On May 1, 2023, at the Ekana Stadium in Lucknow, Royal Challengers Bangalore will face off against Luckow Super Giants in the rematch of the Indian Premier League.
RCB are coming to Lucknow on the heels of a crushing defeat at home against KKR, so it won’t be simple for them to defeat LSG in their own backyard. Home team led by Faf du Plessis fell to KL Rahul and co. in a high-scoring contest.
Former India cricketer Irfan Pathan believes that RCB’s top three batsmen, namely Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli, and Glenn Maxwell, appear to be its linchpins. Concerningly, their Indian players have struggled with the strike in IPL 2023.
Irfan Pathan stated on Star Sports’ Cricket Live, “RCB will have to find a solution if Kohli, Glenn, and Faf are unable to navigate the team through troubled waters. Regardless of Dinesh Karthik or Mahipal Lomror. RCB’s middle order appears very weak. In none of the last eight matches, Karthik has demonstrated that the team can rely on him for huge scores or during chases. The RCB management must rectify this flaw in their batting.”
It has become a pattern for RCB to rely excessively on their top three batsmen, namely Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, and Glenn Maxwell, who have scored the majority of the team’s runs. After the return of the trio, the middle order has been unable to contribute anything substantive to the scoreboard. Consequently, it remains one of RCB’s primary concerns advance of their LSG match.