Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips, IPL 2023
Kolkata Knight Riders take on Lucknow Super Giants in Match 68 of the 2023 Indian Premier League on Saturday evening at Eden Gardens. Kolkata Knight Riders must win this match to give themselves any chance of qualifying for the play-offs. Lucknow Super Giants are in third place and could potentially lose this match and still advance to the next stage. Read on as we preview this match. This fixture begins at 19:30 local time in Kolkata.
Kolkata Knight Riders would have been eliminated from the tournament if they had not beaten Chennai Super Kings in their last game. Once again, they need to produce their best performance against a top team in this match.
Lucknow Super Giants have suddenly found their form with wins over Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians. Even without KL Rahul, they look to be a formidable side once more in the tournament.
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants T20 Live Streaming
TV channels: This match will be shown live on Sky Sports Cricket and the Star Sports Network.
IPL 2023 Live Streaming: Fans can stream the match on Sky Go and Jio Cinema App.
KKR vs LSG Match Toss Prediction
With the humidity levels forecast to increase as the game progresses, we predict that both skippers will want to field first on Saturday evening.
KKR vs LSG Pitch Report
We saw plenty of turn on this pitch of Eden Gardens in the last match with Yuzvendra Chahal taking four wickets. We expect the spinners to enjoy themselves in this game.
Kolkata Weather Report
After a warm and sunny day in Kolkata, it will be clear skies but extremely humid on Saturday evening. The humidity levels could reach up to 90% by the end of the game.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants, Indian Premier League 2023
KKR Team News & Playing 11
KKR Team News
Anukul Roy was the only player to lose his place in the Kolkata Knight Riders XI ahead of their win over Chennai Super Kings in Match 61. In Roy’s place came Vaibhav Arora and we expect to see the same team selected ahead of this must-win game.
KKR Key Players
- Rinku Singh- the 25 year old has caught the eye with some brilliant batting this season and he took the Player of the Match Award in the win over Chennai Super Kings.
- Nitish Rana- the experienced skipper has scored over 400 runs in this year’s competition and top scored for Kolkata with 57 in the last game.
- Varun Chakravarthy- the spinner picked up the key wickets of Ruturaj Gaikwaf and Ajinkya Rahane in the last game. He is one dismissal away from bringing up his first 20-wicket IPL campaign.
KKR Possible Impact Player Substitutes
Anukul Roy, Narayan Jagadeesan, Umesh Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Suyash Sharma
Young leg-spinner Sharma has impressed in IPL 2023 season and would be a strong choice to come into the team when fielding. Jagadeesan is a talented batter with a top score of 36 in this campaign.
KKR Team Form
The Knight Riders are one of the form teams in the tournament with three wins from their last four matches but they may have left their run a little too late.
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KKR Predicted Playing 11
Jason Roy, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana (c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Shardul Thakur, Sunil Narine, Vaibhav Arora, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakravarthy
LSG Team News & Playing 11
LSG Team News
In spite of having a fully fit squad, Lucknow Super Giants still made changes to their team ahead of their impressive win over Mumbai Indians on Tuesday. Avesh Khan and Kyle Mayers were both left out with Deepak Hooda and Naveen-ul-Haq coming into the side.
LSG Key Players
- Quinton de Kock- the South African keeper-batter has the ability to win a game on his own and has a top score of 70 from three innings in this year’s IPL.
- Marcus Stoinis- the Australian all-rounder is starting to get the recognition his performances merit and he was awarded Player of the Match after hitting 89 not out from 47 balls in the last game.
- Ravi Bishnoi- the 22 year old spinner had failed to take a wicket in his two previous matches but responded by dismissing Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan when both were well set on Tuesday.
LSG Possible Impact Player Substitutes
Yash Thakur, K Gowtham, Daniel Sams, Yudhvir Singh, Kyle Mayers
Thakur took two wickets as an impact sub in the last game and we expect him to get an opportunity again. Gowtham is a useful all-rounder who can contribute in both innings if required.
LSG Team Form
Lucknow Super Giants are targeting their third win in a row in this match. They produced a brilliant display to beat Mumbai Indians in their last game.
LSG Predicted Playing 11
Deepak Hooda, Quinton de Kock (wk), Prerak Mankad, Krunal Pandya (c), Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran, Ayush Badoni, Naveen-ul-Haq, Ravi Bishnoi, Swapnil Singh, Mohsin Khan
KKR vs LSG Head to Head
This will be only the third time that these two sides have played each other and Kolkata Knight Riders are still looking for their first victory over Lucknow Super Giants. They are yet to go head to head this season.
KKR vs LSG Head to Head Stats in T20's
KKR vs LSG Betting Odds
Kolkata Knight Riders have been in good form but the bookies have them as the underdogs at 2.00. Lucknow Super Giants are favourites to win and can be backed at 1.72.
Who will win Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants T20 Match?
In front of their home fans, Kolkata Knight Riders will have a competitive team in this game. However, looking at both line-ups, Lucknow Super Giants have more match-winners in their team.
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KKR vs LSG Prediction
This should be an excellent contest between two talented teams who come into this game in strong form. On their day, Kolkata Knight Riders can beat anyone and we expect them to give Lucknow Super Giants a very good game. However, Lucknow Super Giants have a bowling attack suited to the conditions in Kolkata and also have some batters in very good form. We are backing Lucknow Super Giants to win.