Lucknow and Bangalore will lock horns at the D.Y. Patil Stadium in Mumbai on April 19. Both teams have had a similar season so far. Both teams have won four out of their six games. They will be looking forward to continue their winning momentum.
Lucknow:Â The Lucknow-based franchise won their last game against Mumbai as their skipper KL Rahul scored his third Indian T20 League ton. Manish Pandey, who made his comeback after missing out on a few games, scored 38 in 29 balls. The team is at the second spot of the points table, and look like a well-oiled unit. Expect them to make no changes in the playing XI which was fielded in the last game
KL Rahul:Â The skipper of the team scored an unbeaten hundred in the last game against Mumbai. With that innings, he became the second-highest run-getter in the tournament. Thus, he could very well continue his good form, and deliver in the next game against his former team.
Avesh Khan:Â The right-arm pacer picked three wickets in hia four overs during the game against Mumbai. It is to be noted that both teams got over 380 runs combined in the previous game. Yet, he had a good outing. Besides, he is the fourth highest wicket-taker in the season as of now.
Probable XI:Â KL Rahul (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Ayush Badoni, Jason Holder, Krunal Pandya, Dushmantha Chameera, Avesh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi
Bangalore:Â The three-time finalists once again showed that they can win from any situation. Durning their last game against Delhi, they were tottering at 92/5 but went to score 189/5 in the end. They went on to win the game by 16 runs. Expect them continue with the same XI.
Dinesh Karthik:Â The right-handed batter has got 197 runs batting in the lower middle-order and has been dismissed only once in six games. He won two games (Rajasthan and Delhi) for the team from a precarious situation. He might carry his good form in the upcoming game as well.
Josh Hazlewood:Â After having an ordinary game against Chennai, he went on to take three wickets against Delhi. He is currently one of the best new-ball bowlers in the world. Hence he might do well once again.
Probable XI: Faf du Plessis (c), Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Suyash Prabhudessai, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood
Venue: D.Y. Patil Stadium, Mumbai
Time:Â 07:30 PM IST
Live Telecast:Â Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar
Pitch Report: The last game at this venue was between Punjab and Hyderabad. It saw a sluggish surface where the ball was stopping on the surface. Notably, it was a day game. However, the upcoming match will be played later in the evening. The conditions could be better for the batters, although seamers might get some help in the first innings.