RCB vs LSG : Match Preview
Today’s match of IPL 2023 is Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Lucknow Super Giants (RCB vs LSG). RCB has so far played only two matches, out which they won 1 and lost 1. In their last match, RCB succumbed to KKR’s surprise performance. The battling order completed collapsed in front of KKR bowlers Varun Chakravarthy and Suyash Sharma who claimed 4/15 & 3/30 respectively.
On bowling front, David Willey and Karn Sharma showed decent performaces with 2/16 and 2/26 respectively. Since RCB is gonna play in its den, the team is expected to perform more confidently.
Coming to LSG, they have played 3 matches so far, out of which they won 2 and lost 1. LSG is third in the race for qualifiers because of a better Net run rate of 1.358. on batting side, Kyle Mayers is fifth in the race for Orange cap by scoring 139 runs in three matches with a tremendous strike rate of 187. Other names including Quinton de Kock, KL Rahul make them a heavier batting side.
On bowling front, Mark Wood and Ravi Bishnoi have captured 3rd and 4th place in the Purple Cap race by taking 8 and 6 wickets respectively. This makes LSG’s bowling line up a stronger one.
The head to head records of RCB vs LSG show the dominance of RCB with 2-0.
RCB vs LSG : Match Details
Venue: M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Date : Monday, April 10, 2023
Time : 7:30 PM IST
Watch Live on : Star Sports Network & JioCinema
RCB vs LSG : Pitch Report
The pitch of Chinnaswamy Stadium is favourable for batting. Moreover, small boundaries easily allow the flow of runs. Therefore, the game is expected to be a scoring one. Anything between 185-195 is a healthy score.
The toss winning team should prefer to bowl first.
RCB vs LSG : Team Prediction
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
Faf du Plessis (C)
Dinesh Karthik (WK)
Lucknow Super Giants (LSG)
KL Rahul (C)
Quinton de Kock
Nicholas Pooran (WK)
RCB vs LSG : Prediction for Best Performance
Till now, the ace Indian batsman has scored 103 runs in the two matches played so far by RCB. In his first match against, he hit superb 82 off 49 balls against Mumbai Indians but couldn’t perform well against KKR where he could scored only 21 runs. He has a tremendous potential to bounce back no matter how critical the situation is. So, best pick for batter of the day.
The English fast bowler is currently at the third place in the race for Purple Cap. He has taken 8 wickets in the last three matches with an average of 7. Already a holder of Purple Cap for the last season, he seems in great form this season as well. So, he seems to be the best pick for bowler of the day.
Today’s Match Winner Prediction
RCB likely to win the match
Disclaimer: The above predictions are based on personal understanding and analysis of the author. Kindly make your own decision while making any prediction based on the predictions mentioned above.