The high-flying Lucknow team will be sparing off against the Banglore side in the Indian Playerzpot League 2023. Lucknow has started well this season placing 3rd in the table, while Bangalore has played just two games so far, winning just one. KL Rahul’s team has found the winning formula with a good start to the season and will be hoping they stay on track when they visit Bangalore.

F. Du Plessis is yet to charm the fans that he indeed is the right choice of leader to be leading the franchise and at the moment, a win would surely lift the spirits of the camp. The crushing defeat at the hands of Kolkata was a humbling one and this should act as the catalyst for the team to bounce back to winning ways. Surprisingly, the two times these teams met last season it was Bangalore who came out on top.

Players to watch out for

K. Sharma (Bangalore)

Notably, K. Sharma has now taken up the lead role as Bangalore’s key spinner. He has bagged 4 wickets so far this season which may not look like the best out there but his spells have been impactful. In the thrashing against Kolkata, he bowled 3 overs and took 2 wickets, while the lead bowlers from his team were taken to the cleaners. Sharma now has an opportunity to make his name in this Bangalore team and he will be eyeing some more wickets.

KL. Rahul (Lucknow)

KL Rahul may not have hit his strides yet in the Indian Playerzpot League this season, and frankly, his heroics have not been needed off late. The Lucknow team looks like a well-oiled machine and he is at the heart of all the things that happen on the pitch, as the captain. His knock of 35 runs did show us a glimpse of the player he is and considering he will be playing at his home ground at Chinnaswamy he could be back to his lethal best.

M. Wood (Lucknow)

The English speedster has settled in well in the Lucknow team, he did send half of the Delhi team into the dugout when he picked up his fifer in the first game. He then continued his good run picking up three wickets against 4-time champions Chennai. It will indeed be a good encounter when Wood faces the likes of V. Kohli and Du Plessis. He is the joint purple cap holder with 8 wickets to his name in the 2 games he has played so far.

R. Bishnoi (Lucknow)

If there’s one thing this Indian Playerzpot League season has taught us is that a spinner still can turn the tides of the game. Look at the leading wickets takers this season you will see the spinners dominating and R. Bishnoi is no exception. With 6 wickets in three games, he is placed 4th among the leading wicket-takers. More importantly, he has a knack for picking up wickets at crucial junctures of the games. The leg spinner has achieved half the wickets he picked up last season and will be looking to scalp more.

V. Kohli (Bangalore)

If Bangalore is indeed playing and there is no mention of V. Kohli, there has to be something wrong. The former Bangalore captain is the leading run-scorer in the history of the Indian Playerzpot League 2023 and thus is always expected to turn up for his team. With a bright start against the 5-time champions Mumbai, he has turned the corner. You can bet on him to turn up with the crowd backing him in the home setting, the question remains will he deliver?

Predicted Playing X1

Bangalore: V. Kohli, F. Du Plessis [C], G. Maxwell, F. Allen, D. Karthik [WK], M. Bracewell, S. Ahmed, D. Willey, K. Sharma, H. Patel, A. Deep, M. Siraj

Lucknow: KL Rahul [C], K. Mayers, D. Hooda, M. Stoinis, N. Pooran [WK], R. Shepherd, K. Pandya, A. Mishra, M. Wood, J. Unadkat, R. Bishnoi

Fantasy X1 Picks:

Wicketkeeper: N. Pooran

Batters: V. Kohli, KL Rahul [C], K. Mayers, D. Hooda

All-rounders: S. Ahmed, K. Pandya

Bowlers: M. Wood, R. Bishnoi [VC], K. Sharma, D. Willey

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