Lucknow Super Giants will go head-to-head horns with Royal Challengers Bangalore on Tuesday in match 31 of the Tata IPL 2022.
The match will be played at the Dr. DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai on the 19th of April.
Lucknow Super Giants have surprised everyone in their debut season with their outstanding performance.
LSG has registered 4 wins in their six matches so far.
Lucknow is currently placed at the second position with 8 points on the points table of IPL 2022.
In their last match, LSG registered an 18-run victory against Mumbai Indians in a high-scoring thriller.
KL Rahul scored a magnificent hundred that helped his side to post a big total of 199-5 on the board.
Mumbai Indians were only able to reach 181 runs and lost the game by 18 runs.
On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore are also having an excellent outing this season under the leadership of their new skipper Faf du Plessis.
RCB have managed to win 4 out of their 6 matches and are placed at the third position on the points table.
RCB defeated the Delhi Capitals in their previous encounter as Delhi failed to chase down 190 runs and suffered a 16-run loss. Glenn Maxwell (55) and Dinesh Karthik (66*) scored impressive half-centuries for RCB.
In the bowling department, Josh Hazlewood picked up 3 wickets for 28 runs from his 4 overs.
Teams: RCB vs LSG
Venue: Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai
Date: 19th April, Tuesday
Time: 7:00 pm IST
Average 1st innings score
The average 1st innings total at this venue is 159.
Head to head record
RCB and LSG will face each other for the first time in IPL history
The track at the Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy usually helps the batters early on but as the game progresses it starts supporting the bowlers, especially the spinners.
Defending totals will be difficult on this Pitch and both teams will prefer to bowl first after winning the toss on this pitch.
LSG Probable Playing 11
Lokesh Rahul (Captain), Quinton de Kock (wk), Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Ayush Badoni, Jason Holder, Krunal Pandya, Dushmantha Chameera, Avesh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi
RCB Probable Playing 11
Faf du Plessis (c), Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Suyansh Prabhudesai, Dinesh Karthik, Wanindu Hasaranga, Akash Deep, Mohammad Siraj, Josh Hazlewood.
Star bowler of the match
Wanindu Hasaranga has been excellent for RCB this season as he is picking up crucial wickets in the middle-overs for his side.
The Sri Lankan all-rounder is the 5th leading wicket-taker this season with 11 wickets in only 6 games.
Star batsman of the match
KL Rahul scored an outstanding and unbeaten hundred in the previous game for his side against Mumbai.
He is currently looking in great touch and is expected to score another big knock in match 31.
Star Wicketkeeper of the match
Dinesh Karthik is winning the games for RCB with his superb batting in the final overs.
He has filled up the finishing position for RCB and he is also very quick behind the stumps.
Star all-rounder of the match
Jason Holder is an excellent bowler and he can take wickets at crucial stages of the game.
Holder is also a very clean hitter and has provided depth to the batting attack of LSG. He will be our star all-rounder of the game.
Who will win?
Lucknow Super Giants have a strong squad and their playing 11 is quite balanced.
Both the batting and bowling departments are in great form which is a very good sign for them.
The skipper KL Rahul is leading from the front with his magnificent batting form.
On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore also have won games and they are many big names in their side.
But RCB are relying too much on Dinesh Karthik and Shahbaz Ahmad who are the contributors to their victories so far.
The team combination of Lucknow is also quite better than Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Hence, our prediction for match 31 is that Lucknow Super Giants will beat Royal Challengers Bangalore.