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.