Eliminator: LUC vs BAN Preview and Fantasy Prediction
Ind T20 League 2022
Match 72- LUC vs. BAN (Eliminator)
The all-new franchise Lucknow will take a stance against Bangalore for the first time in the eliminator match of this season’s Indian T20 League. Lucknow won nine out of fourteen matches in the league stage of the Indian T20 League while Bangalore managed to win eight games. The team led by KL Rahul ended third in the points table whereas Bangalore finished off at the fourth spot in the Indian T20 League.
Lucknow challenged Kolkata in their last game of the league stage and won the game by a margin of only 2 runs. Quinton de Kock and KL Rahul smashed unbeaten knocks of 140 and 68 respectively adding to the highest total by openers in the Indian T20 League history. When it comes to bowling, Mohsin Khan and Marcus Stoinins took 3 crucial wickets each to seal their victory.
On the other side, Bangalore locked horns with the table topper Gujarat where they won the match by 8 wickets. Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis hammered 73 runs and 44 runs respectively in that game. And in the bowling section, Josh Hazlewood scalped a couple of wickets. Hope that Kohli will continue with this form in the eliminator to fetch yet another crucial win for his team to inspire his team to go further in the tournament.
The last time they faced each other in this season, Bangalore beat Lucknow by 18 runs. The winner of this match will enter Qualifier 2 to face the loser of Qualifier 1 to seal a place in the finals. And the loser will get eliminated from the tournament.
Match: LUC vs. BAN, Eliminator, Indian T20 League, 2022
Date: Wednesday, May 25
Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
The pitch at Eden Gardens is considered to be impactful for the batsmen although spinners eventually come into action as the game progresses. But keeping in mind the weather condition up there in Kolkata, heavy showers have flooded the field. And if this situation continues, then the patchy field will be ideal for the speedsters as the ball will skid and come into the bat must faster than expected.
LUC vs. BAN Squads
LUC: Manan Vohra, Evin Lewis, Manish Pandey, KL Rahul (c), Quinton de Kock, Marcus Stoinis, Kyle Mayers, Karan Sharma, Krishnappa Gowtham, Ayush Badoni, Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya, Jason Holder, Ravi Bishnoi, Dushmantha Chameera, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mohsin Khan, Mayank Yadav, Ankit Rajpoot, Avesh Khan, Andrew Tye
BAN: Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Faf du Plessis (c), Dinesh Karthik, Anuj Rawat, Finn Allen, Suyash Prabhudessai, Shahbaz Ahmed, Mahipal Lomror, Sherfane Rutherford, Aneeshwar Gautam, Mohammed Siraj, Harshal Patel, Wanindu Hasaranga, David Willey, Akash Deep, Josh Hazlewood, Jason Behrendorff, Chama V Milind, Karn Sharma, Siddarth Kaul, Rajat Patidar
LUC vs. BAN Probable Playing XIs
LUC: KL Rahul (c), Quinton de Kock, Marcus Stoinis, Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya, Jason Holder, Dushmantha Chameera, Krishnappa Gowtham, Mohsin Khan, Avesh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi
BAN: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik, Harshal Patel, Wanindu Hasaranga, Josh Hazlewood, Siddarth Kaul, Mohammed Siraj
Both the teams have a well-balanced side and have played pretty good cricket in the league stage. But Lucknow is on the greater side because of the presence of a clutch of outstanding all-rounders. The depth in the batting lineup might provide the Lucknow franchise a small edge against Bangalore in the eliminator.
Top Fantasy Picks
KL Rahul the Lucknow captain has had a wonderful season in this year’s Indian T20 League. He played an amazing knock of 68 not out in their last league match against Kolkata. He is a big-game player and a perfect choice for your fantasy team.
Quinton de Kock, the South African left-handed batsman hailed Lucknow their last and crucial win by scoring a mammoth 140* out of 70 balls to storm Lucknow into the eliminators. He is in sublime touch at the moment and seems to be an essential pick for your playing XI.
Faf du Plessis is an excellent right-handed batsman and knows his job well. He hammered a whopping 96 runs against Lucknow in their previous league stage match. He shall be your top fantasy pick in the playing XI for LUC vs. BAN.
Wanindu Hasaranga is a right-handed batsman and right-arm leg-break bowler. He has shattered the timber 24 times in this season and is currently second in the purple cap race. He is a must-pick for your fantasy team in the Eliminator between LUC vs. BAN match.
Risky Captaincy Choice
Marcus Stoinis has saved his team from different tough situations. Like he took three wickets against the do-or-die match against Kolkata. He dismissed threatening batters in the form of Rinku Singh and Captain Shreyas Iyer at crucial moments to turn the match in favour of Lucknow. He is sound with his bat too. His ability to create a difference makes him favorable for the risky pick to be the captain of your fantasy team.
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