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Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants IPL Tips - Home blues for the men in purple

Sridhar
19 May 2023
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Sridhar Bhamidi 19 May 2023
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  • Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants IPL match predictions to be played in Kolkata on Saturday, May 20 at 7:30pm IST
  • Kolkata Knight Riders have lost 4 of their last 5 IPL matches at this venue
  • Lucknow Super Giants have won 4 of their last 5 away IPL matches
  • Kolkata Knight Riders have conceded the most powerplay runs in 11 of their last 12 IPL matches
  • Can Lucknow confirm their playoff spot with a win against Kolkata?
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants IPL
Can Lucknow ride on their away form and book their playoffs spot? (Getty Images)

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants IPL


Lucknow Super Giants will eye a playoff place when they play Kolkata Knight Riders, who are as good as eliminated. This IPL 2023 match #68 will be played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Saturday, from 7:30pm IST.
  • Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants IPL
  • Head to Head
  • Kolkata Knight Riders Form
  • Kolkata Knight Riders Team News
  • Lucknow Super Giants Form
  • Lucknow Super Giants Team News

Lucknow are 3rd in the standings and need a win to confirm a top-four spot. Depending on the result of Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings IPL match before this game, Lucknow could even qualify second! A loss would make them nervous as they would then hope that Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians lose their last game. Kolkata need a whole lot of permutations going in their favour to even dream of a top-four finish.

I am backing Lucknow to continue their impressive away form and win this match.

  • Kolkata Knight Riders have lost 4 of their last 5 home matches (IPL)
  • Lucknow Super Giants have won 4 of their last 5 away matches (IPL)
  • Lucknow Super Giants have won both their matches against Kolkata (IPL)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders have conceded the most powerplay runs in 11 of their last 12 matches (IPL)
  • Lucknow Super Giants have struck the most 6s in 5 of their last 7 completed matches (IPL)

Head to Head


There have been two matches between Kolkata and Lucknow in the history of IPL. Both the matches have been won by the Super Giants.

They won by 75 runs in the first match before winning by 10 wickets in the second. Both games were played in the last season.

Kolkata Knight Riders Form


Kolkata are 7th with 12 points and a negative NRR. For them to qualify, they need to win here and expect a number of results go their way. That won’t be easy, not the least because of their own form.

The Knight Riders have won three of their last four matches but may have left things a little late. Also, they have lost four of their last five at this venue raising doubts over their ability to master home conditions.

The latest win in Chennai should give them confidence though. Once again it’s Rinku Singh (aggregate 407 runs) and Nitish Rana (405) who stood tall for them.

Kolkata Knight Riders Team News


No injury concerns for Kolkata and they may continue to look at Suyash Sharma as an impact player.

Lucknow Super Giants Form


Lucknow Super Giants are 3rd with 15 points and should Chennai lose to Delhi by a fair margin, they may even start this game in second spot. They are on a two-match winning run, giving them enough tailwind to keep their end of the bargain.

It is their away form that makes the Super Giants a formidable opponent. They have won four of their last five on the road and could be fancying their chances again.

Marcus Stoinis (368 runs in the season) has sprung to life and will look to lead their batting once again. Ravi Bishnoi needs to get back to wicket-taking ways for Lucknow to be competitive.

Lucknow Super Giants Team News


Lucknow have no injury concerns to worry about.

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What time does Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants IPL start?

This Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants IPL match is being played at the Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata at 7:30pm IST on Saturday, May 20.

Verdict

Kolkata have struggled at home while Lucknow have been one of the best travelling sides. I am backing Lucknow Super Giants to win this match.

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