Lucknow Super Giants vs Rajasthan Royals
One of the most exciting battles and a match which will surely be an amazing one, Lucknow Super Giants will be taking on Rajasthan Royals in a match where both the teams need a win to make it to the playoffs. Lucknow is in the second position and Rajasthan is in the third position in the points table thus for both the teams, this match will be a one to watch.
The last time these two teams met, the match ended as a thriller as Rajasthan managed to beat Lucknow by just 3 runs and got the desired two points. However, this time, Lucknow will be looking to take revenge on them and hence this match will be an exciting one for the fans out there.
Head to Head Matches
- Matches Played: 1 match
- Matches won by Lucknow Super Giants: 0 match
- Matches won by Rajasthan Royals: 1 match
So, Rajasthan has an edge over Lucknow and they will look to take the advantage of it and thus qualify for the playoffs in this match.
Pre Match Analysis
Lucknow and Rajasthan will be entering this match after losing their last match. Lucknow lost against Gujarat in a low scoring one-sided match and on the other hand, Rajasthan lost against Delhi in a one-sided match. For both the teams, the upcoming match holds a lot of importance now.
For Lucknow Super Giants, the things have looked good as they have chased some good scores and have also defended some low scores. At the top, KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock are performing well and have given them good starts. In the middle order, Deepak Hooda and Krunal Pandya are batting well which has kept the things good for them. However, the form of Ayush Badoni will be a bit of concern for them as in the last few matches, he hasn’t performed up to the expectations. Moreover, Marcus Stoinis and Jason Holder are doing good for them. In the bowling department, Mohsin Khan and Avesh Khan are bowling some tight lines to the batters and it has made things difficult for them. Apart from them, Dushmamtha Chameera and Jason Holder are also doing well in bowling.
For Rajasthan Royals, every game has been an important one as in their team, Jos Buttler has been in terrific form. The current orange cap holder has scored three centuries till now. Besides him, Sanju Samson and Devdutt Padikkal are also doing well at the top. However, in the absence of Shimron Hetmyer, things aren’t looking good as no one has been able to finish the games for them. Riyan Parag has played some good innings for them. But the amazing move of sending R Ashwin at 3 has been working for them. The bowling department looks well settled as the presence of R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult and Prasidh Krishna is enough to scare the batters.
The stage looks set for the battle between two future captains of the Indian Cricket Team, Shreyas Iyer vs KL Rahul will surely be a battle to watch out for. So, we predict that Lucknow Super Giants is going to beat Kolkata Knight Riders in a thriller and Quinton de Kock is going to be the match-winner for his team in this contest. Thus the bettors can opt for Lucknow Super Giants to bet in order to gain some good profits.