Tonight’s clash is among the two power teams in IPL 2023 as currently both Rajasthan Royals and Lucknow Super Giants are leading in the points table with RR at the number one spot while LSG is at 2nd spot. Rajasthan Royals have continued their great form from last year and so far they have lost only one game while winning 4 of them. On the other hand, Lucknow Super Giants have won 3 out of the 5 matches they have played so far with a healthy net run rate. RR vs LSG Match 26 assures a great competitive game tonight because of the consistency and team balance both teams possess. Check out our detailed analysis for RR vs LSG Match 26 Dream11 Prediction, Match Preview, Head-to-head stats, weather forecast & pitch conditions below.
RR vs LSG Match Details
Below are the RR vs LSG match 26 details of IPL 2023.
Match: Rajasthan Royals vs Lucknow Super Giants, Match 26
Competition: Indian Premier League 2023
Date: 19th April 2023
Time: 06:30 IST
Ground: Sawai Mansingh Stadium
RR vs LSG Live Streaming
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It will be a hot evening tonight in Jaipur with no rain forecast while the temperatures are expected to be in the range of 35 to 30 degrees with humidity peaking around 25 percent as the match progresses. There will be a cloud cover during the whole game which can help seamers get some swing and seam movement early on.
Rajasthan Royals are all set to play their home game on their second home venue in IPL 2023 which brings new excitement and a great opportunity to continue their dominance in the Points table. Sawai Mansingh Stadium is not a very high-scoring venue as both pacers and spinners have enjoyed bowling here and with cloudy conditions we expect 165 runs in the first innings can be a good score to defend here.
RR vs LSG Match 26 Probable Playing XIs
Kyle Mayers has continued to get the management’s approval as an opener even though they got Quinton de Kock sitting on the bench and it is expected he won’t get an opportunity to play this Match 26 either from LSG.
Royals are expected to follow the same pattern regarding the Impact Player’s Rule as they have subbed out a batter for a bowler so far in the games they have played but Padikkal and Parag haven’t had much of an impact so far so they may look to make a tactical move for this RR vs LSG Match 26 to bring in Joe Root as RR does have left-handed batters and Root off-spin can do some damage.
We predict LSG to go back to Ayush Badoni as their impact player in case LSG is defending the total while chasing they will sub out a bowler to bring in an additional batter in the lower middle over to further strengthen their chances.
Below are the RR vs LSG Match 26 probable playing XIs for both bat & ball first scenarios.
Probable bat-first XI: 1 Yashasvi Jaiswal, 2 Jos Butter, 3 Sanju Samson (capt & wk), 4 Devdutt Padikkal, 5 Riyan Parag, 6 Shimron Hetmyer, 7 Dhruv Jurel 8 R Ashwin, 9 Adam Zampa 10 Trent Boult, 11 Yuzvendra Chahal
Probable field-first XI: 1 Yashasvi Jaiswal, 2 Jos Butter, 3 Sanju Samson (capt & wk), 4 Riyan Parag, 5 Shimron Hetmyer, 6 Dhruv Jurel 7 R Ashwin, 8 Adam Zampa 9 Trent Boult, 10 Yuzvendra Chahal, 11 Sandeep Sharma
Lucknow Super Giants:
Possible bat-first XI: 1 KL Rahul (capt), 2 Kyle Mayers, 3 Deepak Hooda, 4 Krunal Pandya, 5 Nicholas Pooran (wk), 6 Marcus Stoinis, 7 Ayush Badoni, 8 K Gowtham, 9 Ravi Bishnoi, 10 Avesh Khan, 11 Mark Wood
Possible bowl-first XI: 1 KL Rahul (capt), 2 Kyle Mayers, 3 Deepak Hooda, 4 Krunal Pandya, 5 Nicholas Pooran (wk), 6 Marcus Stoinis, 7 K Gowtham, 8 Ravi Bishnoi, 9 Avesh Khan, 10 Mark Wood, 11 Yudhvir Singh/Amit Mishra
RR vs LSG Match 26 Dream11 Prediction
Below is our best possible RR vs LSG Match 26 Dream11 team selected by our fantasy expert after deeply analyzing both the team’s squads.
Wicket-Keeper – Jos Butler, Sanju Samson
Batsmen – Lokesh Rahul (c), Shimron Hetmyer, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Deepak Hooda
All-rounders – Kyle Mayers, Krunal Pandya
Bowlers – Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult, Mark Wood (vc)
We have gone with KL Rahul as our captain considering the impact he can bring in interms of grand leagues while Mark Wood is our vice-captain as Sawai Mansingh Stadium does have something available for the pacers and with his rapid pace he can be a tough bowler to deal with on tricky conditions early on with 80% cloud cover.
RR vs LSG Head-to-Head Stats
It is the first time these two teams are playing against each other in IPL 2023 but last year it was the Royals who defeated LSG twice which can bring a slight mental advantage to Rajasthan.
It is a historic occasion as it is the first time Lucknow Super Giants in IPL history are going to play a game at Jaipur.
Below is the complete RR vs LSG head-to-head stats in IPL.
|Matches Played||RR Won||LSG Won||Tie||NR|
|Last 5 Matches||2||2||0||0||0|
RR vs LSG Match 26 Prediction
Expert bookmakers have favored Rajasthan Royals to register another win this season and move to 10 points as not only they are in great winning momentum but they will also have home support tonight. RR has odds of 1.60 as compared to LSG’s 2.10 for tonight’s clash. This match can be decided by the spinners as both teams have got some serious talent in the spin bowling department with the Royals possessing Zampa, Ashwin, and Chahal while Super Giants got Amit Mishra and Ravi Bishnoi. Jos Butler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, and Shimron Hetmyer are the top batters who are expected to play a crucial role if the odds are proven to be correct and win the game.