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Indian T20 League 2022: Eliminator- Lucknow vs Bangalore- Preview, Playing XI, Pitch Report & Updates

By BetBarter Staff

May 24, 2022

Lucknow and Bangalore will compete in the Eliminator of the Indian T20 League 2022. Both these teams would not want to be on the losing side this time around. The team that wins this match advances to Qualifier 2, while the side that loses the match is eliminated from the competition. The match shall take place on May 25th at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

Team Updates

Lucknow

The Lucknow team has been in good form throughout the season. They have had some great performances in the league stage, with all the players making a contribution to the team’s performances. KL Rahul, who was struggling for a few games in between, has also rediscovered form in the recent encounter. The team would expect the skipper to continue his form in the next match as well.

Krunal Pandya, who had suffered from a minor injury, might return to the team in the next game. Thus, Krishnappa Gowtham will have to make way for the all-rounder. Apart from that, Lucknow will not look to make more changes to their winning lineup.

Players to watch out for

Quinton de Kock- Quinton de Kock looked in incredible touch during the last game against Kolkata. He scored a 70-ball 140 in the match. Hence, the team would certainly expect him to play similarly in this important game.

Mohsin Khan- Mohsin Khan has been a brilliant find for the Lucknow team this season. He has bowled attacking lengths, which have got him great results. He has taken 13 wickets in eight appearances this season. Mohsin also has an impressive economy rate of 5.93.

Probable Playing XI

Quinton de Kock (wk), KL Rahul (c), Evin Lewis, Deepak Hooda, Manan Vohra, Krunal Pandya, Marcus Stoinis, Jason Holder, Mohsin Khan, Avesh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi

Bangalore

After a thrilling end to the league stage, Bangalore finally made it to the top four of the tournament. They experienced many ups and downs this season, but they would like to hold their nerves in this crucial game. Virat Kohli’s return to form would be a tremendous boost for the team. He hit a match-winning half-century in the last encounter, and the squad expects him to keep up his form.

Mohammed Siraj might replace Siddharth Kaul in the team’s next match. He will, however, need to come back into the groove in order to assist the team win the game. The team would not want to make any other changes to their lineup.

Players to watch out for

Glenn Maxwell- Glenn Maxwell had a great last game. He looked in excellent touch as he guided the team to win. He would want to get similar results in the next match as well. Maxwell has had a high strike rate of 172.9. He’d want to keep it going in the next game as well.

Wanindu Hasaranga- Wanindu Hasaranga is Bangalore’s leading wicket-taker this season. He has taken 24 wickets in 14 matches and is in contention to win the purple cap. He would want to get good results in this match as well.

Probable Playing XI

Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood

Pitch Report

The weather in Kolkata hasn’t really been promising of late. It has been pouring heavily, which may have affected the otherwise batting-friendly conditions at the Eden Gardens. Spinners will now come into play on this rain-affected track. Both teams would like to bowl first because the game might be shortened owing to weather delays.

Match Details

Date- 25th May 2022

Time- 7:30 p.m. (IST)

Venue- Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Broadcast- Star Sports Network, Disney+ Hotstar