LSG vs RCB live stream — how to watch IPL 2022 Playoff Eliminator online

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The LSG vs RCB live stream will showcase the second game of the 2022 IPL Playoffs, and there's a lot at stake. 

Trust us, you'll want to know how to watch IPL 2022 live streams with a VPN if you're abroad right now, because this could be a classic.

Lucknow Super Giants vs Royal Challengers Bangalore live stream: Date, time, channels

The Lucknow Super Giants vs Royal Challengers Bangalore live stream takes place today (Wednesday, May 25).
► Time: 3.40 p.m. BST / 10.40 a.m. ET / 7.40 a.m. PT
• U.S. — Watch on ESPN Plus or Willow via Sling
• U.K. — Watch on Sky Sports or Now
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free

The bad news is that the game has been delayed by rain. The good news is that it was only delayed by 40 minutes. It will now start at 3.40 p.m. BST / 10.40 a.m. ET (8.10 p.m. local time). LSG have won the toss and will bowl. Here are the teams:

LSG: Quinton de Kock, KL Rahul (c), Evin Lewis, Deepak Hooda, Hanan Vohra, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Dushmantha Chameera, Mohsin Khan, Avesh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi

RCB: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik, Mahipal Lomror, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammed Siraj 

Lucknow Super Giants go into this game as slight favorites with most pundits, and there's good reason for that. They've been consistently good in the league stage, racking up nine wins and only narrowly missing out on second spot in what is their first IPL season.

What's more, captain KL Rahul and star batsman Quinton de Kock look to have hit form at just the right moment, having smashed 210 between them against Kolkata Knight Riders last week. De Kock hit 140 not out off 70 balls and could easily win this game on his own if he's in the mood. LSG's bowling isn't quite so strong, but Jason Holder, Mohsin Khan and Avesh Khan have wickets in them.

Royal Challengers Bangalore have a real star-studded lineup that hasn't always fired this season, and they only scraped into the playoffs by virtue of Delhi Capitals losing to bottom-placed Mumbai Indians in the penultimate game.

But they're here all the same, and have the players to go all the way: Faf du Plessis, Glenn Maxwell and a certain Mr Virat Kohli have all hit useful runs, while Harshal Patel, Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva, Josh Hazlewood and Mohammed Siraj can all be trusted with the ball. Well, usually — Hazelwood recorded figures of 4-0-64-0 in one recent game. 

We'll show you how to watch, wherever you are, below — and don't forget to also check out our full how to watch IPL 2022 live streams hub, including fixtures, league table and more.

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LSG vs RCB live stream — how to watch from anywhere with a VPN

It's natural that you might want to watch the LSG vs RCB live stream online from your home country — after all, there's nothing like enjoying the action with commentators and pundits you already know. But what if you're not there when the game is on?

Look no further than a VPN, or virtual private network. A VPN makes it look as if you're surfing the web from your home country, rather than the one you're in. That means you can access the streaming services you already pay for, from anywhere on Earth. Or anywhere that has an internet connection, at least.

For instance, a Brit who's currently in the U.S. could watch the Gujarat Titans vs Rajasthan Royals live stream from Sky Sports, even though they're not in the U.K. 

They're totally legal, inexpensive and easy to use. We've tested lots of the best VPN services and our favorite right now is ExpressVPN, thanks to its combination of superb speed, great customer service and excellent device support. 

It also offers a no-questions-asked 30-day money-back guarantee, so you could check it out without having to sign up long term.


Speed, security and simplicity combine to make ExpressVPN our favorite VPN service. In our testing, we were impressed by its fast connection times and by its ability to access more than 3,000 services in 160 locations across 94 countries. A 30-day money-back guarantee is another bonus.

Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN is our favorite.

2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance if you're in the U.S. and want to view a U.K. service, you'd select U.K. from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to Sky Sports or another service and watch the match.

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How to watch the LSG vs RCB live stream in the UK

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As with every IPL 2022 game, you'll be able to watch the LSG vs RCB live stream in the U.K. on Sky Sports and via the Sky Go app. The game will be on Sky Sports Cricket and Sky Sports Main Event and starts at 3 p.m. BST on Wednesday (May 25), although coverage begins at 2.50 p.m. on Cricket.

If you already have a Sky subscription that doesn't include Sports, you'll need to pay £20/month to add those channels. If you don't have Sky at all, it'll cost you at least £41/month, depending on which other channels you choose.

Whichever package you go for, you'll also gain access to coverage in 4K and HDR, so long as you also have an HDR-ready Sky Q box and HLG-compatible TV, or the new Sky Glass TV.

If you don't want to shell out for a full Sky sub, you could also consider its Now Sports streaming service. This gives you 24-hour access for £9.98 or month-long access for £33.99 — though there's an excellent deal currently on offer that brings the cost down to £25 for the first six months. 

You'll also need to pay an extra £5/month for the Boost option that gives you full HD quality plus the ability to watch on up to three screens at once. Still, Now Sports is available on virtually every streaming device out there and is a great option if you don't already have Sky and just want to watch for a fixed period. 

All sounds great, right? But if you're not in the U.K., you can still follow the IPL 2022 live streams by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN.

How to watch the LSG vs RCB live stream in the US

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Cricket fans in the U.S. have a couple of choices when it comes to watching the LSG vs RCB live stream. 

For starters, ESPN Plus will be showing all of the IPL 2022 live streams in both English and Hindi; subscribers can also stream the games through the ESPN Plus website. We've got more information on how to watch IPL 2022 live streams on ESPN Plus in our dedicated guide, so make sure to check that out too. 

