The Lucknow Super Giants will face the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League 2022 Eliminator game. The Super Giants defeated the Kolkata Knight Riders in their last game to finish third on the points table, while the Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated the table-toppers Gujarat Titans to earn their place in this game.
This will be a high-pressure game because the loser will be eliminated from the tournament. The Royal Challengers had previously defeated the Super Giants, which would boost their confidence. RCB, on the other hand, has issues with the bat and the form of its key players. This will be a high-stakes battle, and both sides are expected to give it their all. We anticipate that this game will come down to the wire.
The Eliminator between Lucknow Super Giants vs Royal Challengers Bangalore will take place on May 25th, 2022 at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
Match Details to Note
Match: Lucknow Super Giants vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Eliminator, Indian Premier League 2022
Date: May 25, 2022 (Wednesday)
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Lucknow Super Giants vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Team Previews
KL Rahul’s team comes in having won by two runs against the Kolkata Knight Riders to finish third in the points table. However, Rahul would be disappointed with the way the team has performed in recent games, where we have seen a drop in form, particularly from their bowlers. Rahul would like his players to perform well as a unit as they prepare for this high-stakes battle. They had lost earlier in the season to the Royal Challengers Bangalore and will look to make amends in this game.
In the previous game, Quinton de Kock and Rahul Dravid set a record 210-run opening wicket stand, and the team would like them to provide an electrifying start in this game. The side would like to see Marcus Stoinis, Evin Lewis, and Deepak Hooda form partnerships in the middle order. They’ve all scored runs, and the team needs them to deliver here. Krunal Pandya’s return would strengthen the side, and he will look to add runs with Jason Holder down the order.
The bowlers had a nightmare in the previous game, nearly throwing away the game. Jason Holder, who impressed against KKR, must use his experience to deliver early blows while sharing the new ball with Mohsin Khan. With Avesh Khan, Krishnappa Gowtham, and Ravi Bishnoi, Pandya will need to bowl well in the middle overs. Stoinis is a seasoned bowler, and the team will have high expectations of him in this game.
Lucknow Super Giants Squad
KL Rahul (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Manan Vohra, Krunal Pandya, Ankit Rajpoot, Krishnappa Gowtham, Ravi Bishnoi, Dushmantha Chameera, Avesh Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Evin Lewis, Mohsin Khan, Ayush Badoni, Karan Sharma, Mayank Yadav
Predicted XI: KL Rahul (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Evin Lewis, Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya, Marcus Stoinis, Jason Holder, Krishnappa Gowtham, Mohsin Khan, Avesh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi
Faf du Plessis’ team would have to thank the Mumbai Indians for knocking the Delhi Capitals out of the playoffs. The team has been inconsistent and has had to rely on the performance of other teams to make the playoffs. They want to avoid the fate of the previous two seasons, in which they were eliminated in the Eliminator. They had defeated the Super Giants in the league stage, and du Plessis would want his players to be inspired by that victory.
Virat Kohli scored an important run in the previous game, and the team would like to see him excel in what has been a disappointing season by his standards. He’ll try to put together a good opening wicket stand with du Plessis. Glenn Maxwell also played well, and he will have to lead the middle order alongside Rajat Patidar and Mahipal Lomror. Dinesh Karthik has performed admirably, and the team would like to see him score runs alongside Wanindu Hasaranga and Shahbaz Ahmed.
Josh Hazlewood will need to strike early in order to share the new ball with Mohammad Siraj, who is expected to make a comeback here. The LSG openers are in excellent form, and the RBC bowlers must break them up. Hasaranga has been the strongest pillar in this attack, and the team wants to see him perform well here. Harhsal Patel, Maxwell, and Ahmed have not been consistent, and they will need to produce good spells in this must-win game.
Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad
Faf du Plessis (c), Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sherfane Rutherford, Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, David Willey, Harshal Patel, Akash Deep, Mohammed Siraj, Siddarth Kaul, Karn Sharma, Chama V Milind, Mahipal Lomror, Finn Allen, Suyash Prabhudessai, Luvnith Sisodia, Aneeshwar Gautam
Predicted XI: Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Mohammad Siraj, Josh Hazlewood
Lucknow Super Giants vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Toss Prediction
Due to the excessive rains in the city, there would be some moisture on this surface, and the ball would move in the early overs. As the game progresses, the wicket is expected to improve for batting. The team that wins the toss will try to take advantage of the conditions by bowling first.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
Eden Gardens in Kolkata has deep boundaries and a flat surface, which helps to level the playing field between bat and ball. Because the wicket is flat, batsmen can play on the up. Fast bowlers have had success in the past, and spinners enjoy bowling here as the deep boundaries provide extra protection.
Cloudy skies are forecast for Kolkata on May 25, making conditions difficult for batsmen. Because the ball would move off the surface, fast bowlers would enjoy bowling here. It is not expected to be a high-scoring game, and the team batting first would be content with 170 runs.
Lucknow Super Giants vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Match Prediction
Both sides are in a fight to the death. None of them would want to leave the tournament after making it this far. The Royal Challengers Bangalore would need a strong performance from their middle order, which has been one of the team’s weaknesses this season. For the team to win, players like Kohli and Maxwell must perform. The Super Giants have struggled with the ball, but they compensate with a strong batting lineup. This would give them a slight advantage in the competition.
Lucknow Super Giants is the favourite to beat Royal Challengers Bangalore at the odds of 1.83.
- KL opens for LSG Rahul Dravid and Quinton de Kock have both scored 500+ runs this season, adding to the side’s strength.
- The inconsistency of RCB’s key players Virat Kohli and Glenn Maxwell has added to the team’s woes.
- LSG has depth in their batting lineup, which tips the scales slightly in their favour.