Match Details

Date: April 14, 2024
Time : 3:30 PM IST
Venue : Eden Gardens, Kolkata
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Kolkata Knight Riders will lock horns against Lucknow Super Giants in the 28th match of the IPL 2024 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. After losing their first match in the tournament against CSK in away conditions, the winning momentum for KKR got stalled, but they will be back at home in their familiar surroundings, looking to deliver a better performance against their upcoming opponents. On the other side, LSG have registered three wins on the spin in the IPL 2024, and with that, they will be quite a tough outfit for KKR to play against.

Pitch Report

The pitch for the first match of the IPL 2024 season at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata produced a high scoring thriller, in which the home team won on the last ball. The average first innings score at this venue in the tournament history is 164, which might not prove to be enough for either Kolkata Knight Riders or Lucknow Super Giants to defend, since the pitch conditions are known to favour the batters a lot more than the bowlers in recent seasons.

Team Analysis

Kolkata Knight Riders

Sunil Narine has changed the entire complexion of the Kolkata Knight Riders batting lineup for the better after getting promoted to the top of the order, providing them with quick starts, which has allowed the middle order of the team, including the captain Shreyas Iyer, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, and Venkatesh Iyer to be more flamboyant with the bat. The bowling attack of Kolkata Knight Riders revolves around its spin bowling duo of Sunil Narine and Varun Chakravarthy, but the wickets from Vaibhav Arora will be a big boost to them, especially when Mitchell Starc is yet to hit his straps in the IPL 2024.

IPL 2024 Squad of Kolkata Knight Riders

Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Phil Salt, Sunil Narine, Suyash Sharma, Anukul Roy, Andre Russell, Venkatesh Iyer, Harshit Rana, Vaibhav Arora, Varun Chakaravarthy, KS Bharat, Chetan Sakariya, Mitchell Starc, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Ramandeep Singh, Sherfane Rutherford, Manish Pandey, Allah Ghazanfar, Dushmantha Chameera, Sakib Hussain. Players injured/withdrawn: Jason Roy, Gus Atkinson, Mujeeb Ur Rahman.

Lucknow Super Giants

The likes of captain KL Rahul, Quinton de Kock, and Marcus Stoinis haven’t been the consistent for Lucknow Super Giants at the top of the order, but still, they have been able to post decent totals on the board regularly, thanks mainly to the fiery innings match after match from Nicholas Pooran. Yash Thakur picked up the first five-wicket haul of the IPL 2024 against Gujarat Titans, reinforcing the LSG bowling attack, especially when they are reportedly set to miss Mayank Yadav in the next couple of matches, due to an injury.

IPL 2024 Squad of Lucknow Super Giants

KL Rahul (c), Quinton de Kock, Nicholas Pooran, Ayush Badoni, Kyle Mayers, Marcus Stoinis, Deepak Hooda, Devdutt Padikkal, Ravi Bishnoi, Naveen-ul-Haq, Krunal Pandya, Yudhvir Singh, Prerak Mankad, Yash Thakur, Amit Mishra, Shamar Joseph, Mayank Yadav, Mohsin Khan, K. Gowtham, Arshin Kulkarni, M. Siddharth, Ashton Turner, Matt Henry, Mohd. Arshad Khan. Players injured/withdrawn: Mark Wood, David Willey, Shivam Mavi.

Match Prediction

ipl 2024 kkr vs lsg match prediction


Kolkata Knight Riders will have a slight advantage over Lucknow Super Giants in their upcoming match, because it will be played in their home conditions, irrespective of the good form of both the teams in the IPL 2024 thus far.

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