The 43rd game of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will pit Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). LSG are in second place with five victories from eight games, while RCB have both won and lost four games. Both clubs are concerned about the health of their key players.
Marcus Stoinis, a bowler for LSG, hurt his finger during the previous game against PBKS. After hurting his finger while trying a caught and bowled opportunity, he had left.
He had an index finger scan, and according to ESPNCricinfo, it doesn't seem to be a severe enough injury. However, given the close proximity of the matches, LSG are probably not going to take a chance, and Stoinis might just end up skipping this game.
Josh Hazlewood, on the other hand, is totally healthy and prepared to play in his first IPL 2023 match, which will be a great boost for RCB. After joining the squad on April 14, he underwent rehab for an Achilles injury under the supervision of RCB and Cricket Australia.
Before the last game, RCB may have announced on its Instagram account that he was “almost fit,” but it seems that the team was waiting for Cricket Australia's consent. Hazlewood is anticipated to take David Willey's spot in the RCB starting XI now that he is well.
KL Rahul is the captain of the Lucknow Super Giants, along with Kyle Mayers, Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Nicholas Pooran (w), Ayush Badoni, Naveen-ul-Haq, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Yash Thakur, Amit Mishra, Jaydev Unadkat, Manan Vohra, Mark Wood, Quinton de Kock, Krishnappa Go
Squad for Royal Challengers Bangalore includes: Virat Kohli (captain), Shahbaz Ahmed, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik (w), Suyash Prabhudessai, Wanindu Hasaranga, David Willey, Vijaykumar Vyshak, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Faf du Plessis, Akash Deep, Karn Sharma, Finn Allen, Anuj Rawat