Today the 66th match of IPL 15 will be played between Lucknow Super Giants and Kolkata Knight Riders. The match will be held at DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai. Lucknow has made it to the top-4 by winning eight games in 13 games. His net run rate is +0.262.
Talking about Kolkata, they have registered 6 out of 13 matches played. Their net run rate is +0.160. This match will be very important for both teams in terms of the playoff. This match will decide whether LSG will finish in the top 2 teams or move down the points table.
Lucknow has lagged in the run chase.
Lucknow Super Giants won their last match while chasing on 7 April. After that every time chasing the target, this team has lost. The pace with which captain KL Rahul was batting in the initial rounds has lost its momentum. Against Rajasthan, Rahul was seen struggling for a single in front of Trent Boult. Later, when he went to attack the famous Krishna, he was given a simple catch.
LSG vs KKR: Pitch Report
The track is slowing down in Dr. DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai. Power-packed DC had scored only 159 runs against PBKS in the last match here this season. Now there is some assistance for spin too since the initial period of innings. Most of the strips are of Red soil, which gives good bounce and pace to bat on.
LSG vs KKR: Weather Forecast
Mumbai is located in the western state of Maharashtra. The weather in Mumbai remains hot and humid during the summers that span from March to May. The weather model indicates a good forecast for the game of cricket on the 18th of May 2023.
Temperature – 33/28
Humidity – 60%
Wind – 16 km/h
Chances of Rain – 0%
LSG vs KKR: Head to Head
LSG is playing their first season of IPL this year. The only match played between these two teams was won by Lucknow. So we can say LSG is leading the head-to-head competition with 1-0.
Kolkata's internal discord is affecting the performance
Kolkata Knight Riders are so low in the points table due to their wrong strategies. Even if she wins today's match, she will have to expect Delhi and Bengaluru to lose. Apart from this, your run-rate will also have to be better than those teams.
This would not have happened, there had been no confusion and controversy between the captain and the team management regarding the selection of the playing XI. The failure of captain Shreyas and coach McCullum also cost KKR heavily.