- Rajasthan Royals have dominated both of the games they have played against each other so far, winning both of them.
- With four wins from their first five games, RR currently sits atop the overall rankings.
- LSG, on the other hand, is in second place after winning three of their first five games.
On Wednesday, April 19, at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur, Match 26 between the Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) of the Indian Premier League 2023 season 16 would keep the crowd entertained. Rajasthan, who are sitting first in the table after winning four of the first five matches this season, are maintaining their outstanding performance from the 2022 edition.
Lucknow, on the other side, is ranked second with three victories from five games. While Lucknow was lost by Punjab Kings by two wickets in the most recent match, Rajasthan is coming into the game with three victories under their belt. It looks like the matchup between the top two teams in the tournament will be interesting.
RR Vs LSG Head To Head:
RR and LSG have previously faced each other twice in the IPL. LSG has been defeated by RR in both encounters. Both games took place in the previous IPL season.
Expected Top Performers For RR And LSG:
Probable Best Batsman
Buttler’s form in the current season has been exceptional, having scored 204 runs in five innings with a striking average of 40.80 and a strike rate of 163.20. He has also registered three fifties to his credit. As a swashbuckling opener, Buttler will aim to dismantle LSG’s bowling attack and provide a roaring start for his team.
Probable Best Bowler
With the new ball, the left-arm seamer has been outstanding and has taken wickets for his team within the powerplay. In four matches, the New Zealand pacer has captured six wickets at an average of 22.33. Against LSG, Boult will be eager once again to take crucial wickets with the new ball for his team.
Additional Stats Of RR and LSG:
RR highest score against LSG: 178
LSG highest score against RR: 162
Most runs for RR: 68 (Devdutt Paddikal)
Most runs for LSG: 84 (Deepak Hooda)
Most wickets for RR: 5 (Yuzvendra Chahal)
Most wickets for LSG: 2 (Krishnappa Gowtham, Ravi Bishnoi & Avesh Khan)
Most catches for RR: 4 (Riyan Parag)
Most catches for LSG: 1 (Ayush Badoni, Krishnappa Gowtham, Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya & Marcus Stoinis)
Lowest total defended by RR against LSG: 165
Lowest total defended by LSG against RR: 154
The Rajasthan Royals could be one of the IPL’s early favourites this year. It would take a special effort from the Lucknow Super Giants to come out on top against a team packed of match winners who will be playing at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium.
Therefore, Rajasthan Royals are predicted to win this match.