IPL 2022: Lucknow Super Giants and Royal Challengers Bangalore, two teams in the upper half of the points table, will take on each other on Tuesday evening at the DY Patil Stadium. Both the franchise have won 4 of their 6 matches so far and will look to get in the top two with a victory.
RCB, though, have more areas of concern than LSG. Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik and Shahbaz Ahmed form a strong trio in the middle-order however, they would want more and quicker runs from their top three. The bowling was a major positive in their win over Delhi Capitals as when Harshal Patel had an off day, others in the bowling attack stood up to the task.
KL Rahul’s side is coming off an 18-run win over Mumbai Indians with the skipper leading from the front with a superb century. With the addition of Marcus Stoinis, LSG looks a complete side now who have more than 6 bowling options and batting depth that see Jason Holder slotted at number 8.
Venue: DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai
The balls have been flying everywhere at the DY Patil Stadium, and chasing has been the preferred option in night matches as dew impacts the game. Expect fireworks again as both team are filled with power-hitters.
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— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) April 18, 2022
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Although RCB are likely to stick with the winning combination, Anuj Rawat could make way for Mahipal Lomror.
RCB predicted XI: Faf du Plessis (c), Anuj Rawat/Mahipal Lomror, Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Suyash Prabhudessai, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammed Siraj
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Lucknow Super Giants
LSG could make one change, replacing the expensive Dushmantha Chameera with death specialist Andrew Tye.
LSG predicted XI: KL Rahul (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Ayush Badoni, Jason Holder, Krunal Pandya, Dushmantha Chameera/Andre Tye, Avesh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi