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IPL 2022 – The BEST Lucknow Super Giants Playing XI to face the Kolkata Knight Riders

Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) are second in the IPL 2022 points table with seven wins in ten league matches. The presence of experienced players in both sections of the game has assisted them in winning crucial moments in prior games. They defeated the Delhi Capitals (DC) by six runs in their previous match.

KL Rahul and Deepak Hooda’s fantastic partnership powered the team to a great score of 195/3 on the board. Mohsin Khan was the most successful bowler in the bowling unit. On May 7, they will meet the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at MCA Stadium in Pune in their next league encounter. With nearly all of the players putting in strong performances, the club management is unlikely to change the winning formula.

Let’s take a look at the BEST Lucknow Super Giants Playing XI to face the Kolkata Knight Riders.

KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock open the innings

 

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The LSG openers have been extremely consistent in their performances and have provided a great start to the squad on the majority of occasions. Captain KL Rahul has scored 451 runs in 10 innings at an average of 56.37, making him the season’s second-highest run-scorer. This season, he has already reached two centuries.

Rahul was the team’s best scorer in the most recent league encounter, slamming 77 off 51 balls with five sixes. Quinton de Kock, his partner, has contributed 294 runs at an average of 29.40 in the competition.

Quinton scored 23 off 13 balls in his last game and will be looking to convert his starts into big ones, which he has failed to do numerous times this tournament. His best performance came against the Delhi Capitals when he scored 80 runs.

 

Marcus Stoinis and Ayush Badoni strengthen the middle order

 

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The LSG team’s middle-order has been one of their weak points in recent matches, as they have underperformed in terms of contributions. Marcus Stoinis of Australia batted brilliantly in his first match of the season, scoring 38* off 17 balls. However, he has been erratic in forming partnerships and making quick contributions in succeeding games.

He produced 17* in the last match, but it came at a cost of 16 balls, and he will need to improve his performance in order to assist the team finish strong. Ayush Badoni, on the other hand, was impressive with his ball-striking ability in the early rounds and had sealed the games for the team with his composure.

However, his last three scores are read as 13, 14, and 4, indicating that he has lost steam and will not be able to contribute in the next few overs. He has 138 runs scored at a strike rate of 138 and an average of 23.

 

Deepak Hooda, Jason Holder, and Krunal Pandya form the all-rounder trio

 

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The LSG team’s seasoned all-rounders will be crucial to the team’s success in this match. Due to the failure of Stoinis and Badoni, they must supply the majority of the contributions. Deepak Hooda has done well with the bat, scoring 279 runs in 10 innings at an average of 27.90 and a strike rate of 131.60.

Coming in at number three, Hooda scored 52 from 34 in his previous game, laying a solid foundation for the squad to put a high score on the board. Krunal Pandya, an all-rounder, has nine wickets in ten games at a fantastic economy rate of 6.64. Pandya has 128 runs at a strike rate of 143.82 with the bat.

Jason Holder, a Caribbean all-rounder, has not had enough opportunities to bat and has 43 runs at a strike rate of 119.44. In the bowling department, he has taken nine wickets at an economy rate of 9.03.

 

Krishnappa Gowtham, Dushmantha Chameera, Mohsin Khan, and Ravi Bishnoi round off the bowling attack

 

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In the most recent league encounter, spinner Krishnappa Gowtham was reintroduced into the playing XI, and he returned with figures of 1/23 off two overs. Despite being a touch pricey, he took a key wicket of DC batsman Mitchell Marsh. Dushmantha Chameera, a Sri Lankan pacer, has been in good form throughout the event with his pace and accuracy.

Chameera has eight wickets at an economy rate of 8.23 in eight appearances. He ended with figures of 1/44 in his last appearance and has room to improve. Ravi Bishnoi, the spinner, has eight wickets at an economy of 8.10 and has been pretty mediocre in his outings.

Mohsin has stepped in admirably to fill the shoes of Avesh Khan, picking up eight wickets in four games this season. In the previous match, he finished with 4/16 from four overs and was named player of the match.