In this year’s IPL, this will be the first match between both teams. Lucknow Super Giants made their debut this year and hence they will be up against Kolkata Knight Riders for the first time. For both the teams, this will be a big challenge as they have got the players who can take the game away from the opposition in just a few overs. Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Andre Russell, Marcus Stoinis and many more will be in action from both the teams which makes this game to watch out for.
Pre Match Analysis
Both the teams will be coming here after winning their last match as Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Rajasthan Royals in a one-sided encounter and the other hand, Lucknow Super Giants defeated Delhi Capitals in a high scoring thriller. Thus, both the teams will be high on confidence and the fans will be hoping for another thriller between these two teams.
Lucknow Super Giants have been performing well in this year’s IPL. They are at the second position in the points table and hence they will be looking to go on the top now. With KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock performing well, the team has been doing well. In the middle order, Deepak Hooda and Krunal Pandya have performed consistently. Apart from them, Jason Holder, Marcus Stoinis and Ayush Badoni have also finished a number of games for them which makes this team an amazing one. In the bowling department, they have got Dushmantha Chameera, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan and Mohsin Khan who have been taking wickets at crucial moments. Moreover, Jason Holder and Marcus Stoinis are also bowling well if required.
On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders aren’t having a great season this time. They are currently placed at the eighth position in the points table and need a win to stay alive in the tournament. Their opening partnership hasn’t done much as Aaron Finch and Indrajith haven’t scored many runs. In the middle order, Shreyas Iyer and Nitish Rana have performed well and hence the team relies a lot on this pair. Apart from them, Rinku Singh and Andre Russell have also done well in the last few matches and hence the team management will be hoping for some more runs from them. The bowling department looks good as they have Sunil Marine, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee and Shivam Mavi who have been picking wickets at crucial times for them.