The Lucknow Super Giants will be locking horns with the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Eliminator of IPL 2022 in match no.72 of this season at the Eden gardens stadium in Kolkata. The team which wins this game shall advance to the qualifier 2 to face the Rajasthan Royals. On the other hand the loser of the game shall be knocked out of the tournament. Both the teams will be looking to deliver a strong performance and thereby keep their hopes alive in the tournament hereon.
LSG vs RCB: Match Details
- Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
- Match 72 :- Playoffs, Qualifier 2 – RCB vs LSG
- Date & Time: May 25, 7:30 PM
Gameplan and Playing XIs of both teams
Lucknow Super Giants
Gameplan: The Lucknow Supergiants finished the league stages with a wonderful 18 points in 14 matches. The team displayed quality performances in majority of their matches dismantling strong sides one after the other. The batters quite often stood up to the task of countering the opposition bowlers with ease while the bowling unit too seemed tough enough to put on a fight in all circumstances. The KL Rahul led side is coming off from a nail biting win against the Kolkata Knight Riders in the previous game and will be looking to continue their winning momentum in the upcoming game too.
Possible Playing XI:- Quinton de Kock (wk), KL Rahul (c), Evin Lewis, Deepak Hooda, Ayush Badoni/Manan Vohra, Marcus Stoinis, Jason Holder, Krishnappa Gowtham/Krunal Pandya, Mohsin Khan, Avesh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Gameplan: The Royal Challengers Bangalore under the leadership of Faf du Plessis managed to reach the playoffs narrowly thanks to their regular quality performances along with a stroke of luck which came in the form of Mumbai Indians beating the Delhi Capitals in their last league match helping the Royal Challengers reach the top 4 smoothly. The team has been delivering strong performances in all the departments on a regular basis and the fact that most of their players have been in form recently will be a huge boost to their confidence going into the big Eliminator match. Skipper Virat Kohli hitting his form again at last in the last league match of the season was a relief for the management. The team is coming off from a statement win over the Gujarat Titans in their last league match and will be looking to carry forward their winning momentum in the upcoming match too.
Possible Playing XI:- Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Siddarth Kaul/Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood.
Probable Top performers
Probable best batsman of the match – Quinton De Kock
With a magical knock of 140* off just 70 balls, there’s no doubt that the batsman carrying the burden of most hopes in tomorrow’s game shall be a certain Quinton De Kock. His incredible knock helped his team beat the Kolkata Knight Riders in the last league match which proved crucial for them to qualify for the playoffs. The left hander went after every bowler hitting them in all corners of the field throughout the 20 overs. His wife range of stroke play along with brilliant ability to change gears at any point of time shall be a big threat to RCB in tomorrow’s game.
Probable best batsman of the match – Wanindu Hasaranga
Wanindu Hasaranga has been the peak of his bowling unit so far this season. With 24 wickets in 14 matches, he is the second leading wicket taker of this tournament behind Yuzvendra Chahal. The spinner from Sri Lanka has had a huge role to play in his team’s success throughout the season, with his wonderful performances wicket taking ability and economical spells now and then. he bowled a decent spell of 4 overs giving away just 25 runs and picked a wicket. With his ability to turn the game up on its head in a matter of 6 balls, the skipper Faf du plessis will definitely be banking on him to deliver few quality overs in the upcoming match vs LSG too for sure.
LSG vs RCB: Head to Head stats
The two teams have faced off only once before this in the ongoing season of the IPL during the group stages. The Royal Challengers Bangalore managed to emerge victorious by 18 runs in their only encounter with the Lucknow Super Giants earlier this season.
LSG vs RCB: Winning Prediction
Match predictions – Royal Challengers Bangalore to win the match
Banking on a better in form bunch of players who’ve been delivering consistent performances over the past few matches, the Royal Challengers Bangalore look the favourites to win the eliminator match vs Lucknow Super Giants tomorrow. The team shall finally be breaking it’s jinx in the playoffs stages and reach the qualifier 2 after 2 consecutive hiccups in the 2020 and 2021 editions of the IPL.