IPL 2022: Kolkata Knight Riders VS Lucknow Super Giants

kolkata knight riders VS lucknow super giants

Indian Premier League:

The 53rd match of the Tata IPL 2022 will see Lucknow Super Giants facing off against Kolkata Knight Riders on 7th May at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune.

Kolkata Knight Riders

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are a franchise cricket team representing the city of Kolkata in the Indian Premier League.

The franchise is owned by Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, actress Juhi Chawla and her spouse Jay Mehta.

The Knight Riders play at the iconic Eden Gardens stadium.[1]

The franchise, which has gained immense popularity due to its association with celebrity owners, qualified for the IPL playoffs for the first time in 2011.

They became the IPL champions in 2012, by defeating Chennai Super Kings in the final.

They repeated the feat in 2014, defeating Kings XI Punjab.

The Knight Riders hold the record for the longest winning streak by any Indian team in T20s (14).

The side’s all-time leading run-scorer is Gautam Gambhir, while their leading wicket-taker is Sunil Narine.

The official theme of the team is Korbo, Lorbo, Jeetbo Re (we will perform, fight, and win!) and the official colours are purple and gold.

The brand value of the Knight Riders was estimated at $104 million in 2018, second highest among IPL franchises. In 2019, their value was estimated at ₹629 crore (US$83 million)

Lucknow Super Giants

Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) are a franchise cricket team based in LucknowUttar Pradesh.

They play in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Founded in 2021, the team will play its home matches at the BRSABV Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow.

The team is captained by KL Rahul and coached by Andy Flower.[1]

The team is owned by RPSG Group who previously owned the Rising Pune Supergiant franchise between 2016 and 2017.

The Governing Council of the Indian Premier League issued an invitation to tender for two new sides in August 2021.

A total of 22 companies declared an interest, but with a high base price for the new teams, there were no more than six serious bidders.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India allowed a consortium of three companies or individuals to bid for each franchise.

The Sanjiv Goenka-owned RPSG Group won the rights to operate the Lucknow franchise with a bid of ₹7,090 crore.

The team launched a competition to decide its name, from which the name Lucknow Super Giants was chosen in January 2022.

Ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction, the franchise drafted KL Rahul as their captain for ₹17 crore, making him the joint highest paid player in the league.

The franchise also bought Marcus Stoinis and Ravi Bishnoi. The team unveiled their jersey for IPL 2022.

Lucknow Super Giants vs Kolkata Knight Riders Tata IPL 2022 Match 53 Preview:

Lucknow Super Giants will be squaring off against Kolkata Knight Riders for the first time in the fifty-third match of this season of the Tata IPL.

Lucknow Super Giants is currently placed at the second position on the points table of this season of the Tata IPL whereas Kolkata Knight Riders are currently placed at the eighth spot on the points table.

Lucknow Super Giants played ten matches in this season of the Tata IPL where they won seven matches while Kolkata Knight Riders also played ten matches in this season where they managed to win four games.

Lucknow Super Giants played their last game against Delhi Capitals where they won the game by 6 runs. KL Rahul and Deepak Hooda smashed 77 runs and 52 runs respectively for Lucknow Super Giants in that game.

On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders played their last game against Rajasthan Royals where they won the game by 7 wickets. Nitish Rana and Rinku Singh smashed 48 runs and 52 runs respectively for Kolkata Knight Riders in that game.

The temperature is expected to hover around 34°C on the matchday with 40% humidity and 18 km/hr wind speed. There are no chances of precipitation during the game.

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