Indian Premier League 2022 – Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants – 66th Match Prediction
The final week of the league phase of the IPL 2022 has arrived, and each team is set to play their final matches.
Lucknow Super Giants started the season well, but have recently hit a snag, losing back-to-back matches to Gujarat Titans and Rajasthan Royals.
They’ve been pushed to third place, and unless something miraculous happens, they’re almost certain to make the playoffs. Kolkata Knight Riders, on the other hand, are struggling in the bottom half of the table and will need to win this game as well as hope for a few other results to go their way in order to qualify for the play-offs. We anticipate a thrilling match between two teams with a lot on the line.
The 66th match between Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants will take place on May 18th, 2022 at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai.
Match Details to Note
Match: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants, 66th Match, Indian Premier League 2022
Date: May 18, 2022 (Wednesday)
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants Team Previews
In the last two games, the Kolkata Knight Riders batsmen have chipped in with cameos to help their team reach 160+ totals. Venkatesh Iyer, Rahane, Rinku Singh, and Sam Billings have all contributed vital 20s and 30s to effectively build partnerships. Andre Russell has been their main wrecker, as evidenced by his 28-ball 49 runs in the previous game.
In the absence of Pat Cummins last game, their pace trio of Andre Russell, Tim Southee, and Umesh Yadav have chipped in with wickets in the powerplay to derail the opposition. Varun Chakravarthy and Sunil Narine, the spin duo, have reunited and pose a serious threat to opponents in the middle overs.
The top players of Kolkata Knight Riders to watch for in this match are Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee.
Kolkata Knight Riders Squad
Ajinkya Rahane, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Shreyas Iyer (c), Sam Billings, Sheldon Jackson (wk), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakaravarthy, Mohammad Nabi, Chamika Karunaratne, Baba Indrajith, Rinku Singh, Anukul Roy, Pratham Singh, Abhijeet Tomar, Rasikh Salam, Aman Hakim Khan, Ashok Sharma, Ramesh Kumar
Predicted 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
For the second time in two matches, the batting line-up of Team Lucknow Super Giants has failed to deliver. KL Rahul and De Kock have been their leading run scorers, with Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, and Krunal Pandya providing crucial middle-order support. Ayush Badoni, who has been struggling recently, could be replaced by Manish Pandey.
They have a lot of bowling resources, and in the last game, they used eight different bowlers. Ravi Bishnoi took two wickets in the match, while Holder, Avesh Khan, and Badoni each took one wicket. In the previous game, Dushamntha Chameera and Mohsin Khan had little experience. If needed, Krunal Pandya, Marcus Stoinis, and Hooda can also help with the ball.
The top players of Lucknow Super Giants to watch for in this match are KL Rahul, Deepak Hooda, Jason Holder.
Lucknow Super Giants Squad
KL Rahul (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Manan Vohra, Krunal Pandya, Ankit Rajpoot, Krishnappa Gowtham, Ravi Bishnoi, Dushmantha Chameera, Avesh Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Evin Lewis, Mohsin Khan, Ayush Badoni, Karan Sharma, Mayank Yadav
Predicted XI: Quinton de Kock (wk), KL Rahul (c), Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya, Ayush Badoni/Manish Pandey, Marcus Stoinis, Jason Holder, Mohsin Khan, Ravi Bishnoi, Dushmantha Chameera, Avesh Khan
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants Toss Prediction
Due to wear and tear, pitches are slowing down, and teams batting first are winning more frequently, with a 7-3 win-loss record in the last ten games. In this match, both captains are expected to bat first.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
Among the three venues this season, DY Patil has a good pitch with good carry and bounce. If the batters are well set, we expect them to take a toll on the bowlers. In middle overs, spinners could be crucial. In this match, we anticipate around 160-180 runs.
The weather in Mumbai will be hot and humid, with the possibility of dew settling in during the match. The match is not expected to be affected by the weather.
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants Match Prediction
Team Kolkata Knight Riders has a strong batting unit, but their middle order inconsistency is a major concern. They have a strong bowling attack that includes both pace and spin bowlers. With 4-5 all-rounders, the Lucknow Super Giants have excellent batting and bowling depth, but they must maximise their potential rather than spoil the mix. They will be hoping to end Kolkata Knight Riders’ season with a win and move closer to a top-two finish in this match. Because of their better team morale and form this season, we expect Lucknow Super Giants to win this match.
Lucknow Super Giants is the favourite to beat Kolkata Knight Riders at the odds of 1.68.
- So far, the Lucknow Super Giants have 16 points from 13 games, with eight wins and five losses.
- So far, Kolkata Knight Riders have 12 points from 13 games, with six wins and seven losses.
- In their most recent match, Lucknow Super Giants defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 75 runs.