Lucknow Super Giants will face Royal Challengers Bangalore for the eliminator match of Tata IPL 2022. The game will be played at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on 25th May. Live telecast will be available on Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar at 7:30. It will be the final match for the losing team and they will be out of the tournament. Both the teams are playing for the second time this season.
Lucknow Super Giants and Royal Challengers Bangalore will play the eliminator match today. It will be one team’s final match, and the winning team will qualify for the second Qualifier round. LSG has played fourteen games and won nine of them. They are in the second position on the points table with 18 points. Lucknow played their last round against Kolkata Knight Riders and won the game by two runs. It was a close-call match and, extremely crucial for them to win, as it finalized their entry into the playoffs. It was an exceptional batting by Quinton de Kock, who smashed 140 runs against KKR, KL Rahul also played well and scored sixty-eight runs. These two played the entire twenty overs. Mohsin Khan and Marcus Stoinis took the three wickets each.
Royal Challengers Bangalore are in the fourth position on the points table with 16 points. They won eight matches out of fourteen and went through a close call for entering the playoffs. RCB played their previous round against Gujarat Titans and won the game by eight wickets. Virat Kohli played well and scored seventy-three, whereas Faf du Plessis and Glenn Maxwell made forty-four and forty runs. Josh Hazlewood took two wickets for Bangalore.
Lucknow Super Giants and Royal Challengers Bangalore have played against each other earlier this season. RCB batted in the first inning, where Faf du Plessis scored ninety-six runs, and Shahbaz Ahmed made twenty-six runs. Josh Hazlewood bagged four wickets, and Harshal Patel got two. Bangalore ended the first inning, giving the target of 181 runs.
KL Rahul scored thirty runs, and Krunal Pandya made forty-two runs. Dushmantha Chameera and Jason Holder took two wickets each. LSG didn’t play well and lost to RCB by eighteen runs.
The eliminator match of Tata IPL 2022 will be played at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. It is known to assist batters as well as spinner bowlers. The pitch allows batsmen to hit shots due to an even bounce and spinners to give their ball a turn with good landing friction. Though due to the probability of rain, batting first may not be suitable.
The average temperature during the game will be 30 degrees celsius. Humidity will be slightly higher at 75%, and wind speed to be 12 km per hour. There are 37% chances of precipitation during the game.
Lucknow Super Giants:
Quinton de Kock(WK), KL Rahul(C), Evin Lewis, Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya, Marcus Stoinis, Jason Holder, Krishnappa Gowtham, Mosin Khan, Avesh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis(C), Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik(WK), Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Josh Hazlewood, Siddarth Kaul
Quinton de Kock from Lucknow Super Giants is a left-handed batsman who scored 140 runs in his previous match. Though de Kock didn’t score against RCB, his recent performance has been exceptional.
Virat Kohli is a right-handed batsman playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore. Kohli wasn’t on his best side from the start of the IPL but now is performing best. He scored seventy-three runs in his previous and before that scored a half-century.
Faf du Plessis is the captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore and is a right-handed batsman. He made ninety-six runs against LSG in their previous encounter, Du Plessis is currently in his best form and will be a crucial pick for today’s match.
Wanindu Hasaranga is a right-handed batsman and right-arm leg break bowler playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore. He took twenty-four wickets in this, whole season and will be a good pick for today’s match.
Glenn Maxwell, Quinton de Kock
KL Rahul, Wanindu Hasaranga
Wicket-Keeper: KL Rahul(VC), Quinton de Kock
Batsmen: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, Deepak Hooda
All-Rounder: Jason Holder, Glenn Maxwell(C)
Bowlers: Wanindu Hasaranga, Avesh Khan, Mohsin Khan, Harshal Patel
Wicket-Keeper: KL Rahul, Quinton de Kock(C)
Batsmen: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, Marcus Stoinis
All-Rounders: Jason Holder, Glenn Maxwell, Krunal Pandya
Bowlers: Wanindu Hasaranga(VC), Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel
For smaller leagues and mini-tournaments, Glenn Maxwell will be a splendid captaincy choice. Quinton de Kock will be a good captain pick for larger tournaments and grander contests. Marcus Stoinis and Krunal Pandya will be good punt picks for today’s game, and 2-3-2-4 is the suggested playing combination.
Considering the improved performance of Royal Challengers Bangalore in latter matches, they have higher chances to win today.