Today’s clash of IPL 2023 is Lucknow Super Giants vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (LSG vs RCB). The hosts LSG are high on confidence as they registered a havoc wreaking win over PBKS in the last match by setting the second highest ever target of 257 for the opponents and then winning it by 56 runs. They are currently placed at second position in the IPL standings with 5 wins in 8 games. The hosts will surely be looking to rout the visitors so as to climb up the table with this win.
On the other side, RCB ia struggling to create a winning streak. The team lost its last game against 8th ranked Kolkata Knight Riders by 21 runs which made RCB slip to 6th position in IPL standings. At present, the hosts seem low on confidence despite presence of legendary players like Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis etc. on their side. Surely, the team would want to register a win in this match to maintain their survival in the tournament.
LSG vs RCB : Match Details
Venue: Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
Date : Monday, May 01, 2023
Time : 7:30 PM IST
Watch Live on : Star Sports Network & JioCinema
LSG vs RCB : Pitch Report
The wicket at Ekana Stadium is a Black soil one which is supportive of spinners and slow bowlers. The seamers may also take advantage of the pitch with their slow balls variations. This makes difficult for batters to play shots freely.
Out of the 4 IPL matches played here, 2 have been won by the team batting first while 2 by the chasers.
Anything above 180 should a good defending total.
Therefore, the toss winning captain should bat first.
LSG vs RCB : Head to Head
Out of the three matches played between the two teams in IPL, RCB is leading by 2-1 against LSG.
(RCB) – 2-1 – (LSG)
LSG vs RCB : Team XI Prediction
Lucknow Super Giants (LSG)
- KL Rahul (C)
- Kyle Mayers
- Ayush Badoni
- Deepak Hooda
- Marcus Stoinis
- Krunal Pandya
- Nicholas Pooran (WK)
- Avesh Khan
- Yash Thakur
- Ravi Bishnoi
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
- Virat Kohli (C)
- Faf du Plessis
- Shahbaz Ahmed
- Glenn Maxwell
- Mahipal Lomror
- Dinesh Karthik (WK)
- Suyash Prabhudessai
- Wanindu Hasaranga
- Josh Hazlewood
- Harshal Patel
- Mohammed Siraj
LSG vs RCB : Best Performers Prediction
The Indian batting sensation looks at his best during this IPL season. So far, he has scored a total of 333 runs in last 8 matches at an average of 47.57 and a magnificent strike rate of 142.31. The ace batter has hit 5 fifties in 8 matches which puts him in the top three batters who have achieved this feat in this season. His consistency in playing big knocks makes him the best choice for the best batter of the day.
The right arm seamer is currently delivering brilliant spells during this season of IPL. So far, he has claimed 14 wickets in the past 8 matches at a marvellous economy rate of 7.28. This puts him at 3rd rank in Purple Cap standings. His presence in LSG ensures that their bowling front is on the stronger foot. Thus, seems to be the best pick for the bowler of the day.
LSG vs RCB : Today’s Match Winner Prediction
LSG 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.