The IPL 2022 season has begun, with teams competing for points and attempting to find the right balance and depth in their starting XI. Rajasthan Royals had a fantastic start to the tournament with back-to-back victories, but they lost their most recent match against RCB despite being in a good position at the halfway point. They will look to win this match to make a comeback. After losing their first match, the Lucknow Super Giants have stormed their way through the league with a hat-trick of victories. They will be full of confidence and morale, and they will be looking to continue their winning ways.
The 20th match between Rajasthan Royals vs Lucknow Super Giants will take place on April 10th, 2022 at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Match Details to Note
Match: Rajasthan Royals vs Lucknow Super Giants, 20th Match, Indian Premier League 2022
Date: April 10, 2022 (Sunday)
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Rajasthan Royals vs Lucknow Super Giants Team Previews
Team Rajasthan Royals were defeated by RCB by a margin of six wickets in their most recent game. Jos Buttler has been their batting mainstay, scoring 35, 100, and 70 runs in three matches. Shimron Hetmyer has been brutal in the death overs, scoring 108 runs at a strike rate of 188. Sanju Samson and Devdutt Padikkal have played some crucial knocks in the middle order.
Prasidh Krishna and Trent Boult have shared the new ball and have been a little off-color in the last two games after a brilliant start by their standards. Yuzi Chahal has been their standout bowler thus far, taking 7 wickets at an economy rate of 5.5 RPO. The experienced Ravi Ashwin went for a lot of runs in the previous game, and we expect him to make a comeback in this one. In this game, James Neesham could come in to add depth to the batting and bowling departments.
Rajasthan Royals Squad
Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (wk/c), Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, James Neesham, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Navdeep Saini, KC Cariappa, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Karun Nair, Rassie van der Dussen, Daryl Mitchell, Obed McCoy, Tejas Baroka, Kuldip Yadav, Anunay Singh, Kuldeep Sen, Dhruv Jurel, Shubham Garhwal
Predicted XI: Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag/James Neesham, Ravichandran Ashwin, Navdeep Saini, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal
Quinton De Kock led the chase with 80 runs off 52 balls as LSG chased down a tricky total of 150 runs. KL Rahul, Deepak Hooda, Ayush Badoni, and Evin Lewis have all scored 50 or more runs and have consistently helped their teams in critical situations. With all-rounders Krunal Pandya, Jason Holder, and K Gowtham in the lower middle order, their batting looks very settled and long.
Avesh Khan has been their best pacer this season, taking 7 wickets at 6 RPO, while Jason Holder and Andrew Tye will work together to keep the ball moving. Ravi Bishnoi has been outstanding in all three matches so far, and K Gowtham made an immediate impact in his debut, taking three wickets each. Marcus Stoinis is available for selection, and depending on the team configuration, he could replace Evin Lewis or Andrew Tye.
Lucknow Super Giants Squad
KL Rahul (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Manan Vohra, Krunal Pandya, Ankit Rajpoot, Krishnappa Gowtham, Ravi Bishnoi, Dushmantha Chameera, Avesh Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Evin Lewis, Mohsin Khan, Ayush Badoni, Karan Sharma, Mayank Yadav
Predicted XI: KL Rahul (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Evin Lewis/Marcus Stoinis, Deepak Hooda, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Jason Holder, Krishnappa Gowtham, Andrew Tye, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan
Rajasthan Royals vs Lucknow Super Giants Toss Prediction
Chasing teams have won all four matches played at this venue so far, and both captains are expected to field first if they win the toss.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
Wankhade has been a slightly tricky surface that has aided pacers and spinners. Batters must be cautious of the new swinging ball, but they can capitalise once they have gotten used to it. In this match, we anticipate a score of 160-180 runs.
In the evening, Mumbai will be cool and breezy, and dew may fall in the late hours of the match. We anticipate a complete match with no interruptions.
Rajasthan Royals vs Lucknow Super Giants Match Prediction
LSG has a plethora of all-rounders who add depth and balance to their starting XI. Their top five have consistently scored with a variety of options in the pace and spin bowling departments. RR, on the other hand, has a top-5 of quality players and four proven bowlers in their playing XI. The absence of all-rounders has been their most serious problem, as has a lack of depth in the batting and bowling departments. LSG appears to be a stronger team on paper, and we expect them to win this match.
Rajasthan Royals is the favourite to beat Lucknow Super Giants at the odds of 1.85.
- So far, RR has four points from three matches, with two wins and one loss.
- LSG has 6 points from 4 games and has won their last three matches in a row.
- Both RR and LSG were defeated in their previous meeting at Wankhede.