Date: 15 May 2022
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
Ball-by-ball commentary: SportsTiger App
In Match 63 of IPL 2022, Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) will lock horns at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. Both teams will be eyeing a playoff spot when they face each other in the second match of Sunday’s doubleheader. While Lucknow are more settled as compared to Rajasthan, the Sanju Samson-led side have added pressure after losing their last game to Delhi Capitals. It will be an interesting clash between the two top teams with a lethal bowling attack this season.
The Brabourne Pitch has produced quite a few high-scoring games now and the Sunday’s game is also expected to be one of those with both teams possessing enough batting firepower. For bowlers, there has been a little help for spinners.
Lucknow Super Giants:
The KL Rahul-led team has done immensely well this season with some scintillating performances. They have formed a balanced side with enough batting prowess and a lethal bowling attack. However, in their last game against GT, LSG batters kneeled down to some good bowling. Nonetheless, the message from the management will be to take learnings and move forward. The opening pair of QDK and KL Rahul have faired decently. Deepak Hooda has also done well at No.3. However, the middle order looks a bit unsettled with Ayush Badoni and Krunal Pandya not stepping up. Marcus Stoinis has been underutilized and the management will look to fix his batting position as soon as possible.
SportsTiger Playing XI of LSG
Quinton de Kock (wk), KL Rahul, Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Ayush Badoni, Jason Holder, Karan Sharma, Dushmantha Chameera, Avesh Khan, Mohsin Khan
After some dominating performances in the initial phase of the tournament, Rajasthan have started facing some serious issues. Jos Buttler’s bat is not doing the required talking which is affecting the team badly. Sanju Samson’s hot and cold form is also not helping RR’s cause. With Shimron Hetmyer out of the bubble, RR is also lacking a finisher. Against DC, RR management’s ploy to promote Ashwin in the batting order worked but that doesn’t look like a feasible option in the long run. Also, the contribution from the lower middle order has been never enough this season. Now, with a playoff berth at stake, RR will be under the pump to win against LSG.
SportsTiger Playing XI of RR
Yashaswi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson, Rassie van der Dussen, Riyan Parag, R Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Sen
The battle between Rajasthan and Lucknow will be one to look at. But, KL Rahul’s LSG look more settled as compared to RR at the moment. Thus, they are a hot favorite to win Match 63.
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