Lucknow Super Giants and Royal Challengers Bangalore will meet each other in the 31st match of IPL 2022. LSG have won 4 out of 6 matches in the tournament and are placed in the second position in the points table. They defeated Mumbai Indians in the last game by 18 runs after scoring 199 runs for the loss of 4 wickets.
RCB defeated Delhi Capitals in their previous game by 16 runs after scoring 189 runs for the loss of 5 wickets. Dinesh Karthik played the role of a finisher perfectly for RCB and scored 66 runs off 34 deliveries. In reply, DC could make only 173 runs in 20 overs. Both RCB and LSG have 8 points across their name in the points table.
Lucknow Super Giants vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Match 31
Venue: Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai
Date & Time: 19th April at 7:30 PM IST and Local Time
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar
LSG vs RCB, Match 31 Pitch Report:
The pitch is expected to provide a lot of support to the batters as seen in the tournament. In the last evening game here, Gujarat Titans made 192 runs while batting first. Pacers are also likely to find a lot of help from the pitch.
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LSG vs RCB, Match 31 Probable Playing XIs:
Lucknow Super Giants
Quinton de Kock (wk), KL Rahul (c), Deepak Hooda, Manish Pandey, Ayush Badoni, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Jason Holder, Avesh Khan, Dushmantha Chameera, Ravi Bishnoi
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Anuj Rawat, Faf du Plessis (c), Glenn Maxwell, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Suyash Prabhudessai, Josh Hazlewood, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj
Top Picks for LSG vs RCB Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Batters
Faf du Plessis made 88 runs off 57 deliveries in the very first game against Punjab Kings, however, failed to win the match for his team. Since this innings, Du Plessis failed to score over 30 runs. This might be the game where he announces his comeback.
Deepak Hooda has scored 2 half-centuries in the tournament. He is an important player in LSG’s middle-order and might play a key role in this match.
Top Picks – All-Rounders
Glenn Maxwell made 55 runs off 34 deliveries in the last game against Delhi Capitals. He hit 7 fours and 2 sixes in that match. He has scored 89 runs in 3 matches at a strike rate of 189.36.
Jason Holder is yet to score a significant amount of runs in the tournament. He has taken 6 wickets in 4 matches at an average of 24.66, an economy of 9.25, and a strike rate of 16.
Top Picks – Bowlers
Avesh Khan has taken 11 wickets in 6 matches at an average of 17.09, an economy of 8.29, and a strike rate of 12.3. He picked 3 wickets for 30 runs in the last game against Mumbai Indians.
Wanindu Hasaranga is the leading wicket-taker for Royal Challengers Bangalore. He has picked 11 wickets in 6 matches at an average of 17.72, an economy of 8.47, and a strike rate of 12.5.
Top Picks – Wicketkeeper
KL Rahul became the second player to score a century in the tournament. He made 103* runs off 60 deliveries in the previous match against Mumbai Indians and won the Player of the Match award. He has made 235 runs in 6 matches at an average of 47 and a strike rate of 144.17.
LSG vs RCB Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
|Player||Statistics (This Tournament)||Dream11 Points|
|KL Rahul||235 runs||357 points|
|Dinesh Karthik||197 runs||349 points|
|Quinton de Kock||212 runs||345 points|
|Wanindu Hasaranga||11 wickets||371 points|
|Avesh Khan||11 wickets||336 points|
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for LSG vs RCB Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Dinesh Karthik, Quinton de Kock, KL Rahul (c), Virat Kohli, Manish Pandey, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell (vc), Shahbaz Ahmed, Josh Hazlewood, Avesh Khan, Mohammad Siraj
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for LSG vs RCB Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (vc), Manish Pandey, Faf du Plessis (c), Marcus Stoinis, Deepak Hooda, Glenn Maxwell, Jason Holder, Josh Hazlewood, Avesh Khan, Wanindu Hasaranga
LSG vs RCB Risky Captaincy Choices:
Manish Pandey failed to play a remarkable innings in the first 3 matches. Against Mumbai Indians, Pandey scored 38 runs off 29 deliveries and hit 6 fours in the match. He might have announced his comeback, however, it might still be a risky option to pick him as the captain.
Marcus Stoinis made 38 runs off 17 balls in his debut game for LSG. In the last game, he could make only 10 runs and picked one wicket. He might be a risky choice to be the captain of your fantasy team.
Player you should avoid:
Suyash Prabhudessai made 34 runs off 18 deliveries in his debut game for RCB. However, he could make only 6 runs in the previous match. You can avoid him in your fantasy team for this match and pick some other in-form batter.
Note: Updated Fantasy teams and Playing XIs of every match will be provided in our Telegram channel if the information is available.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.