LSG vs KKR Match Preview, IPL 2022, Match 53 Lucknow Super Giants vs Kolkata Knight Riders. Kolkata Knight Riders face off against Lucknow Super Giants in match 53 of IPL 2022 in Pune in a must-win game for them. KKR need to win all their remaining games to give themselves a chance of making it to the playoffs.
KKR beat Rajasthan Royals in their previous match after losing five on the trot. LSG meanwhile are on 14 points and needs a couple more wins to secure a playoff spot. Gujarat Titans, Lucknow Super Giants, Rajasthan Royals, and Royal Challengers Bangalore are the top four teams on the points table at the moment.
A total of 74 matches will be played across the four venues in Maharashtra in IPL 2022. 20 matches each will be played at the Wankhede Stadium and the DY Patil Stadium while 15 games each will be played at the Brabourne Stadium and the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium. Group A has teams like MI, KKR, DC, RR, and LSG. Group B consists of CSK, RCB, SRH, PBKS, and GT.
LSG vs KKR Match Preview, IPL 2022, Match 53 Lucknow Super Giants vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Lucknow Super Giants
With 14 points from 10 games, LSG are almost through to the playoffs. If they beat KKR they get to 16 points which should be enough for them to get through to the playoffs. With four matches remaining including the one against the Knights, Lucknow will back themselves to get to 18 to 20 points. KL Rahul with 451 runs is the leading run-scorer of the team.
He has found good support from Quinton de Kock and Deepak Hooda with the bat. With the ball, they have found different bowlers stepping up at different phases of the game. Thus it has been a complete team performance from the newcomers.
KL Rahul, Marcus Stoinis, Ravi Bishnoi, Quinton de Kock, Deepak Hooda, Manish Pandey, Krunal Pandya, Jason Holder, Mark Wood, Avesh Khan, Ankit Rajput, K Gowtham, Dushmanta Chameera, Shahbaz Nadeem, Manan Vohra, Mohsin Khan, Ayush Badoni, Karan Sharma, Evin Lewis, Mayank Yadav, Kyle Mayers
Kolkata Knight Riders
KKR won their previous match against Rajasthan Royals after losing five matches on the trot. Despite the win, concerns remain about their opening combination and the bowlers not firing in unison. Aaron Finch since his 58 against Rajasthan Royals has blown cold.
Shreyas Iyer has churned out scores in the middle-order but the consistency in batting is lacking for KKR. The form of Nitish Rana and Rinku Singh in the last couple of matches has been good news for the Knights.
Andre Russell, Varun Chakravarthy, Venkatesh Iyer, Sunil Narine, Shreyas Iyer, Pat Cummins, Nitish Rana, Shivam Mavi, Sheldon Jackson, Ajinkya Rahane, Rinku Singh, Anukul Roy, Rasikh Dar, Chamika Karunaratne, Baba Indrajith, Ashok Sharma, Pratham Singh, Abhijeet Tomar, Sam Billings, Alex Hales, Ramesh Kumar, Mohammed Nabi, Aman Khan, Umesh Yadav