Lucknow Super Giants, who are already confirmed as one of the four teams that will head into the playoffs, will take on Kolkata Knight Riders in match 53 of IPL 2022.
For Lucknow, this game is important if they want to finish in the top two and stand a better chance to reach the final. For Kolkata, this is a do or die game. If they lose tonight, they will be eliminated from the race to the playoffs.
KL Rahul has scored 451 runs in 10 games at a strike rate of over 145, which also makes him the second highest run scorer this season. The skipper's form has largely helped the Lucknow have a great run.
Most recently, LSG have found a trump card in young bowler Mohsin Khan. In only four games, the young left arm pacer has eight games at an economy of 6.07.
For Kolkata, Shreyas Iyer has scored the most number of runs. The skipper has 324 runs in ten games. The best bowler for KKR has been Umesh Yadav. He has picked up 15 wickets at an economy of 7.15.
Going by the form of both teams, LSG are the clear favourites to win the game.
Lucknow Super Giants
Quinton de Kock (wk), Lokesh Rahul (c), Marcus Stoinis, Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya, Ayush Badoni, Jason Holder, Krishnappa Gowtham, Mohsin Khan, Dushmantha Chameera, Ravi Bishnoi
Kolkata Knight Riders
Sunil Narine, Aaron Finch, Baba Indrajith (wk), Shreyas Iyer (c), Anukul Roy, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Shivam Mavi
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