RR vs LSG: The next fixture of the TATA IPL 2022 will see two of the best Indian batsmen leading their respective teams. This match will take place on Sunday at the Brabourne Stadium in the evening at 7:30 pm. The inaugural season champion, Rajasthan Royals, will face off against the new franchise, Lucknow Super Giants. This game is an important clash for both teams.
A win in this match will help the team to almost guarantee a place in the playoffs. Both teams will give their all to make it count. LSG is sitting at number two and RR at number three, so there is nothing much of a difference between the two. But one thing is for sure: it will be a high-voltage clash.
RR vs LSG: Match Preview and Prediction
On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals are also coming off a humilating loss at the hands of Delhi Capitals. Even in the last four matches, they have won just one, so that is a cause for worry because the tournament is heading towards the knockout stage. However, they haven’t qualified till now.
RR needs one more win in their remaining two matches to qualify for the playoffs. They will be eager to win this match. Shimron Hetmyer is back with the team, so he will play against LSG. So that will surely be a confidence booster for them. RR has beaten Lucknow last time, so they will be looking to replicate that performance one more time. But if they lose this match, it will make it tougher for them.
Probably XI: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Rassie van der Dussen, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Sen
Lucknow Super Giants
With eight wins out of 12 matches, LSG is sitting comfortably at No. 2. But the way they lost in the last match against GT is a big worry. Chasing the target of 144, they were bowled out for just 82 runs. But they can only take some positives from the match.
The bowling did a great job. But still, they need one more win to secure their place in the playoffs. A win against RR will guarantee their place in the top four. However, they must remember their loss in the last match against Rajasthan. So they have some scores to settle as well.
Probably XI: Quinton de Kock (wk), KL Rahul (c), Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya, Ayush Badoni, Marcus Stoinis, Jason Holder, Karan Sharma/Ravi Bishnoi, Dushmantha Chameera, Avesh Khan, Mohsin Khan
RR vs LSG Match, Pitch and Toss Update
The Brabourne Stadium is a high-scoring ground. The average score here is around 175+. However, it also provides help to the bowlers. The pacer will get the assistance at the start, and the spinner will come into play later in the game. Batsmen can trust the bounce and play their shots from the crease. Overall, it is a complete pitch that offers help to everyone. However, dew might come into play and bowlers will find it hard to grip the ball in the second innings. The toss will be crucial for both teams. And the team winning the toss will go for the chase. Toss might be another factor for the win. Of the last 12 matches on this ground, six have been won batting first, and the rest six batting second. In the last match on this ground, PBKS scored 209 runs in the first inning.
RR vs LSG Head to Head
Both teams have only played one match so far this season. It was a close contest between the two that went to the last ball of the match. But in the end, it was RR who came out victorious by just three runs.
IPL 2022: RR vs LSG: Players to watch out for
KL Rahul has always been a consistent performer when it comes to the IPL. However, he hasn’t done much in the last two innings, so he will be eager to make some runs. The LSG skipper has scored 459 runs so far with two centuries and two half-centuries.
Avesh Khan has carried on his form from last season to this season. The right-arm pacer has overshadowed the likes of Jason Holder and Dusmhmantha Chameera. He has taken 16 matches so far at an average of 18.35 and an economy of 7.96.
Jos Buttler has set this season on fire with the bat in his hands. The English opener has again and again proved why he is rated the best white-ball batsman in the world. Buttler has scored 625 runs and is leading the race for the “Purple Cap.”
Yuzvendra Chahal was one of the reason that RR won the match against LSG last time. He took four wickets in that match. Chahal is the joint highest wicket-taker this season with 23 wickets. But he would like to take more wickets to stretch the lead over Hasaranga.
IPL 2022: Predicted 11 team of the match Prediction
Wicket-keeper: Jos Buttler (RR), Sanju Samson (RR), Quinton De Kock (LSG), KL Rahul (LSG)
Batsmen: Marcus Stoinis (LSG), Deepak Hooda (LSG), Devdutt Padikkal (RR)
All-rounder: Ravichandran Ashwin (RR)
Bowlers: Yuzvendra Chahal (RR), Avesh Khan (LSG), Ravi Bishnoi (LSG)
Tips: Jos Buttler will be the captain of the team. KL Rahul will be the vice-captain. Both teams have power-hitters in their ranks, who can tonk the ball very hard. But the overall performance gives LSG an edge. So we will back Lucknow Super Giants to win the match. However, the team winning the toss might win the game as well.