A win could mean a place in Qualifier 1
- Their equation depends on the day game between CSK and DC.
- A loss would mean CSK, RCB and MI can topple them
Lucknow Super Giants will know that a win can seal them a place in Qualifier 1 but a loss could mean they end up with no playoff berth itself. They have a strong bowling attack for these conditions and would back themselves to beat KKR. Lucknow Super Giants have odds of 1.78 to beat Kolkata Knight Riders.
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Kolkata, on the other hand, aren’t officially knocked out yet but a big win here and other results going their way could sway the table. Kolkata Knight Riders have odds of 2.01 to beat Lucknow Super Giants.
Head-to-head record, KKR v LSG
The head-to-head record is based on two games in 2022, both of which Lucknow Super Giants won. They are yet to face each other in this season.
Dew will be a big factor at the Eden Gardens and the team winning the toss will want to bowl first.
Kolkata Knight Riders have a decent bowling attack, but Lucknow edges them in terms of bowling quality and it could just be the difference here.
The Eden has an average score of 180 in night matches. The team batting first will want to aim for greater than 200 here.
Pitch and conditions
The pitch at the venue is generally good for fast bowlers early on in the first innings but conditions remain firmly in support of batting overall.
Players to keep an eye on…
KKR Predicted playing XI:
Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Jason Roy, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Varun Chakaravarthy, Vaibhav Arora, Harshit Rana
LSG Predicted playing XI:
Quinton de Kock, Kyle Mayers, Prerak Mankad, Krunal Pandya, Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran, Krishnappa Gowtham, Ravi Bishnoi, Amit Mishra, Yash Thakur, Yudhvir Singh
Kyle Mayers: On a flat batting track with runs for the taking, Mayers could be a huge factor, especially in the Powerplay overs.
Jason Roy: Lucknow has little threaten Jason Roy with in these conditions and the English batter could thrive here.
IPL 2023, Match 68 predictions
Based on all of the above factors, we predict that Kolkata Knight Riders will win the match.Recommended Bet by 10CRIC
DC v CSK Betting tips
Apart from betting on Kolkata to win the match, check our other recommended bet about Kolkata’s best batter.
Jason Roy is in good touch but hasn’t yet made that statement innings yet. Back Roy at 5.00 to be KKR’s top batter!