Siraj finished with figures of 2/31. Mohammed Siraj has bowled extremely well with the new ball and has kept the batters quiet, apart from taking few crucial wickets for his side.
Josh Hazlewood performed exceptionally well against the Delhi Capitals under pressure and in fact, were also the picks of the bowlers for Bangalore. The Australia pace sensation finished with 3/28.
Harshal Patel might have gone wicketless in the last game against DC but, he has taken six wickets from five appearances so far. Last season’s Purple Cap winner would be gunning for more wickets with his medium-pace by bamboozling Lucknow’s famed batting line-up.
Suyash Prabhudessai could not pick Kuldeep Yadav and a mistimed reverse sweep led to his downfall for just six runs. He would be hoping for an impactful knock to seal his place in the Playing XI.
Sri Lankan leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga has not got many chances with the bat, but, he has the ability to score some crucial runs lower down the order. As far as his bowling is concerned, the leggie has registered 11 scalps to his name this season at an economy rate of 8.48.
Shahbaz Ahmed has contributed brilliantly in the middle-order and in fact, had scored an unbeaten 21-ball 32 in the previous game which also turned out to be a match-winning one.
Glenn Maxwell played a counter-attacking knock of a 34-ball 55 in the previous game which brought the RCB innings back on track after their top-order was dismissed cheaply. He has scored 89 runs in three games.
Dinesh Karthik has been Bangalore’s saviour this season. He scored a blistering 66 runs from 34 deliveries. The Tamil Nadu cricketer has so far amassed 197 runs from six matches averaging 197 and a strike rate of 209.57.
Batting megastar Virat Kohli would be eyeing his first big knock this year after an unfortunate run-out had ended his stay at the crease in the last match.
Anuj Rawat got out for a golden duck against DC. However, the team will be showing confidence in him despite a rare failure and he would be eager to roar back to form in the next match and regain back his much-needed self-confidence.
skipper Faf du Plessis has not done anything exceptional having amassed just 154 runs from six matches averaging 25.67 and a strike rate of 123.20. He would be hoping to lead RCB from the front on the 22 yards by ensuring a brisk start in the next game.