Lucknow Super Giants and Kolkata Knight Riders (LKN vs KOL) meet in Match No.53 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022.
Lucknow Super Giants are coming off a close win over Delhi Capitals. Skipper KL Rahul and Deepak Hooda scored half-centuries as Lucknow set Delhi a challenging target of 196. Delhi put up a brave effort but fell short, ending at 189/7. Mohsin Khan picked up four wickets for Lucknow Super Giants.
On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders also returned to winning ways as they beat Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets. They restricted Rajasthan to 152/5. Nitish Rana (48*) and Rinku Singh (42*), then finished the game for them pretty comfortably in the end.
Match: Lucknow Super Giants vs Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2022 Match 53
Date and Time: May 07, Saturday, 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
LKN vs KOL Predicted Playing XI
Lucknow Super Giants
Quinton de Kock (wk), KL Rahul (c), Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Ayush Badoni, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jason Holder, Dushmantha Chameera, Mohsin Khan, Ravi Bishnoi
Kolkata Knight Riders
Baba Indrajith (wk), Aaron Finch, Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Sunil Narine, Anukul Roy, Andre Russell, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Shivam Mavi
The wicket is batting friendly. There will be some assistance early on but batters can play their shots freely. Spinners will have a key role to play. The team winning the toss will look to bowl first and chase the total.
LKN vs KOL Match Prediction
Lucknow Super Giants have a settled batting line-up and a balanced bowling attack. Kolkata Knight Riders have struggled to get their batting right. They have decent bowling but death bowling is a concern for them. Lucknow are favorites to win this game owing to their balance.
LKN vs KOL Dream11 Fantasy Suggestions
Fantasy Team #1: KL Rahul, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Krunal Pandya, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Mohsin Khan
Captain: KL Rahul Vice-captain: Shreyas Iyer
Fantasy Team #2: KL Rahul, Quinton de Kock, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Sunil Narine, Krunal Pandya, Umesh Yadav, Dushmantha Chameera, Ravi Bishnoi
Captain: KL Rahul Vice-captain: Quinton de Kock