In Match 53 of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) will take on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at Pune’s Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium on Saturday

Both sides haven’t yet faced each other in the fifteenth season of the cash-rich league. With seven wins out of 10 matches, Lucknow are comfortably sitting at the second spot, while Kolkata, with only 4 victories out of 10 games, are placed at the eighth spot in the points table.

Pitch report:

In all the 10 games played in Pune, captains have bowled first, and seven times of those 10, the team batting first won the contest. A similar trend is likely to take place in this game as well. The track will get better for spinners as the game progresses.

Probable XIs:

Lucknow Super Giants: Quinton de Kock, KL Rahul, Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Ayush Badoni, Jason Holder, Dushmatha Chameera, Avesh Khan/K Gowtham, Mohsin Khan, Ravi Bishnoi

Kolkata Knight Riders: Baba Indrajith, Aaron Finch, Shreyas Iyer, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Sunil Narine, Anukul Roy, Andre Russell, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Shivam Mavi

Match Prediction:

Case 1:

LSG wins the toss and bats first
Powerplay score: 45-55
LSG total: 160-170

Case 2:

KKR wins the toss and bats first
Powerplay score: 40-50
KKR total: 150-160

Team batting first to win the contest.

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