LSG v/s RCB in IPL today: Lucknow and Bengaluru will face each other for the first time at Ekana ground
In the Indian Premier League (IPL), the league stage match will be played between Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) today. The match will be played at Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow from 7:30 pm. Lucknow and Bengaluru will be facing each other for the first time at the Ekana ground. Both teams will clash for the second time this season. Earlier, both had faced each other in the 15th match of the season, when Lucknow won by one wicket.
Lucknow’s bowling attack has weakened in the absence of fast bowler Mark Wood. Wood has not played a single match since April 15 and the team is hopeful of his early return. Wood has taken the most wickets for them despite not playing three matches.
Lucknow won only 5 out of 8 matches
Lucknow has played eight matches so far this season. Out of which he won five and lost three matches. LSG has 10 points now. Lucknow had defeated Punjab in their last match.
The team’s 4 foreign players against Bengaluru could be Kyle Mayers, Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran, and Naveen-ul-Haq. Apart from these players like KL Rahul, Ravi Bishnoi, and Avesh Khan are making the team strong.
Bengaluru won 4 out of 8 matches
Bengaluru has got 4 wins and 4 losses in 8 matches played so far this season. The team has 8 points. Bengaluru had lost to Kolkata in their last match.
Faf du Plessis, Glenn Maxwell, Vanindu Hasaranga, and David Willey can be the 4 foreign players on the team against Kolkata. Apart from these, players like Virat Kohli, Mohammad Siraj, and Harshal Patel are strengthening the team.
Bangalore is heavy on Lucknow in head to head
This is the second season of Lucknow. Talking about head-to-head, Bangalore has been heavy on Lucknow. A total of three matches have been played between the two teams so far, in which Bengaluru has won twice and Lucknow once.
The pitch at Ekana Cricket Stadium is absolutely favorable for fast bowlers. This pitch also helps the batsmen a lot at the beginning of the first innings. It is easier for the batsmen to play big shots on this pitch in the initial overs.
The weather will not be good in Lucknow on Monday. Cloudy with a chance of rain. There may also be a storm. The day temperature will remain between 27 to 20 degree Celsius.
Possible playing 11 of both the teams…
Lucknow Super Giants: KL Rahul (Captain), Kyle Mayers, Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Nicholas Pooran (Wicketkeeper), Ayush Badoni, Naveen-ul-Haq, Yash Thakur, Avesh Khan, and Ravi Bishnoi.
Impact Players: Krishnappa Gautam, Daniel Symes, Prerak Mankad, Amit Mishra, and Mark Wood.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (Captain), Mahipal Lomror, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik (wicketkeeper), Suyash Prabhudesai, Vanindu Hasaranga, Vijaykumar Vaishakh, Mohammed Siraj, David Willey and Harshal Patel.
Impact Players: Faf du Plessis, Finn Allen, Karn Sharma, Akashdeep, and Anuj Rawat