Last game of the weekend and it is a top clash. Two sides that have been doing well in the tournament so far will lock horns. Match number 20 will see Rajasthan Royals (RR) taking on Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in the 2nd match of the double-header Sunday.
The Royals were defeated for the first time this season in their previous game against the Royal Challengers Bangalore, despite controlling the game for the most portion. Despite this, they have won two of their first three games and will be hoping to improve their batting with the acquisition of Rassie van der Dussen.
The Lucknow Super Giants, on the other hand, have been on a roll, winning three straight games and retaining a strong place in the points table. They have also won two close matches so far, which will be a huge lift for them. Marcus Stoinis will play for the KL Rahul-led team, while youngster Ayush Badoni has been effective in the closing stages of games. Lucknow’s massive auction investment in all-rounders has paid off handsomely, with seven bowling options at their disposal.
RR vs LSG – Match Details
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Date & Time: April 10, 7:30 PM
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network for Television and Disney + Hotstar app for live streaming.
So far, the Wankhede Stadium has aided the fast bowlers well, while the hitters have struggled on the pitch. It will be critical not to lose early wickets since teams batting first have struggled to put up huge totals so far.
The captain who wins the toss will try to bowl first because of the dew factor, which could have a significant impact later in the evening.
With 205 runs in three matches at an average of 102.5 and a strike rate of 143, Jos Buttler holds the Orange Cap. He’s been in magnificent form and intends to keep it up.
Lucknow Super Giants
Quinton de Kock was named player of the match in his last game and has been in excellent form, making 149 runs at an average of 37 and a strike rate of 135, in four matches.
Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jimmy Neesham, Navdeep Saini, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Lucknow Super Giants: KL Rahul (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Evin Lewis, Deepak Hooda, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Jason Holder, Krishnappa Gowtham, Andrew Tye, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan.