LSG vs RCB, Eliminator Match IPL 2022: Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI Updates, Pitch & Weather Report

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The Lucknow Super Giants will face the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL 2022 eliminator at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on May 25. The team led by KL Rahul ended third in the points standings, and they are coming off a nail-biting thriller against Kolkata Knight Riders in the previous game. After being benched for their previous league game, the team is expected to welcome back regulars like Krunal Pandya and Ayush Badoni for the forthcoming match.

Royal Challengers Bangalore, on the other hand, finished fourth in the league stage after defeating the Gujarat Titans, and were also propelled to the top four by the Mumbai Indians. The Faf du Plessis-led team performed well in all areas, and the franchise will be pleased to see their star Virat Kohli back to form. Mohammad Siraj might return to the starting lineup in place of Siddharth Kaul.

Pitch and Weather Report

The pitch is overall balanced and is best suited for pacers than spinners. Average runs scored on this venue is 153 and have 40% chances of winning if batting first. Weather will be normal with broken clouds and average temperature at 34 C.

Venue Stats (T20)

Total Matches 10
Matches Won Batting First 4
Matches Won Bowling First 6
Average 1st Innings Scores 153
Highest Total Record 201/5 Pakistan
Lowest Total Record 70/10 Bangladesh

 

Top Wicket Keeper Picks

1) Lokesh Rahul: Lokesh Rahul of the Lucknow Super Giants is a right-handed batter. With 537 runs scored in 14 matches at an average of 42.63 and a strike rate of 135.54, he is LSG’s highest run scorer. Rahul has two centuries and two half-centuries to his belt.

Matches – 186

Runs – 6279

Highest Score – 132*

Average – 44

2) Quinton de Kock: Quinton de Kock of the Lucknow Super Giants is a left-handed wicketkeeper-batsman. In their most recent match, he hammered KKR for 140* runs. He may undoubtedly be a valuable addition to your LSG vs RR fan2play Prediction squad.

Matches – 260

Runs – 7826

Highest Score – 140*

Average – 33.33

3) Dinesh Kartik – The right-handed hitter has performed well in his last four matches.  He can be a good pick in a fantasy team.

Matches – 341

Runs – 6570

Highest Score – 97*

Average – 27.83

Top Batsman Picks

1) Deepak Hooda: Deepak Hooda of the Lucknow Super Giants is a right-handed batsman and right-arm off-break bowler. Hooda has scored 406 runs at an average of 31.23 and a strike rate of 133.55 in 14 matches, including four half-centuries. Hooda was the team’s top scorer in the last game against Rajasthan Royals, with 59 runs off 39 deliveries.

Matches – 158

Runs – 2599

Highest Score – 108

Average – 24.75

2) Faf Du Plessis – The top order, right handed batter. With 443 runs in 14 games, Faf du Plessis is the team’s leading run scorer.

Matches – 291

Runs – 7583

Highest Score – 120*

Average – 31.37

3) Virat Kohli – The former captain of India and RCB is a top order right handed batter. He scored 73 and 20 in his recent matches. He is looking to get back in good form.

Matches – 340

Runs – 10582

Highest Score – 113

Average – 40.23

Top Bowler Picks

1) Mohsin Khan– He is a left arm medium fast bowler. He is in terrific form and almost consistent in taking wickets and is very economical for his team. He took 12 wickets in his last six matches.

Matches – 34

Wickets – 46

Economy – 6.80

2) Wanindu Hasanranga – He is a right arm leg spin bowler. With 24 wickets in 14 games, Wanindu Hasaranga leads the RCB wicket-takers.

Matches – 99

Wickets – 139

Economy – 6.64

3) Avesh Khan: He is a right arm fast medium bowler. He has taken the most wickets for LSG this season. In 12 matches, he has 17 wickets at an average of 18.35, an economy rate of 7.86, and a strike rate of 14.

Matches – 62

Wickets – 84

Economy – 7.84

4) Harshal Patel – Harshal Patel is a right-arm medium fast bowler. He has taken 18 wickets in 13 matches.

Matches – 137

Wickets – 167

Economy – 7.98

 

Top All-rounder Picks

1) Glenn Maxwell – He is a right hand batter and a bowling style as right arm offbreak. He was very economical in his last 4 matches and took 5 wickets and also scored decent runs. He is also good with the bat in his recent matches.

Matches – 357

Runs – 8125

Highest Score – 154*

Average – 28.31

Wickets – 126

Economy – 7.68

2) Jason Holder: He is a right hand hitter and has bowling style as right arm medium fast. He hasn’t had many chances to show off his batting ability, but he has been one of LSG’s finest bowlers. Holder has 14 wickets at an average of 24.71, with an economy rate of 9.22 and a strike rate of 16.

Matches – 176

Runs – 1482

Highest Score – 69

Average- 15.41

Wickets – 168

Economy – 7.87

Predicted Playing 11

Lucknow Super Giants

Quinton de Kock (wk), KL Rahul (c), Evin Lewis, Deepak Hooda, Ayush Badoni/Manan Vohra, Marcus Stoinis, Jason Holder, Krishnappa Gowtham/Krunal Pandya, Mohsin 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, Siddarth Kaul/Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood

 

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