The entire tournament will also be shown on the excellently named Willow TV, which is available via various cable packages including Dish, Fios, Spectrum, Xfinity and more.

If you've cut the cord and don't have cable, don't worry — because you can also watch Willow via Sling TV. You'll need a Sling subscription, which costs $35 for either the Orange or Blue package, and can then add Willow TV for $10/month or $60/year. 

However, right now Sling is offering 50% off the first month of a subscription, plus if you sign up for Willow TV via Sling you can get the first three months for $6 month.  

But what if you already use those services but aren't in the U.S. right now? As we explained above, your best bet will be to use a VPN such as ExpressVPN so you can access them wherever you are.


Sling TV offers two packages, both of which cost $35 a month. Willow TV is available as an add-on to either. Sling is currently offering 50% off the first month.

How to watch the LSG vs RCB live stream in India

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If you're watching the LSG vs RCB live stream in India, you'll need to tune in to either Star Sports or Disney Plus Hotstar. If you're cutting the cord and going the Hotstar route, you can pay Rs. 499/year for the new Mobile plan, which lets you watch on one mobile device, Rs. 899/year for the Super plan (2 devices, including TVs and laptops) or Rs. 1499 for Premium (4 devices plus 4K and no adverts).

If you already subscribe to one of those services but are outside of India right now, you can simply choose one of the best VPN services such as ExpressVPN to live stream the action wherever you are are. 

How to watch the LSG vs RCB live stream in Australia

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Aussies also get a couple of options for where to watch the LSG vs RCB live stream in the form of Fox Sports or Kayo Sports

Fox is available as part of many pay TV packages, but if you don't already have it then Kayo might be a better bet. 

Kayo can be accessed via a dedicated mobile or tablet app, and also on Chromecast and Apple TV — plus it costs a very reasonable $25 AUD per month for the basic package. A premium subscription is also available for $35 AUD per month, but this merely gives you the ability to access three simultaneous streams, rather than two. 

Plus, there's a 14-day free trial available if you want to try the service before committing to a subscription. Although that said, you can cancel at any time, so there's really no reason not to give it a try.

Not in Australia right now? You can simply use a VPN to watch all the action on your Fox or Kayo account, as if you were back home.

How to watch the LSG vs RCB live stream in New Zealand

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New Zealanders can watch the LSG vs RCB live stream on Sky Sport. This costs $57.98 NZD per month, or $31.99/month extra if you already have Sky but not Sport. Plus there's currently an offer which gives you your first month free when you sign up for a year.

Alternatively, you could go for the Sky Sport Now service, which gives you just the Sport channels but for a reduced cost of $19.99/week / $39.99/month or $399/year — but there's also a free seven-day trial of the service so you can give it a go before committing. 

Not at home in New Zealand right now? You can still follow the game by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN

Can you watch the LSG vs RCB live stream in Pakistan?

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Sadly, cricket fans in Pakistan will not be able to watch the LSG vs RCB live stream, as no Pakistan broadcaster has the rights to show the action. In fact, there won't even be any Pakistani cricketers playing in the IPL 2022 tournament at all, due to the strained diplomatic relationship between India and Pakistan. 

However, if you're usually based in another country such as the U.K. but happen to be in Pakistan right now, you can still enjoy your local coverage, simply by signing up for a VPN such as ExpressVPN to live stream the action. 

LSG vs RCB live stream: Squads

Lucknow Super Giants

  • KL Rahul (c) (Batter)
  • Avesh Khan (Bowler)
  • Ayush Badoni (Batter)
  • Dushmantha Chameera (Bowler)
  • Quinton de Kock (Wicketkeeper batter)
  • Krishnappa Gowtham (Bowling all rounder)
  • Jason Holder (Bowling all rounder)
  • Deepak Hooda (All rounder)
  • Evin Lewis (Batter)
  • Kyle Mayers (Batting all rounder)
  • Mohsin Khan (Bowler)
  • Shahbaz Nadeem (Bowler)
  • Manish Pandey (Batter)
  • Krunal Pandya (All rounder)
  • Ankit Rajpoot (Bowler)
  • Ravi Bishnoi (Bowler)
  • Karan Sharma (All rounder)
  • Marcus Stoinis (Batting all rounder)
  • Andrew Tye (Bowler)
  • Manan Vohra (Batter)
  • Mayank Yadav (Bowler)

Royal Challengers Bangalore

  • Faf du Plessis (c) (Batter)
  • Akash Deep (Bowling all rounder)
  • Finn Allen (Batter)
  • Anuj Rawat (Wicketkeeper batter)
  • Jason Behrendorff (Bowler)
  • Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva (All rounder)
  • Aneeshwar Gautam (Bowling All rounder)
  • Josh Hazlewood (Bowler)
  • Dinesh Karthik (Wicketkeeper batter)
  • Siddarth Kaul (Bowler)
  • Virat Kohli (Batter)
  • Mahipal Lomror (All rounder)
  • Glenn Maxwell (Batting all rounder)
  • Chama Milind (Bowler)
  • Mohammed Siraj (Bowler)
  • Harshal Patel (Bowler)
  • Rajat Patidar (Batter)
  • Suyash Prabhudessai (Batting all rounder)
  • Sherfane Rutherford (Batter)
  • Shahbaz Ahmed (All rounder)
  • Karn Sharma (Bowler)
  • David Willey (Bowling all rounder)

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