Both the teams won their previous matches.
Lucknow Super Giants and Kolkata Knight Riders will play the 53rd match of IPL 2022 on Saturday. LSG have won 7 out of 10 matches and would be looking to win this match so to get a top-two finish. They defeated Delhi Capitals in the last game by 6 runs after scoring 195 runs for the loss of 3 wickets in 20 overs. LSG would hope for a better performance from the bowlers as only 2 bowlers had an economy of less than 10 in the last game.
Kolkata Knight Riders have won 4 out of 10 matches and a win will help them move one place in the points table. KKR defeated Rajasthan Royals in the previous match by 7 wickets after chasing a target of 153 runs in 19.1 overs. KKR are still to figure out their best opening pairs and might make some changes in the top-order as both the openers failed to provide a decent start in the last game.
Lucknow Super Giants vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Match 53
Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
Date & Time: 7th May at 7:30 PM IST and Local Time
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar
LSG vs KKR, Match 53 Pitch Report:
The team batting first has won 7 out of 10 matches at this venue and hence, the team winning the toss might look to bat. Spinners are likely to have a lot of help from the pitch and they might be able to dominate. Batters can take their chances against pacers.
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LSG vs KKR, Match 53 Probable Playing XIs:
Lucknow Super Giants
Quinton de Kock (wk), Lokesh Rahul (c), Marcus Stoinis, Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya, Ayush Badoni, Jason Holder, Krishnappa Gowtham, Mohsin Khan, Dushmantha Chameera, Ravi Bishnoi
Kolkata Knight Riders
Sunil Narine, Aaron Finch, Baba Indrajith (wk), Shreyas Iyer (c), Anukul Sudhakar Roy, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Shivam Mavi
Top Picks for LSG vs KKR Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Batters
Shreyas Iyer has not been dismissed for a single-digit score in the tournament. In the last 6 matches, he has been dismissed for a score less than 20 only once and has made a 30+ score on 4 occasions. He is the leading run-scorer for KKR with 324 runs in 10 matches at an average of 36 and a strike rate of 133.33.
Deepak Hooda made a half-century in the last game and added 95 runs for the second wicket along with Lokesh Rahul. He has scored over 30 runs in the last 2 games and might have returned to the form that he showed during the first few matches. Hooda is likely to solve the middle-order crisis for LSG in this match.
Top Picks – All-Rounders
Andre Russell didn’t get a chance with either the bat or ball in the last game. Russell is an important part of KKR’s lineup and might show his class in this game. He has made 227 runs in 10 matches at an average of 37.83 and has picked 10 wickets too.
Krunal Pandya has picked 5 wickets in the last 3 matches and has bowled at a decent economy. He would be expected to play a key role with both the bat and the ball in this game.
Top Picks – Bowlers
Umesh Yadav has picked 15 wickets in 10 matches at an average of 19.06, an economy of 7.15, and a strike rate of 16. He is the leading wicket-taker for KKR in the season and has taken 5 wickets in the last 3 matches.
Mohsin Khan won the player of the match award in the last game as he picked 4 wickets for 16 runs in 4 overs. He has taken 8 wickets in 4 matches at an average of 10.62, an economy of 6.07, and a strike rate of 10.5.
Top Picks – Wicketkeepers
Lokesh Rahul has scored 2 centuries and 2 half-centuries in 10 matches this season. He is placed in the second position in the leading run-scorer list. Rahul made 77 runs off 51 deliveries in the last game against Delhi Capitals and helped the team post a total of 195 runs.
Quinton de Kock has scored 294 runs in 10 matches at an average of 29.40 and a strike rate of 134.24 including 2 half-centuries. He would be expected to provide a decent start to the team along with captain Lokesh Rahul.
LSG vs KKR Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for LSG vs KKR Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Quinton de Kock, Lokesh Rahul (c), Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer (vc), Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Krishnappa Gowtham, Anukul Sudhakar Roy, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Ravi Bishnoi
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for LSG vs KKR Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Quinton de Kock (c), Lokesh Rahul, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer, Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Krunal Pandya, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Shivam Mavi, Mohsin Khan (vc)
LSG vs KKR Risky Captaincy Choices:
Anukul Sudhakar Roy made his IPL debut for KKR in the last game against Rajasthan Royals. Anukul opened the bowling for KKR along with Umesh Yadav and picked a wicket in 4 overs while giving away just 28 runs.
Ravi Bishnoi has picked more than 1 wicket this season only in 2 matches and his economy has also been on the higher side. However, in the last game, Bishnoi picked a wicket and gave away 28 runs in 4 overs. He bowled 10 dot balls in that game and managed to create pressure.
Player you should avoid:
Baba Indrajith has been able to score only 21 runs in 2 matches for KKR and is one player whom you can avoid in your fantasy team for this match.