Today the match between Lucknow Super Giants and Rajasthan Royals will be played at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. Lucknow has won 8 out of 12 matches and is at the second position in the points table. Their net run rate is also +0.385. Rajasthan team has won 7 out of 12 matches and has a net run rate of +0.228.
Both teams are big contenders for the playoffs. LSG and RR have an army of players running in form. In such a situation, the competition is expected to be interesting.
LSG vs RR: Match Preview
Lucknow will try to come back after the defeat from Gujarat
The season has been excellent for Lucknow. They have excellent players, who have the ability to change the course of the match at any time. However, this team fell weak against Gujarat. Coach Gautam Gambhir's displeasure video is telling that no one expected the team to lose such a bad defeat.
Lucknow will have to keep in mind that winning league matches is what it takes to be the number one and number two team in the playoffs. If the team finishes in the top 2, it will get two chances to reach the final. The batsmen will have to show their ability against Rajasthan. They have to avoid spoiling the hard work of the bowlers.
Rajasthan Royals will have to avoid unnecessary changes in the batting order
It can be said about Rajasthan Royals that this team loses matches because of its strategies. At the time when reaching the playoffs is the most important, at that time the team is engaged in experiments. Sending R Ashwin to bat first down is incomprehensible. The arrival of Sanju Samson to bat at number five is also surprising.
When the total on the board is low, it will be difficult for the bowlers to defend it as well. In such a situation, in the important match played against Lucknow, the team should go with a strong batting line-up. The captain should play in the top order so that the team can get big scores.
LSG Probable XI: Quinton de Kock (wk), KL Rahul (c), Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Ayush Badoni, Jason Holder, Dushmantha Chameera, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Mohsin Khan.
Probable RR XI: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Rassie van der Dussen, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Sen.