Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) will face Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in Bengaluru at 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT).

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Royal Challengers Bengaluru

In a strategic move, Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) introduced fast bowler Vyshak Vijaykumar as an Impact Sub for Dinesh Karthik in their recent match. However, there's a compelling argument for Vyshak to be included in the starting XI. 

His exceptional performance in the 2023-24 domestic season as a lower-order batsman, including a maiden first-class century and a List A fifty, strengthens his case. Rajat Patidar or Mahipal Lomror are potential Impact Sub candidates for batting duties, while Reece Topley is likely to be subbed in for bowling.

Probable XII: 1 Virat Kohli, 2 Faf du Plessis (capt), 3 Cameron Green, 4 Glenn Maxwell, 5 Rajat Patidar/Mahipal Lomror, 6 Anuj Rawat (wk), 7 Dinesh Karthik, 8 Mayank Dagar, 9 Vyshak Vijaykumar, 10 Mohammed Siraj, 11 Yash Dayal, 12 Reece Topley.

Lucknow Super Giants

Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) are banking on the fitness of their key player, KL Rahul, for their Impact Strategy. In case Rahul is unavailable, they are likely to bring in power-hitters Ashton Turner or Naveen-ul-Haq as substitutes for Rahul or another batsman.

Probable XII: 1 KL Rahul (capt), 2 Quinton de Kock (wk), 3 Devdutt Padikkal, 4 Nicholas Pooran, 5 Marcus Stoinis, 6 Krunal Pandya, 7 Ayush Badoni/Deepak Hooda, 8 Ravi Bishnoi, 9 Mohsin Khan, 10 Mayank Yadav, 11 M Siddharth, 12 Ashton Turner/Naveen-ul-Haq.