Last Update on: April 10th, 2023 at 07:20 pm
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are all set to lock horns with Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) on 10th April (*Monday) at M Chinnaswamy Stadium. This would be the second match at the venue, last time we witnessed how RCB chased 172 runs against Mumbai Indians (MI) as defending won’t be easy.
RCB would be aiming to bounce back strongly after a staggering defeat against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) when their middle order was exposed.
LSG on the other hand are on a roll after winning 2 matches out of 3. The peculiarity of LSG is that they have got a lot of match winners present in the team in the form of Kyle Mayers, Nicholas Pooran & Krunal Pandya who can rattle the opponent with their brisk stroke play.
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LSG skipper KL Rahul won the toss & elected to bowl first. KL Rahul was quite optimistic that they can chase any target on the surface. KL Rahul revealed that the side made a few changes to their playing 11.
“We will bowl first, Going by the history of the ground. Quite simple and straightforward. It is still home. I have grown up here and played all my cricket. We got close against CSK trying to chase down 220. The crowd will be getting loud and getting behind their team. Few changes. Wood comes back in,” said KL Rahul.
RCB skipper Faf du Plessis stated that the team wanted to defend this time after beating MI. Faf du Plessis pointed out that they have 4 pacers in the squad.
“Does look a little bit dry. We were 50-50 as to what to do. We did chase last time around. We were thinking of changing it around this time. We are looking foward to this contest. Four pronged seam attack,” said Faf du Plessis.
IPL 2023 | India National Cricket Team | Chennai Super Kings (CSK) | Delhi Capitals (DC) | Gujarat Titans (GT) | Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) | Lucknow Supergiants (LSG) | Mumbai Indians (MI) | Punjab Kings (PBKS) | Rajasthan Royals (RR) | Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) | SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH)
The substitutes of both RCB & LSG are stated below:
Royal Challengers Bangalore’s subs: Karn Sharma, Prabhudessai, Akash Deep, Michael Bracewell, Sonu Yadav
Lucknow Super Giants’ subs: Ayush Badoni, Yudhvir Singh, Krishnappa Gowtham, Prerak Mankad, Daniel Sams
Lucknow Super Giants (Playing XI): KL Rahul(c), Kyle Mayers, Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Nicholas Pooran(w), Jaydev Unadkat, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Mark Wood, Ravi Bishnoi
Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis(c), Mahipal Lomror, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik(w), Anuj Rawat, David Willey, Wayne Parnell, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj