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Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips, IPL 2024

Kolkata Knight Riders go head to head with Lucknow Super Giants in Match 28 of the 2024 Indian Premier League on Sunday afternoon at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. KKR won their first three games of this campaign before losing against CSK last time out. Lucknow Super Giants were beaten by Delhi Capitals on Friday after winning their three previous matches. Read on as we preview this clash. The game gets underway at 15:30 local time on 14th April.

After a disappointing showing against CSK in their last game, KKR will be desperate to return to the same levels which saw them challenging at the top of the table. This is likely to be a very close game but KKR will certainly back themselves to come out on top.

Lucknow Super Giants began their match against Delhi Capitals looking good but found their upper-middle-order blown away by the expertise of Kuldeep Yadav. However, there still some impressive individual performances and they have a very strong batting line-up.

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants T20 Live Streaming

TV channels: In India, KKR vs LSG match will be available on Star Network. The match will also be available on Sky Sports (UK), Fox Sports (Australia), Sky Sport NZ (New Zealand), SuperSport (South Africa) and Willow TV (USA)

IPL 2024 Live Streaming: KKR vs LSG fixture will be live-streamed on Jio Cimema in India. In Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Nepal, the matches can be watched live on Yupp TV.  Other channels where the match will be streamed live are Willow, Foxtel Go and Kayo.

KKR vs LSG Match Toss Prediction

Almost 59% of IPL matches at this venue have been won by the team fielding first although the last two games here have been narrowly won by the team batting first. Our prediction is that both sides will want to chase.

KKR vs LSG Pitch Report

The pitch at Eden Gardens is like to provide some some movement for the bowlers particularly during the first few overs when the ball is hard and new. After that, it will be a good batting surface with a par score around 200.

Kolkata Weather Report

It is going to be a very hot afternoon and early evening in Kolkata with the temperature dropping no lower than 32 degrees. No rain is forecast although there will be some cloud cover.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants, Indian Premier League 2024

KKR Team News & Playing 11

KKR Team News

There were some concerns over the fitness of Sunil Narine during the last game whilst he was batting but he was able to continue and then bowl four overs in the second innings against CSK. No changes are predicted for KKR ahead of this match.

KKR Key Players

  • Shreyas Iyer- the captain top scored for KKR in the last game but he will want to increase his strike-rate from only 106.25 in that match.
  • Sunil Narine- the all-rounder is averaging over 40 so far in IPL 2024 and is likely to continue to play unconventional but effective shots at the top of the order.
  • Andre Russell- after going wicketless at Chepauk in the last match, the West Indian all-rounder will be keen to utilise the pace on offer at Eden Gardens in this game.
  • Vaibhav Arora- the 26 year old right-arm fast medium bowler impressed with figures of 2/28 against CSK and dismissed Rachin Ravindra before also getting the wicket of Shivam Dubey.

KKR Possible Impact Player Substitutes

Anukul Roy, Suyash Sharma, Manish Pandey, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Sakib Hussain 

Anukul Roy came into the side in place of Rinku Singh to bolster the batting against CSK. Young bowler Sakib Hussain is a likely substitute to come in during the fielding innings.

KKR Team Form

Kolkata Knight Riders had won three matches in a row before their 7 wicket defeat against CSK.

KKR Predicted Playing 11

Phil Salt (wk), Sunil Narine, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Shreyas Iyer (c), Venkatesh Iyer, Ramndeep Singh, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Mitchell Starc, Vaibhav Arora, Varun Chakravarthy

LSG Team News & Playing 11

LSG Team News

As expected, Mayank Yadav missed out on Friday after experiencing soreness in his lower abdominal area and the news from coach Justin Langer ahead of the match with Delhi Capitals was that the pace bowler would be out for a couple of matches. 

LSG Key Players

  • KL Rahul- the right-hander is a fine batter but there are often question marks over his strike-rate in T20 cricket. However, he comes into this game after hitting at 177.27 against Delhi Capitals.
  • Ayush Badoni- the 24 year old right-hander was exceptional for Lucknow in their last match and kept them in the match with 55 not out from 35 balls.
  • Ravi Bishnoi- the spinner had a slow start personally to the tournament but looks back to his confident self and has dismissed top players in his last two games.
  • Yash Thakur- the pace bowler got the crucial wicket of David Warner against Delhi Capitals and has taken seven wickets from his last three matches.

LSG Possible Impact Player Substitutes

Deepak Hooda, Manimaran Siddharth, Amit Mishra, Matt Henry, Krishnappa Gowtha

The Super Giants used their substitute early on in Friday’s game with Deepak Hooda providing an extra batting option and replacing the dismissed Quinton de Kock. Matt Henry is a likely candidate to come in and boost the bowling in this match.

LSG Team Form

After seeing their winning streak come to an end after three games, Lucknow will be determined to start another in this match.

LSG Predicted Playing 11

Quinton de Kock, KL Rahul (c) (wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Arshad Khan, Ravi Bishnoi, Naveen-ul-Haq, Yash Thakur

KKR vs LSG Head to Head

Lucknow Super Giants have beaten KKR in all three of their previous head to heads. However, the last two games have been exceptionally close with Lucknow winning by 2 runs in May 2022 and 1 run in May 2023.

KKR vs LSG Head to Head Stats in T20’s

  Matches Played KKR Won LSG Won Tie NR
Overall 3 0 3 0 0
Last 5 3 0 3 0 0

KKR vs LSG Betting Odds

KKR are the favourites with the bookies to bounce back immediately from defeat and win this game. They are priced at 1.75 with Lucknow Super Giants at 2.05 to get a victory.

Who will win Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants T20 Match?

Both teams have already shown that they are very strong and both will be determined to get back to winning ways in this game. Looking at the two sides, and taking into consideration home advantage, we have KKR as the top side ahead of the match.

🏆 KKR vs LSG Prediction

Ahead of the weekend, these sides were in second and fourth place in the table with many pundits already predicting they will make it into the end of season play-offs. Both teams come into this match after suffering a defeat following three wins in a row so it will be interesting to see how they react to those defeats. We are predicting a close contest with KKR’s superior experience with the ball getting them a win.

Kolkata Knight Riders to beat Lucknow Super Giants 

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