IPL 2023: LKO Vs RCB | Match Prediction | Dream 11 Prediction | Pitch Report

Today, i.e. on 1st May, Monday, well known Virat Kohli and superb KL Rahul will face off  in Match 43 of the IPL 2023. So, Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) will remain beware of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). The match will begin at 7:30 PM (IST).

LSG will play at its homeground, the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium. LSG has won five games and lost three out of their eight matches, accumulating a total of 10 points and holding the second position with a +0.841 net run rate (NRR). In contrast, RCB has won four games and lost four out of their eight matches, tallying eight points and occupying the sixth position with a -0.139 NRR.

On Monday, 10th April, in a last-ball thriller match in the Indian Premier League held in Bangalore, Lucknow Super Giants defeated the Royal Challengers Bangalore by one wicket. Nicholas Pooran played a match-winning knock of 62 runs off 19 balls, while Marcus Stoinis contributed a valuable 65 runs to the team’s total.

Head to Head Record:

Out of the three matches played between Lucknow Super Giants and Royal Challengers Bangalore, RCB has emerged victorious twice in the head-to-head record. However, in the most recent encounter on April 10th, 2023, which was the 15th match of the season, LSG won by one wicket. 

Expected Playing 11

Lucknow Super Giants:

  • Expected WicketKeeper – Nicholas Pooran (wk)
  • Expected Batsman – KL Rahul (c) , Kyle Mayers , Ayush Badoni
  • Expected Allrounders – Deepak Hooda , Marcus Stoinis , Krunal Pandya
  • Expected Bowlers – Naveen-ul-Haq, Avesh Khan, Yash Thakur, Ravi Bishnoi

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

  • Expected WicketKeeper –  Dinesh Karthik (wk)
  • Expected Batsmen – Virat Kohli (c) , Faf du Plessis , Mahipal Lomror , Suyash Prabhudessai
  • Expected  Allrounders – Shahbaz Ahmed , Glenn Maxwell , Wanindu Hasaranga
  • Expected Bowlers – Josh Hazlewood , Harshal Patel , Mohammed Siraj

Pitch Report

The playing surface at Ekana Stadium tends to be slower, making it advantageous for the team winning the toss to choose to bat first. Spin bowlers are likely to have a significant impact, and a score of 180 would be considered a challenging total.

Toss: Bat first

Ekana Stadium has staged three IPL matches. Out of these, one match was won by the team batting first while the team batting second emerged victorious in the remaining two games. The Super Giants have maintained a perfect record of winning all three matches played at this venue. In the IPL, LSG’s Kyle Mayers holds the record for the highest number of runs scored at the Ekana Stadium, having amassed 86 runs.

IPL Stats –

  • Highest team score: 193 by LSG v/s DC, 2023
  • The average score (first inning): 157 runs
  • Expected score: 170+

Weather Report 

The upcoming game on Monday is anticipated to experience intermittent light showers, with temperatures ranging between 20 and 26 degrees Celsius. The sky is likely to be overcast, accompanied by thunderstorms throughout the day and night. There is a 42% chance of rainfall the night, raising the likelihood of rain affecting the match. Moreover, the humidity levels are expected to be at 80% during the day and 90% at night.

Match prediction

It is expected that Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) will emerge as the winners of Match 43 in the IPL 2023.