IPL 2022, Match 53: LKN vs KOL Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Dream11 Team, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Injury And Weather Updates – Lucknow Super Giants vs Kolkata Knight Riders
LKN vs KOL Dream11 Match Preview
Lucknow Super Giants are in excellent form in IPL 2022. They are in 2nd position with 7 wins in 10 matches. They defeated the Delhi Capitals by 6 runs in their last game and now they’ve won 3 games in a row.
KL Rahul is in sublime form and is scoring runs in almost every game. Quinton de Kock has failed to play a big innings in the last few matches but he too is looking in good form. Deepak Hooda is batting at number 3 for Lucknow and has done a great job. The middle-order of Lucknow is struggling a bit as Ayush Badoni and Krunal Pandya have been a little inconsistent with the bat but both are good players and expect them to do well in the upcoming games.WATCH: Done in by slower ball, Sai Sudharsan gets out hit-wicket on the pull
Their bowling attack is one of the best in the league as Dushmantha Chameera and Jason Holder have been brilliant with the new ball and in the death overs as well. Mohsin Khan has impressed everyone by picking 2 back to back 4 wicket-hauls. Krunal Pandya and Ravi Bishnoi have been good in the spin department. Lucknow is performing like a team and will look to continue that in the upcoming games.
Kolkata Knight Rider finally won after losing 5 games consecutively. They defeated the Rajasthan Royals by 7 wickets in their last match. They played like a team with their batters and bowlers performing well and that’s a great sign for them.
Opening has been their biggest challenge and they have failed to rectify it even in the last game. Aaron Finch failed again in the last game while Baba Indrajith who was promoted up the order too couldn’t leave any impact. Shreyas Iyer has been consistently scoring 30s but he needs to convert them into big scores. Nitish Rana and Rinku Singh have been their best batters in the last few games. Rana scored 48* in the last game while Rinku scored 42*. Both have been in great form. Andre Russell didn’t get to bat in the last match but we all know what he can do with the bat in hand.
Kolkata’s bowlers were brilliant in the last match. Umesh Yadav continued his good form and picked wickets with the new ball while Tim Southee bowled well in the death overs and picked 2 wickets. Shivam Mavi was brilliant as well with his variations. Anukul Roy too bowled well in his first game. KKR will look to keep the momentum going in this match and the upcoming matches.
LKN vs KOL Dream11 Match Venue, Date and Time
Match: Lucknow Super Giants vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Match 53, Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022
Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium, Pune
Date and Time: 7th May 2022, Saturday, 7:30 PM IST
LKN vs KOL Dream11 Match Venue and Pitch Report
The pitch at Pune has something for everyone. Batters will enjoy batting at this pitch while the new ball will swing which will help the pacers. There will be grip and turn for the spinners as well. The average first innings score here is 170 runs. Batting first has been very fruitful here as sides batting first have won 7 out of the 10 games played here in IPL 2022. Teams will most probably look to chase after winning the toss.
LKN vs KOL Dream11 Match Prediction
Lucknow Super Giants will be the favorites to win this game as they are looking in good form and are more balanced as a team.
LKN vs KOL Playing XI
Both teams are expected to be unchanged for this game
Lucknow Super Giants: KL Rahul (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Marcus Stoinis, Jason Holder, Dushmantha Chameera, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan
Kolkata Knight Riders: Aaron Finch, Baba Indrajith (wk), Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Anukul Roy, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Shivam Mavi
Top Captaincy Choices for LKN vs KOL Dream11 Match
KL Rahul: KL Rahul is in exceptional form at the moment. He is the second highest run-scorer of the tournament with 451 runs in 10 games at an average of 56.38. He scored 77 runs in the last game. Rahul will be the default captaincy choice in this match.
Shreyas Iyer: Shreyas Iyer has been very consistent in IPL 2022. He has 324 runs to his name in this season. Iyer is the key batter for his side and will look to lead from the front. He will be a top captaincy option.
Andre Russell: Andre Russell will be another top captaincy pick for this match. Russell is bowling one or two overs in the death and is the most destructive hitter in the shortest format. Russell can fetch a lot of points with his batting and bowling.
Budget Picks for LKN vs KOL Dream11 Match
Mohsin Khan (8.5 Credits): Mohsin Khan has bowled really well in the last two games for Lucknow. The left-arm pacer has picked 8 wickets (4+4) in the last two games. He will be an excellent budget pick at 8.5 credits.
Tim Southee (8.5 Credits): Tim Southee is in good form and has bowled well for KKR. He picked 2 wickets in the last game and has a total of 5 wickets to his name since returning to the side. Southee will be another top budget option.
Differential Pick for LKN vs KOL Dream11 Match
Rinku Singh: RInku Singh will be the best differential pick for this game. He has been in excellent form and has scored runs in all the games that he has played this season. He is a key player for KKR in the middle-order and can help your fantasy side excel through his batting.
Small/Head-to-Head League Team for LKN vs KOL Dream11 Match
If LKN Bats First: C - KL Rahul, VC - Shreyas Iyer
If KOL Bats First: C - Nitish Rana, VC - Mohsin Khan
Mega League Team for LKN vs KOL Dream11 Match
If LKN Bats First: C - Andre Russell, VC - Quinton de Kock
If KOL Bats First: C - Deepak Hooda, VC - Dushmantha Chameera
Which Contests to Join for LKN vs KOL Dream11 Match
Joining small league contests of upto 7 members are recommended from the small/head-to-head league team. Join Mega contest and all the other contests with a big prize pool with the mega league team.