Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Supergiants Weather Forecast And Pitch Report, IPL 2022, Match 66, KKR vs LSG. Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Supergiants 66th IPL 2022 match is to be played on 18th May 2022, 19:30 IST at Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai. KKR would have to hope that RCB loses against GT and stay on 14 points and the winner of DC vs PBKS also loses their last game.
Lucknow Super Giants are also all but assured of a playoff spot. But with their loss to Rajasthan Royals, they slipped to 3rd place. This means if they don’t win their last match against KKR, they will not be in Qualifier 1.
Kolkata Knight Riders made as many as five changes in their penultimate game against Mumbai Indians, bringing back Ajinkya Rahane, Venkatesh Iyer, Varun Chakravarthy, Sheldon Jackson, and Pat Cummins. The Brendon McCullum-led KKR management has come under fire for their choices which led to the team’s campaign getting derailed after winning three of their first four matches.
KKR remains alive in the competition with back-to-back big wins over Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad. KKR are now 6th with 12 points to their name and will hope to win their last game and remain in the hunt for the playoffs.
Umesh Yadav is the 2nd leading wicket-taker for Kolkata with 16 wickets from 11 outings and almost guarantees a wicket or two in the powerplay which sets the tone for the rest of the match. He will have added responsibility as Kolkata Knight Riders bowling all-rounder Pat Cummins has been ruled out of the IPL 2022 after suffering a minor hip injury.
Opener Venkatesh Iyer batted in a commanding manner in their penultimate game against Mumbai Indians which Kolkata Knight Riders won comfortably by 52 runs while Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, and Tim Southee bowled excellently.
Mumbai lost their last eight wickets for 44 runs and suffered their ninth loss in 11 games. Pat Cummins starred with a three-wicket haul which helped KKR register a comprehensive victory despite Jasprit Bumrah’s exceptional fifer in the first innings.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) registered their 6th victory in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 after beating the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 54 runs on Saturday at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. Andre Russell put on an all-around show in KKR’s comprehensive 54-run victory after scoring a blistering 49*(28) followed by a three-wicket haul.
Lucknow Supergiants had earlier beaten Kolkata Knight Riders in their previous IPL 2022 match by 75 runs at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. A half-century from Quinton de Kock along with Avesh Khan’s three-wicket haul powered LSG to a comprehensive victory by 75 runs as they successfully defended their total of 176.
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Supergiants Weather Forecast And Pitch Report, IPL 2022, Match 66, KKR vs LSG
The evening temperature of the KKR vs LSG matchday on Wednesday, 18th May in Mumbai is expected to be around 28 degrees which will feel like 31 degrees. There is no threat of rain as the conditions for the game are expected to be clear and very warm as per Accuweather. Humidity is also expected to be around 76%.
DY Patil Stadium has been a high-scoring ground like the other venues in Mumbai. The stadium has only witnessed IPL matches in the past and has never hosted an international game.
The last match of IPL 2022 at the stadium was the one between RR and DC, where Delhi Capitals prevailed by 8 wickets after Mitchell Marsh’s heroic 89 enabled them to reach the 161 run target in 18.1 overs. David Warner too scored an unbeaten 52.
All the pitches will now turn and bounce a little more than in the first half of the season with the tracks tiring out and becoming slower. Despite the pitches turning, batsmen have their chance to get big scores once they are set on the wicket.