IPL 2022: Match 66 – Predicted Lucknow Super Giants Playing XI vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) have eight wins in 13 league matches and are at the third position in the IPL 2022 points table.
They will have to win this game to confirm their qualification for the playoffs and most importantly book their place in the top two spots,
which can give them an advantage. In their last league match, Giants lost to Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 24 runs.
It was an average outing for the bowlers, who conceded 178 runs. Although it was a chaseable score, the team could not accelerate in crunch moments. In their next league game
they will be up against the challenge of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on May 18 at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai. In this league match, the team might bring in Manish Pandey in place of out-of-form Ayush Badoni.
Here’s a look at the Lucknow Super Giants predicted playing XI against KKR:
Openers: KL Rahul (c) and Quinton de Kock (wk)
captain KL Rahul has scored 469 runs in 13 innings, he has been out of form on most occasions in the second half of the ongoing season.
Quinton de Kock has garnered a total of 68 runs in the last three games and the team would expect him to perform much better going forward.
Middle Order: Marcus Stoinis and Manish Pandey
The Aussie all-rounder Marcus Stoinis has returned with knocks of 27, 2, and 28 in the recent three games and will certainly be confident leading up to this game.
The core batters in the middle order have been inconsistent for the Super Giants. The team tried out Karan Sharma in one of the fixtures, but he failed and was then dropped.
LSG’s predicted playing XI for the KKR clash:Quinton de Kock (wk), KL Rahul (c), Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya, Manish Pandey, Marcus Stoinis, Jason Holder, Mohsin Khan, Ravi Bishnoi, Dushmantha Chameera, Avesh Khan.
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