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Indian T20 League 2022 Playoffs: Lucknow vs Bangalore Match-Ups

By Parameswaran Sankaranarayanan May 24, 2022

Indian T20 League 2022 Eliminator clash pits debutants Lucknow against three-time runners-up Bangalore. Lucknow made it to the playoffs after a thrilling two-run win over Kolkata last week, while Bangalore needed Mumbai's assistance to finish in the top four for a third successive season. 

We look at five First Games fantasy cricket Match-Ups in the Lucknow-Bangalore match.


READ: Indian T20 League 2022 Playoffs Schedule: Teams, Date, Timings



After his fascinating knock of 140* against Kolkata, Quinton De Kock starts favorite in the Match-Up against K L Rahul, who scored an unbeaten half-century in the same match. The Lucknow opening duo, who combined scored more than 1000 runs, is occupying the second and third positions in the Orange Cap chart.

Average fantasy points (per match) in 2022 season:

K L Rahul - 57.35; Q de Kock - 57.21



Deepak Hooda has been one of the most consistent performers for Lucknow. The 27-year-old, who averages 44.75 in his last four innings, has scored 406 runs in 13 innings this season. Meanwhile, the Indian T20 League 2022 second-leading wicket-taker Wanindu Hasaranga will be keen to impress in his first-ever playoff appearance. The Sri Lankan is likely to beat Hooda in this Match-Up.

Average fantasy points (per match) in 2022 season:

D Hooda - 45.85; W Hasaranga - 54.71



Lucknow spinner Ravi Bishnoi has claimed at least one wicket in all of his previous six outings, while Bangalore's Shahbaz Ahmed hasn't been able to contribute much with the bat in the second half of the season. The Match-Up is likely to be evenly contested, and Bishnoi could pick up more fantasy points than Shahbaz.

Average fantasy points (per match) in 2022 season:

R Bishnoi - 29.38; S Ahmed - 30.42



Avesh Khan and Mohsin Khan experienced contrasting fortunes in Lucknow's last game. The right-arm pacer went wicketless and gave away 60 runs in his four overs. However, Mohsin wreaked havoc with the wickets of Kolkata openers in the powerplay and removed Andre Russell later in the match. The uncapped 23-year-old holds the edge over Avesh in this Match-Up.

Average fantasy points (per match) in 2022 season:

Avesh K - 54.15; Mohsin K - 52.50



Marcus Stoinis went from villain to hero in the narrow victory over Kolkata. With 21 to defend off the final six balls, Stoinis conceded 18 in the first three balls. But he bounced back with a hat-trick of dot balls, including two wickets. On the other hand, Josh Hazlewood claimed 2/39 in Bangalore's final outing in the league stage. It took his tally to 15 wickets this season. He could clinch the all-Australian Match-Up on Wednesday. 

Average fantasy points (per match) in 2022 season:

M Stoinis - 35; J Hazlewood - 44.50

Did You Know? J Hazlewood grabbed 112 fantasy points in the only meeting between Lucknow and Bangalore this season

What is First Games Match-Ups?

Match-Ups is a new fantasy contest where fantasy cricket players don’t need to create a team to join the contest. Select the player who will score the most points from the available match-ups. Higher the number of correct picks, bigger the prizes. Join the contest without creating a playing 11.

Match-Ups Team

Match-Ups Rules

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  • From 7 Match-Ups, select 5 Match-Ups

  • For each Match-Ups, pick the player who will score the most fantasy points

  • The contest will be cancelled and entry fee will be refunded if the match is curtailed due to weather or extreme conditions

  • The contest may also be cancelled if multiple players in Match-Ups are not in the starting line-up

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