Date: 10 April 2022
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Ball-by-ball commentary: SportsTiger App
The 20th match of the 15th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will see Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) locking horns against each other at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Both the teams have been in good form so far in the tournament. While KL Rahul’s LSG have won three out of four games they have played, Sanju Samson’s RR have won two out of three games. Lucknow have an upper hand considering the recent form. But RR have the potential to turn it around. So, it is going to be an interesting battle.
The Wankhede pitch has been the slowest of all four pitches in IPL 2022. The average score at the venue this season has been around 140. It is expected to remain the same for the LSG vs RR clash. Spinners will get some help while pacers will have to mix it well.
Lucknow Super Giants:
The KL Rahul-led team has done immensely well to keep their opposition at bay. With the return of Jason Holder, LSG have found the right balance. While Quinton de Kock and KL Rahul are taking care of the new ball, Evin Lewis is there to attack in the middle overs. Deepak Hooda has taken care of the scoreboard whenever he has got an opportunity while Ayush Badoni has perfectly donned the finisher’s hat. In the bowling department, Ravi Bishnoi is living up to the expectations while Avesh Khan and K Gowtham are providing the right balance along with Jason Holder.
SportsTiger Playing XI of LSG
KL Rahul (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Evin Lewis, Deepak Hooda, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, K Gowtham, Jason Holder, Andrew Tye, Avesh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi
RR have looked like the most complete team with the right people at the right places. Although they lost the plot in the end overs against RCB, they have enough arsenal to return to form immediately. Yashasvi Jaiswal has been the only concern at the top of the order but the management will back him with one more chance. Jos Buttler is doing the asked job and the same with Shimron Hetmyer. Captain Sanju Samson is pounding on the chances he is getting.
SportsTiger Playing XI of RR
Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, R Ashwin, Navdeep Saini, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal
Although Lucknow have the momentum with them, RR have the ability to bounce back.
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