Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) will be without their key fast bowler Mohsin Khan for the game against Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium on Tuesday (April 2).

The left-arm pacer played in the first two games of IPL 2024. In the first game against Rajasthan Royals, he had a poor outing as he gave away 45 runs and picked up 1 wicket. However, he bounced back in style by playing a key role in LSG’s 21-run win over Punjab Kings last week.

Mohsin Khan picked up the wickets of Shikhar Dhawan and Sam Curran on consecutive deliveries in the 17th over of the game to put his side in the driver’s seat. He finished the game with figures of 2 for 34 as LSG went on to win the game and opened their account in IPL 2024.

Mohsin Khan unavailable:

With Mohsin Khan in fine form, LSG would have loved to have his services against RCB. However, the left-arm pacer was unavailable for selection as captain KL Rahul revealed the reason at the toss. The wicketkeeper-batsman revealed that the pacer missed out due to a back injury and has been replaced by Yash Thakur in the playing eleven.

“It is a bit different. Been used to coming here and walking into the home dressing room, bit different when I walk into the visiting dressing room. We have showed character in both games. Everyone is chipping in and that gives you a lot of confidence, we need to keep doing that and keep getting better,” said Rahul.

“Some of the guys have gotten better with their skills since season one, the combination is coming well as a team. Now we need to put some runs on the board and put pressure on the opposition. More than the victory everyone was talking about Mayank’s pace, he has been with us since the first season and was unlucky to miss out last season with injury. Just one change – Mohsin Khan has a sore back and Yash Thakur comes in,” he added.

Talking about the toss, RCB captain Faf du Plessis won the toss and opted to bowl first. LSG are coming into this game on the back of a win and will be looking to make the most of the momentum. On the other hand, RCB lost their last game against Kolkata Knight Riders and will be desperate to turn things around and get back to winning ways.

Playing XIs:

Royal Challengers Bengaluru:

Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis(c), Cameron Green, Glenn Maxwell, Rajat Patidar, Dinesh Karthik, Anuj Rawat(w), Reece Topley, Mayank Dagar, Mohammed Siraj, Yash Dayal

Lucknow Super Giants:

Quinton de Kock(w), KL Rahul(c), Devdutt Padikkal, Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Ravi Bishnoi, Yash Thakur, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mayank Yadav

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