IND T20 League 2023: BLR vs LUC, 15th Match Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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Indian T20 League 2023

BLR vs LUC, 15th Match



The 15th match of the Indian T20 League will be played between BLR vs LUC on Monday, 10th April 2023, at 07:30 PM IST in M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. BLR is here after an unwanted collapse against KOL, whereas LUC had a conventional win against HYD by five wickets. 

LUC is in the 2nd position in the point stable right now with two wins and one loss in 3 games. BLR is standing in the 7th position with one win and one loss. The NRR of BLR is affected by the last defeat, the previous one against KOL, where they suffered an unwanted collapse. 

A match of domination and a match of surrender. This is how the first two games of BLR may be summed up. The batting order may fall apart if the openers have early departures. In the previous season, Faf scored 96 runs versus LUC, while Kohli's strike rate in two games was 100. But they have good running between the wicket with each other. 

In the last game, BLR decided to start Bracewell at number three. However, BLR should place him at number 5 to maximize his batting potential as his national team New Zealand does. Based on how the game progress, impact player Anuj Rawat may play at number three. Glenn Maxwell is struggling after recovering from an injury. He may need some time to set in the league, as seen by his low scores in the first two games. Against LUC, Dinesh Karthik has a strike rate of 161.29. If the top-order falters, BLR will need his late-order heroics to win the match.

The bowling unit for BLR is their weakest area. After limiting MUM to 48 for 4 in the first nine overs, they let up 122 runs in the last 11 overs. However, after dismissing half of the opposition in the opening nine overs against KOL, they went for 113 runs in the previous 11 overs. The BLR team's bowler will be David Willey. Willey bowled a maiden over while taking 2 for 16. Hasaranga will travel from New Zealand to the BLR camp on the eighth. His eligibility is under question. With 26 wickets in 16 games, Hasaranga finished second among wicket-takers in the last Indian T20 League.

KL Rahul will be rubbing his hands together to take on BLR. The LUC captain has played 13 games against his old team, averaging 76.25. Rahul has scored 610 runs with a strike rate of 147.70 in 13 games. He will be the LUC camp hitter to watch (Currently out of form). LUC is still determining how to integrate Quinton de Kock into the group. Kyle Myers has two half-centuries in three games and a 7.8 economy rate when bowling.

Despite without Mark Wood and Avesh Khan, LUC could still prevail. They will both be making their comebacks vs BLR. Wood now has the Purple Cap after two games and eight wickets. With the speed he delivers, he will be the best bowler. Ravi Bishnoi will lead the spin assault. Bishnoi has six wickets in three games, with an economy of 6.25. In the most recent match, Amit Mishra made his LUC debut, taking two wickets at an economy rate of 5.75. BLR batters lost nine wickets to the KOL spin attack. Thus it would be intriguing to watch how LUC deploys the top spinners against them.


Match Details

Match: BLR vs. LUC, 15th Match, IND T20 League 2023

Date: Monday, April 10, 2023

Time: 07:30 PM

Venue: M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru


Pitch and Weather Report

In 16 T20Is, the side batting second has won nine times, compared to six victories for the team batting first. At this location, the last six of the previous eight Indian T20 League games have been pursued down. Therefore, the toss-winning team will get to bowl first.

On April 10, starting at 7:30 pm, M. Chinnaswamy Stadium will host the 15th T20 of the Indian T20 League 2023. The stadium can accommodate 40,000 people and has so far played home to 25 Tests, 37 ODIs, and 16 T20Is. India scored 202 runs against England, which is the highest total. 

There will be no precipitation. 20-33℃ will be the range of the temperature. At 10 to 25 km/h, the wind will be blowing from the west. The venue has a reputation for being among India's best venues for batting. The M. Chinnaswamy Stadium surface is typically flat and provides fast bowlers with considerable bounce and carry. The outfield is a great place to play high-scoring games since the players are often speedy, and the ball travels well.

As the game progresses, spinners are believed to benefit from the surface at M Chinnaswamy Stadium. However, it's challenging for batters to score easily since the pitch tends to wear out soon, and the spinners obtain big turns and bounce.  


BLR vs LUC Squads

BLR: Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Avinash Singh, Mohammed Siraj, Reece Topley, Rajan Kumar, Sonu Yadav, Manoj Bhandage, Himanshu Sharma, Suyash Prabhudessai, Rajat Patidar, Dinesh Karthik, Anuj Rawat, Finn Allen, Glenn Maxwell, Wanindu Hasaranga, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, David Willey, Karn Sharma, Mahipal Lomror, Siddarth Kaul, Akash Deep, Josh Hazlewood

LUC: KL Rahul (c), Ayush Badoni, Karan Sharma, Manan Vohra, Quinton de Kock, Marcus Stoinis, Krishnappa Gowtham, Deepak Hooda, Kyle Mayers, Krunal Pandya, Avesh Khan, Mohsin Khan, Mark Wood, Mayank Yadav, Ravi Bishnoi, Nicholas Pooran, Jaydev Unadkat, Yash Thakur, Romario Shepherd, Daniel Sams, Amit Mishra, Prerak Mankad, Swapnil Singh, Naveen-ul-Haq, Yudhvir Charak


BLR vs LUC Probable Playing XIs

BLR: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Glenn Maxwell, Michael Bracewell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Karn Sharma, Harshal Patel, Akash Deep, David Willey, Mohammed Siraj. Impact Player: Anuj Rawat

LUC: KL Rahul (c), Kyle Mayers, Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Mark Wood, Krunal Pandya, Amit Mishra, Yash Thakur, Avesh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi


Match Prediction

This is BLR's home field. In the last six games played here, they have won four. The statistics favor BLR since they have a perfect record versus BLR, including one victory at the same stadium. However, LUC is coming off back-to-back wins. KL Rahul enjoys competing against the BLR. Mark Wood will come back. While Kohli and du Plessis like playing against speed, they find it challenging to play against spin. LUC's addition of Krunal Pandya, Amit Mishra, and Ravi Bishnoi will make it difficult for BLR to maintain the fort. The availability of Wanindu Hasaranga can tip the scales in BLR's favor. We predict that BLRe will lose against LUC.


Top Fantasy Picks

Over the last six to seven months, Virat Kohli has been in excellent form across formats, and he has carried that momentum into this league, too, with 82* in the first game and was looking good against KOL.

On Thursday, former South African Skipper Faf du Plessis smashed four boundaries in his 12 balls at the crease. He was playing with a good strike rate with Virat and put a 40+ run partnership in 4 overs before collapsing.

The left-arm spinner Krunal Pandya won Player of the Match on Friday after scoring 34 runs off 23 balls and grabbing 3-18. He’s one of the underrated all-rounders this season and could be a good C/VC pick for your fantasy XI.

22-year-old spinner Ravi Bishnoi dismissed in-form English batter Harry Brook during the match against HYD. Bishnoi has taken six wickets so far this season.


Risky Captaincy Choice

Deepak Hooda: Deepak Hooda is a destructive batter with a long-hitting ability. He comes lower in the order and can change the game with his bat on his day. However, he’s not in touch but can turn the match anytime. He also provides some spin bowling options in the middle of the game.


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