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Cricket Match Predictions: Indian Premier League 2024 - Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants, 28th Match

Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata Knight Riders

Here are the Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions for Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants, 28th Match, Indian Premier League at Eden Gardens, 14, April 2024


The stage is set at Eden Gardens for the 28th match of the Indian Premier League between Kolkata Knight Riders and Lucknow Super Giants on 14th April 2024. The weather forecast predicts scattered clouds in Kolkata during the match, adding an element of unpredictability to the game.

In the points table, Kolkata Knight Riders are comfortably placed at the 2nd spot with 3 wins and 1 loss from their 4 matches, accumulating 6 points with a healthy NRR of 1.528. On the other hand, Lucknow Super Giants are at the 4th spot with 3 wins and 2 losses from their 5 matches, also having 6 points but with a slightly lower NRR of 0.436.

In terms of current form, Kolkata Knight Riders' top performers against Lucknow Super Giants include Rinku Singh with 37 runs per match, Shreyas Iyer with 28 runs per match, and Sunil Narine with the highest number of 3 wickets. In their last match against Chennai Super Kings, KKR opted to bat first but could only manage to score 137 runs, ultimately losing by 7 wickets.

Lucknow Super Giants, on the other hand, have Quinton de Kock as their standout performer with the most centuries and 72 runs per match, followed by Nicholas Pooran with 58 runs per match and Mohsin Khan with the highest number of 4 wickets. In their previous game against Delhi Capitals, Lucknow scored 167 runs but couldn't defend it, losing by 6 wickets.

Players to watch out for in this match include Nitish Rana and Andre Russell for Kolkata Knight Riders in the batting department, and Varun Chakravarthy and Sunil Narine in the bowling department. For Lucknow Super Giants, KL Rahul and Nicholas Pooran will be key batsmen, while Ravi Bishnoi and Krunal Pandya will lead the bowling attack.

Considering the strengths and weaknesses of both teams, the win predictor gives Kolkata Knight Riders a 64 percent chance of emerging victorious. The average first inning total at Eden Gardens is 193, setting the stage for an exciting and high-scoring encounter between these two competitive teams.

Points Table

Key Battles:

* Quinton de Kock vs Sunil Narine: Innings - 9, Dismissals - 3, Runs = 56, Avg - 18.67

* Krunal Pandya vs Sunil Narine: Innings - 7, Dismissals - 3, Runs = 29, Avg - 9.67

* Nicholas Pooran vs Sunil Narine: Innings - 18, Dismissals - 3, Runs = 111, Avg - 37.00

* Quinton de Kock vs Andre Russell: Innings - 12, Dismissals - 3, Runs = 114, Avg - 38.00

* Nicholas Pooran vs Andre Russell: Innings - 19, Dismissals - 4, Runs = 105, Avg - 26.25

* Marcus Stoinis vs Andre Russell: Innings - 5, Dismissals - 3, Runs = 15, Avg - 5.00

* KL Rahul vs Chetan Sakariya: Innings - 4, Dismissals - 3, Runs = 61, Avg - 20.33


Kolkata Knight Riders- Shreyas Iyer (c), Vaibhav Arora, Srikar Bharat, Dushmantha Chameera, AM Ghazanfar, Harshit Rana, Venkatesh Iyer, Sunil Narine, Manish Pandey, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ramandeep Singh, Nitish Rana, Anukul Roy, Andre Russell, Sherfane Rutherford, Chetan Sakariya, Sakib Hussain, Phil Salt, Rinku Singh, Mitchell Starc, Suyash Sharma, Varun Chakravarthy

Lucknow Super Giants- KL Rahul, Arshad Khan, Ayush Badoni, Quinton de Kock, Krishnappa Gowtham, Matt Henry, Deepak Hooda, Shamar Joseph, Arshin Kulkarni, Prerak Mankad, Kyle Mayers, Amit Mishra, Mohsin Khan, Naveen-ul-Haq, Devdutt Padikkal, Krunal Pandya, Nicholas Pooran, Ravi Bishnoi, Manimaran Siddharth, Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Turner, Mayank Yadav, Yash Thakur, Yudhvir Singh

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss?
–  Lucknow Super Giants

Who will win?-  Kolkata Knight Riders

Top Batter (Runs Scored) - KL Rahul (Lucknow Super Giants), Venkatesh Iyer (Kolkata Knight Riders)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) - Ravi Bishnoi (Lucknow Super Giants), Andre Russell (Kolkata Knight Riders)

Most Sixes – KL Rahul (Lucknow Super Giants), Venkatesh Iyer (Kolkata Knight Riders)

Player of the Match- Andre Russell (Kolkata Knight Riders)

Team Scores Batting first – Kolkata Knight Riders 185+, Lucknow Super Giants 175+

Match Handicap: Kolkata Knight Riders 

*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In-Play’ features, so stay tuned.

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