Onus on RCB to exploit LSG’s predictability | Cricket

There is no second chance and the consequence is that the Lucknow Super Giants and Royal Challengers are bound to touch every aspect of Bangalore’s making. He was mentally drafted in Wednesday’s Eliminator until he got the eleven and subsequent on-field decisions. It can be intimidating but the IPL is likely to win from here – only the third place team has lifted the trophy twice in 14 attempts and only the fourth place team.

LSG may feel a bit unlucky if they are in the top two until the end of the league stage. Despite some help from the Mumbai Indians, the RCB is more inclined to emerge intact with mid-table knots. A win here is bound to boost expectations from the franchise, which has tectonic leadership change to its peak during the playoffs.

RCB captain Faf du Plessis said after the Mumbai Indians defeated Delhi Capitals, “The last game we played felt like we played our best cricket game of the campaign and you want to enter the knockout stage.” RCB’s playoff path. “We needed someone to help us and Mumbai did it for us; We are so grateful for that. Now the work starts again and we get our work mode back.

So, with the opposite ways to the playoffs, RCB and LSG find themselves on the fresh Eden Gardens pitch, perhaps wondering if this will guarantee a change in tactics. LSG has holes in their batting, despite the consistency envelope drawn from their point-table position. It was none other than skipper KL Rahul (537 runs) and Quinton de Kock (502 runs) and Deepak Hooda (406 runs). By indulging in a number of combinations, LSG effectively ended the 14-match league, with Marcus Stoinis still short of his slog-over ability to determine the most appropriate batting order after his starters. Just as their top two batters exude the expected exceptionalism from the top-four team, LSG is still exposed to unexpected situations when Rahul and De Kock stuff up. It was a dream run for Rahul and De Kock, who captured the best of the unbeaten 210 against KKR in the last match of LSG. But they now need to extend that to at least two games for the sake of the team.

Forecasting is also their enemy. If LSG were to bat well, that means De Kock and Rahul started slow before inevitably collecting pace in the 12th over. But on the historically sluggish Eden pitch, the RCB bowling is almost told to keep the scoring out of control. Two overs each from Josh Hazelwood, in front and backend, some overs by Glenn Maxwell in power play, leg-spinner Hazar Patel taking over for medium overs and Herschel Patel taking slog overs – RCB’s bowling core. Crack.

They may be the least intersection bowling team in the power play, but RCB is the best bowling unit in the midfield with a good bowling unit every time, with a spin attack with an average of 23.35 runs per wicket. This is not good news for LSG, especially among the lower-order quartets Stoinis, Karnal Pandya, Aayush Badoni and Jason Holder. And since LSG hasn’t won the chase every time they’ve played the last 10 games, they seem to be dove into a situation where winning the toss is vital.

The Royal Challengers batters approach the match with a more confident outfit. At Du Plessis, he is open to every suggestion of a lion-heart hero and willing to drop anchor if there is a top-order vibrator. By sympathizing with Virat Kohli’s careless form, he allowed the former captain to fail until he succeeded. It is well worth the wait, most agree, and now Kohli is back on the run and already pumped to play his part in a memorable campaign. Then there’s Dinesh Karthik, a proven finisher who can bat anywhere between 4 and 7 depending on the RCB situation. Frequently, the Super Giants have retreated through their fast bowlers, but in Eden it would require a change of pace to complete Karthik. How the Lucknow fast bowlers fit into that need can influence the RCB innings, as well as Karnal Pandya’s slow left-arm spin in the middle overs.


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