Two consistent teams lock horns against each other as the Lucknow Super Giants lock horns against the Royal Challengers Bangalore, with the winner going to the top of the table. Betting in India could favour the new franchise that has just come in and shocked the IPL fanbase.
Both teams will understand the significance of this game and will be well aware of the fact that such opportunities do not present themselves every time, and will also be mindful of the fact that they will have to play out of their skis to make sure that they get the victory. With the obvious quality on both sides, it will be a very enticing IPL match to say the least.
Lucknow Super Giants
The Super Giants are happily sauntering through their debut IPL campaign, with no signs of first-time jitters or anything. One of the most balanced squads in the tournament has lived up to their name with a stellar show of performances both with the bat and ball. Skipper KL Rahul finally announced himself in this edition of the IPL with a flawless century, which was the catalyst of their victory against the Mumbai Indians in their last game.
The superb bowling show by the likes of Avesh, Bishnoi, and co signifies that the squad is well-rounded and is full of people ready to contribute as and when required. With the RCB bowling a little under-par in certain situations, the batting line-up can very well fancy themselves to rack up a big score if out in to bat first.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
The Challengers have been quietly going about their business, racking up wins and putting up impressive performances, quietly perching themselves in the top-4 with the tournament nearing the halfway stage. With Glenn Maxwell’s flamboyance at the top of the order, coupled with Dinesh Karthik batting like a man possessed at the death, with the increasingly matured performances from the fast-improving Shahbaz Ahmed, this side has the batting required to put up or chase a formidable total as and when required. If they manage to tweak their bowling a bit, to ably support the likes of Josh Hazlewood and Harshal Patel, RCB will fancy themselves to grabbing a victory here.
This is the first-ever meeting between the two sides in the IPL.
Date and Time
19th April 2022 (Tuesday) at 7:30 pm.
DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai