Kolkata Knight Riders will lock horns with Lucknow Super Giants in IPL 2023 on Saturday, May 20 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. Kolkata are coming into the fixture after a win game against CSK while LSG defeated Mumbai Indians in their previous encounter. The game is important for both teams in terms of qualification for the playoffs.
KKR desperately need a win to stay alive in the playoffs race while LSG will look to seal their place in the top two by crushing KKR with a big margin. Kolkata also need to register a win by a big margin to improve their net run rate and bolster their chances of qualification.
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants, Match 68, IPL 2023
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Date & Time: Saturday, May 20, 7:30 PM IST
Telecast & Streaming Details: Star Sports Network and JioCinema
Out of the six matches played at the Eden Gardens in the season so far, three have been won by teams batting first while three have been won by teams chasing. The surface has provided several high-scoring games as batters have had a great time at the venue. There has been good assistance for spinners as well. The captain winning the toss will look to bowl first keeping the recent record of the venue in mind.
KKR vs LSG Probable Playing XIs:
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Jason Roy, Nitish Rana (c), Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Shardul Thakur, Sunil Narine, Vaibhav Arora, Harshit Rana, Suyash Sharma, Varun Chakaravarthy
Quinton de Kock (wk), Deepak Hooda, Prerak Mankad, Krunal Pandya (c), Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran, Ayush Badoni, Naveen-ul-Haq, Ravi Bishnoi, Swapnil Singh, Mohsin Khan
KKR vs LSG Probable Best Performers
Probable Best Batter
The southpaw has been in sensational form throughout the season as he has scored 407 runs in 13 innings at an average of 50.87 and a strike rate of 143.30 with three half-centuries to his name. Rinku scored a brilliant fifty (54 off 43) in KKR’s last fixture against CSK and will be eager to put up another match-winning performance for his side.
Probable Best bowler
The leg-break bowler has been in stupendous form this season having picked 19 wickets from 13 innings at an average of 20.57 and an economy of 8.03. Chakravarthy has already won two Player of the Match awards this season and will be eager to bowl his team to win and keep them alive in the playoffs race.