RR vs LSG Match Prediction- Who Will Win Today’s IPL Match? IPL 2024, Match 4

Published - 24 Mar 2024, 03:38 PM

Sanju Samson equals Jos Buttler, Ajinkya Rahane's record for Rajasthan Royals
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The RR vs LSG IPL 2024 match will be played on Sunday from 3.30 pm IST in Jaipur. Both teams play four games in the first leg of IPL 2024 that has been announced. The Rajasthan Royals play three matches at home. 

Rajasthan Royals finished fifth on the table last season while LSG finished third on the table and lost the Eliminator to Mumbai Indians. Needless to say, both teams aim to win the IPL title. 

Team Analysis

Rajasthan Royals

The Royals did well to retain the core. All eyes will be on Yashasvi Jaiswal and how he turns up in IPL 2024. He has been in splendid form with the ball off late recently scoring over 700 runs in the Test series against England. Sanju Samson and Jos Buttler are the other key batters. With the ball, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Trent Boult are key. 

The Royals bought five players in the IPL 024 auction. Rovman Powell who was roped in for 7.40 crores realistically looks the only player to be part of the starting lineup for Royals. 

Lucknow Super Giants 

LSG will be under the coachship of Justin Langer with Gautam Gambhir having moved to KKR. Meanwhile, there will also be a new role for KL Rahul as he will bat in the middle-order. He was asked to do so by the team management keeping the T20 World Cup in focus. 

The Super Giants bought six players and have looked to plug the gaps. They have roped in Shivam Mavi after trading Avesh Khan to Rajasthan Royals. In return, they managed to get Devdutt Padikkal. LSG will bank on their all-rounders to get the job done. 

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Key Factors 

Pitch Conditions 

The pitch at the Sawai Mansingh stadium is a batting-friendly one. It is a high-scoring ground with several high-scoring matches played at the venue. Last year, SRH overtook RR’s total of 214. Overall 52 matches have been played at this venue with 34 matches won by the team chasing. Whether there will be any impact of dew is something that has to be seen. 

Form and Fitness 

Heading into the IPL 2024, Yashavi Jaiswal seems to be in the form of his life as he recently scored over 700 runs in the Test series against England. The batting form of Rahul, Samson, and Buttler will also be important. 

Fitness-wise, KL Rahul’s fitness will be closely monitored as he is coming back into the side after a quadricep injury and has recently gone for treatment in London. The Royals will be missing Prasidh Krishna who recently underwent surgery owing to a tear to his left proximal quadriceps tendon. 

Score Prediction

Team 1st Innings 2nd Innings
Rajasthan Royals 180-200 180-200
Lucknow Super Giants 160-180 150-170

Tactical Acumen

Both are seasoned captains in the IPL and will bring all their experience to the fore as they lead their sides. LSG lost their last two Eliminators in their quest to win the IPL title. The Royals lost the IPL 2022 final against GT. Thus what strategy they have in place to go all the way will be part of their tactical acumen. 

Recent Venue Records (Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur)

IPL Matches Played 52

Matches Won Batting First 18 

Matches Won Batting Second 34 

Matches Won Winning Toss 27 

Matches Won Losing Toss 25 

Who Will Score Most Runs For RR- Yashasvi Jaiswal / Jos Buttler 

Who Will Take Most Wickets For RR: Yuzvendra Chahal / Trent Boult

Who Will Score Most Runs For LSG: KL Rahul / Quinton de Kock 

Who Will Take Most Wickets For LSG: Ravi Bishnoi / David Willey

RR vs LSG Match Prediction- Who Will Win Today’s IPL Match? IPL 2024, Match 4

The Royals have a head-to-head count of 2-1 against LSG. Playing at home with batters in form they have an advantage in the IPL 2024 opening game. 

Conclusion 

The game kicks off the season for both teams. RR plays three out of their four games in the first leg at home. LSG, on the other hand, just plays two games at home. Who wins the home advantage will be an interesting observation.  

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