LSG vs RCB: On Tuesday, two of the best teams from this season will lock horns with each other. Two teams from the top three will meet to prove their worth in the competition. Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on the Lucknow Super Giants. The match will begin at 7:30 pm at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai.
There is nothing to separate these two teams from each other. Both have played six matches, winning four and losing two each. The only thing good about Lucknow is the better NRR that makes him sit at the number two spot on the points table. So whoever the team wins, the next match will inch one step closer to the playoff stage. Let’s check out the complete match details and possible XI for both teams.
LSG vs RCB: Match Preview and Prediction
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Faf du Plessis and his team have been quite impressive this season so far. The team has done a tremendous job, mostly because of their middle-order and Dinesh Karthik at the end. But the worry for the team is the form of the top-order. The skipper and former skipper both started with a bang in the first match, but since then it has just been a quiet story for both. Du Plessis scored 88 runs in the first match, and since then he has only scored 66 runs in five innings with a less than 100 strike rate.
Virat Kohli has now scored one half-century in the last 12 IPL innings. Both of them need to regain their form as the tournament is progressing towards its business end. The form of Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz and Karthik has been phenomenal and that has kept them in every game. The return of Josh Hazlewood has certainly improved the bowling and Siraj also looked good in the last match.
Probably XI: Faf du Plessis (C), Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik (Wk), Suyash Prabhudessai, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammed Siraj.
Lucknow Super Giants
KL Rahul has led his team from the front with his individual performance. After two low scores, he bounced back with a century against MI. That helped the team get their fourth win of the season, and now they are sitting in the second spot on the points table. The addition of Marcus Stoinis has strengthened the batting line-up. The form of Manish Pandey was the plus point from the last match.
Overall, LSG ticked all the boxes in their last match against MI. But the only worry is the performance of overseas bowlers. Jason Holder went for plenty against the Rajasthan Royals when Hetmyer took him apart. Dushmantha Chameera has also been expensive in the last two outings. He is going over 12 runs per over. We might see a change in the pace bowling team. Andrew Tye might get a game in place of Chameera.
Probably XI: KL Rahul (C), Quinton de Kock (Wk), Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Ayush Badoni, Jason Holder, Krunal Pandya, Dushmantha Chameera, Avesh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi.
LSG vs RCB Match, Pitch and Toss Update
The pitch at the DY Patil Stadium is a true batting pitch. Batsmen can play their shots with the bounce. The average score here is 170 runs. With a shorter boundary on one side, it will be difficult for the bowlers to restrict them to scoring. The dew might also be another factor in the second innings. It will be difficult for the bowlers to grip the wet ball. The toss will be crucial in the game. And on this pitch, the team winning the toss should go for the bowl first. Chasing the target has a better win percentage on this ground. However, in the 10 matches played on this ground this season, batting first has won 4 and batting second has won 6.
IPL 2022: LSG vs RCB: Players to watch out for
KLRahul has been one of the best batsmen in IPL history and he has carried his form over the years. He is coming off a century against MI in the last match. But he loves playing against RCB. He has scored 501 runs against RCB at an incredible average of 83.50. So, against Bangalore, he will be the automatic pick.
Avesh Khan has done his business quietly this season. But he has been exceptional with the ball in his hand. He is the fourth on the list of highest wicket-taker this season. In 6 matches, he has picked up 11 wickets, so he will be the bowler to watch out for.
Glenn Maxwell has returned in grand fashion with two decent outings. Especially in the last match against DC, when he scored 55 off 34 balls. He is in good form and making the most of the opportunity. He is the kind of batsman that can score at a high rate.
Wanindu Hasaranga is another leg-spinner that has impressed in this TATA IPL 2022. He is a very aggressive spinner who always goes for the wickets. Hasaranga has taken 11 wickets so far in six matches, the highest for RCB. He would be looking to add more wickets to his tally.
IPL 2022: Predicted 11 team of the match Prediction
Wicket-keeper: Dinesh Karthik (RCB), KL Rahul (LSG), Quinton de Kock (LSG)
Batsmen: Manish Pandey (LSG), Faf du Plessis (RCB), Marcus Stoinis (LSG)
All-rounders: Glenn Maxwell (RCB), Shahbaz Ahmed (RCB)
Bowlers: Ravi Bishnoi (LSG), Wanindu Hasaranga (RCB), Harshal Patel (RCB)
Tips: KL Rahul will be the captain of the team. Glenn Maxwell or Faf du Plessis will be the vice-captain. Both teams have firepower in their batting departments, but LSG has an all-round bowling attack. So we will back LSG to win the match. However, the team winning the toss might win the game as well.