Kolkata Knight Riders, who have somehow kept themselves alive in the playoffs race, will take on the Lucknow Super Giants, who are aiming for a top two finish.
For KKR to qualify, they need to beat LSG comprehensively and also depend on the results of other teams. LSG, meanwhile, will qualify even if they lose this game. But if they want to finish on top two for a better chance to reach the final, beating KKR is a must. This is also the last game of IPL 2022 at the DY Patil Sports Stadium in Navi Mumbai.
When LSG and KKR met earlier this season, the KL Rahul-led side put up an absolutely dominating performance to win the match by 75 runs. A half-century from Quinton de Kock helped them post a target of 176 in 20 overs, after which six wickets between Avesh Khan and Jason Holder helped defend the target.
Despite Andre Russell’s 19-ball 45, the Knights were unable to cross the line as seven of their players were dismissed on single digit scores.
LSG have won their last two games on a trot and will be looking to bring momentum back to them ahead of the playoffs. In their most recent game against Rajasthan Royals, they were unable to chase down 179 runs.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Baba Indrajith, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rinku Singh, Sam Billings (wk), Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy.
Lucknow Super Giants
KL Rahul (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Krunal Pandya, Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Ayush Badoni, Mohsin Khan, Jason Holder, Dushmantha Chameera, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan.
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