We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Pitch Report for Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) vs Bangalore Match
In the recently concluded three-match T20I series between India-West Indies at the Eden Gardens, only 11 wickets were picked by the spinners. Rain is also forecast for the game, owing to which we might even get a curtailed match.
Probable Playing Teams for Lucknow Super Giants & Bangalore
Probable XI for Lucknow Super Giants (LSG): Quinton de Kock* (wk), KL Rahul (c), Evin Lewis*, Deepak Hooda, Manan Vohra/Krunal Pandya, Marcus Stoinis*, Jason Holder*, Krishnappa Gowtham, Mohsin Khan, Avesh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi
Probable XI for Bangalore: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis* (c), Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell*, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga*, Harshal Patel, Siddarth Kaul, Josh Hazlewood*
Power Players for Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) vs Bangalore Match
Just ahead of the playoffs, Quinton de Kock made a resounding statement by smashing an unbeaten 140 off only 70 balls. He is a big match player, who has a reputation for rising to the occasion.
With 24 scalps in 14 matches, Wanindu Hasaranga has been the No.1 strike bowler for Bangalore. His ability to pick wickets in a cluster during the middle overs has often pushed teams on the back foot.
Despite his questionable strike rate on a few occasions, LSG will pin hopes on KL Rahul to fire on all cylinders going forward. Till now, he has amassed 537 runs at 48.82, including two centuries and three half-centuries.
Runs. Wickets. Catches and run outs. Glenn Maxwell has been providing fantasy points in every possible way. Through his all-round heroics, he has generated 303 points on My11Circle.
Smart Picks for Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) vs Bangalore Match
Mohsin Khan’s wicket-taking and economical spell of 3 for 20 was crucial in helping LSG close out a narrow win over Kolkata. He has taken 9 wickets in his last 5 appearances.
Josh Hazlewood might have leaked some runs in the last two matches, but it is not to be forgotten that he also bagged a four-wicket haul against LSG earlier in the tournament.
Cometh the hour. Cometh the man. Virat Kohli looks all poised for a grand finish to the tournament, following his match-winning knock of 73 against Gujarat last week.
Deepak Hooda’s willow has generated a bunch of fantasy points lately. His scores in the last five innings read 59, 27, 41, 52, and 34.
Although Jason Holder has picked 14 wickets, he has been conceding 9.42 runs per over. With the bat too, he has managed only 58 runs. That said, the all-rounder is capable of winning matches single-handedly and will remain a dark horse in fantasy leagues.
Faf du Plessis will have fond memories of slamming 96 against Lucknow Super Giants. He has added 443 runs at 34.08 this season.
Harshal Patel has 18 wickets to his credit in this edition. He is at his most effective in the death overs and rarely goes wicketless when Bangalore bowl first.
Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) vs Bangalore Match Preview
Both teams will come into this knockout clash high on confidence after winning their final league game. While the Lucknow Super Giants have visibly dropped their intensity, Bangalore appear to be peaking at the right time. Bangalore will also take solace from the fact they beat LSG earlier in the Indian T20 league tournament.