The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 is set to enthral cricket enthusiasts on Tuesday, April 2 as arch-rivals Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) and Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) lock horns at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

Last year, Gautam Gambhir was the mentor of LSG. He shushed the RCB fans at the Chinnaswamy after Lucknow pulled off a thrilling win off the last ball. On Tuesday, there is a very good chance that cricket lovers are going to witness another humdinger of a contest.

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Legendary England pacer Stuart Broad backed the in-form Virat Kohli, captain Faf du Plessis, and the exuberant Glenn Maxwell to come good with the bat for the Royal Challengers. However, Broad noted that the RCB bowling was “naive” and suggested the inclusion of an experienced overseas pacer like Lockie Ferguson or Reece Topley.

“I think when Virat Kohli is in that type of form, you can almost bank him, Faf and Maxwell to get you up to a good score, but their bowling line-up has just looked a bit naive and not delivered the tactics that I’m sure the coaches would have wanted them to. So, bring a bit of experience with Lockie Ferguson, genuine pace and maybe Reece Topley with a different angle who can swing the ball as well,” Broad said while speaking exclusively to Star Sports on Cricket Live.

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21-year-old Mayank Yadav impressed on his IPL debut for Lucknow in their most recent clash against Punjab Kings. The right-arm pacer bowled at terrifying speeds and picked up three wickets through the middle overs to rattle the Punjab batting lineup. In the end, he finished with match-winning figures of 3/27 in his four overs and also won the Player of the Match award. Broad said that he is excited to see the youngster bowl to the legendary Kohli and the other RCB batters on one of the best batting surfaces in the world.

“So, yeah, that’s options available to them, but I’m really excited about the battle between Virat Kohli versus Mayank Yadav. One of the best IPL debuts you’ll ever see, 156KMPH and three wickets, challenging world-class batters, beating them with pace, incredible control of the line going over middle and leg stump. Going to the Chinnaswamy Stadium, one of the best batting grounds in the world, of course that’s going to be a challenge for any 21-year-old bowler, but that’s where you do all your learning, at the top level, in these sort of environments, and those sort of atmospheres. So, he’ll be full of energy, full of excitement after what happened a few days ago. So, I’d love to see him get another run and take some wickets.”

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