LSG, Jaydev Unadkat has been ruled out of the remainder of the IPL due to shoulder injury. He has been replaced by Suryansh Shedge.
KKR vs CSK Predicted XI
Kolkata Knight Riders Predicted XI
Jason Roy, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana (capt), Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Shardul Thakur, Sunil Narine, Harshit Rana, Vaibhav Arora, Varun Chakravarthy, Suyash Sharma
Lucknow Super Giants Predicted XI
Quinton de Kock (wk), Deepak Hooda, Prerak Mankad, Krunal Pandya (capt), Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran, Ayush Badoni, Naveen-ul-Haq, Ravi Bishnoi, Swapnil Singh, Mohsin Khan, Yash Thakur
KKR vs LSG Match Details
Match: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants
Date & Time: May 20, 7:30 PM
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Kolkata vs Lucknow Fantasy Team
Wicketkeepers: Quinton de Kock (c), Nicholas Pooran
Batters: Jason Roy, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh
All-rounders: Sunil Narine, Andre Russell (vc), Krunal Pandya, Marcus Stoinis
Bowlers: Varun Chakravarthy, Ravi Bishnoi
KKR vs LSG: Kolkata Weather and Pitch Report
The Eden Gardens pitch is batting friendly. But the spin bowlers will also be very important here. Anything above 190 will be a good total to chase.
The weather, meanwhile, will be partly cloudy during the game but rain is not forecast. The temperature is likely to be in the range of 28 to 30 degree Celsius.
KKR vs LSG IPL Match 2023 Broadcasting
KKR vs LSG IPL match will be live on Star Sports network as far as TV is concerned.
Kolkata vs Lucknow Live Streaming
Jio Cinema has picked up streaming rights of KKR vs LSG match. The toss will take place at 7 PM.
KKR vs LSG IPL 2023 Head to Head
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KKR vs LSG Match Prediction
LSG are almost confirmed a spot in the playoffs but for KKR to reach the top four, they will have to defeat LSG by a margin of at least 102 runs, and that seems like a massive task. If KKR’s spinners can once again wreak havoc on the spin-friendly Eden surface, the hosts could win this match.