KKR vs LSG: Kolkata Knight Riders will lock horns against Lucknow Super Giants in Match 68 of the IPL, 2023 on Saturday, May 20, 2023, at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
This game is of utmost importance for Lucknow Super Giants, as it is a must-win situation for their playoff hopes. A victory in this match could not only boost their chances of qualifying but also secure them the second position in the points table, provided they outperform the net run rate of Chennai Super Kings, who will be playing their match on the same day in the afternoon. At present, both teams share the same number of points, but Chennai Super Kings hold the top second spot due to their better net run rate.
On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders find themselves on the verge of being eliminated from the playoff qualification race, especially with teams like Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore still in contention for a top-four finish. With just six wins from their 13 matches in the tournament so far, the Knight Riders may not have a lot to gain. However, they could play the role of a party pooper and potentially impede Lucknow Super Giants’ journey to the playoffs.
Here are the match details, pitch report, probable playing 11, squads, player records/stats and dream11 fantasy team predictions for the Match 68 of the Indian Premier League, 2023.
KKR vs LSG Match Details
- Match: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants, Match 68
- Date: Saturday, May 20, 2023
- Time: 7:30 PM (IST) | 2:00 PM (GMT) | 7:30 PM (Local)
- Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Pitch Report For KKR vs LSG, Match 68 of IPL 2023
The surface at Eden Gardens has been a batting friendly one, and we can expect another high scoring encounter here. The team that wins the toss is expected to bowl first. Anything around 180-200 could be the competitive total here..
Pitch Stats of Eden Gardens, Kolkata For KKR vs LSG, Match 68 of IPL 2023
Stats based on previous five matches played at this venue-
- Average First Innings Score: 169
- Average Total Score: 166
- Team Batting First Won: 2
- Team Bowling First Won: 3
- No Result: 0
Probable Playing XI For KKR vs LSG, Match 68 of IPL 2023
Kolkata Knight Riders Playing XI
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK), Jason Roy, Nitish Rana (C), Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Shardul Thakur, Sunil Narine, Vaibhav Arora, Harshit Rana, Suyash Sharma, Varun Chakaravarthy.
Impact Sub: Venkatesh Iyer
Lucknow Super Giants Playing XI
Quinton de Kock (WK), Deepak Hooda, Prerak Mankad, Krunal Pandya (C), Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran, Ayush Badoni, Naveen-ul-Haq, Ravi Bishnoi, Swapnil Singh, Mohsin Khan.
Impact Sub: Kyle Mayers
KKR vs LSG Head-to-head Records for Match 68 of IPL 2023
Stats of Kolkata Knight Riders & Lucknow Super Giants Form in Last 5 Matches
KKR vs LSG Top 3 Players to Pick in Fantasy Team for Match 68 of IPL 2023
1. Nicholas Pooran
Look no further than Nicolas Pooran as your wicket-keeper choice for the fantasy team. Having amassed an impressive tally of 300 runs in just 13 matches, he boasts a strike rate above 150. Given his exceptional recent form, he is expected to deliver another outstanding performance in the upcoming match.
2. Varun Chakravarthy
The leading wicket-taker for Kolkata Knight Riders in this tournament is none other than Varun Chakravarthy. With an impressive tally of 19 wickets in just 13 matches, he has proven to be a key asset for his team. Given the spin-friendly nature of the upcoming wicket, expect him to continue his havoc-wreaking spree.
3. Marcus Stoinis
Regarded as the cornerstone of the middle order for Lucknow Super Giants this season, Marcus Stoinis has been a true rock for his team. Fresh off an outstanding innings of an unbeaten 89 runs off just 47 balls against Mumbai Indians, he enters this game with a total of 368 runs in 13 matches. His exceptional form makes him a key player in securing his team’s qualification for the playoffs.
KKR vs LSG Player Record/Stats (Must Picks) For Match 68 of IPL 2023
|Player||Stats (This Tournament)|
|Rinku Singh||407 Runs|
|Nitish Rana||405 Runs|
|Venkatesh Iyer||380 Runs|
|Marcus Stoinis||368 Runs|
|Kyle Mayers||361 Runs|
|Varun Chakravarthy||19 Wickets|
|Ravi Bishnoi||14 Wickets|
|Suyash Sharma||10 Wickets|
|Sunil Narine||9 Wickets|
KKR vs LSG Captaincy Picks For Match 68 of IPL 2023 Between Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants
- Marcus Stoinis
- Nitish Rana
- Quinton de Kock
KKR vs LSG Dream11 Prediction – Fantasy Team Suggesting For Match 68 of IPL 2023
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants – Fantasy Team 1
- Wicket-Keeper: Quinton de Kock, Nicholas Pooran
- Batters: Jason Roy, Nitish Rana, Ayush Badoni
- All-Rounders: Sunil Naraine, Andre Russell, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya
- Bowlers: Varun Chakaravarthy, Ravi Bishnoi
- Captain: Quinton de Kock
- Vice-Captain: Varun Chakaravarthy
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants – Fantasy Team 2
- Wicket-Keeper: Quinton de Kock, Nicholas Pooran, Rahmanullah Gurbaz
- Batters: Jason Roy, Nitish Rana, Kyle Mayers
- All-Rounders: Andre Russell, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya
- Bowlers: Varun Chakaravarthy, Ravi Bishnoi
- Captain: Marcus Stoinis
- Vice-Captain: Jason Roy
KKR vs LSG Match Prediction – Who Will Win Today’s Match?
Lucknow Super Giants are expected to win this match.
KKR vs LSG – Match 68 of IPL 2023, Live Broadcast & Online Streaming Details, Where to Watch in India?
- Live Streaming: JioCinema
- TV Broadcast: Star Sports Network
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team for the fantasy game please consider the points mentioned and make your own decision at the time of making your team.