Tata IPL 2023 RR vs LSG | 26th Match Preview & Stats

RR vs LSG Review

Tata IPL 2023 RR vs LSG | Rajasthan will be playing Lucknow in their first home game of the season. Sanju Samson played a fine stroke at number 4, scoring 60 runs off 32 balls, taking RR to their 3rd consecutive win. On the other hand, Lucknow failed to continue their winning after their batting failed in LSG in sticky conditions. Rahul’s 74 off 56 helped Lucknow finish with 159 runs batting first against Punjab. Here we will talk about the heavy-weight match between these two teams.

Tata IPL 2023 RR vs LSG Team preview:

Rajasthan Royals:

Sanju Samson is knocking at the doorstep for the World Cup selections. The Rajasthan skipper was out for a duck in 2 consecutive matches before he led the comeback in the last match against GT. RR found themselves at 55 for 4 in the 11th over while chasing a bundle of 178 runs. Hetmyer and Samson added 59 runs off 27 balls for the 5th wicket. In the 19th Over, Ashwin also played a handy knock scoring ten off the three balls, ensuring that RR was comfortably placed to chase down the target in the last over.

Lucknow Super Giants:

Lucknow lost a close game at home while defending a par score against Punjab. KL Rahul and the boys had their chances in the match, and if the bowling and fielding had been a little better at the death, they could have finished as the winning side. Coming to Jaipur, Jaydev Unadkat and Mark Wood will be there to watch out for in the LSG squad. KL Rahul looks in good touch. He needs to improve his strike rate at the top order. But before he shifts the gears, the captain needs to be confident in the middle order’s contributions. While Krunal Pandya played a handy knock in the chase against SRH, he has yet to be that impactful.

Tata IPL 2023 RR vs LSG Predicted Playing 11:

Expected playing 11 for Rajasthan Royals:

Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Dhruv Jurel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravichandran Ashwin, Adam Zampa, Sandeep Sharma, Trent Boult

Predicted playing 11 for Lucknow Super Giants:

KL Rahul (c), Kyle Mayers, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Ravi Bishnoi, Jaydev Unadkat, Amit Mishra, Mark Wood, Avesh Khan

Tata IPL 2023 RR vs LSG Key players:

Rajasthan Royals:

Hetmyer played a key role after the skipper’s departure, with 56 off 26 balls ensuring the Royals’ chase was not derailed. Buttler is a key player in the batting line up, but Hetmyer and Samson’s ability to stage a comeback shows that RR is not completely dependent on him. It allows for more freedom for the English batsman at the top order. Yashaswi Jaiswal also looked in good form in previous matches and will be eager to get Rajasthan off to another flying start.

Trent Boult, who has been expensive lately, might be a key bowler for Rajasthan, given the playing conditions in their home ground. The spin bowlers would also enjoy a good time, making Chahal and Zampa key players to watch out for in the RR vs LSG match.

Lucknow Super Giants:

Deepak Hooda also needs help finding his way in the team. It is a growing concern in the Lucknow camp as they seem to be dependent on Marcus Stoinis and, specifically, Nicholas Pooran in the lower order.

These 2 are quality finishers, but if placed with bigger roles every time, their failure may cost LSG dearly. But if the 2 get going and Ayush Badoni comes to the party, Lucknow can finish successfully.

RR vs LSG Head-to-Head Record: 

Teams Matches Won 
Rajasthan Royals 2 wins
Lucknow Super Giants 0 win 

RR vs LSG Fantasy Cricket Players Stats: 

Player Players Stats 
Lokesh Rahul155 runs 
Trent Boult6 wickets 
Mark Wood11 wickets 
Yashasvi Jaiswal136 runs 

Tata IPL 2023 RR vs LSG Weather & pitch report:

The pitch of the RR vs LSG match has been scheduled in Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. The pitch has a bit of green that will help the pace bowlers early in the game. The bounce is even there, and the ball comes onto the bat quickly, allowing batters to play their strokes freely. The weather will be partly cloudy on the day of the match, and the temperature will be around 31 and 33 degrees Celsius from 7:30 pm onward.

Tata IPL 2023 RR vs LSG Match prediction:

In the match of RR vs LSG, the home team Rajasthan is in a better momentum than KL’s boys. The batting line up they have is quite strong than Lucknow’s. The bowling linkup is good on both two sides. But RR has a slight edge over LSG. So, they will start as favourites in our match prediction.