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IPL 2024: Match 15 (RCB vs LSG) – 3 Player Battles To Watch Out For
By CricShots - Apr 2, 2024 11:50 am
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The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 heats up as Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) takes on Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in a much-anticipated clash at the iconic M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Tuesday, April 2nd. This match promises to be a high-octane encounter, especially for RCB, who are looking to bounce back from a disappointing loss to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in their previous outing.

Mohammed Siraj
Mohammed Siraj

RCB’s batting has been their saving grace so far, with Virat Kohli leading the charge with two crucial half-centuries. Dinesh Karthik also provided a much-needed spark with a match-winning knock against Punjab Kings (PBKS). However, the team’s bowling has been a cause for concern, and they’ll be looking to address this against LSG.

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LSG, on the other hand, come into the match brimming with confidence after a convincing win over PBKS. Mayank Yadav stole the show with the fastest delivery of the season so far, clocking an impressive 155.8 kmph. Captain KL Rahul, returning to his home ground, will be hoping to continue his team’s winning streak.

Top Player Battles to Watch:

#1 Glenn Maxwell vs Ravi Bishnoi

Glenn Maxwell
Glenn Maxwell

The ‘Big Show’ Glenn Maxwell is a nightmare for any bowling attack. His ability to go berserk in the middle overs makes him a vital cog in the RCB batting lineup. However, his tendency to slog against spinners could be his undoing.

Enter Ravi Bishnoi, the young Indian spinner who has emerged as a shrewd bowler. Bishnoi’s sharp understanding of batsmen’s weaknesses and his ability to spin the ball away from Maxwell’s slog sweep could be a game-changer. This battle between brute force and calculated spin promises to be a thrilling watch.

#2 Mohammed Siraj vs Quinton de Kock

Quinton de Kock
Quinton de Kock

After a slow start to the season, Quinton de Kock finally found his rhythm against Punjab Kings, scoring a well-made fifty. The southpaw has fond memories of the Chinnaswamy Stadium, having scored his maiden IPL century here while playing for Delhi Capitals. RCB’s answer to de Kock’s threat lies in Mohammed Siraj. While Siraj hasn’t had the best start to IPL 2024, his ability to swing the ball away from left-handed batsmen could be crucial. If Siraj can dismiss de Kock early, it will provide a massive boost to RCB’s bowling attack.

#3 Virat Kohli vs Naveen-ul-Haq

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli, the indomitable force of RCB, has been the team’s standout performer this season with two impressive half-centuries. His form remains a beacon of hope for RCB’s batting. Naveen-ul-Haq, the young Afghani pacer, will be tasked with the crucial responsibility of dismissing Kohli. Their past off-field altercation adds another layer of intrigue to this matchup. While both players claim to have moved on, the competitive spirit on the field could ignite some fireworks.