IPL 2023: Match 68, KKR vs LSG Match Prediction – Who will win today’s IPL match between KKR and LSG?

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IPL 2023: Match 68, KKR vs LSG Match Prediction – Who will win today’s IPL match between KKR and LSG?

Kolkata Knight Riders will lock horns with Lucknow Super Giants on Saturday, May 20 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.

By CricTracker Staff

Published – May 19, 2023, 15:25 IST | Updated – May 19, 2023, 16:50 IST

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Kolkata Knight Riders. (Photo Source: IPL)

Kolkata Knight Riders will lock horns with Lucknow Super Giants in IPL 2023 on Saturday, May 20 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. Kolkata are coming into the fixture after a win game against CSK while LSG defeated Mumbai Indians in their previous encounter. The game is important for both teams in terms of qualification for the playoffs.

KKR desperately need a win to stay alive in the playoffs race while LSG will look to seal their place in the top two by crushing KKR with a big margin. Kolkata also need to register a win by a big margin to improve their net run rate and bolster their chances of qualification.

Match Details:

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants, Match 68, IPL 2023

Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Date & Time: Saturday, May 20, 7:30 PM IST

Telecast & Streaming Details: Star Sports Network and JioCinema

Pitch Report

Out of the six matches played at the Eden Gardens in the season so far, three have been won by teams batting first while three have been won by teams chasing. The surface has provided several high-scoring games as batters have had a great time at the venue. There has been good assistance for spinners as well. The captain winning the toss will look to bowl first keeping the recent record of the venue in mind.

KKR vs LSG Probable Playing XIs:

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)

Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Jason Roy, Nitish Rana (c), Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Shardul Thakur, Sunil Narine, Vaibhav Arora, Harshit Rana, Suyash Sharma, Varun Chakaravarthy

Lucknow Super Giants (LSG)

Quinton de Kock (wk), Deepak Hooda, Prerak Mankad, Krunal Pandya (c), Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran, Ayush Badoni, Naveen-ul-Haq, Ravi Bishnoi, Swapnil Singh, Mohsin Khan

KKR vs LSG Probable Best Performers

Probable Best Batter

Rinku Singh

The southpaw has been in sensational form throughout the season as he has scored 407 runs in 13 innings at an average of 50.87 and a strike rate of 143.30 with three half-centuries to his name. Rinku scored a brilliant fifty (54 off 43) in KKR’s last fixture against CSK and will be eager to put up another match-winning performance for his side.

Probable Best bowler

Varun Chakravarthy

The leg-break bowler has been in stupendous form this season having picked 19 wickets from 13 innings at an average of 20.57 and an economy of 8.03. Chakravarthy has already won two Player of the Match awards this season and will be eager to bowl his team to win and keep them alive in the playoffs race.

 Today’s Match Prediction: Kolkata Knight Riders to win the match

Disclaimer: The prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.

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