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LSG vs KKR Preview: This match between Lucknow and Kolkata will be played at MCA Stadium in Pune. Both the teams have played one match each on this ground in this season.
The impact of Gujarat Titans and its performance in IPL 2022 is as much as the other new team Lucknow Super Giants. (Lucknow Super Giants) has also inserted. Under the leadership of KL Rahul, who failed in the captaincy with Punjab Kings, this team is making steady progress in the race for the playoffs, achieving success. Lucknow, running in good form, have a close chance of almost cementing their place in the playoffs as their next match is on Kolkata Knight Riders (Kolkata Knight Riders) From which she has struggled throughout this season so far. Where at least one win is necessary for Lucknow, then this match for Kolkata. (LSG vs KKR) Along with this, it is necessary to win in the remaining matches as well.
On Saturday, May 7, both the teams will clash at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. There have been many matches on this ground, but Kolkata and Lucknow have played only one match each. Incidentally, both the teams won their respective matches. Kolkata had defeated Mumbai Indians, while Lucknow had defeated Punjab Kings a few days back. That is, in terms of field, no one team will get much experience or benefit from here.
Lucknow riding on the chariot of victory
If we talk about the performance, then after a slow start, Lucknow has continuously improved its performance and now the team is in a better position. Lucknow has won 7 out of 10 matches so far and with 14 points, the team is at the second position in the points table. The team’s batting and bowling are consistently doing well. However, after captain KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock in the opening, the middle order’s batting has been crumbling on a few occasions. Nevertheless, Deepak Hooda has groomed this team from time to time.
The team needs to give more time to power-hitters like Marcus Stoinis and Jason Holder to bat for big scores.
As far as bowling is concerned, Lucknow has a decent all-round attack. Avesh Khan’s fitness is a cause for some concern, but Mohsin Khan, who replaced him, is doing well and is now an integral part of the playing XI. Apart from them, Holder and Dushmanta Chamira are also doing amazing. Spin attack is also good. That is, Lucknow will take the examination of Kolkata with all its might.
Opening is the biggest tension for KKR
If we talk about Kolkata, then this team kept looking for a winning combination throughout the season. Under the captaincy of Shreyas Iyer, last season’s runners-up started this year well, but then the team met with bad luck and lost five matches in a row. In the last match, Kolkata somehow defeated Rajasthan to register only their fourth win in the season. He has to win the remaining four matches to have a playoff chances.
The opening pair is still the biggest headache for the team. Tried many times, but without success here. Whether Aaron Finch will get a chance again or will Ajinkya Rahane return or will some other option be tried, this will be the most eyes.
The team would have been relieved from the fact that apart from skipper Shreyas, Nitish Rana is also performing consistently and the way Rinku Singh played a match-winning innings in the last match, it would have boosted the team’s confidence. The team is still looking better in bowling and Umesh Yadav is back in his rhythm, which can create problems for the opening batsmen of Lucknow.