Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will be locking horns with Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in the 68th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Both teams have played 13 matches this season so far. Lucknow Super Giants have won 7 of their 13 matches in the 16th edition of IPL, and are placed 3rd on the points table with 15 points to their tally and a net run rate of +0.304.
On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders have managed to churn out 6 victories of their 13 games this season so far, and are placed 7th on the points table, with 12 points to their tally and a net run rate of -0.256. Both teams will be playing their last league game of the season and it’ll be more important for LSG as a win from here will help them qualify for the playoffs.
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These two teams have played just a couple of matches against each other in IPL so far, where Lucknow Super Giants managed to win both of those games. Another exciting game of cricket is expected here between them.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
Deepak Hooda and Marcus Stoinis have had trouble picking up the variations of Andre Russell, with 4 dismissals in 20 balls for just 8 runs between them. The LSG batters have had no answers to Sunil Narine either, with only one in four of their batters striking at over 100 against him – Deepak Hooda.
Probable XI: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (w), Jason Roy, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana (c), Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Shardul Thakur, Sunil Narine, Vaibhav Arora, Harshit Rana, Suyash Sharma, Varun Chakaravarthy
Lucknow Super Giants (LSG)
Quinton de Kock has an average of 37 and a strike rate of 152 against KKR. Although recency bias is valid in this case, outside of this knock, de Kock’s average falls to a paltry 21 against KKR. However, he has his KKR bowlers he targets – against the spinners (Narine and Chakravarthy), he strikes at 100 and 126 respectively, but he more than makes up for it against the fast bowlers, scoring 89 off 37 at a strike rate of 240 against Russell, and 44 off 31 at 142 against Shardul.
Probable XII: Quinton de Kock (w), Kyle Mayers, Deepak Hooda, Prerak Mankad, Krunal Pandya (c), Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran, Ayush Badoni, Naveen-ul-Haq, Ravi Bishnoi, Swapnil Singh, Mohsin Khan
Fantasy XI Suggestion 1:
Quinton de Kock, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Jason Roy, Nitish Rana (c), Kyle Mayers (vc), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Varun Chakravarthy, Ravi Bishnoi
Fantasy XI Suggestion 2:
Quinton de Kock, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Jason Roy (vc), Nitish Rana, Andre Russell (c), Sunil Narine, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Varun Chakravarthy, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohsin Khan