IND T20 League 2024, KOL vs LUC, Match 28: Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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Indian T20 League 2024

KOL vs LUC, 28th Match



Kolkata will square off against Lucknow in the 28th match of the Indian T20 League encounter on Sunday, April 14 on the auspicious day of ‘Poila Baishakh’ which marks the beginning of the Bengali Calendar year. The game is scheduled to be hosted at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata which will be a feast for the fans out there on the special day. 

Kolkata is presently sitting in the second spot in the points table with three wins in their four matches played so far and on the other side, Lucknow is placed fourth in the points table with three wins in five matches. 

Both sides will look forward to making a comeback as they are on the backs of defeat in their previous encounters. While Shreyas Iyer’s side lost against Chennai by 7 wickets in an away battle, KL Rahul’s Lucknow suffered a home defeat against Delhi by 6 wickets, which also marks their first loss even after scoring 160+ runs in the 1st innings against a team. 

Kolkata started off their campaigns with a power-packed batting order proving in wins over Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Delhi. Their loss against Chennai marked their first loss of the season as they managed to score only 137 runs which Dhoni & boys chased down with ease. 

Lucknow, on the other side, lost their very first match of the season to Rajasthan but made a fabulous comeback with three consecutive wins against Punjab, Gujarat and Bengaluru before their winning streak came to an end when they failed to defend a score of 167 against Rishabh Pant’s Delhi.

The two cities of Nawabs will cross swords for the fourth time in Indian T20 League history. Lucknow has a clear advantage over the two-time champions as they have beaten them in all three previous encounters which includes one meeting at the Edens. 

KL Rahul and Co. has defended the total in all three matches and two of them were extreme thrillers. It seemed like Rahul and De Kock’s record-smashing stand went in vain, but every time Kolkata lost miserably. 


Match Details

Match: KOL vs LUC, 28th Match, IND T20 League 2024

Date: Sunday, April 14, 2024

Time: 03:30 PM

Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata


Pitch and Weather Report

The iconic Eden Gardens, Kolkata is one of the biggest venues in India with deep boundaries. It provides a flat pitch which allows batters to play their strokes on the go. The pitch will favour fast bowlers in the early stages of the game. Spin bowlers can prove handy during the middle overs and the big boundaries will offer them extra protection to experiment with their lines and lengths. 

Clear skies are forecasted on match day with a temperature ranging from 27 to 37 degrees Celsius. 


KOL vs LUC Squads

KOL: Shreyas Iyer (c), Srikar Bharat, Manish Pandey, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ramandeep Singh, Nitish Rana, Sherfane Rutherford, Rinku Singh, Venkatesh Iyer, Sunil Narine, Anukul Roy, Andre Russell, Vaibhav Arora, Dushmantha Chameera, Harshit Rana, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya, Mitchell Starc, Suyash Sharma, Varun Chakaravarthy, Sakib Hussain, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Philip Salt

LUC: Yudhvir Singh Charak, Yash Thakur, Mayank Yadav, Manimaran Siddharth, Shivam Mavi, Ravi Bishnoi, Naveen-ul-Haq, Shamar Joseph, David Willey, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Kyle Mayers, Prerak Mankad, Arshin Kulkarni, Deepak Hooda, Krishnappa Gowtham, Ashton Turner, Nicholas Pooran, Devdutt Padikkal, Quinton de Kock, Ayush Badoni, KL Rahul (c), Amit Mishra, Arshad Khan, Mohsin Khan


KOL vs LUC Probable Playing XIs

KOL: Philip Salt (wk), Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (c), Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Mitchell Starc, Vaibhav Arora, Varun Chakaravarthy. Impact Player: Anukul Roy.

LUC: Quinton de Kock, KL Rahul (c & wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Ravi Bishnoi, Naveen-ul-Haq, Yash Thakur, Arshad Khan. Impact Player: M Siddarth.


Match Prediction

Kolkata surely looks better on pen and paper, and it seems like they have multiple players who are in sublime form with both batters and bowlers who have the capability of turning the game.  Hence, we expect Kolkata to defeat Lucknow in this match.


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