KKR VS LSG: IPL 2023 68th Pre-match Predictions

Kolkata Knight Riders will meet Lucknow Super Giants in the 68th match of the TATA IPL 2023 edition. Both teams would be desperate for a win as they are in the middle of the table and would look to better the scenario of their qualification in the playoffs.

Basic information about the match:

🗓️ Date20-May-23
⏰ Time7:30 PM
🏏 TeamsKolkata Knight Riders VS Lucknow Super Giants
⚡ Match68
🏟️ VenueKolkata

KKR Players List and Role

KKR squad in the IPL2023 tournament.
Nitish Rana (c)Batter
Venkatesh IyerAll-Rounder
Andre RussellAll-Rounder
Sunil NarineAll-Rounder
Umesh YadavBowler
Tim SoutheeBowler
Harshit RanaBowler
Varun ChakravarthyBowler
Anukul RoyAll-Rounder
Rinku SinghBatter
Rahmanullah GurbazBatsman/Wicket-keeper
Shardul ThakurBowler
Lockie FergusonBowler
N JagadeesanBatter
Vaibhav AroraBowler
Suyash SharmaBowler
David WieseAll-Rounder
Kulwant KhejroliyaBowler
Litton DasWicket-keeper
Mandeep SinghBatter
Jason RoyBatter

LSG Players List and Roles

LSG squad in the IPL2023 tournament.
KL Rahul (c)Batter
Marcus StoinisAll-Rounder
Ravi BishnoiBowler
Quinton De KockBatter/Wicket-keeper
Deepak HoodaAll-Rounder
Krunal PandyaAll-Rounder
Avesh KhanBowler
Mark WoodBowler
K GowthamAll-Rounder
Manan VohraBatter
Mohsin KhanBowler
Ayush BadoniAll-Rounder
Kyle MayersAll-Rounder
Karan SharmaAll-Rounder
Mayank YadavBowler
Nicholas PooranWicket-keeper
Jaydev UnadkatBowler
Yash ThakurBowler
Romario ShepherdAll-Rounder
Daniel SamsAll-Rounder
Amit MishraBowler
Prerak MankadAll-Rounder
Swapnil SinghBowler
Naveen ul HaqBowler
Yudhvir CharakAll-Rounder

First Face-Off

Both teams squared off against each other for the first time in the TATA IPL 2022. It was a one-sided contest that resulted in a victory for the Lucknow Super Giants by 75  runs against the Kolkata Knight Riders.

Previous IPL Results

Kolkata Knight Riders and Lucknow SuperGiants have been involved in some really close games in the history of TATA IPL and yet, Lucknow SuperGiants share an assailing record against the Lucknow Franchise. In the two matches between both franchises, Lucknow SuperGiants have managed to win both of them, but the most recent match between the teams was an extremely close match. 

Previous Results

18th May 2022Lucknow Supergiants2 runsDr DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai
7th May 2022Lucknow Supergiants75 runsMCA Stadium, Pune

Pre-match Analysis

With both teams being close to their match-winning combination in the most crucial stage of the tournament, they would look to solidify their position on the points table and try to win over the other side. Kolkata Knight Riders would look to improve their middle-order batting performance after the close wins and Lucknow Super Giants would look to improve their top-order performance.   

Probable Best Batter of the Match

Venkatesh Iyer has owned up to the reputation that he created for himself in the last season of TATA IPL and has already scored a century in this edition of TATA IPL. He may be the best batter of the match since he bats in the top order and is in good form. 

Probable Best Bowler of the Match

Ravi Bishnoi has been a stand-out bowler for Lucknow Super Giants for two seasons now and he has also been in good form in this edition as well. He would look to continue the same and ensure that he turns out to be the best bowler of the match between Lucknow Super Giants and Mumbai Indians. 

Match Details

Lucknow Super Giants will take on the Kolkata Knight Riders in the 68th Match of TATA Indian Premier League 2023 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on 20th May 2023. For the viewers, the match will be telecast live at 7:30 pm on Star Sports network on television and Jio Cinema on your mobile handset. 

Pitch Report

The Eden Gardens is one of the most historic stadiums in India and its pitch has established itself as a batter’s heaven. It primarily has a hard surface so the bounce can be trusted and batters can play their shots. The captain who wins the toss may want to field first. The dew factor in the later half of the game may help in deciding the outcome of the match.

Today’s match prediction: Final Thoughts

Both teams are in amazing form and have ensured that their performances give them the desired results. The pitch will also suit the firepower that both the teams possess and that is why it is a contest that may go down to the wire. Because of the amazing momentum that the team has, coupled with the home advantage, Kolkata Knight Riders will start as the favourites of this match.