As the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) is heading towards its business end, Kolkata Knight Riders take on Lucknow Super Giants in their last league stage match on Wednesday evening at the DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai. Speaking of standings, Lucknow is placed at the third spot while Kolkata is at the sixth after six victories in 13 matches. While Lucknow will be desperate to win the upcoming game to stay eligible for Qualifier 1, Kolkata has a slim chance, but they heavily depend on the results of other teams.
In their last match, Shreyas Iyer’s men rode on Andre Russell’s all-round brilliance and near-perfect execution from the bowlers to notch up a comprehensive 54-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad. While Russell and Sam Billings lifted KKR to 177/6 to set up the win, the top-order again couldn’t produce the goods after being reduced to 72 for 3. On the other hand, Lucknow is coming from back-to-back defeats and will look to return to winning ways to remain in contention for the top two spots on the points table.
Lucknow skipper KL Rahul has already urged his teammates to pull up their socks, and Quinton de Kock and Ayush Badoni need to buckle up as the going gets tough. The team will hope better show from both the players in a must-win fixture. Meanwhile, Ravi Bishnoi and Krunal Pandya will be key for the team as pitches have started getting spin-friendly.
For Kolkata too, it would be an opportunity to play a brand of fearless cricket something which their head coach Brendon McCullum always looks to advocate. However, that won’t come easy as their preferred opener Ajinkya Rahane has been ruled out which means they would have to reshuffle their batting order. Umesh Yadav and Tim Southee will be the pace bowling spearheads while Sunil Narine and Andre Russell with his slower-ball variations could equally be effective.
The upcoming clash will surely be an exciting thriller as both the teams will leave no stone unturned to add points under their belt. Let’s look at details regarding when and where to watch the game.
When will the match between KKR vs LSG be played?
The match between both sides will take place on May 18, 2022 at 7:30 PM IST.
Where will the match take place?
The match will be held at DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai.
Where can one watch the match?
Star Sports will live telecast the IPL 2022 KKR vs LSG match. Star Sports 1/1HD/1 Hindi/1HD Hindi will be the different channels where one can watch the broadcast.
Where can one live stream the match?
Disney+Hotstar will live stream the matches on its app & website.
Where to tune in for Ball-by-Ball updates?
One can visit www.sportstiger.com for live ball-by-ball updates. He/She can also download the SportsTiger App, available on Google Play Store & Apple App Store.
Lucknow Super Giants
Last playing XI: Quinton de Kock (wk), KL Rahul (c), Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya, Ayush Badoni, Marcus Stoinis, Jason Holder, Mohsin Khan, Ravi Bishnoi, Dushmantha Chameera, Avesh Khan
Bench: Manish Pandey, Shahbaz Nadeem, Manan Vohra, Kyle Mayers, Evin Lewis, Ankit Rajpoot, Krishnappa Gowtham, Andrew Tye, Mayank Yadav, Karan Sharma
Kolkata Knight Riders
Last playing XI: Venkatesh Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane (ruled out), Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Sam Billings (wk), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Varun Chakravarthy
Bench: Sheldon Jackson, Aaron Finch, Mohammad Nabi, Chamika Karunaratne, Baba Indrajith, Anukul Roy, Shivam Mavi, Pratham Singh, Abhijeet Tomar, Aman Hakim Khan, Ashok Sharma, Ramesh Kumar, Harshit Rana