Faf Du Plessis-led RCB will come into the match on the back of a heavy 81-run defeat to Kolkata Knight Riders, while KL Rahul’s LSG head into the match on the back of a 5-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad.
RCB has won one and lost one of their two matches so far this season to sit in the seventh spot. Before their defeat in Kolkata, the Royal Challengers had beaten Mumbai Indians at home.
LSG, on the other hand, has won two of their home matches and suffered a narrow loss in their only away match to occupy the third spot on the points table. LSG’s wins came against SRH and Delhi Capitals, while their only loss came to Chennai Super Kings.
RCB and LSG will now meet only for the third time in the IPL. In IPL 2022 when LSG made their debut, RCB registered two wins over them. One of the wins came in the league stage and the other in the Eliminator.
Now, the two sides will clash for the first time in the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, where some of LSG’s players have had success with their previous franchises. There are several players closing in on personal milestones and records heading into the match.
Players who can break records in RCB vs LSG 2023
▶ KL Rahul (Lucknow Super Giants) is 48 runs away from completing 4000 runs in IPL. The LSG captain is also 11 big hits away from 300 sixes in T20 Cricket (Overall).
▶ Nicholas Pooran (Lucknow Super Giants) is 9 runs short of completing 1000 runs in IPL.
▶ Kyle Mayers (Lucknow Super Giants) is 8 runs away from completing 2000 runs in T20 Cricket (Overall).
▶ Amit Mishra (Lucknow Super Giants) if selected is just 3 wickets away from surpassing Lasith Malinga (170) to become the third highest wicket-taker in IPL history.
▶ Deepak Hooda (Lucknow Super Giants) is 52 runs away from completing 3000 runs in T20 cricket (overall).
► Harshal Patel (Royal Challengers Bangalore) is 1 wicket away from 100 wickets in IPL.
► Dinesh Karthik (Royal Challengers Bangalore) is 50 runs away from completing 7000 runs in T20 Cricket (overall).
► Glenn Maxwell (Royal Challengers Bangalore) is 2 fours away from 200 fours in IPL.
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