Mumbai. The match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Lucknow Super Giants will be played in the Indian Premier League 2022 today. This will be the overall 66th match of this season. This match between the two teams will be played at DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai. To go to the playoffs, Kolkata will have to beat Lucknow Super Giants by a huge margin in the match. On the other hand, the place in the last four of Lucknow is confirmed. He would like to get 2 more points by defeating KKR in this match. This is the last chance for Shreyas Iyer’s team. In such a situation, KKR’s team will try their best to qualify for the playoffs. Let us tell you about the pitch report, weather report and possible playing XI of both the teams before this match.
By the way, the chances of Kolkata Knight Riders qualifying in the playoffs are negligible. KKR’s journey in IPL 2022 has not been easy. Shreyas Iyer’s team has played 13 matches so far in the 15th season in which 6 have won and 7 have been lost. The team is in sixth place with 12 points. To go to the playoffs, KKR will have to beat Lucknow by a huge margin. Apart from this, the teams of Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals lose their matches. Only then can there be a chance for KKR to go to the playoffs.
KKR vs LSG Weather Report
According to Weather.com, the temperature of Mumbai city is expected to be 34 degree Celsius during the day on May 18. There will be a drop in the temperature during the night and it will reach 28 degree Celsius. The sky will remain cloudy during the day. But the sky will be clear during the night. The forecast of rain is only 5 percent. Humidity will be 64 percent during the day, which will increase to 80 percent at night.
KKR vs LSG Pitch Report
The pitch of Mumbai’s DY Patil Stadium is favorable for both batsmen and bowlers. IPL matches have always been played on this ground. Here, despite the low score in the last few matches of IPL, there was a tough competition. If the team batting first scores 160-170, then it will be considered as a good total. Here the team winning the toss would like to bat first.
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Probable Playing XI of KKR and Lucknow Super Giants
Kolkata Knight Riders Probable Playing XI: Venkatesh Iyer, Baba Inderjit, Nitish Rana, Shreyas Iyer (Captain), Sam Billings (WK), Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Varun Chakraborty.
Probable Playing XI of Lucknow Super Giants: Quinton de Kock (wk), KL Rahul (c), Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Jason Holder, Avesh Khan, Dushmantha Chamira, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohsin Khan.
Tags: IPL, IPL 2022, Kolkata Knight Riders, Lucknow Super Giants
FIRST PUBLISHED : May 18, 2022, 09:57 IST