IPL 2023: Match 43 (LSG vs RCB) – 3 Player Matchups To Watchout For
By CricShots - May 1, 2023 12:46 pm
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Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) will be hosting the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the 43rd match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 at Ekana Stadium in Lucknow. Both teams have played 8 games so far this season. LSG has won 5 of their 8 matches so far and is placed third on the points table. They have gathered 10 points to their tally and a net run rate of +0.841.

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On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore have won 4 of their 8 games so far, and are placed 5th on the points table. They have 8 points under their belt with a net run rate of -0.139. At Ekana Stadium, the surface often helps the spin bowlers, and batting becomes more challenging as the game progresses. As a result, it is likely that the team winning the toss will choose to bat first.

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These two teams have played 3 games against each other so far in the history of IPL, where Bangalore won 2 matches while Lucknow won one. Another excellent contest is anticipated here between these two teams. Another enthralling game can be expected between the two teams on Monday. 

Here are 3 player matchups that can be seen during LSG vs RCB match

#1 Mohammed Siraj vs KL Rahul

Mohammed Siraj
Mohammed Siraj bowled an exceptional spell against RR

Mohammed Siraj has been making life pretty difficult for most of the batters with the new ball this year, taking seven wickets during the powerplay (ER: 5.05). The LSG skipper, KL Rahul was dismissed by him earlier this season, and he would not mind repeating his feat. Rahul has faced Siraj six times in the IPL, scoring 96 runs overall at a strike rate of 181.13 and the pacer has dismissed the batter just once. 

#2 Nicholas Pooran vs Harshal Patel

Nicholas Pooran
Nicholas Pooran

In the reverse fixture this season, Nicholas Pooran smashed a 15-ball half-century against RCB. The southpaw has amassed 25 runs off just 10 balls against RCB’s death-over specialist Harshal Patel in IPL without being dismissed. Even though Harshal has been conceding runs at a rate of 11.73 in death overs (16-20) this season, he has still claimed eight wickets. IN IPL 2023, Pooran has maintained a strike rate of 169.64 in slog overs.

#3 Avesh Khan vs Faf du Plessis

Faf du Plessis
Faf du Plessis 

With 422 runs this season, Faf du Plessis is the second-highest run-getter in the IPL 2023 so far. Avesh Khan, the LSG new-ball bowler, must be targeted against him because he has dominated the powerplay overs. Notably, Avesh has only managed to get rid of the RCB skipper once in six IPL meetings, costing his team 48 runs off 39 balls. But this season, despite taking six wickets, he has been conceding runs at a rate of 9/52 in the powerplay.