Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will play Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in match 68 of the IPL 2023 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. This game will be a must-win match for Lucknow to confirm their spot in the playoffs, as a loss might eliminate LSG from this IPL edition. Kolkata still have an outside chance to qualify for the playoffs if they defeat LSG by a margin of 105 runs (or) chase a target with 70 balls to spare.
The weather forecast has predicted some rains for the clash between KKR and LSG, which might end up being a disadvantage for the Lucknow side to qualify for the IPL 2023 playoffs despite getting 16 points as MI and RCB may also end up with the same 16 points.
Numbers and Stats ahead of KKR vs LSG game:
1 - Ravi Bishnoi needs one more wicket to complete the milestone of picking 100 wickets in T20 cricket.
1 - Mohsin Khan needs one more wicket to complete the milestone of picking 50 wickets in T20 cricket.
1 - Varun Chakravarthy needs one more wicket to become only the second bowler for KKR to pick 20 wickets in an IPL edition.
Most wickets for KKR in an IPL season:
Sunil Narine - 24 in 2012
Sunil Narine - 22 in 2013
Sunil Narine - 21 in 2014
Varun Chakravarthy - 19 in 2023
Varun Chakravarthy - 18 in 2021
2 - LSG and KKR have met each other twice in the IPL, and both times LSG defeated KKR by having a head-to-head record of 2-0 in the IPL.
2 - KKR won only two out of six matches at Eden Gardens, Kolkata in the IPL 2023.
3 - Andre Russell needs three more wickets to complete the milestone of picking 100 wickets for KKR in T20s.
Andre Russell also needs three more wickets to complete the milestone of picking 400 wickets in T20 cricket overall.
68 - Venkatesh Iyer needs 68 more runs to complete 1000 runs in the IPL.
140 - Last time when these two sides played against each other, Quinton de Kock smashed 140*(70) against KKR at Navi Mumbai in 2022.