KKR vs LSG IPL 2024 Match Preview, Head-to-head, Possible XIs and Dream11 Team Prediction

Read the full match preview, head-to-head stats, possible playing XIs, and Dream11 team prediction of the KKR vs LSG match in IPL 2024 at the Eden Gardens Cricket Stadium in Kolkata on 14th April, Sunday.

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KKR vs LSG IPL 2024 Match Preview

KKR vs LSG IPL 2024 Match Preview

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Shreyas Iyer's Kolkata Knight Riders are all set to face Kl Rahul's Lucknow Super Giants in match No. 28 of IPL 2024 on Sunday, 14th April, at the Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata. LSG have started this season with three victories and two losses while KKR have also won three but have played one lesser game than them. Both teams would like to register their fourth victory of the season so it is going to be an exciting contest at Kolkata. From possible playing XIs to Dream11 predictions, here is everything you need to know about the KKR vs LSG match in IPL 2024.

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Match Details

How to watch the KKR vs LSG IPL 2024 Match?

The Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants IPL 2024 match will be televised on Star Sports Network. All the Indian Premier League matches will be streamed free on the Jio Cinema app and website.

Pitch & Weather Report

Eden Gardens has been very batting-friendly in the last few years. In the last season, four out of seven matches played at the venue crossed the 200 mark. The KKR vs SRH game of this season was also a high-scoring game so there will be runs in the KKR vs LSG match as well.

T20I matches record at Eden Gardens:

Total matches - 11

Matches won batting first - 5

Matches won bowling first - 6

The temperatures will be around 34 degrees in the afternoon. There is no chance of rain and the humidity is expected to be close to 40 percent.

KKR vs LSG: Head-to-Head Record

Kolkata Knight Riders and Lucknow Super Giants have faced each other in only 3 matches. LSG have been the dominant force, winning all three games. 

  • Matches played: 3
  • Lucknow Super Giants won: 3
  • Kolkata Knight Riders won: 0
  • No result: 0

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Team News

Kolkata Knight Riders

The Sunil Narine and Phil Salt pair has been sensational for KKR so far. This is even one of the best opening pair of the IPL 2024. Phil Salt has changed his nature due to Narine's batting nature which is causing him some damage but he is a talented batter and is likely to score more important runs for KKR this season. Angkrish Raghuvanshi has delivered well for the side. He is giving stability which is also important. Skipper Shreyas Iyer is not having a good season with the bat and he has made only 91 runs so far in four matches. The skipper has to step up his game and needs to lead from the front.

Angkrish Raghuvanshi and Sunil Narine for KKR against CSK
Angkrish Raghuvanshi and Sunil Narine for KKR against CSK | Image: BCCI

Venkatesh Iyer, on the other hand, is another one of the biggest flops of this Indian Premier League season. He will have to improve a lot, especially when Nitish Rana is available for selection. Rinku also hasn’t been at his best this season. But, he has shown why KKR must rely on him when it matters with some little cameos. He has also got fewer opportunities as well to bat so he still has a lot of area to improve. The West-Indian sensation Andre Russell is having another solid season with KKR, scoring over 110+ runs and scalping 5 wickets in 4 games which is great for an all-rounder.

Mitchell Starc hasn't justified his price yet. He has picked up only 2 wickets and has leaked a lot of runs. He needs to make a comeback soon or his purchase will be just a huge loss for the franchise. Vaibhav Arora wasn’t the first-choice pacer for KKR as Harshit Rana was ahead in the race. However, Arora has also delivered which the management cannot unsee at this moment. So, it is going to be a good headache for the KKR management. Varun Chakravarthy is having a hot and cold season and has to improve a lot to dominate the opposition in the middle overs otherwise Narine will have to take the responsibility of Varun too which will not be something KKR would want.

Lucknow Super Giants

Skipper KL Rahul wasn't able to convert his good start into a big inning against DC. Rahul has been always consistent in IPL but he is struggling to score runs this season and it is a huge worrying sign for LSG. Quinton de Kock has scored two half-centuries this season but he has failed to replicate those brilliant performances in other games. Devdutt Padikkal is getting opportunities again and again despite contributing nothing to the scoreboard. This could be his last chance as the management may promote Ayush Badoni at no 3 after his impressive performance against Delhi Capitals. 

Nicholas Pooran was out for a golden duck against DC but he has been the best batter for LSG this season. The West-Indian sensation can hit big shots in any situation and he is the only one who is doing so for LSG consistently. Ayush Badoni played a fine knock against the Delhi Capitals and showed he has enough potential. The Australian all-rounder, Marcus Stoinis has been in decent form and is one of the most important players for the franchise. He has contributed with runs but hasn't got the opportunity to bowl too much. Krunal Pandya had a poor outing in the last encounter but he has been economical this season and has scored some important runs as well. Arshad Khan has potential as well but he has to improve his bowling otherwise it will be a waste.

KKR vs LSG: Ayush Badoni and Arshad Khan helped LSG put up a fighting total against DC
KKR vs LSG: Ayush Badoni and Arshad Khan helped LSG put up a fighting total against DC | Image: AP

LSG’s pace attack consists of Yash Thakur, Naveen-ul-Haq, and Mayank Yadav. Thakur was the hero of LSG in their victory against GT, scalping the maiden fifer of the season. Mayank Yadav is the gem LSG have found this season and he has impressed everyone with his bowling but unfortunately for injury, he missed the last game. As of now, Naveen looks like the weak link in LSG's bowling lineup. He has picked up wickets but at the same time has leaked a ton of runs. The Team India leg-spinner, Ravi Bishnoi bowled a brilliant spell against Delhi Capitals and would be looking to replicate the same at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. 

Possible XIs

Kolkata Knight Riders: Phil Salt (wk), Sunil Narine, Shreyas Iyer (C), Rinku Singh, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, AS Roy, Ramandeep Singh, Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Vaibhav Arora, Mitchell Starc

Impact Player Subs: KS Bharat, Nitish Rana, Manish Pandey, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Sakib Hussain, Sherfane Rutherford, C Sakariya, D Chameera, Varun Chakravarthy, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Suyash Sharma, H Rana, Allah Mohammad

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

Impact Player Subs: AJ Turner, PN Mankad, Krishnappa Gowtham, Deepak Hooda, Arshin Kulkarni, Kyle Mayers, Mayank Yadav, Shivam Mavi, DJ Willey, Yudhvir Singh, Mohsin Khan, Amit Mishra, Shamar Joseph, Manimaran Siddharth, Matt Henry

KKR vs LSG: Dream XI Team Prediction

KKR vs LSG Fantasy XI Prediction
KKR vs LSG Fantasy XI Prediction | SportzPoint
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