On Wednesday, April 19, the Rajasthan Royals will welcome the Lucknow Super Giants in their maiden home game at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. This is a top-of-the-table duel in the Indian Premier League, with RR at the top with 8 points and LSG at the bottom with 6 points. Both sides have played five matches, and the Net Run Rate gap between them is significant. It will take a massive defeat for Rajasthan to drop to second place in the IPL points table. But it is not the game’s story. What makes this match noteworthy is the contrast in methods, philosophies, and techniques used by these teams to rise to the top of the standings in the early rounds of the competition.
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While batting inside the powerplay, Rajasthan has been the most aggressive team, with their whole top order going all-in from the start. With the exception of Devdutt Padikkal, who has struggled so far in the tournament, the rest of the team has attempted to keep the scoring rate above 10 runs per over. LSG’s opening burst, on the other hand, is totally dependent on Kyle Mayers, whose ability to take on the new ball has kept Quinton de Kock out of the starting XI. De Kock, one of the finest white-ball openers in recent history, led LSG in scoring in the 2022 tournament and finished third overall. The game will include several excellent players, like Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult, Nicholas Pooran, and Mark Wood.
IPL 2023, Match 26: RR vs LSG
Sawai Mansingh Stadium is the venue.
Toss at 7 p.m.
Time: 7:30 p.m. IST
Where to watch: The game will be televised on Star Sports, while the stream will be available on Jio Cinema.
The Rajasthan Royals defeated the Lucknow Super Giants twice in the Indian Premier League in the 2022 season. Despite the fact that none of the games were high-scoring affairs, Rajasthan emerged victorious due to two outstanding bowling performances from Yuzvendra Chahal and Trent Boult. The first meeting of the previous season was close, with RR winning by three runs, while the second was pretty comfortable, with RR winning by 24 runs.
Face to Face
Lucknow is one of the Indian Premier League’s two newest franchises. They have played Rajasthan twice and lost both times.
The Rajasthan Royals will play their debut game in Jaipur. They had formerly played their home games in Guwahati. Jaipur is expected to be a sporty pitch with early assistance for fast bowlers.