The KL Rahul-led Lucknow Super Giants will face Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL) Eliminator at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata on Wednesday. LSG finished third in the points tally and would try to beat RCB and qualify for the Qualifier 2, to be played in Ahmedabad on Friday. LSG skipper KL Rahul and wicketkeeper batter Quinton de Kock are in fine form with the bat, while Mohsin Khan is getting better with each match. LSG hopes that all three departments will click in unison against RCB.
Here’s our LSG predicted XI vs RCB:
KL Rahul: The skipper is in excellent form this season, scoring 537 runs, including two centuries and three half centuries. He has an average of 48.82 and would again like to play the anchor role for his side in a crucial encounter.
Quinton de Kock: The left-handed batter also has more than 500 runs to his name this season, and he was at his best against KKR when he played an unbeaten run of 140. The knock showed the world why de Kock scores so highly in the game’s shortest format.
Evin Lewis: He played just five games this season, scoring just 71 points, including 55 in just one game. This is the biggest reason why he hasn’t played all season and he would try to make the most of his chances.
Deepak Hooda: He was reliable for LSG in IPL 2022 and has made appearances when the odds against his side have been high. He hopes to show the best of himself against RCB.
Manan Vohra: He was sidelined in the previous game against KKR. He didn’t get a chance to hit as Rahul and de Kock hit 20 overs. It’s hard to see him being dropped, though, as he didn’t get a chance to hit.
Marcus Stoinis: In the previous game against KKR, Stoinis skipped the final, giving LSG a thrilling victory. This season he has registered 147 runs with the bat, while also taking four wickets with the ball.
Jason Holder: The all-rounder has had a disappointing performance with the bat this season but has been able to make up for it with the bowl as he has 14 wickets to his name this season.
K. Gowtham: He played just four games for LSG this season, taking five wickets. Gowtham can bowl neat overs at one end, allowing the other bowlers to apply pressure from the other end.
Mohsin Khan: The bowler played in eight games this season and took 13 wickets. He is not overwhelmed when bowling for some of the biggest names in cricket.
Avesh Khan: The pacesetter has 17 wickets in 12 matches this season and he has a knack for taking the crucial wickets in important situations.
Ravi Bishnoi: The spinner has 12 wickets to his name this season, but he has also leaked runs. He failed to tie the knot and was even dropped from the playing XI earlier in the season.
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