LKN vs RCB Today Wednesday is going to be very special for IPL 2022. Because now the Eliminator match will be played between Lucknow Super Giants LKN and Royal Challengers Bangalore RCB, who have entered the playoffs. Both these teams finished the league stage in third and fourth place respectively. The journey of one of the two teams playing the Eliminator will end with a defeat in this match.
It is worth noting that Lucknow and Bangalore (LKN vs RCB) also played against each other in the 31st match of the league stage. Batting first, RCB had scored 183 runs in this match, in response to which LKN could score only 163 runs. But now the pressure of the competition is going to be different on the big stage of the playoff, both the teams have reached the playoff after winning their last match. Let us tell you about every important information related to LKN vs RCB match.
The start of IPL 2022 was not special for Lucknow Super Giants LKN. The team had to face defeat at the hands of Gujarat Titans in their very first match. But after this defeat, this team led by KL Rahul caught the momentum, and then there was no looking back. However, in the last few matches, Lucknow LKN had a special chance of becoming the table topper. But he missed this opportunity by losing 2 out of his last 3 matches.
Lucknow LKN played its last match in the league stage against Kolkata Knight Riders. In this match, KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock had scored 210 runs in the highest opening partnership in the history of IPL. But the teams bowlers were blown away in saving this target, in the end, a brilliant catch by Evin Lewis gave Lucknow the match. In such a situation, now the eliminator is going to be responsible for the victory over the bowlers of this team.
No one could consider Royal Challengers Bangalore RCB as a top-4 team before the start of IPL 2022. But the way the uncapped players of the team have contributed to the teams victory by increasing their stature, it is completely commendable. In this, Rajat Patidar and Shahbaz Ahmed have emerged as the biggest positive points. Along with him, veteran Dinesh Karthik has surprised everyone with his smoky performance.
Before the last match, the biggest star batsman of this team, Virat Kohlis bat was calm. The biggest relief for RCB is that in the last league match, Virat scored a superb 73 runs in do or die situation, along with Faf du Plessis and Glenn Maxwell also contributed significantly to the teams victory in this match. Now for the victory of Bangalore in the Eliminator match, it is very important for these three players to walk.
Talking about the Eden Gardens pitch and the stadium, the pitch of this ground is considered to be a better batting track, although the possibility of helping spin bowlers increases as the match progresses. Fast bowlers have also found success on this pitch after changing the soil used for this pitch. Also, hitting sixes on this ground is usually easy due to the small boundary of the stadium, so high-scoring matches can be expected.
All league matches of IPL 2022 were played in Maharashtra, but now the Indian Cricket Board has selected Kolkata and Ahmedabad to organize the playoffs. Out of which Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Lucknow Super Giants Qualifier-2 will be played at the Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata. Talking about the Eden Gardens ahead of the Rajasthan Royals vs Gujarat Titans match, it will be challenging for the batsmen and they will have to choose their strokes carefully.
|1||Gujrat Titans - Q||14||10||4||0||0.316||20|
|2||Rajasthan Royals - Q||14||9||5||0||0.298||18|
|3||Lucknow Super Giants - Q||14||9||5||0||0.251||18|
|4||Royal Challengers Bangalore - Q||14||8||6||0||-0.253||16|
|5||Delhi Capitals - E||14||8||6||0||0.204||14|
|6||Punjab Kings - E||14||7||7||0||0.126||14|
|7||Kolkata Knight Riders - E||14||6||8||0||0.146||12|
|8||Sunrisers Hyderabad - E||14||6||8||0||-0.379||12|
|9||Chennai Super Kings - E||14||4||10||0||-0.203||8|
|10||Mumbai Indians - E||14||4||10||0||-0.506||8|
|Recent Forms: W = Won, L = Lost, T = Tie, D = Draw, NR = No Result|