The 26th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 will see Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) going head-to-head against Rajasthan Royals (RR) on Wednesday, April 19 at Sawai, Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur.
With four victories under their belt out of the five matches played so far, Rajasthan Royals are currently leading the points table. In the upcoming match, they will be looking to continue their winning momentum and retain their top spot. Here’s the predicted playing 11 for the game.
Openers: Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (C & WK), Riyan Parag, Shimron Hetmyer, Dhruv Jurel
Jos Buttler, currently the leading run scorer for Rajasthan Royals, will open the innings alongside Yashasvi Jaiswal, who has also been in scintillating form. The duo has been instrumental in providing their team with a strong start in recent matches, and they will be looking to replicate their success in this game.
Middle Order: Sanju Samson, Riyan Parag, Shimron Hetmyer, Dhruv Jurel
The middle order of Rajasthan Royals looks solid, with captain Sanju Samson leading from the front and Shimron Hetymer providing the finishing touches. Additionally, Dhruv Jurel has been batting well in the middle order, and he is a dependable player for the team. However, the form of all-rounder Riyan Parag is a cause for concern, as he has not lived up to his potential in recent games.
Bowlers: Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Adam Zampa, Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal
The Rajasthan Royals’ bowling attack is one of the strongest in the league, with the likes of Trent Boult, Sandeep Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin, and Yuzvendra Chahal leading the way. Facing Boult with the new ball will be a daunting task for the Lucknow Super Giants’ top order, while Chahal’s wily spin bowling will test their middle order.
Predicted Playing XI of Rajasthan Royals
Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson(w/c), Riyan Parag, Shimron Hetmyer, Dhruv Jurel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Adam Zampa, Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal