Lucknow Super Giants vs Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2024 prediction: Match win, Dream11 and toss

  • Match Prediction: Kolkata Knight Riders to win
  • Toss prediction: Kolkata Knight Riders to win the toss and field first

Here is our LSG vs KKR prediction for match no. 54 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 between Lucknow Super Giants vs Kolkata Knight Riders at Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow on Sunday, May 5.

Read on for our detailed LSG vs KKR predictions ahead of this clash. 

  • Date and time: May 5, 7:30 PM IST
  • Venue: Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow

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Lucknow Super Giants vs Kolkata Knight Riders match preview

Lucknow Super Giants

Lucknow Super Giants are in the race for the playoffs, having won six out of 10 games. They have 12 points to their credit with a net run-rate of 0.094. LSG are coming off a four-wicket victory over Mumbai Indians at home. 

Opting to bowl first, LSG bowlers had a great start as they reduced Mumbai to 27 for 4. Naveen-ul-Haq bagged 1 for 15 in 3.5 overs while Mohsin Khan picked 2 for 36 in four overs to restrict the opponents to 144. Chasing the target, KL Rahul made 28 off 22 at the top but it was Marcus Stoinis who kept the innings together with his 62 off 45 deliveries.

LSG possible XI: Kyle Mayers, KL Rahul (c/wk), Marcus Stoinis, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Ravi Bishnoi, Naveen-ul-haq, Yash Thakur, Mohsin Khan 

Kolkata Knight Riders

Kolkata Knight Riders are in a pretty good position for the playoffs, occupying the second spot with 14 points and a net run-rate of 1.098. They have won seven games and lost thrice in the tournament. KKR are coming off a historic 24-run victory over Mumbai Indians at Wankhede, where they hadn't defeated the home side in 12 years. 

Batting first, KKR had a poor start with half the side back for just 57 runs. Venkatesh Iyer then made 70 off 52 while Manish Pandey scored 42 off 31 to help the team get 169. Defending the target, bowlers were on the money from the get go. Varun Chakravarthy, Sunil Narine and Andre Russell bagged two scalps each while Mitchell Starc snared 4 for 33. 

KKR possible XI: Phil Salt (wk), Sunil Narine, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Venkatesh Iyer, Anukul Roy, Mitchell Starc, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakravarthy

Pitch and expected weather conditions

Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow has produced pretty balanced pitches this season with some high scores. The last game, however, saw more assistance for the bowlers. Six games have been played here this season, with the average first innings score of 174.

The forecast suggests the weather in Lucknow will be clear on Sunday evening. There is no rain threat predicted for the match nor should there be any cloud cover. The temperature is likely to range between 27-32 degree Celsius. 

LSG vs KKR Dream11 prediction

Lucknow Super Giants vs Kolkata Knight Riders
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Our LSG vs KKR Dream11 prediction for this match

  • Wicketkeeper(s): KL Rahul, Nicholas Pooran, Phil Salt 
  • Batter(s): Shreyas Iyer 
  • All-rounder(s): Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Marcus Stoinis
  • Bowler(s): Varun Chakravarthy, Harshit Rana, Mohsin Khan, Naveen-ul-Haq
  • Recommended captain: Sunil Narine 
  • Recommended vice-captain: KL Rahul

Here in the LSG vs KKR match prediction, let's shed some light on why we have picked this XI for the Dream11 contest. Looking at how the pitch behaved in the last game, we have focused more on all-rounders and bowlers.

From the wicket-keeper batters, we have KL Rahul, Nicholas Pooran and Phil Salt, all three of whom have been in superb form with the bat. From the specialist batters, we have picked only Shreyas Iyer. 

Among all-rounders, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell and Marcus Stoinis are all must picks. Narine and Stoinis have been batting in the top three while Russell has bowled more regularly this season. 

We have gone with four specialist bowlers in Varun Chakravarthy and Harshit Rana from KKR, and Mohsin Khan and Naveen-ul-Haq from LSG. Naveen was brought back into the side in the previous game and he delivered. 

As for C and VC, Sunil Narine is the most popular choice along with KL Rahul, Phil Salt, Marcus Stoinis and Andre Russell. We have opted to go with Narine and Rahul. The KKR all-rounder has delivered consistently this season while the LSG skipper has scored over 400 runs with three half centuries.

Match prediction: Lucknow Super Giants to win

These two teams have competed against each other four times in the IPL with Lucknow Super Giants winning three of those. But Kolkata Knight Riders look a slightly better side on paper this season. Their batting unit looks stronger and they also have a more potent spin attack. LSG batting is dependent on KL Rahul, Marcus Stoinis and Nicholas Pooran. Our match prediction is for Kolkata Knight Riders to win. 

Toss prediction: Kolkata Knight Riders to win the toss and field first

Looking at the track record at the Ekana Cricket Stadium, there is not much bias for the team batting first or second in T20 cricket. The venue has hosted a total of 13 matches in the IPL, with the team batting first and second claiming six games each. However, the chasing side has won all of the last four games played here. Our toss prediction is Kolkata Knight Riders will win the toss and opt to field first. 

Man of the match prediction: Sunil Narine 

Sunil Narine is having an incredible season for Kolkata Knight Riders, contributing with both bat and ball. He has amassed 380 runs in 10 innings at an average of 38 and strike rate of 179, including a century and two half centuries. Narine has also picked 13 wickets at an excellent economy of 6.72. 

Betting Odds

  • Lucknow Super Giants: 2.06 (PARIMATCH)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders: 1.76 (PARIMATCH)

The bookmakers have Kolkata Knight Riders as favourites heading into this match. KKR have the odds of 1.76 to win this match whereas Lucknow Super Giants have a bigger odds of 2.06. 


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