Lucknow Super Giants are playing against Kolkata Knight Riders in the 28th match of IPL 2024. The Lucknow team, that wears the dark blue jersey, is donning green and maroon colour in the game against KKR in Kolkata on Sunday as a tribute to the city and its famous football club Mohun Bagan Super Giant. It is worth noting that Sanjiv Goenka’s RPSG group, which is the owner of LSG, also owns MBSG in the Indian Super League.

Talking about the game, KKR skipper Shreyas Iyer won the toss and opted to bowl first. “Feels nostalgic, the crowd is electrifying and this was what we missed playing out of Kolkata, great feeling to be back. I’ve no idea about the conditions, the last game was a belter, but we’re professionals and will have to adapt. Bowling first, so Rinku (Singh) goes out, Harshit Rana

comes in,” informed Shreyas at the toss.

Meanwhile, LSG captain KL Rahul said, “I would have bowled first, but this does look like a good pitch. It was important to recover on a short turnover, it’s just about making sure that everyone is rested and recovered well. Few changes – (Devdutt) Padikkal and Naveen-ul-Haq miss out, Shamar Joseph and Deepak Hooda are back. Mohsin Khan is back as well.”

Here are the Playing XIs –

Kolkata Knight Riders: Philip Salt(w), Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer(c), Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Andre Russell, Ramandeep Singh, Mitchell Starc, Harshit Rana, Vaibhav Arora, Varun Chakaravarthy

Lucknow Super Giants: Quinton de Kock, KL Rahul(w/c), Deepak Hooda, Ayush Badoni, Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran, Krunal Pandya, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohsin Khan, Shamar Joseph, Yash Thakur

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