Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Supergiants Head To Head Records, IPL 2022, Match 56, KKR vs LSG. Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Supergiants 66th IPL 2022 match is to be played on 18th May 2022, 19:30 IST at Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai. KKR would have to hope that RCB loses against GT and stay on 14 points and the winner of DC vs PBKS also loses their last game.
Lucknow Super Giants are also all but assured of a playoff spot. But with their loss to Rajasthan Royals, they slipped to 3rd place. This means if they don’t win their last match against KKR, they will not be in Qualifier 1.
Kolkata Knight Riders made as many as five changes in their penultimate game against Mumbai Indians, bringing back Ajinkya Rahane, Venkatesh Iyer, Varun Chakravarthy, Sheldon Jackson, and Pat Cummins. The Brendon McCullum-led KKR management has come under fire for their choices which led to the team’s campaign getting derailed after winning three of their first four matches.
KKR remains alive in the competition with back-to-back big wins over Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad. KKR are now 6th with 12 points to their name and will hope to win their last game and remain in the hunt for the playoffs.
Umesh Yadav is the 2nd leading wicket-taker for Kolkata with 16 wickets from 11 outings and almost guarantees a wicket or two in the powerplay which sets the tone for the rest of the match. He will have added responsibility as Kolkata Knight Riders bowling all-rounder Pat Cummins has been ruled out of the IPL 2022 after suffering a minor hip injury.
Opener Venkatesh Iyer batted in a commanding manner in their penultimate game against Mumbai Indians which Kolkata Knight Riders won comfortably by 52 runs while Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, and Tim Southee bowled excellently. Mumbai lost their last eight wickets for 44 runs and suffered their ninth loss in 11 games. Pat Cummins starred with a three-wicket haul which helped KKR register a comprehensive victory despite Jasprit Bumrah’s exceptional fifer in the first innings.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) registered their 6th victory in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 after beating the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 54 runs on Saturday at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. Andre Russell put on an all-around show in KKR’s comprehensive 54-run victory after scoring a blistering 49*(28) followed by a three-wicket haul.
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Supergiants Head To Head Records, IPL 2022, Match 56, KKR vs LSG
Lucknow Supergiants had earlier beaten Kolkata Knight Riders in their previous IPL 2022 match by 75 runs at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. A half-century from Quinton de Kock along with Avesh Khan’s three-wicket haul powered LSG to a comprehensive victory by 75 runs as they successfully defended their total of 176.
A quickfire fifty from Quinton de Kock (50 off 29) and a vital knock by Deepak Hooda (41 off 27) guided Lucknow Super Giants to 176-7 in 20 overs, after being invited to bat first. Both Quinton de Kock and Deepak Hooda steadied Lucknow with a 71-run stand for the second wicket. Apart from them, the likes of Krunal Pandya (25 off 27), and Marcus Stoinis (28 off 14) also made some valuable contributions with the bat for LSG.
In reply, Andre Russell played an attacking knock (45 off 19) but he didn’t get the required support from the other KKR batters. After Andre Russell, Sunil Narine (22 off 12) was the second-highest scorer for KKR. In the end, Kolkata was bowled out for a mere 101 in only 14.3 overs, losing by a huge margin of 75 runs. Avesh Khan (3/19) and Jason Holder (3/31) were the star-performer for LSG with the ball.
Brief Scores: Lucknow Super Giants 176/7 (Quinton de Kock 50, Deepak Hooda 41; Andre Russell 2-22) beat Kolkata Knight Riders 101 all out (Andre Russell 45, Sunil Narine 22; Avesh Khan 3-19) by 75 runs.