KOL vs LKN: 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.
Lucknow Super Giants are gearing up for a must-win game that will determine their playoff qualification. A victory in this match could potentially elevate them to the second spot in the points table, provided they manage to surpass the net run rate of Chennai Super Kings, who are scheduled to play their match on the same day in the afternoon. Currently, both teams have an identical number of points, but Chennai Super Kings hold the advantage due to their superior net run rate.
Kolkata Knight Riders, on the other hand, are on the brink of elimination from the playoff qualification race, especially with strong contenders like Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore still vying for a top-four finish. With only six wins out of the 13 matches they have played so far in the tournament, the Knight Riders may not have much at stake. However, they could play the role of a party pooper and potentially obstruct Lucknow Super Giants’ path 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.
KOL vs LKN 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 KOL vs LKN, Match 68 of IPL 2023
The surface at Eden Gardens has favored batters throughout this season of the IPL, leading us to anticipate yet another high-scoring match this Saturday. Notably, spinners have thrived on this pitch, and we can expect the same in this game as well. Consequently, fans can expect an enthralling battle between the batters and bowlers.
Pitch Stats of Eden Gardens, Kolkata For KOL vs LKN, 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 KOL vs LKN, 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
KOL vs LKN Head-to-head Records for Match 68 of IPL 2023
Stats of Kolkata Knight Riders & Lucknow Super Giants Form in Last 5 Matches
KOL vs LKN Top Players to Pick in Fantasy Team for Match 68 of IPL 2023
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.
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.
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.
KOL vs LKN 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|
KOL vs LKN Captaincy Picks For Match 68 of IPL 2023 Between Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants
- Marcus Stoinis
- Quinton de Kock
- Nitish Rana
KOL vs LKN 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, 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
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants – Fantasy Team 2
- 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
KOL vs LKN Match Prediction – Who Will Win Today’s Match?
Lucknow Super Giants are expected to win this match.
KOL vs LKN – 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.