LSG vs RCB Key Player Battles To Watch Out For Today – IPL 2022 Eliminator

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LSG vs RCB Head to Head
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Lucknow Super Giants vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Players Battles Preview:

Qualifier 1 gives breathing space to the loser. It isn’t a knockout game unlike the other three games in the playoffs. But the eliminator game kickstarts the win-or-nothing process for the teams. The Lucknow Super Giants take on Royal Challengers Bangalore in the eliminator. Eden Gardens in Kolkata will host this game. It is time for the big match players to impose themselves. Let us dive into LSG vs RCB Player Battles in detail.

We look at the LSG vs RCB Player Battles in this game:

#1 KL Rahul vs Josh Hazlewood

There has not been a single game that LSG has lost once KL Rahul has crossed fifty runs or more. The captain has had a huge impact on LSG’s fortunes. His performance will play a big role in how LSG fare in the eliminator. Rahul has a favorable record against RCB. But one bowler who wasn’t part of the earlier RCB attack was Josh Hazlewood. 

The tall right-arm seamer has the knack to pick up early wickets. He will look to prize Rahul in the powerplay. It will be a body blow for LSG if he manages to do so. On the contrary, if Rahul survives the opening spell, he will unleash himself on his favorite opposition.

#2 Quinton De Kock vs Wanindu Hasaranga / Glenn Maxwell

His knock of 140* against KKR helped LSG prevail in a tense game. It is the all-time third-highest score in IPL history.  Quinton De Kock has attained top form at the right time. He is someone who can tee off right from the word go. Quinton will love the early pace on the ball. It is herein that the role of RCB spinners becomes crucial. Glenn Maxwell who will be bowling upfront will look to tie him down. RCB’s another major bet will be Wanindu Hasaranga. His wrong-un will test QDK.

#3 Virat Kohli vs Mohsin Khan

Mohsin Khan has been one of the finds of this IPL. He has easily been LSG’s best bowler on display. In a game (against KKR) where the average run rate was 10.5, Khan conceded less than 6 runs per over. He will be looking to target the inconsistent top-order of RCB. 

It can’t get better than getting Virat Kohli out early in a big game. Khan will fancy his chances against the run-machine who made a sizzling return to form in the last game. Virat Kohli will look to dominate right from ball one. If he manages to get on top of Khan, RCB would have bagged the first-mover advantage.

#4 Glenn Maxwell vs Avesh Khan

Much like Kohli, Glenn Maxwell too showed glimpses of returning back to form in the last game. Maxwell is more a confidence player than a form player though. On the day when he feels he can attack from the first ball, Maxwell operates only on top gear. He will be RCB’s key batsman in the middle overs. But he will be up against Avesh Khan. The LSG seamer has had the better of most batsmen this season. If he manages to scalp Maxwell, it will be a huge advantage for LSG.

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