RCB vs LSG, Eliminator, Eden Gardens. Royal Challengers Bangalore will play Eliminator because of Mumbai Indians. RCB’s fate is now in their own hands. Lucknow Super Giants have top-heavy batting order, but this is a perfect time to promote Marcus Stoinis up in the order. KL Rahul hasn’t used Stoinis’s batting abilities effectively so far.

MI did RCB’s work for them. Now it is time for RCB to make it count. RCB’s batting depends only on four batters – Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, and Dinesh Karthik. It will be challenging for Faf du Plessis to score runs in this game because of his poor venue stats and his matchups against Jason Holder.

KL Rahul (537), Quinten de Kock (502), and Deepak Hooda (406) are top three batters for LSG in the IPL 2022. The rest of LSG batting have contributed 789 runs. This indicates a weakness of LSG, but it is compensated by their bowling performances. LSG’s bowling unit have picked 96 wickets in the league stage of IPL 2022.

At Eden Gardens:

MatchesWonLost
RCB1046
LSG000

In the Qualifier 1, Rashid Khan was able to spin the ball both ways but couldn’t pick any wickets. If the same pitch is used today, Ravi Bishnoi will be surpice factor for RCB. Similarly, if RCB includes Karn Sharma in the playing 11, he will be an x-factor for LSG.

The Last Game:

Skipper Faf du Plessis led with the example inning of 96 runs, and the bowlers did the rest. Josh Hazlewood crippled the batting order of LSG with a bowling figure of 4/25.

F Plessis – 96(64)J Holder – 2/25K Pandya – 42(28)J Hazlewood – 4/25
S Ahmed – 26(22)D Chameera – 2/31KL Rahul – 30(24)H Patel – 2/47
G Maxwell – 23(11)K Pandya – 1/29M Stoinis – 24(15)G Maxwell – 1/11
D Karthik – 13(8)J Holder – 16(9)M Siraj – 1/31

H2H Player Stats:

MIR1005030Avg.SR
KL Rahul121153112575.86149.58
Q de Kock101036512136.50142.58
M Pandey201734102222.73114.43
M Stoinis8715601139.00160.82
E Lewis2212302061.50155.70
K Pandya131115300219.13107.75
F Plessis119601096.00150.00
J Holder658600028.67150.88
D Hooda139580008.2986.57
S Ahmed112600026.00118.18
G Maxwell112300023.00209.09

MIWER
K Pandya1313116.63
J Holder66117.33
R Bishnoi5558.42
A Tye5547.30
J Hazlewood1146.25
H Patel11211.75
K Gowtham3326.10
A Khan2216.88
M Siraj1117.75
G Maxwell1115.50
D Hooda133111.08

Venue Stats:

(Overall T20 Stats)

MIR1005030Avg.SR
D Karthik302770803839.33141.88
M Pandey302961002625.42118.22
V Kohli141344613344.60130.03
G Maxwell6619201238.40165.52
M Vohra5512400224.80126.53
F Plessis6610800018.00133.33
KL Rahul437701025.67142.59
K Pandya445300053.00176.67
K Sharma655000150.00119.05
D Hooda543900013.00105.41

MIWER
K Sharma6689.18
H Patel6689.23
A Deep4458.21
D Willey1135.00
A Tye2238.38
R Bishnoi3336.33
K Pandya4435.59
S Ahmed4439.80
A Rajpoot5537.79
D Hooda5128.00
K Gowtham2229.40

Probable Playing 11:

Krunal Pandya is likely to return in the playing 11 after missing the last game. He should have recovered in the gap of one week.

LSG: KL Rahul (C), Q de Kock (WK), M Stoinis, D Hooda/M Pandey, A Badoni, K Pandya, J Holder, M Khan, A Khan, R Bishnoi, D Chameera

Harshal Patel injured his hand while fielding in the last game. Akash Deep should replace him in the playing 11 instead of Mohammad Siraj.

RCB: F Plessis (C), V Kohli, R Patidar, G Maxwell, M Lomror, D Karthik (WK), S Ahmed, W Hasaranga, H Patel/A Deep, S Kaul, J Hazlewood

Fantasy Picks:

WK – D Karthik, KL Rahul
Batters – V Kohli, F Plessis/R Patidar
AR – G Maxwell, M Stoinis, K Pandya/M Lomror
Bowlers – J Holder, W Hasaranga, M Khan, J Hazlewood

Punt picks – R Patidar, K Pandya, M Khan, M Lomror

Common C/VC – KL Rahul, Q de Kock, V Kohli, G Maxwell

Punt C/VC – M Stoinis, R Patidar, K Pandya, J Holder

RCB Batters vs LSG Bowlers:

Faf du Plessis:
vs A Khan – 1W
vs Rajpoot – 1W
vs Holder – 3W
vs K Pandya – 1W

V Kohli:
vs Chameera – 1W
vs A Khan – 1W
vs Holder – 2W
vs Gowtham – 1W
vs Tye – 1W
vs K Pandya – 1W

G Maxwell:
vs Holder – 1W
vs Tye – 1W
vs K Pandya – 4W
vs Rajpoot – 1W

D Karthik:
vs A Khan – 1W
vs Stoinis – 1W
vs K Pandya – 2W
vs Rajpoot – 1W

S Ahmed:
vs A Khan – 1W
vs Holder – 1W

A Rawat:
vs Chameera – 1W

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LSG Batters vs RCB Bowlers:

Q de Kock:
vs Maxwell – 1W
vs Siraj – 1W
vs Hasaranga – 1W
vs Kaul – 1W
vs Hazlewood – 3W

KL Rahul:
vs H Patel – 1W
vs S Ahmed – 1W
vs Maxwell – 2W
vs Hasaranga – 1W
vs Kaul – 1W

M Stoinis:
vs H Patel – 1W
vs Kaul – 1W
vs Behrendorff – 1W

M Pandey:
vs Hazlewood – 1W
vs S Ahmed – 2W
vs Maxwell – 1W
vs K Sharma – 2W

D Hooda:
vs Siraj – 1W

E Lewis:
vs Hasaranga – 1W
vs Hazlewood – 1W
vs Kaul – 1W

K Pandya:
vs H Patel – 1W
vs Siraj – 2W
vs Maxwell – 2W
vs Kaul – 1W

M Stoinis:
vs Hazlewood – 1W

J Holder:
vs H Patel – 2W
vs Siraj – 1W

A Badoni:
vs Hazlewood – 1W

Interesting Records:

  • Glenn Maxwell has dismissed KL Rahul two times in four innings in the T20s.
  • Jason Holder has dismissed Faf du Plessis three times and Virat Kohli twice in the T20s.
  • Virat Kohli averages 44.60 at Eden Gardens.
  • Jason Holder has picked 11 wickets in just six innings against RCB.
  • Faf du Plessis averages only 18.00 in six innings at Eden Gardens.
  • Josh Hazlewood has troubled Quinten de Kock in the T20s and ODIs.
  • KL Rahul averages 75.86 while playing against RCB.