Lucknow Super Giants and Rajasthan Royals face each other in match number 63 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022.

Lucknow Super Giants and Rajasthan Royals face each other in match number 63 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 season on Sunday. High-flying LSG are placed 2nd with 8 wins and 4 defeats. RR are placed 3rd with seven wins and five losses. 

Analysis of LSG

KL Rahul’s LSG have done a decent job so far, piling up 8 wins. However, in the last game, they were blown away by GT in a one-sided contest. One would want to see them offer a fight and show caliber with the bat. KL Rahul has gone hot and cold and needs his best rhythm. Quinton de Kock and Deepak Hooda have crucial jobs on offer as well. Marcus Stoinis and Jason Holder can be useful big hitters.

Bowling wise, Dushmantha Chameera has been producing substance. Ravi Bishnoi has done a commendable job so far. Jason Holder and Mohsin Khan bring value on offer. Mohsin has been prolific up front. Credit should be given to Krunal Pandya, who has bowled economically and taken wickets when it mattered. Not to forget the importance of Avesh Khan, who has done well this season.

Analysis of RR

RR have lost three of their last four games and will need to bounce back after a defeat versus DC. The Royals will rely heavily on Jos Buttler. He needs to get going once again after a few low scores of late. He is the Orange Cap holder. Yashasvi Jaiswal and Devdutt Padikkal have crucial roles in front of them, given that Shimron Hetmyer is unavailable. Rassie van der Dussen will be given another game. He will hope to justify his selection.

The bowling of RR is strong. Prasidh Krishna, Kuldeep Sen and Trent Boult can be effective. R Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal are the key spinners on offer. RR can test LSG’s batters and make key inroads.

Head-to-head record

RR beat LSG in the earlier match this season. Batting first, the Royals managed 165/6, riding on Shimron Hetmyer’s 59*. Later, LSG (162/8) fell short by three runs. Quinton de Kock (39) and Marcus Stoinis (38*) were the top run-scorers.

What is the expected playing XI of both sides?

LSG probable playing XI: Quinton de Kock (wicket-keeper), Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Ayush Badoni, Jason Holder, Dushmantha Chameera, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Mohsin Khan.

RR probable playing XI: Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (captain and wicket-keeper), Devdutt Padikkal, Riyan Parag, Rassie van der Dussen/James Neesham, R Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Sen

Which team is the predicted winner?

There is no doubt that LSG are the favourites here and can overcome GT. LSG are bowling well and have more firepower with the bat. Players like Rahul and Mohsin Khan can be match-winners.

Key details about the pitch, timing, and TV listing

The Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai will host this duel. The sides batting first have won the last three matches. It has been a belter of a wicket with two scores of 200-plus in this interval. The Pacers have done well, claiming wickets.

The match will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network. Viewers can stream the same on the Disney+ Hotstar app (paid subscription). The match will start at 7:30 PM IST.

The major batting stats on offer

Rahul has 3,732 runs in IPL overall, including 459 in IPL 2022. He is 41 shy of 500 runs. De Kock has 355 runs in IPL 2022 and is nearing the 400-run mark. Buttler, who has piled up 625 runs, can get to 700 if he gets a score of 75. 

The major bowling stats on offer

Avesh has 16 scalps for LSG this season. West Indian all-rounder Holder has taken 13 wickets. Meanwhile, Yuzvendra Chahal has claimed 23 wickets and will look to extend his tally. He has 162 scalps in total. 

Dream11 Fantasy XI (Option 1)

Batsmen: KL Rahul, Quinton de Kock, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Devdutt Padikkal

All-rounders: Krunal Pandya

Bowlers: Avesh Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult, P Krishna, Mohsin Khan

Dream11 Fantasy XI (Option 2)

Batsmen: Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, KL Rahul, Deepak Hooda, Devdutt Padikkal, Yashasvi Jaiswal

All-rounders: Jason Holder, Krunal Pandya

Bowlers: Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan, Mohsin Khan.

Dream11 Fantasy XI: Captain and vice-captain choices

KL Rahul: Rahul will be aiming to do well in this game and enhance his team’s chances of finishing in the top two. He will aim to get past 500 runs in a season once again.

Jos Buttler: IPL 2022 Orange Cap holder Buttler has a crucial job against a side which boasts of quality names in bowling. If Buttler is in his range, it won’t be easy to prevent him from scoring useful runs for RR.

Dream11 fantasy: Vice-captain choices

Mohsin Khan: A solid bowler, Mohsin has both wickets and a healthy ER to showcase his exploits. He is a promising figure in this LSG side and can claim early scalps.

Yuzvendra Chahal: With 23 scalps, Chahal has done an able job this season. He can be influential once again and set the tone for his side.

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