The Lucknow Super Giants won 7 out of 10 matches in IPL 2022, standing in 2nd place in the points table with 14 points. One more win is needed to qualify for the playoffs. After five consecutive losses, the Kolkata Knight Riders won against the Rajasthan Royals in their last match. They have to win every match to keep their play-off chances alive.
The Lucknow Super Giants’ batting has relied heavily on their captain, KL Rahul, who has already scored two centuries this season. Deepak Hooda and Quinton de Kock played some crucial knocks. Marcus Stoinis, one of the retained players, could play in 3rd place. He is a top-order player rather than a finisher.
Ravi Bishnoi is more disappointed this season after performing well in the last year. Young bowler Mohsin Khan bowled exceptionally well in the last match against Delhi Capitals, picking up 4 wickets for just 16 runs, and DC were just short of 6 runs. Jason Holder is a little bit expensive and picked up 9 wickets in 8 matches.
After performing well in the IPL 2021 second half, Venkatesh Iyer was retained by KKR for the IPL 2022. A left-handed batsman is unable to contribute this season. He was eventually demoted from the opening position, and he was later dropped from the XI. Skipper Shreyas Iyer, Nitish Rana, and Rinku Singh are the only consistent batters.
The KKR bowlers bowled well in the last 3 matches. Umesh Yadav came back to form. Sunil Narine is more economical with the ball and batsmen play safe cricket against him. Tim Southee, who replaced Pat Cummins, is producing wickets with the ball.
LSG vs KKR: Probable Playing XIs
KKR never got a good opening stand from openers. Aaron Finch isn’t in good form and he will be replaced by another player. Avesh Khan will come in place of K Gowtham if he is fit to play.
Playing XI For LSG:
Quinton de Kock(w)(✈️), KL Rahul(c), Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis(✈️), Krunal Pandya, Ayush Badoni, Jason Holder(✈️), Avesh Khan, Dushmantha Chameera(✈️), Ravi Bishnoi, Mohsin Khan
Playing XI For KKR:
Indrajith(wk), Aaron Finch(✈️), Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell(✈️), Sunil Narine(✈️), Tim Southee(✈️), Shivam Mavi, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakaravarthy
LSG vs KKR: Fantasy Tips and Dream11 Picks
With over 450 runs in the tournament, KL Rahul is the go-to player for this match. After Jos Buttler, this Indian opener is the second leading scorer.
Shreyas Iyer is one of the successful batsmen for KKR, scoring 324 runs in 10 matches.
Deepak Hooda batted well in the last two matches, scoring 50+ runs in the previous game.
Andre Russell has failed in the last two games and may give a comeback with this match, he bowls overs in death overs and there will be more chances to get points in fantasy teams.
Krunal Pandya is usually called a bits and pieces cricketer, but the senior Pandya is in good form with both bat and ball. He contributes in all areas, making him a must-pick.
Tim Southee has picked 10 wickets in 5 matches, in only one match he wasn’t able to pick a wicket this season.
Umesh Yadav came back to form after failing to impress in previous matches.