Kolkata Knight Riders will welcome Lucknow Super Giants at the Eden Gardens on May 20 at 7:30 pm for their last group stage games. For the coming game, LSG will pay a special tribute to one of Kolkata’s most successful clubs Mohun Bagan by donning their famous maroon and green jersey colours.
The game is crucial for both teams, as a win for KKR would mean that based on the other team’s results, they would still stand a chance to qualify further. The two-time winners are coming fresh off a six-wicket win against CSK.
On the other hand, LSG won a crucial game against Mumbai Indians. On the table, KKR are 7th with 12 points in 13 games, while LSG are 3rd with 15 points in 13 games.
Ahead of the coming game, Kolkata Knight Riders would rely on their spinners to do the trick for them against LSG. Against CSK, Nitish Rana and Rinku Singh shone with the bat and struck fifty-plus scores.
In the bowling, Varun Chakaravarthy and Sunil Narine were the stars with the ball as they took two wickets each.
On the other hand, LSG would be high on confidence, as they beat MI in the last game. Marcus Stoinis was on song, as the Australian powerhouse scored an unbeaten 89(47). Meanwhile, Krunal Pandya scored 49(42), but was retired hurt, so his fitness would be a concern in the coming game.
In the bowling, Ravi Bishnoi was the star with his two-wicket haul, and Lucknow would hope for the same against Kolkata, where the surface will favour the spinners.
This article will shed light on KKR vs LSG preview, pitch report, and playing XI.
The two teams will square off for the first time this season, and in the past, they have played twice, and in both games, LSG have emerged victorious.
The surface at Eden Gardens will help the spinners as it will be a slow track. The fans should not expect a high-scoring game.
The temperature will range around 32-34 degrees Celsius and there is a 10% chance of rain.
When, Where and How to Watch?
Venue: Eden Gardens
Time and Date: May 20, 7:30 pm
The match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Lucknow Super Giants will be played from 7:30 PM onwards, while the toss will be at 7:00 PM. You can watch the live telecast of this match on TV at Star Sports Network in different languages. OTT viewers can stream the game for free on the Jio Cinema app and website.
KKR: Jason Roy, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana (c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Harshit Rana, Vaibhav Arora, Varun Chakaravarthy
LSG: Quinton de Kock (wk), Kyle Mayers, Krunal Pandya (c), Prerak Mankad, Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran, Amit Mishra, Yash Thakur, Ravi Bishnoi, Yudhvir Singh Charak, Avesh Khan
KKR: Nitish Rana (Captain), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Lockie Ferguson, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakravarthy, Anukul Roy, Rinku Singh, Narayan Jagadeesan, Vaibhav Arora, Suyash Sharma, David Weise, Kulwant Khejrolia, Mandeep Singh, Litton Das, Jason Roy, Aarya Desai.
LSG: KL Rahul, Ayush Badoni, Karan Sharma, Manan Vohra, Quinton de Kock, Marcus Stoinis, Krishnappa Gowtham, Deepak Hooda, Kyle Mayers, Krunal Pandya, Avesh Khan, Mohsin Khan, Mark Wood, Mayank Yadav, Ravi Bishnoi, Nicholas Pooran, Jaydev Unadkat, Yash Thakur, Romario Shepherd, Daniel Sams, Amit Mishra, Prerak Mankad, Swapnil Singh, Naveen ul Haq, Yudhvir Charak
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