The winner of the clash will advance through to Qualifier 2
- Lucknow Super Giants missed out on the top two finish by a whisker due to their inferior net run-rate compared to Rajasthan Royals
- Royal Challengers Bangalore had to depend on Mumbai Indians beating Delhi Capitals to make the playoffs
Lucknow Super Giants and Royal Challengers Bangalore are set to lock horns in the Eliminator of IPL 2022 for a spot in the Qualifier 2. Lucknow Super Giants are coming off a narrow win over Kolkata Knight Riders in the last group fixture. They have better odds of 1.80 for to win this game.
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Royal Challengers Bangalore produced (arguably) their most complete performance of the season. Riding the momentum, they’d be hoping to put up a similar performance against LSG. They have 2.00 odds for a victory in the Eliminator on Wednesday.
Lucknow Super Giants bowling attack gives them an edge
Lucknow Super Giants secured third place on the points table in the IPL 2022, having bagged 18 points with nine wins out of 14 matches. Their net run-rate of 0.251 was lesser than the Royals, meaning they have to go through the harder route.
Royal Challengers Bangalore finished fourth with a little help from Mumbai Indians. RCB claimed 16 points in the group stage with eight victories.
Lucknow Super Giants have a very potent bowling attack, and the top order has also been in great form. LSG are our pick to win the Eliminator.Recommended Bet by 10CRIC
Royal Challengers Bangalore’s top order struggled for the major part of the season, however has found form at an important stage. Wanindu Hasaranga has been magnificent with the ball ,but their pace bowling attack needs to do better.
Keep an eye on…
KL Rahul: The opening batter has been remarkably consistent in the IPL for five years now. He has yet again crossed the 500-run mark in the season, scoring 537 at 49 average and 135 strike rate. Rahul has an incredible average of over 75 against RCB.
Glenn Maxwell: The Australian superstar has done a good job for RCB with both bat and ball. He has scored 268 runs at an average of nearly 30 and strike rate of 172. Maxwell has also picked 6 wickets at an economy of 7.04.
TIP: Virat Kohli has had an awful season, but he found some form in the last game, scoring a brilliant 73 off 54. An extra-charged Kohli can be a different beast. Back Kohli at 3.86 to be RCB’s top batter!