IPL 2022 – Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants Match 66 Dream11 Predictions, Lineups and more

Kolkata Knight Riders and Lucknow Super Giants will meet in the 66th match of the IPL 2022, which will also be both teams’ final group stage encounter. KKR have won six of their thirteen matches and needs a win to be eligible for the playoffs. They have won their last two games, with their sole loss coming against the Lucknow Super Giants. KKR was defeated by LSG by 75 runs in the opening league game. While chasing a 177-run target, the hitters could score 101 runs.

LSG’s victory over KKR was also their last, as they had lost their previous two matches. They have won 8 of their 13 games, and a win in this game would put them in second place in the points table.

The match is scheduled to take place on the 18th of May, 2022 at the Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai.

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Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants Match 66 – Pitch Report

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It will be Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy’s final game of the season. The ground is predicted to remain dry, as shown in the previous game here, and spinners may play an important role. The team that wins the toss may choose to bowl.

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Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants Match 66 – Probable XI

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Kolkata Knight Riders

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Baba Indrajith, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rinku Singh, Sam Billings (wk), Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy.

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Lucknow Super Giants

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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.

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Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants Match 66 – Players to Watch

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Deepak Hooda

He is LSG’s second-highest run-scorer this season. Hooda has scored 406 runs in 13 matches with a strike rate of 133.55 and an average of 31.23. He has four half-centuries. Hooda scored 59 runs off 39 deliveries in the team’s most recent encounter against the Rajasthan Royals. This game is very important for his team, in terms of playoff qualification and it will be interesting to see how Deepak copes with this kind of pressure and whether or not, he can dig deep and put those runs on the board.

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KL Rahul

The captain of the Lucknow Super Giants has had a few silent matches now and with the playoff qualification race heating up, he will be looking to channel his inner monster and produce a captain’s knock to take his team through to the next round. Overall, he has been an absolute weapon with the bat, having scored 469 runs from 13 games and is currently the second-highest run-scorer in the tournament, behind Jos Buttler.

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Shreyas Iyer

His first stint as captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders has been a bit hot and cold, with some matches yielding amazing results, while others being absolute forgetful events. You can argue that he was getting acclimatized to the role this season, but the fact that his team actually has a chance to qualify for the playoffs means that he has indeed done something right and the management will be hoping for a masterclass from him, with tactics and the bat, in order to beat a formidable LSG side and get one step closer to the next round.

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Andre Russell

He has maintained his reputation as KKR’s best all-rounder. Russell has scored 330 runs in 13 matches at a strike rate of 182.32 and an average of 41.25. He has also taken 17 wickets at a 13.7 average, a 9.25 economy rate, and an 8.8 strike rate. The team will need Andre to put in that mammoth innings today in order to get closer to playoff qualification.

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Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants Match 66 – Fantasy Lineup No.1

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Wicket Keeper – KL Rahul (c), Quinton de Kock, Sam Billings

Batters – Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Shreyas Iyer

All-Rounders – Andre Russell (vc), Krunal Pandya

Bowlers – Umesh Yadav, Avesh Khan, Tim Southee

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants Match 66 – Fantasy Lineup No.2

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Wicket Keeper – KL Rahul, Baba Indrajith, Quinton de Kock

Batters – Shreyas Iyer, Nitish Rana, Deepak Hooda (vc)

All-Rounders – Andre Russell (c), Krunal Pandya

Bowlers – Varun Chakravarthy, Umesh Yadav, Avesh Khan

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants Match 66 – Predicted Winner

The Lucknow Super Giants have a more balanced squad and consistency-wise, they are slightly better than the KKR side. As such, we predict a win for the LSG.