Rajasthan Royals and Lucknow Super Giants face off each other in match 2020 of IPL 2022 at the Wankhede Stadium on Saturday, April 9. This is the first time, both teams will take on each other in the IPL. Both teams have played some good quality cricket so far in the season.
Rajasthan Royals (RR) climbed to the top of the table in the TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 after defeating the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) by 3 runs on Sunday at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Shimron Hetmyer’s impeccable 59*(36) guided Rajasthan Royals to a competitive total of 165-6 before Yuzvendra Chahal shined with a four-wicket haul as RR successfully defended the target in the last over.
Rajasthan’s batting is majorly dependent on Jos Buttler and Shimron Hetmyer to score. Sanju Samson and Devdutt Padikkal give support but the consistency isn’t there yet. Royals could look to strengthen batting by adding Jimmy Neesham in place of Riyan Parag.
While Holder scalped Riyan Parag’s wicket, Hetmyer whacked two more sixes as Rajasthan Royals posted 165/6 in the first innings.
Brief Scores: Rajasthan Royals 165-6 (Shimron Hetmyer 59*, Devdutt Padikkal 29; Krishnappa Gowtham 2-30) beat Lucknow Super Giants 162-8 (Quinton de Kock 39, Marcus Stoinis 38*; Yuzvendra Chahal 4-41) by 3 runs.
Rajasthan Royals – Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag/ Jimmy Neesham, Ravichandran Ashwin, Navdeep Saini, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal
Lucknow Super Giants – KL Rahul (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Evin Lewis, Deepak Hooda, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Jason Holder, Krishnappa Gowtham, Andrew Tye, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan