Match prediction: RR to win
Toss prediction: RR to win the toss and bowl first
A top of the table clash awaits us, as 1st placed Rajasthan Royals take on 2nd Placed Lucknow Super Giants. While the teams in the middle section of the points table are stuck in traffic, RR and LSG will be looking to pull away and get some breathing space from the rest.
- Wednesday, April 19th, 19:30 IST
- Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
- 1 RR vs LSG match preview
- 2 RR vs LSG Dream11 prediction
- 3 Match prediction: Rajasthan Royals to win
RR vs LSG match preview
Continuing their form from the previous season, Rajasthan Royals are definitely one of the most dangerous teams this season. An exceptional batting order with an arguably one of the best bowling lineups in the tournament, they have been the team to beat. With 4 wins in 5 games, they find themselves at the top of the table. After an incredible chase against the defending champions Gujarat Titans, their morale will be at an all time high.
The form of Sanju Samson and Shemron Hetmyer will be a huge boost for the Rajasthan Royals. It must be a confidence booster for Samson to see how Hetmyer has taken up the finisher's role. With himself and butter at the top and Hetmyer down the order, RR will feel comfortable chasing any target.
And that’s what we call 100% Halla Bol. 🔥 pic.twitter.com/m993Enf7VR
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) April 17, 2023
Probable IX: Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson(w/c), Riyan Parag, Shimron Hetmyer, Dhruv Jurel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Adam Zampa, Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal
Lucknow Super Giants
Coming off a game that they would've wanted to win given their condition, Lucknow Super Giants will be extremely disappointed not to have won that game. But there are many positives to look forward to as KL Rahul returns to form, which solves many problems for the Lucknow Super Giants. Although, he needs to be a touch quicker in scoring runs.
LSG have won 2 out of their last 3 games playing away and will hope to make it 3 in a row when it comes to winning games away from home. It will be interesting to see if they bring in de Kock or they stay with Mayers.
Champions ka swagat karne aa rahe ho na? 😎
— Lucknow Super Giants (@LucknowIPL) April 17, 2023
Probable IX: KL Rahul (c), Kyle Mayers, Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Ayush Badoni, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Mark Wood, Ravi Bishnoi
Pitch and expected weather conditions
The Sawai Mansingh Stadium is quite an unpredictable wicket. With an IPL match being played here after a long hiatus, it is not very certain as to how the wicket will behave.
It will be hot and humid but will get cooler as the match progresses. The maximum and minimum temperatures will be in the 37°C – 24°C range.
RR vs LSG Dream11 prediction
Dream11 prediction for this match:
- Wicket-keeper(s): Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Nicholas Pooran
- Batter(s): KL Rahul, Shimron Hetmyer, Deepak Hooda
- All-rounder(s): Ravi Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Marcus Stoinis
- Bowler(s): Trent Boult, Ravi Bishnoi
- Recommended captain: Jos Buttler
- Recommended vice-captain: Yuzvendra Chahal
The Sawai Mansingh Stadium traditionally has been a slow pitch, with help for the spinners throughout the game.
Rajasthan Royals have the perfect squad to compete for such a pitch, with top quality seam bowlers and the best spinners in India. All Batsmen selected are in top form and will look to score big runs on a tough wicket.
We would recommend having Jos Buttler as your Captain, as not only he is in really good form, but will want to lead from the front and get Rajasthan Royals a win in their home stadium. We would also recommend Yuzvendra Chahal as your Vice-captain, given his ability to pick up wickets in the middle overs and put breaks on the opposition scoring.
Match prediction: Rajasthan Royals to win
The Rajasthan Royals might be the early contenders to win the IPL this season. With a squad full of match winners, and them returning back to play at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium it will take a special effort from the Lucknow Super Giants to come off with a win.
Toss prediction: Rajasthan Royals to win the toss and bowl first.
With the uncertainty that surrounds the pitch and how it will behave, it will be quite an easy choice for the captain who wins the toss, to have a bowl first.
Man of the match prediction: Jos Buttler
Jos Buttler might not be in the form that he showed throughout the last season, but he is still striking the ball extremely well. Saying that we feel he will be back to his brilliant best and guide Rajasthan Royals to another victory, taking them to the top of the table.
Rajasthan Royals are placed at 1.70 and Lucknow Super Giants at 2.10. Rajasthan Royals come in as favourites as they play at home.