Lucknow Super Giants vs RC Bangalore Best Bet: Wednesday May 25th
Lucknow Super Giants vs RC Bangalore IPL Best Bet
Wednesday, May 25th, 3pm (UK time)
Just net run rate stood between Lucknow Super Giants and a top two finish in the league table, but now they must turn their attentions to Royal Challengers Bangalore as they hope to stay alive in this year’s IPL.
KL Rahul’s side are justified favorites in this qualifier following a strong season, with Rahul and opening partner Quinton de Kock – who scored 140 off 70 balls in his last innings – leading from the front.
For Royal Challengers Bangalore, an eight-wicket victory over Gujarat Titans was enough to secure them a last-gasp spot in the play-offs, with Virat Kohli providing a timely return to form.
However, inconsistent team selection, a lack of batting depth and expensive bowling at the death has plagued their season, and despite reached the playoffs, they still have their vulnerabilities.
For this encounter though I’m going to side with Lucknow’s star duo to pile on yet more runs at the top of the order in this must win match.
As expected at the beginning of the season, Rahul and De Kock would be pivotal in any success of the Super Giants franchise, and they certainly haven’t disappointed, currently sitting second and third in the Orange Cap standings.
De Kock’s 502 runs have come at an average of 38, with three half centuries and a century, while Rahul has notched up a further brace of 100s at an average just over 48.
Together one of these two has top scored for their side in 10 of 14 league matches and considering they have hit the eight highest scores of Lucknow’s season, the odds of 1.80 looks to be considerable value.
Although the Super Giants do bat deep, with Jason Holder coming it at number seven, only three players have hit over 200 runs – compared to RCB’s five. And with the pair lying within reach of Jos Buttler in the race for the Orange Cap, I can see one or maybe both playing a match defining innings for their side.
- Selection: KL Rahul or Quinton de Kock Lucknow Super Giants most runs
- Best Odds: 1.80 (SkyBet)
- Stake: 8/10
Odds as at 3pm May 24th 2022. Odds may now differ.