In the second over between LSG and RCB, Lucknow skipper KL Rahul was injured. KL was down and holding his right leg. It was a length delivery outside off, du Plessis drives wide of cover and KL gave it a good chase before pulling up before the boundary cushions. towards him to check.
All of the support staff and the players on the field had a worried look on their face as they could sense that the injury could be bad. A stretcher was also brought to take the skipper. However, limped off the ground with a worried look on his face. In his absence, Krunal Pandya is leading the side.
The extent of KL’s injury is yet unknown. But by looking at the visuals, he could miss some portion of the IPL and maybe the final of the World Test Championship too. His Lucknow teammate Jaydev Unadkat was also injured in the LSG nets while bowling. He slipped and was seen in extreme pain.
Form of the both teams
With four victories and as many defeats in eight games, Royal Challengers Bangalore are fifth in the standings. They suffered a 21-run defeat to Kolkata Knight Riders in their previous game. They have been inconsistent throughout the season, and aside from Kohli, du Plessis, and Maxwell, the rest of their batsmen have been ineffective. The bowling unit has also shown weak, particularly in critical situations. RCB will be eager to improve upon their performance in this game and maintain their position in the standings.
In contrast, Lucknow Super Giants are third in the standings with 5 victories and 3 defeats in 8 games. They defeated Punjab Kings in their prior game by a score of 56 runs. Stoinis and Mayers were the star of the show helping them post a mommoth score of 257. They will Enter this game with a lot of confidence. The lucking super giants defeated RCB by a Single Win Earlier this season thatin the two teviously off. It was a n excing last-back result, and we can anticipate another closely contest match between thete two teams.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis(c), Anuj Rawat, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik(w), Suyash Prabhudessai, Wanindu Hasaranga, Karn Sharma, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood
Lucknow Super Giants (Playing XI): KL Rahul(c), Kyle Mayers, Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Nicholas Pooran(w), Krishnappa Gowtham, Ravi Bishnoi, Naveen-ul-Haq, Amit Mishra, Yash Thakur