Rajasthan Royals after winning their first two games against Hyderabad and Mumbai lost their 3rd game to Bangalore while Lucknow after losing their first match to Gujarat Titans have been on a roll by winning 3 games on trot against CSK, SRH and DC.
Rajasthan will be looking to bounce back against KL Rahul-led Lucknow side and notably RR have won two out of their three games while batting first in this tournament unlike other teams. Lucknow have also won one of their match while batting first and today's game between these two teams is expected to be an intense clash.
Lucknow has had a terrific batting line up in their Playing XI with the likes of KL Rahul, Quinton de Kock in their setup while middle order has good hitters like Deepak Hooda and Ayush Badoni. Caribbean all-rounder Jason Holder is also set to add value to their team when needed while Ravi Bishnoi and Avesh Khan will be the key bowlers for their team.
Rajasthan on the other also has a heavy top-order with the likes of Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler, Padikkal, Jaiswal and also an attacking batsman like Hetmyer. Talking about the bowling department, RR has the world class bowlers in their side and they will look to utilize their full potential in today's game to get that 2 important points.
Let us have a look at numbers and stats before start of RR vs LSG game:
5 - Quinton de Kock has been dismissed by Yuzvendra Chahal 5 times in IPL.
Batsman to be dismissed most times by Yuzvendra Chahal in IPL: Quinton de Kock/Sanju Samson - 5 times
Quinton de Kock vs Yuzvendra Chahal in IPL:
Inns - 7
Runs - 33
Balls - 31
Wickets - 5
4s : 3; 6s : 1
22 - Trent Boult has taken 22 wickets in IPL powerplay since 2020.
Most IPL wickets in Powerplay since 2020:
Trent Boult - 22
Deepak Chahar - 17
Mohammed Shami - 14
31 - Devdutt Padikkal needs 31 more runs to smash 1000 runs in IPL.
50 - Krishnappa Gowtham need 1 more wicket to take 50 wickets in T20 cricket. Krunal Pandya needs 3 more sixes to complete 50 sixes in IPL.
58.88 - KL Rahul has the highest batting average (58.88) against RR in IPL among players who have played 10 innings against them.
73 - Sanju Samson needs 73 more runs to smash 5000 runs in T20 cricket.
86 - Devdutt Padikkal needs 86 more runs to smash 2000 runs in T20 cricket.
205 - Jos Buttler has smashed most runs (205) in IPL 2022 from just 3 innings so far at a strike rate of 143.35.