Match 31 - Who will win


Match Details

Date: 19 April 2022

Time: 7:30 PM IST

Venue: DY Patil Sports Academy, Navi Mumbai

Ball-by-ball commentary: SportsTiger App


Brace yourselves for an exciting game of T20 cricket set to be played between two franchises who find themselves at the top half of the points table. Both Lucknow and Bangalore have identical figures as of now, having 4 wins and 2 defeats in their 6 games respectively. However, a slightly better net run rate gives Lucknow the edge on the points table and they are second in contrast to Bangalore's third position. Their encounter on Tuesday looks set to be one humdinger of an affair.

Pitch Report:

The wickets on offer in this IPL have been refreshing. There has been something in it for pacers, spinners as well as batters. The average first innings total has been over 170 while the average second innings total at this venue in IPL 2022 has been in the 160s. Without taking into account dew as a factor, the wicket should stay the same throughout the 40 overs.

Team Analysis

Lucknow Super Giants:

The new entrants have had a great start to the season already under KL Rahul who scored a sensational hundred in his last match. He is the second-highest run-getter of this season so far and has been in great form.

Other than Rahul, the likes of Quinton de Kock, young Ayush Badoni, Deepak Hooda and Krunal Pandya shoulder the responsibilities of the batting with Manish Pandey also scoring a useful 38 in the last game which could give him the necessary confidence moving forward.

Their bowling will be led by Avesh Khan and Ravi Bishnoi who are both outstanding talents, especially in this format of the game. The side gets its balance from their all-rounders in Jason Holder and Marcus Stoinis other than Pandya who isn't being looked at as a four-over bank either.

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

The Royal Challengers Bangalore would look to address their top-order concerns. Skipper Faf du Plessis barring the first match of the season hasn't scored runs while his partner Anuj Rawat hasn't looked assured either. Virat Kohli hasn't looked out of touch but has found a way to get out.

It is Bangalore's middle order which has been their strength so far with Glenn Maxwell having had a good innings under his belt and Dinesh Karthik having a dream season as a finisher. Shahbaz Ahmed has also played his part well.

On the bowling front, Wanindu Hasaranga has been their wrecker in chief who has been getting good support from Josh Hazlewood and Harshal Patel. Mohammed Siraj proved to be expensive in the initial few games but seems to be getting back on the radar.

Match Prediction


While there is very little to choose between both the teams in the IPL season as of now, given the kind of win Bangalore had over Delhi Capitals where they were in a spot of bother but went on to clinch two points, would give them confidence to taste victory from any situation. Predicting Bangalore to win this game.

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