Shreyas Iyer has won the toss, and Kolkata Knight Riders are bowling first against Lucknow Super Giants in IPL 2022. “We will bowl first as the wicket is dry, and the dew will not impact the game,” said Iyer. After pulling his calf muscles, Umesh Yadav has been ruled out, and Harshit Rana has replaced him.
“It is important to have a strong side but injuries are forcing us to change the team. However, we will continue to give our best,” he added.
KL Rahul would have bowled first as the wicket looks sticky, but he is ready to take up the challenge of batting first. “Avesh Khan comes back and replaces K Gowtham. Finding new match-winners has been our advantage,” said Rahul.
Lucknow Super Giants Playing XI: 1 Quinton de Kock (wk), 2 KL Rahul (capt), 3 Deepak Hooda, 4 Marcus Stoinis, 5 Ayush Badoni, 6 Krunal Pandya, 7 Jason Holder, 8 Avesh Khan, 9 Mohsin Khan, 10 Dushmantha Chameera, 11 Ravi Bishnoi
Kolkata Knight Riders Playing XI: 1 Aaron Finch, 2 B Indrajith (wk), 3 Shreyas Iyer (capt), 4 Nitish Rana, 5 Rinku Singh, 6 Andre Russell, 7 Anukul Roy, 8 Sunil Narine, 9 Tim Southee, 10 Harshit Rana, 11 Shivam Mavi