Lucknow Supergiants vs Rajasthan Royals, RR Playing 11 vs LSG (Predicted), 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lucknow Supergiants vs Rajasthan Royals, RR Playing 11 vs LSG (Predicted), IPL 2022, Match 63, LSG vs RR
Jos Buttler was one of the expected retentions for the Rajasthan Royals for INR 10 Crores and he brings a lot of value to the side in terms of winning games for the franchise. Jos Buttler has the ability to win matches on his own and he scored 254 runs in seven IPL games last year at a strike rate of 153 which speaks volumes of his ability.
He has scored the first ton of IPL 2022 and is currently the leading run-scorer (Orange Cap holder) with 625 runs in 12 games averaging 56.82. He has scored as many as 3 tons and 3 fifties in IPL 2022 and is in the form of his life. However, in the last 2-3 games, his bat has been silent.