Andre Russell: As an allrounder, I would take what stats say but I could have done better with the bat in some situations. I wish I had some more runs based on my personal goals. I try to make sure I am in a position to hit boundaries. In the T20s I know I can make up later. So I don’t panic if I get two-three dots. If I hit a six or a four, that gets me going. My power hitting has to do a lot with my core. I do a lot of power working to ensure my core is strong. Even if you advance down the track, once your front foot is planted, your core is involved in shot-making, and the ball will travel. Plus the bats that I have been given make me look better.
LSG won the toss and will bat first.
“LSG hasn’t been solid chasing,” says Shreyas Iyer, KKR captain before adding, “we wanted to bat first. We have to show everyone that we can step up and win it for the coaches and support staff.” Abhijeet Tomar comes in for Ajinkya Rahane.
“It is tough chasing. So try and put up a score and defend it,” says Rahul, LSG captain. “Couple of bad games is not going to change our season. Look at this game and focus all our energies on this game. With the way the performances have gone, the middle order is a concern. You trust the players to figure it out.” Krunal Pandya has a niggle, Dushmantha Chameera and Ayush Badoni are out, and comes in K Gowtham, Evin Lewis, and Manan Vohra.
Lucknow Super Giants team: 1 Quinton de Kock (wk), 2 KL Rahul (capt), 3 Manan Vohra 4 Evin Lewis, 5 Deepak Hooda, 6 Marcus Stoinis, 7 Krishnappa Gowtham, 8 Jason Holder, 9 Avesh Khan, 10 Mohsin Khan, 11 Ravi Bishnoi
Kolkata Knight Riders team: 1 Abhijeet Tomar, 2 Venkatesh Iyer, 3 Shreyas Iyer (capt), 4 Nitish Rana, 5 Sam Billings (wk), 6 Rinku Singh, 7 Andre Russell, 8 Sunil Narine, 9 Umesh Yadav, 10 Tim Southee, 11 Varun Chakravarthy
Lucknow Super Giants vs Kolkata Knight Riders Highlights today, Wednesday 18-5-2022. 66th Match (N), Tata Indian Premier League from Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai.
Head to head
Total matches played: 1
LSG Won: 1
KKR Won: 0
Match Timings: 14:00 GMT | 19:30 Local
Umpires – Rohan Pandit, Yeshwant Barde
TV Umpires – Bruce Oxenford
Match Referee – Manu Nayyar
Reserve Umpire – Nikhil Patwardhan
Match number – Tata IPL 2022 – Seasone 15, 66th Match