IPL 2022: On Sunday, two of the powerhouse teams of the TATA IPL 2022 will face off against each other. It is a clash between the Rajasthan Royals and the Lucknow Super Giants. Two of the promising wicket-keeper batsmen, KL Rahul and Sanju Samson, will lead their respective teams to an IPL encounter. It is an evening game and will start at 7:30 PM at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Both teams are batting heavy so it will be an exciting clash.
KL Rahul has led his team superbly so far, and that’s the reason they have won their last three matches on the trot. On the other hand, Rajasthan started their campaign with two wins but lost their last match against RCB. So let’s check out the complete match details and possible XI for both teams.
TATA IPL 2022: LSG vs RR: Match Preview and Prediction
Jos Buttler is in the form of his life and is scoring consistent runs for RR at the top. He is the highest run-scorer in the tournament with 205 runs, including a century. Apart from him, skipper Samson, Jaiswal, and Padikkal also have some runs under their belts. If we look at the lower order, Shimron Hetmyer is doing the job for them. Overall, batting appears to be quite dangerous. Rajasthan also have the best spinners in their team.
Yuzi Chahal and Ravichandran Ashwin are among the best spinners in the modern era, which makes their spin department stronger. In fact, RR has got the best spinners in the tournament. Trent Boult and Prasidh Krishna are leading the pace attack. Overall, this is one of the most settled bowling attacks in the competition. RR did struggle in the last match, but that was just a bad day at the office. But against LSG, they will be back with complete authority.
Probably XI: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (C & Wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Navdeep Saini, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal, Prasidh Krishna.
Lucknow Super Giants
KL Rahul has led his team fantastically so far this season. That’s the reason Lucknow is sitting in the first half of the points table with three wins in four matches. LSG has got one of the best opening pairs in KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock. Both batters are among runs this season. Then they have got a powerful middle order with Lewis, Hooda, Badoni, and Krunal. Another good news for the fans is that Marcus Stoinis is back with the team and is available for selection, but it will be interesting to see who will make way for him as only four overseas players are allowed and the other international players have done a tremendous job so far.
The LSG bowling lineup is also strong as they have got plenty of options. The team has a set of 3–4 all-rounders that can contribute in both departments of the game. That makes their batting very deep. However, the team is coming off three consecutive wins, so with the momentum on their side, they can also best RR in the next match.
Probably XI: KL Rahul (C), Quinton de Kock (Wk), Evin Lewis, Deepak Hooda, Ayush Badoni, Jason Holder, Krunal Pandya, Krishnappa Gowtham, Andrew Tye, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan.
IPL 2022: Lucknow vs Rajasthan Match, Pitch and Toss Update
The pitch at Wankhede is always good for the pace bowlers at the start. But spinners will also get some help later in the match. But overall, it is a complete batting surface. Batsmen play their shots on the up without thinking about any uneven bounce. Dew will be another factor that might come into play in the evening game. So the bowlers will find it hard to grip the wet ball in the second innings. The toss becomes crucial in the T20 game, as winning the toss will give an extra edge. The team winning the toss should field first, as chasing will be easier than batting first. The team batting second has won all three matches on this pitch this season.
IPL 2022: LSG vs RR: Players to watch out for
Jos Buttler has started the season with a bang. He has hit the first century of the season and is leading the chart for the highest run-getter for the season. The English swashbuckling opener has played three matches and scored a total of 205 runs at an incredible average of 102.5 and a strike rate of 143.35. He will be the price wicket for LSG. If he stays for a long time, no score is big.
Yuzi Chahal needs no introduction in the game of cricket. The veteran leg-spinner has performed really well this season and is the second-highest wicket-taker in the tournament. He has taken seven wickets in three matches and has a chance to take the “Orange Cap” in a match against LSG. Chahal has taken all his wickets in the middle overs and it will be a challenge for LSG as well.
Quinton de Kock is another overseas opener that is scoring runs for fun. The wicket-keeper batsman is the highest run-scorer for LSG this season. He has scored 149 runs in four matches at a strike rate of 135.45, including two half-centuries. He, along with captain KL Rahul, contributes significantly to the team’s success. pair. But his runs are very crucial for Lucknow.
Avesh Khan has been the franchise’s most consistent player over the last two seasons. This season, he has taken the third most wickets.The LSG pacer has already registered a match-winning performance against SRH. KL Rahul and his team would like him to perform well against RR and take some early wickets.
IPL 2022: Predicted 11 team of the match Prediction
Wicket-keeper: Jos Buttler (RR), Sanju Samson (RR), KL Rahul (LSG), Quinton de Kock (LSG)
Batsmen: Y Jaiswal (RR), Deepak Hooda (LSG), Evin Lewis (LSG)
All-rounder: Krishnappa Gowtham (LSG)
Bolwers: Yuzi Chahal (RR), R Ashwin (RR), Ravi Shastri (LSG)
Tips: Jos Buttler will be the captain of the team. KL Rahul or Quinton de Kock will be the vice-captain. Both teams are batting heavily, but RR holds the slight edge in terms of bowling options. So we will back RR to win the match. However, the team winning the toss might win the game as well.