RCB hope to outbat Lucknow on batting belter
- LSG home ground in stark contrast to Chinnaswamy
- RCB aim to come back after massive loss
RCB had Kolkata on the mat last match before things turned around and they ended up losing by a big margin. Bowling remains a concern for RCB as they prepare to face batting giants LSG on a belter at the Chinnaswamy. RCB have odds of 1.80 to beat Lucknow Super Giants.
LSG have a strong squad on paper and have won two of their three games so far. However, the venue is in stark contrast to conditions at home and it would need a big adjustment from their batters. Lucknow Super Giants have odds of 1.98 to win this match against RCB.
Head-to-head record, RCB v LSG
RCB won both matches against Lucknow Super Giants last year at the IPL although they are yet to play each other at this particular venue, where run-scoring will likely be pretty easy.
The team winning the toss will likely choose to bat first, as chasing teams have struggled at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in recent IPL seasons. RCB to win the toss at 1.90.
RCB are the favorites to win this match with odds of 1.80, while LSG have odds of 1.98 to cause an upset. RCB’s form and strength in all departments make them the favorites to beat a solid LSG side.
The average score at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in IPL matches is around 170, with the pitch being known for aiding batsmen. The small boundaries and flat track make for a high-scoring contest between the two sides.
Pitch and conditions
The conditions are likely to be hot and humid, but the fast outfield and small boundaries should make for a run-scoring fest.
Players to keep an eye on…
RCB Predicted playing XI:
Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Glenn Maxwell, Anuj Rawat, Dinesh Karthik, Michael Bracewell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, David Willey, Akash Deep
LSG Predicted playing XI:
Kyle Mayers, KL Rahul (c), Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya, Marcus Stoinis, Romario Shepeherd, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Yash Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat, Ravi Bishnoi, Ayush Badoni
Faf du Plessis: The South African opener is in great touch and on a flat surface, his only threat from the LSG attack remains Bishnoi. Expect a big one from Faf.
KL Rahul: Back at the Chinnaswamy, originally his home ground, expect Rahul to get back to his run-scoring ways.
IPL 2023, Match 15 predictions
Based on all of the above factors, we predict that Royal Challengers Bangalore will win the match.Recommended Bet by 10CRIC
RCB v LSG Betting tips
Apart from betting on RCB to win the match, check our other recommended bet about – this time about LSG’s top batter:
Rahul has a knack of scoring big against RCB and also loves playing at the Chinnaswamy ground. Back Rahul at 2.78 to be LSG’s top batter!