LSG vs RCB: Lucknow Super Giants take on Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Eliminator match of the Indian Premier League 2022 on Wednesday at Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata. Whoever team wins the game will play the Qualifier 2 match on Friday after Rajasthan Royals on Friday. The losing team will be knocked out of the tournament.
Both teams are in stellar form and are playing some really good cricket. Lucknow is coming into this game on the back of a 2-run win over Kolkata Knight Riders. Lucknow didn’t lose a single wicket in the last game as Quinton de Kock and KL Rahul put on a 210-run opening partnership.
Quinton de Kock played an unbeaten knock of 140 runs in 70 balls, including 10 fours and 10 sixes. KL Rahul scored 68 runs in 51 balls, including 3 fours and 4 sixes. Kolkata fought hard with the bat but fell short of 2 runs, in the end. Mohsin Khan, once again, was impressed with the ball, picking 3 for 20 in 4 overs. However, the likes of Avesh Khan and Jason Holder went for a lot of runs.
Royal Challengers Bangalore, too, has been in stellar form. Virat Kohli has come back into brilliant form and this has been a big positive for them. He played a stellar knock of 73 runs in 54 balls, a knock that had 8 fours and 2 sixes. Faf du Plessis and Glenn Maxwell also played valuable knocks of 44(38) and 40(18) respectively. As a result, the team chased down 168 runs in 18.4 overs.
With the ball, the onus will be on Hasaranga and Hazlewood. Harshal Patel got injured in the last game and it remains to be seen whether he will be available for the next game or not. Besides, M Siraj is likely to make his comeback into the playing XI.