The excitement is in the air as the Indian Premier League season 16 continues to enthrall the fans with some nail-biting matches. The next match scheduled on Wednesday, April 19, at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur is between the Rajasthan Royals and the Lucknow Super Giants in Match 26.
The Rajasthan Royals have been in an excellent form, continuing their brilliance from the 2022 edition, and are ranked at the top of the table with four wins out of five matches in the season. In contrast, the Lucknow Super Giants are ranked second with three wins out of five matches. However, the Royals are coming into the fixture having won their last three matches, while the Super Giants were defeated in their last encounter by Punjab Kings by two wickets.
The clash between the top two ranked sides of the tournament so far promises to be a mouth-watering one. After a thrilling victory against the defending champions, Gujarat Titans, the Rajasthan Royals are all set to play their home game against another mighty team, LSG. According to the points table, RR sits at the top, and LSG comes next, making this clash of No. 1 and 2 a gem for the spectators. Both teams are filled with in-form players, which makes this game even more interesting.
However, the Rajasthan Royals have an upper hand as they have defeated LSG in both their head-to-head encounters to date. Additionally, the Rajasthan Royals have plenty of depth in their batting, making it a challenging task for the Super Giants to restrict their scoring. The middle order for the Super Giants appears a bit shaky, which can prove costly in such a high-stakes game.
As the two sides gear up for this exciting encounter, the fans can expect an action-packed match filled with twists and turns. Who will emerge victorious and claim the top spot in the points table? Only time will tell, but one thing is for sure, the Rajasthan Royals and Lucknow Super Giants will leave no stone unturned in their quest for a win.
Time: 7.30 PM IST
Venue: Sawai Mansingh Stadium , Jaipur
TV: Star Sports Network
Live Streaming: Jio Cinemas
Match: RR vs. LSG Match 26 Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023
Toss: To Bowl
32 of the 47 domestic T20 games played on this field were won by bowling first-choice teams. As the game goes on, the surface tends to favor the batsmen, and pacers only have an advantage in the first few overs. Both teams also have a potent lower order with solid big-hitting finishers who can successfully pursue a target.
The pitch is anticipated to be a good batting surface with some help for spinners as only one T20I has been played there. According to the most recent tournament results, the team that wins the toss will probably bowl first. The first innings score here averages 158 runs, and the speedy outfield, along with the later-night dew, makes batting easier. For a better chance of winning, the side batting first should aim for a score of 180 or higher. The pitch has a little amount of green on it, which helps fast bowlers get started, and the consistent bounce lets hitters play their strokes freely. In the second innings, scoring runs will be simpler due to the anticipated dew.
On the day of the game, there will be mostly cloudiness, and from 7:30 pm on, the temperature will range from 31 to 33 degrees Celcius.
|RealFeel Shade™ 31°
|Wind W 20km/h
|Cloud cover 88%
|Wind Gusts 37 km/h
|Visibility 1.6 km
|Cloud ceiling 9100m
|Dew point 8°C
|Time 7.30 PM INST
RR vs LSG Head-to-Head IPL statistics :
Overall Played: 2
Won by RR: 2
Won by LSG:0
Where the two teams finished last season: RR finished 2nd, while LSG finished 3rd.
Win-Loss record of the two teams in IPL 2022 (league stage):
Rajasthan Royals (RR) – Played – 14, Won – 9, Lost -5, Points – 18
Lucknow Super Giants (LSG)– Played – 14, Won – 9, Lost – 5, Points – 18
PLAYING 11 and Key Player Strategy
Rajasthan Royals (RR) XI
Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Dhruv Jurel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Adam Zampa, Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal
Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson, Shimron Hetmyer, Trent Bolt, Adam Zampa are our key players
Lucknow Super Giants (LSG)XI
KL Rahul (c), Kyle Mayers, Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Ayush Badoni, Avesh Khan, Yudhvir Singh Charak, Mark Wood, Ravi Bishnoi
KL Rahul (c), Kyle Mayers, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Nicholas Pooran, Mark Wood are our key players
BETTING TIPS RR VS LSG
RR TO WIN
As Rajasthan Royals prepare to face Lucknow Super Giants in a thrilling match at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur, anticipation is high. The home team already leads the points standings and is anxious to increase their advantage by adding another victory. The Royals are in outstanding shape and are still riding high following their victory in their previous game under the captaincy of Sanju Samson. However, Lucknow Super Giants are no pushovers, and their potent bowling assault promises to make life difficult for Rajasthan. The Super Giants will be hoping that their top order finally performs well and helps them reach an imposing total because their batting has so far struggled to gel.
The Rajasthan Royals have a slight advantage in this matchup even though both clubs appear to be excellent on paper. The Royals are a hard nut to crack since the most of their batsmen are in excellent form, and they have a diverse bowling attack. While the middle order has yet to produce, the Lucknow Super Giants have been overly reliant on their top order to generate runs. Even though we expect the game to be closely contested, we believe Rajasthan Royals will prevail. So, BET on the Royals to win and get ready for a thrilling cricket match!