- KKR vs LSG match prediction: Kolkata Knight Riders to win
- KKR vs LSG toss prediction Kolkata Knight Riders to win the toss and bat first
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) will face each other in Match No.68 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023. The match will take place at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Saturday, May 20, and has huge implications for the IPL playoffs qualification of both teams.
Read our in-depth IPL prediction, as our experts offer up their KKR vs LSG predictions ahead of this match.
- Date and time: May 20, 19:30 IST
- KKR vs LSG venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
- 1 Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants match preview
- 2 KKR vs LSG Dream11 prediction
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants match preview
Kolkata Knight Riders
The Knight Riders, led by Nitish Rana, have got no choice but to win their next game to keep alive their chances of making it through to the playoffs. They will be fairly high on confidence after beating MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by six wickets in their previous game at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.
Rinku Singh and Nitish Rana scored fifties after KKR lost three early wickets in their run-chase. Sunil Narine also returned to form by picking up two crucial wickets. Varun Chakravarthy did not disappoint either, having accounted for two crucial scalps.
But KKR’s fate of advancing to the playoffs also depends on results of some of the other league games in the tournament. The KKR vs LSG prediction will depend a lot on how the KKR batters step up.
KKR possible 11: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Jason Roy, Nitish Rana (c), Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Shardul Thakur, Sunil Narine, Vaibhav Arora, Harshit Rana, Suyash Sharma, Varun Chakaravarthy
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 17, 2023
Lucknow Super Giants
The Super Giants, led Krunal Pandya, are placed third in the points table with 15 points and a net run rate of +0.304 thanks to wins in seven out of 13 matches. They will be high on confidence after winning two matches in a row against the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and the Mumbai Indians (MI).
Against MI, they had every chance of finishing on the losing side. But with MI needing 11 runs to win off the last over, Mohsin Khan, who recently recovered from a shoulder injury, gave away only five runs in the last over to take home. Another win will help the Super Giants qualify for the playoffs. The KKR vs LSG game will be dependant on how the LSG batters perform against a strong Kolkata attack.
LSG possible 11: 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
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— Lucknow Super Giants (@LucknowIPL) May 17, 2023
Pitch and expected weather conditions
The pitch at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata has been an excellent one for batting. A high-scoring match seems to be on the cards for the KKR vs LSG prediction. There is no chance of rain for the time being. Temperatures will be around the 31-degree Celsius mark.
KKR vs LSG Dream11 prediction
Our KKR vs LSG Dream11 prediction for this match:
- Wicketkeeper(s): Quinton de Kock, Nicholas Pooran, Rahmanullah Gurbaz
- Batter(s): Jason Roy (C), Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh
- All-rounder(s): Andre Russell, Marcus Stoinis (VC), Krunal Pandya
- Bowler(s): Varun Chakravarthy, Ravi Bishnoi
- Recommended captain: Jason Roy
- Recommended vice-captain: Marcus Stoinis
The pitch in Kolkata helps the spinners to quite some extent and hence we have picked quite a few of them for our Dream11 prediction team. The outcome of the KKR vs LSG prediction will depend a bit on how the spinners turn up.
KKR vs LSG match prediction: Kolkata Knight Riders to win
As per today's match predictions, the outcome of the KKR vs LSG prediction will go in favour of the Men in Gold and Purple. Playing at home, Nitish Rana’s will be desperate to garner a big win and somehow break into the top four.
KKR vs LSG toss prediction: Kolkata Knight Riders to win the toss and bat first
As per our toss prediction for today, the Knight Riders should opt to bat first after winning the toss. The team batting first will have a big advantage in the KKR vs LSG prediction.
Man of the match prediction: Jason Roy
Jason Roy relishes the conditions in Kolkata where the ball comes nicely on to the bat. He has play shots on the up. Although he failed to perform in the previous game, Roy is expected to make a strong comeback in favourable conditions against Pandya’s Super Giants as per our KKR vs LSG prediction.
- Lucknow Super Giants odds: 1.72
- Kolkata Knight Riders odds: 2.15
As per the KKR vs LSG betting odds, the Super Giants should be able to finish on the winning side. But as per our IPL predictions, the Knights have an equal chance of coming up trumps since they are playing at their home venue in Kolkata.