At the Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on Sunday, Match 43 of the IPL 2023 will pit Royal Challengers Bangalore against Lucknow Super Giants. RCB are sixth in the rankings right now with eight points from eight games, after four victories and four losses. The Faf du Plessis-led team has had an irregular season thus far, and their two-match winning streak came to an end in Match 36 when they were defeated by Kolkata Knight Riders by a score of 21 runs.
Virat Kohli scored 54, and RCB were given a goal of 201 runs against KKR, but they could only manage 179/8 in 20 overs. Varun Chakaravarthy was in excellent bowling form for KKR, taking three wickets, while Andre Russell and Suyash Sharma each claimed two victims.
Thanks to some excellent batting from Jason Roy (56), Nitish Rana (48), and Venkatesh Iyer (31) at the start, Kolkata posted 200/5 in 20 overs. Wanindu Hasaranga and Vyshak Vijay Kumar each claimed two wickets for the RCB.
Du Plessis, the team's captain, will start the LSG innings and is presently leading the Orange Cap race with 422 runs in eight games. Kohli, who has 333 runs and is now fourth in the Orange Cap race, will be his opening partner. The experienced Indian batsman hopes to improve on his fifty-first-innings performance from the previous game. Shahbaz Ahmed, who bats at number three, will be aiming for a stronger performance after being out for two runs in his most recent game.
The positions for Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, and Dinesh Karthik, a wicketkeeper-batter, are as follows: No. 4, No. 5, and No. 6. Suyash Prabhudessai, Wanindu Hasaranga, and David Willey may all enter the batting order at positions seven, eight, and nine, respectively. Vyshak Vijay Kumar, Mohammed Siraj, and Harshal Patel will be the other tailenders.
Karn Sharma and Anuj Rawat might fill the Impact Player position for RCB.
The following is the probable starting lineup for RCB vs LSG:
Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis are the starters.
Middle Order: Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Suyash Prabhudessai, Wanindu Hasaranga (all-rounder), Shahbaz Ahmed (all-rounder), Glenn Maxwell (all-rounder),
David Willey, Vyshak Vijay Kumar, Mohammed Siraj, and Harshal Patel are all bowlers.
Player of Impact
Karn Sharma and Anuj Rawat will be the RCB's go-to selections for Impact Players.