RCB come back home with the next 3 games in Bengaluru hoping to get their campaign back on track while LSG looks to continue their winning run.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
RCB lost their way after a good start against KKR where they looked toothless against the KKR spin duo. The death bowling continues to disappoint as their star bowlers lack the discipline required for this stage while their batting against spin has proven to be a real problem.
The openers have been the main plus point for this team so far. Against KKR where the ball was seaming around with 2 bowlers who mastered this skill, Faf and Virat showed everyone why they were top batsmen by playing shots that reduced risk and putting their experience to good use. Virat looked to find the gaps with the pace on the ball and looked to go over the keeper if it was over-pitched, while Faf trusted the bouncy pitch and decided to go over the fielders.
The bowlers have been very poor in the death overs with all of them losing their line and lengths
RCB will be desperate to have Harshal Patel do well who will once again primarily bowl the final 10 overs.
Lucknow Super Giants
Lucknow’s biggest challenge will be to cope with the change in venue. With Mayers in good form and having a powerful batting lineup, Lucknow will back their batsmen to put up a big score with all of their batsmen having the game to score quick runs on a pitch that will help the batsmen. Their spinners have helped them win the last game but they have fallen short when the pitches have been batting-friendly. Their attack looked toothless in the game against CSK with Bishnoi being the lone bowler who showed promise. In the DC game, it was the Mark Wood show as he ran over the fragile batting lineup giving DC no chance to recover.
LSG spin twins vs RCB middle order
On a pitch where teams will look to cross the 200 barriers, this matchup becomes very important. Krunal and Bishnoi working in tandem will be a major headache for RCB. Krunal has the ability to bowl in the powerplay and keep tight lines to restrict run flow while Bishnoi has been a very good middle-over wicket-taker. This duo clearly has the ability to choke RCB in the middle overs where they will look for runs, as for RCB this is a worrying area. Bracewell doesn’t seem confident but surely has the skill while Maxi has looked like a shadow of himself coming back from injury and continues to struggle against left-arm spin. These 2 players are the only competent spin players in the middle order with the other batsmen such as DK and Shahbaz almost becoming a liability. KL will be aware of this and will use these 8 overs wisely while RCB will look to use their Indian batsmen in a more effective way. Having picked Anuj Rawat over Suyash, he will be given the role to disrupt these players and give extra breathing room to the RCB batting and protect their finishers so they can face up against their favourable matchups.
This match will be a close one with LSG batsmen looking to give their able bowlers some runs on the board while RCB looks to correct the few holes in their squad.
Probable Playing XI
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli, Anuj Rawat/Mahipal Lomror, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik, Michael Bracewell, David Willey, Harshal Patel, Karn Sharma, Mohammad Siraj
Lucknow Super Giants: KL Rahul, Quinton de Kock, Deepak Hooda, Kyle Mayers, Nicholas Pooran, Krunal Pandya, Amit Mishra, Yash Thakur, Avesh Khan, Mark Wood, Ravi Bishnoi
RCB vs LSG Dream11 Team
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