Royal Challengers Bangalore had a memorable past three seasons, reaching the playoffs on all three times but never winning the trophy. In this edition, the RCB have had several injuries and replacements. Will Jacks' successor, Michael Bracewell, has been called up to RCB. With the addition of Bracewell, the squad will now have three spin-bowling overseas all-rounders in addition to Maxwell and Hasaranga. They'd like to keep the excellent run going with a bit more care in this edition.
Lucknow Super Giants, on the other side, had a memorable maiden season, winning nine of fourteen games and finishing third in the table despite sharing the same number of victories with Rajasthan Royals because to a lower overall run-rate. They were defeated by RCB by a narrow margin of 14 runs in the eliminator. KL Rahul had a successful season, finishing as the tournament's second top run-scorer.
The Super Giants began the competition with a victory over the Delhi Capitals. However, Chennai Super Kings defeated LSG in their second game. The match is likely to be high-scoring, with lots of heavy hitters on both sides. Iin the previous match between these two team LSG got the better of RCB in a very close battle. The game went down to the wire.
Take a look at the RCB vs LSG Head-To-Head record before the game.
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LSG vs RCB head to head
The Royal Challengers Bangalore have a 2-1 head-to-head record against the Lucknow Super Giants in IPL matches. The two franchises met twice during the previous season of the Indian Premier League, with RCB winning both times. However, LSG defeated RCB in the current season by 1 wicket which proved to be a thrilling encounter. This match also set up a mouth-watering second leg which is coming up between these teams.
LSG vs RCB match results
The LSG vs RCB head to head encounters have always been terrific and gone down the wire. The recent match was one madness of a contest with tempers flying among the players. Both teams last played in the 15th match of the current season, with LSG winning by one wicket. Batting first, Virat Kohli (61), Faf du Plessis (79*), and Glenn Maxwell (59) each scored half-centuries to help Bangalore record a massive total of 212/2 in 20 overs. In response, LSG defeated RCB by one wicket thanks to a scorching 65-run knock from Marcus Stoinis and merciless hitting from Nicholas Pooran (62).
|10 April 2023||LSG||1 Wicket||Bangalore|
|25 May 2022||RCB||14 runs||Kolkata|
|19 April 2022||RCB||18 runs||Mumbai|
LSG vs RCB IPL stats
Faf du Plessis tops the batting table with 175 runs, followed by KL Rahul in second place with 127 runs and Rajat Patidar in third place with 112 runs. The list also includes Stoinis and Maxwell who take up the third and fourth spot.
|Faf du Plessis||175|
Josh Hazlewood leads the way in the bowling department with 7 wickets. He is followed in second place by Harshal Patel and Mohammed Siraj, both of whom have five wickets. Wayne Parnell comes in third with three wickets.
Best match in the Lucknow Super Giants vs Royal Challengers Bangalore head to head
One of the best matches that took place between these teams was their first ever encounter in the 2023 IPL season.
Here RCB batted first and captain Faf du Plessis was too hot to handle for the KL Rahul-led LSG in their maiden encounter. The former Proteas cricketer hit 96 off 64 balls to help his team reach 181-6 in 20 overs.
In pursuit of 182, Australian seamer Josh Hazlewood was too hot for the LSG hitters. Among the LSG batters only KL Rahul and Krunal Pandya got decent scores while others did not contribute much. The LSG batsmen never found any rhythm throughout their innings as the RCB bowlers were all over them.
Hazlewood claimed four wickets, including Rahul's prized scalp, for 25 runs in his four overs, ensuring LSG fell 18 runs short of the objective. Harshal Patel too picked up 2 wickets which proved to be quite crucial in the context of the match.
Will Royal Challengers Bangalore take revenge for what happened in the first leg encounter between these teams this season or will Lucknow Super Giants equalize the overall record.