Date: 18 May 2022
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai
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Lucknow and Kolkata will face each other in the 66th game of the tournament. Both teams have had some great performances in the Indian T20 League so far and fans can expect an entertaining contest although it is Lucknow who have been the more consistent of the two. These two teams have played each other earlier in the season where Lucknow registered a 75-run win. However, heading into this contest, Lucknow have lost their previous two matches against Rajasthan and Gujarat while Kolkata defeated Hyderabad by 54 runs.
Kolkata haven’t had an ideal season so far. The two-time champions have a great team and can still finish on a high and hope for a Playoff berth. Their batting lineup with Shreyas Iyer, Rinku Singh and Nitish Rana has struggled on regular occasions. But all-rounder Andre Russell has been Kolkata’s driving force with his incredible hitting ability. In the bowling, Sunil Narine has been their top performer so far with sparks of brilliance from fast bowler Umesh Yadav and Tim Southee throughout the season. Ajinkya Rahane who had solved Kolkata’s opening woes to some extent is out injured which could be a problem for them.
Lucknow have been a dominant force as the second-place team in the tournament. Their batting lineup has KL Rahul who has already scored two centuries and other stars like Quinton de Kock and Deepak Hooda have also shown glimpses of prime form. However, these batters have struggled in the last two games as they failed to chase on both occasions. But their bowling attack with youngsters like Avesh Khan and Ravi Bishnoi who have picked up many wickets while being extremely economical. Moshin Khan has also been a superb pick for the franchise which has made them an effective bowling unit.
Kolkata: Aaron Finch, Sunil Narine, Shreyas Iyer (c), Baba Indrajith (wk), Nitish Rana, Anukul Roy, Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Shivam Mavi
Lucknow: Quinton de Kock (wk), KL Rahul (c), Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Jason Holder, Avesh Khan, Mohsin Khan, Dushmantha Chameera, Ravi Bishnoi
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Head to head Fantasy Suggestion
Wicketkeepers: KL Rahul, Quinton de Kock, Baba Indrajith
Batters: Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Shreyas Iyer, Nitish Rana
All-Rounders: Krunal Pandya, Jason Holder, Andre Russell
Bowlers: Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee
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