The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) champions will face the new Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) team in the 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL) group stage match which will be held at Dr. D.Y. Patel Sports Academy in Mumbai. May 18 (Wednesday). While the Men in Purple team won their previous match against the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), the newcomers lost their previous match against the Rajasthan Royals (RR).
Speaking of their standings on the points table, LSG is currently third on the points table with eight wins in 13 games. Meanwhile, KKR has run a hot and cold tournament so far and sits sixth in the points table with six wins from 13 games.
Venue: Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai.
Date & Time: May 18, 7:30 PM IST
Dr. D.Y. Patel's academy wicket helped slow bowlers and hitting wasn't easy, especially after the restrictions on the court. The new ball hits the racket really well. However, the scoring wasn't easy once the ball loosened. The leader who wins the toss can look at the racket first and post a competitive total on the board and defend it 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 Kings
Today’s match prediction: LSG to win the match.
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