Lucknow Super Giants have lost their last 2 games.
Kolkata Knight Riders and Lucknow Super Giants face each other in the 66th game of IPL 2022 which will also be the last game in the group stage for both teams. KKR won 6 of the 13 games and would need a win to qualify for the playoffs. They have won their last 2 games and the last loss came only against Lucknow Super Giants. KKR lost the first league game against LSG by 75 runs. The batters were able to score 101 runs while chasing a 177-run goal.
The win over KKR was also the last for LSG, who lost the previous two games. They have won 8 out of 13 matches and a win in this game would help them to finish in second position in the points table.
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants, match 66
Event location: Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai
Date Time: 18May at 7:30 P.M IST and local time
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar
KKR vs LSG, Match 66 Pitch Report:
It will be the last game of the season at the Dr DY Patil Sports Academy. The pitch is expected to remain dry as we saw in the last game here and spinners could play a key role. The team that wins the toss may be looking at bowling.
Ajinkya Rahane is out due to a hamstring injury.
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KKR vs LSG, Match 66 Likely Playing XIs:
Kolkata Knight Riders
Baba Indrajith, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rinku Singh, Sam Billings (wk), Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakaravarthy.
Lucknow Super Giants
KL Rahul (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Krunal Pandya, Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Ayush Badoni, Mohsin Khan, Jason Holder, Dushmantha Chameera, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan.
Top Picks For KKR vs LSG Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – fogged
He is the second highest point scorer for LSG this season. Hooda has scored 406 runs in 13 games with an average of 31.23 and a strike rate of 133.55 including 4 half-centuries. In the final match against Rajasthan Royals, Hooda scored 59 runs from 39 deliveries and was the highest scorer for the team.
In the last 5 matches, Nitish Rana has made 40+ three times and has been a key part of KKR’s middle standings. He scored 319 runs in 13 games with an average of 26.58 and a strike rate of 139.30, including two half-centuries.
Top Picks – Allrounders
He has a reputation for being the best all-rounder for KKR. Russell has scored 330 runs in 13 games with an average of 41.25 and a strike rate of 182.32. He also took 17 wickets with an average of 13.7, economy of 9.25 and stroke rate of 8.8.
He didn’t get many opportunities to demonstrate his punching skills, but he was one of the best performers for LSG with the ball. Holder has taken 14 wickets in 11 matches with an average of 24.71, economy of 9.22 and batting rate of 16.
Top Picks – bowlers
He is the leading wicket taker for LSG this season. He has taken 17 wickets in 11 matches with an average of 18.35, economy of 7.86 and stroke rate of 14.
He has picked 6 wickets in the last 5 matches of this season. Southee was an important part of KKR’s bowling line-up and will likely play a key role in this match. He has taken 14 wickets in 8 matches with an average of 15.57, economy of 7.03 and stroke rate of 13.2.
Top Picks – wicket keeper
He is the leading run scorer for LSG with 469 runs in 13 games with an average of 42.63 and a strike rate of 135.54. Rahul has made 2 centuries and 2 half centuries.
KKR vs LSG Must-Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Featured Play XI No.1 for KKR vs LSG Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Lokesh Rahul (c)Sam Billings, Marcus Stoinis, Deepak Hooda, Nitish Rana, Andre Russell (VC)Krunal Pandya, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Avesh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi
Featured Play XI No.2 for KKR vs LSG Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Quinton de Kock, Lokesh Rahul, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer, Nitish Rana (vc)Andre Russell, Jason Holder, Krunal Pandya, Tim Southee, Avesh Khan (c)Mohsin Khan
KKR vs LSG Risky Captaincy Picks:
He made his highest score this season in the last game against SRH. He scored 34 runs from 29 deliveries and added 63 runs for the sixth wicket along with Andre Russell.
He is a key player for LSG and has not been able to show his skills this season. You can support him in this match because of the importance of this match.
Player to avoid:
He might get another chance to open the innings for KKR instead of Ajinkya Rahane. However, you can avoid him in your fantasy team as he hasn’t been able to put in a decent performance for the team.
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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. When selecting your team, keep the mentioned points in mind and make your own decision.