Lucknow Supergiants vs Rajasthan Royals Match Preview, IPL 2022, Match 63, LSG vs RR
LSG vs RR Match Preview.

Lucknow Supergiants vs Rajasthan Royals Match Preview, IPL 2022, Match 63, LSG vs RR. Lucknow Supergiants will play against Rajasthan Royals on 15th May 2022 at 7:30 pm in Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai, India. It will be the 63rd IPL 2022 match. Luckow Supergiants has 16 points from 12 matches and a win will make them the second team to qualify for the play-offs.

Rajasthan Royals have 14 points from 12 matches and they need to win their remaining matches to stay in the safe zone. RR beat LSG by 3 runs in their previous encounter this season.

Lucknow Supergiants, LSG, IPL 2022
Lucknow Supergiants, LSG, IPL 2022 (Image Credit: Twitter)

IPL2022 is coming to the business end with each team trying to stay ahead of the others in the points table. LSG & RR are occupying the 2nd and 3rd places respectively. LSG is looking good to qualify but will need to score as many points to finish inside the top-2 position. RR has lost 3 of their last 4 matches and any more slip-ups might affect their qualification chances hugely.

Lucknow Supergiants vs Rajasthan Royals Match Preview, IPL 2022, Match 63, LSG vs RR

Lucknow Supergiants vs Rajasthan Royals Match Preview, IPL 2022, Match 63, LSG vs RR

LSG were bundled out for just 82 runs in the last game against table-toppers GT. Openers KL Rahul and Quinton De Kock have their prolific run scorers this season with all-rounders Deepak Hooda and Krunal Pandya playing good cameos in the middle overs consistently. All-rounders Jason Holder and Marcus Stoinis have taken up the finishing role for the team.

Avesh Khan. (Image Credits: IPL)
Avesh Khan. (Image Credits: IPL)

Lucknow Supergiants have a strong pace attack with the four frontline pacers Avesh Khan, Jason Holder, Mohsin Khan, and Dushmantha Chameera bowling in tandem. Mohsin Khan has been their best bowler this season with Avesh Khan providing crucial breakthroughs. Krishnappa Gowtham might find a place in playing XI and bowl in tandem with Krunal Pandya in middle overs.

Ravi Bishnoi
Ravi Bishnoi (Credit: (IPL)

Ravi Bishnoi is the leading spinner for Lucknow Supergiants but he was benched in the last game. UP’s Ranji skipper Karan Sharma made his debut for LSG in the last game against GT. He batted at the number 4 spot and could only manage 4 runs against his name before getting out to Yash Dayal. Karan Sharma is expected to retain his place in the eleven at least for this game, but if Lucknow Supergiants would want to replace him Manish Pandey and Manan Vohra are other options.

RR scored 160/6 in their 20 overs with Ravichandran Ashwin (50 runs) and Devdutt Padikkal (48 runs) in the middle order last game. Opener Jos Buttler who is the Orange Cap holder for being the highest run-scorer has been silent in the last 2-3 matches and will be eyeing a big score in this match. Skipper Sanju Samson, Riyan Parag, and Rassie van der Dussen must give lower-order firepower with Shimron Hetmyer not available currently.

Rajasthan Royals (RR) batter Jos Buttler and spinner Yuzvendra Chahal. Photo- Twitter
Rajasthan Royals (RR) batter Jos Buttler and spinner Yuzvendra Chahal. Photo- Twitter

RR pacers Prasidh Krishna, Trent Boult, and Kuldeep Sen have been brilliant as a unit in the power play overs especially but have leaked a lot of runs in the death overs. Ravichandran Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal have been their trump card in middle overs with Yuzvendra Chahal being the tournament`s leading wicket-taker with 24 scalps so far.

Rajasthan Royals missed the services of Shimron Hetmyer dearly in the last game against Delhi Capitals. Shimron Hetmyer who has been a finisher for RR this season has flown back to Jamaica for the birth of his first child. He is yet to return and most probably will miss this game.

Shimron Hetmyer
Shimron Hetmyer. Image: IPL/BCCI

Rassie van der Dussen was incorporated into the eleven for Shimron Hetmyer in the last game. He remained unbeaten on 12 off 10 deliveries and is expected to retain his place. If RR goes for changes, they can drop Rassie van der Dussen for James Neesham and bring Karun Nair in for Kuldeep Sen.