Lucknow Super Giants vs Kolkata Knight Riders: Kolkata Knight Riders eye a playoff spot, Lucknow eye a strong comeback

May 17, 2022
Zohaib Ahmed

Indian Premier League 2022
Betting Tips for March 66
Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai
18th of May 2022 at 07:30 PM

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Kolkata Knight Riders will face Lucknow Super Giants in match 66 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 in Mumbai on Wednesday. The match is expected to begin at 07:30 PM IST.

In a game played earlier this season, Lucknow Super Giants registered a comprehensive 75-run win over Kolkata Knight Riders.

Teams Status

Lucknow Super Giants

Lucknow Super Giants will enter the contest against the Kolkata Knight Riders as clear favorites despite losing their last two matches.

With 16 points in 12 matches so far this season, Lucknow Super Giants have already sealed their place in the playoffs of the competition.

In their previous outing, the Super Giants suffered 24-run loss against Rajasthan Royals. In the batting department, Captain Lokesh Rahul is leading the charts for Lucknow with 469 runs at an average of 42.63 along with the strike-rate of 135.54, including two centuries and two fifties.

Other than Rahul, veteran wicketkeeper batsman Quinton de Kock (362 runs at an average of 27.84 and strike-rate of 136.09) and all-rounder Deepak Hooda (406 runs at an average of 31.23 and strike-rate of 133.55) have also made notable contributions so far this season.

In terms of the bowling department, rookie pacer Avesh Khan has managed to show decent form with the ball in hand. He is currently leading wicket-taker with 17 wickets at an economy rate of 7.86.

Kolkata Knight Riders: 

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will enter the contest after registering back-to-back victories in the competition. Kolkata Knight Riders will be keen to field their strongest combination for this must-win clash.

In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of Captain Shreyas Iyer, all-rounders Andre Russell, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana and Rinku Singh to deliver notable scores in this all-important tie.

In the bowling department, all-rounder Andre Russell is leading the charts for Kolkata with 17 scalps to his name whereas India’s Umesh Yadav and New Zealand’s Tim Southee have 16 and 14 wickets, respectively.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

Brand Lucknow Super Giants Kolkata Knight Riders 1.70 2.16
PariPesa 1.784 2.17
22Bet 1.68 2.14
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The odds are in Lucknow’s favor, Kolkata Knight Riders have enough experienced players to come out on top in this contest. On the sportsbooks at, Paripesa, and 22Bet, the odds for a Lucknow Super Giants win are placed at 1.70, 1.784, and 1.68, respectively. On the other hand, 2.16, 2.17, and 2.14 are the odds for a Kolkata Knight Riders victory in the three sportsbooks above.

Tipster’s Angle

Debutant Franchise, Lucknow Super Giants, will be looking to make a strong comeback and gain necessary confidence ahead of the playoffs. Captain Lokesh Rahul will be hoping that the side can learn from their mistakes and bring their A-game to the table against Kolkata.

On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders will have to win this game at all costs in order to have any chance of qualifying for the knockout stages of the tournament.

Tip: Andre Russell to lead the bowling charge for Kolkata Knight [email protected]

All-rounder Andre Russell has put in decent performances in the thirteen matches played for Kolkata Knight Riders this season. With 17 wickets in 13 matches, Andre Russell is backed to be top bowler for KKR.These odds have been sourced from

Tip: Quinton De Kock to lead the batting charge for [email protected]

Opener Quinton de Kock has shown decent form with the bat for Lucknow Super Giants in the thirteen matches played so far this season. Quinton is expected to score well over 24.5 runs and is tipped to be top batsman for Lucknow Super Giants. These odds have been sourced from


Both teams will be coming into the match with defeats against Gujarat Titans and Delhi Capitals.

On paper, Lucknow Super Giants have shown excellent form recently, Lokesh Rahul-led look like a better-equipped side compared to the Rajasthan who are heavily reliant on one or two players to deliver the goods.

Therefore, the prediction is for the Lokesh Rahul-led side to register their ninth win in the competition.

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