Lucknow Super Giants and Royal Challengers Bangalore will lock horns in the Eliminator match of the IPL 2022, on 25th May at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. RCB wished for a DC defeat in the MI vs DC match and their wish was granted by the Mumbai Indians team as they defeated Delhi Capitals. The winner of this match will get to play against the losing team of 1st Qualifier. Let’s take a look at the probable playing 11 teams for this important Eliminator match between LSG and RCB.
Top order: After the last match, it is no secret that KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock are the best opening pair of the season. Together they have accumulated more than 1000 runs this season. Evin Lewis is back to the playing 11 and he might be retained for the Eliminator match. Middle order : LSG middle-order has been pretty impressive so far with Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya, Marcus Stoinis and Jason Holder, all playing a good quality of cricket. Krunal Pandya missed the last match due to a niggle but we are expecting him to return and replace Manan Vohra from the last playing 11. Hooda has smashed 406 runs so far. Lower order : LSG also has a fine quality in their bowling department. A large support of the strong bowling unit comes in from all rounders like Holder, Stoinis, Pandya and Krishnappa Gowtham. Avesh Khan and Mohsin Khan make for a great pace pair while Ravi Bishnoi is the main spinner of the team.
Quinton de Kock (wk), KL Rahul (c), Evin Lewis, Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya, Marcus Stoinis, Jason Holder, Krishnappa Gowtham. Avesh Khan, Mohsin Khan, Ravi Bishnoi
|Quinton de Kock||91||2758||32.45|
Top order : Virat Kohli smashed 73 runs in the last match and emerged as Player of the Match. He might carry this form in a must-win Eliminator match. Skipper Faf du Plessis is also in good touch and we have seen his performances in the playoffs previously for CSK. Patidar is also scoring runs and he will be the 3rd number batter for sure. Middle order : Players like Glenn Maxwell and Dinesh Karthik have levelled up RCB’s middle-order. A bit more support from Mahipal Lomror and Shahbaz Ahmed will be icing on the cake. Lower order : Wanindu Hasaranga is the 2nd leading wicket taker currently and Maxwell is becoming 2nd spinner and he has picked 5 wickets in last 4 matches. Mohammad Siraj should be back to the playing 11 after Siddharth Kaul conceded 43 runs in the last match. Josh Hazlewood picked 4 wickets in the last match against LSG and he will be expected to perform again.
Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Mohammad Siraj, Josh Hazlewood
|Faf du Plessis||114||3378||34.82|