Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will take on Lucknow Super Giants (LSG)in the 68th game of the IPL 2023 on Saturday (May 21) at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. KKR have won six out of 13 games and are in seventh place in the points table. LSG have won seven out of 13 matches and are third in the points tally
In the last game against Chennai Super Kings, KKR chased down the target of 145 runs in 18.3 overs. CSK made 144 runs for the loss of six wickets in 20 overs with the help of a knock of 48 runs off 34 deliveries from Shivam Dube. For KKR, both Nitish Rana and Rinku Singh scored half-centuries and helped the team cross the line with six wickets in hand.
LSG won their previous game against Mumbai Indians by five runs. LSG made 177 runs for the loss of three wickets in 20 overs with the help of a brilliant knock of 89 runs off 47 deliveries from Marcus Stoinis. MI managed to post a total of 172 runs for the loss of five wickets despite a decent outing from Ishan Kishan.
KKR and LSG have faced each other twice in IPL. LSG have won both these matches and will be looking to make it three in a row.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI
Kolkata Knight Riders
BENCH : Mandeep Singh, Tim Southee, UT Yadav, AS Roy, VR Iyer, Narayan Jagadeesan, D Wiese, S Iyer, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, LH Ferguson, K Khejroliya, , Johnson Charles
Lucknow Super Giants
BENCH : KL Rahul, Kyle Mayers, Krishnappa Gowtham, Mark Wood, YS Thakur, Avesh Khan, Jaydev Unadkat, DR Sams, A Mishra, Romario Shepherd, M Vohra, Karan Sharma, Mayank Yadav, Yudhvir Singh, AN Guleria, Karun Nair
Eden Gardens promises an exciting contest with a favorable setting for the batters. A high-scoring encounter is on the cards, and the team that displays composure, adapts well to the conditions, and capitalizes on the key moments of the match will likely come out on top. Winning the toss and electing to bat first could be advantageous at this venue. Over the past three years, the pacers have accounted for 65% of the wickets, with the spinners claiming the remaining 35% of dismissals at this venue.