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Lucknow Supergiants vs Rajasthan Royals Weather Forecast And Pitch Report, IPL 2022, Match 63, LSG vs RR

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Lucknow Supergiants vs Rajasthan Royals Weather Forecast And Pitch Report, IPL 2022, Match 63, LSG vs RR. Lucknow Supergiants will play against Rajasthan Royals on 15th May 2022 at 7:30 pm in Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai, India. It will be the 63rd IPL 2022 match.

Luckow Supergiants has 16 points from 12 matches and a win will make them the second team to qualify for the play-offs. Rajasthan Royals have 14 points from 12 matches and they need to win their remaining matches to stay in the safe zone. RR beat LSG by 3 runs in their previous encounter this season.

Lucknow Supergiants, LSG, IPL 2022
Lucknow Supergiants, LSG, IPL 2022 (Image Credit: Twitter)

IPL 2022 is coming to the business end with each team trying to stay ahead of the others in the points table. Lucknow Supergiants & Rajasthan Royals are occupying the 2nd and 3rd places respectively. Lucknow Supergiants is looking good to qualify but will need to score as many points to finish inside the top-2 position. Rajasthan Royals has lost 3 of their last 4 matches and any more slip-ups might affect their qualification chances hugely.

Lucknow Supergiants were bundled out for just 82 runs in the last game against table-toppers GT. Openers KL Rahul and Quinton De Kock have their prolific run scorers this season with all-rounders Deepak Hooda and Krunal Pandya playing good cameos in the middle overs consistently. All-rounders Jason Holder and Marcus Stoinis have taken up the finishing role for the team.

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Avesh Khan. (Image Credits: IPL)
Avesh Khan. (Image Credits: IPL)

Lucknow Supergiants have a strong pace attack with the four frontline pacers Avesh Khan, Jason Holder, Mohsin Khan, and Dushmantha Chameera bowling in tandem. Mohsin Khan has been their best bowler this season with Avesh Khan providing crucial breakthroughs. Krishnappa Gowtham might find a place in playing XI and bowl in tandem with Krunal Pandya in middle overs.

Ravi Bishnoi
Ravi Bishnoi (Credit: (IPL)

Ravi Bishnoi is the leading spinner for Lucknow Supergiants but he was benched in the last game. UP’s Ranji skipper Karan Sharma made his debut for LSG in the last game against GT. He batted at the number 4 spot and could only manage 4 runs against his name before getting out to Yash Dayal. Karan Sharma is expected to retain his place in the eleven at least for this game, but if Lucknow Supergiants would want to replace him Manish Pandey and Manan Vohra are other options.

RR scored 160/6 in their 20 overs with Ravichandran Ashwin (50 runs) and Devdutt Padikkal (48 runs) in the middle order last game. Opener Jos Buttler who is the Orange Cap holder for being the highest run-scorer has been silent in the last 2-3 matches and will be eyeing a big score in this match. Skipper Sanju Samson, Riyan Parag, and Rassie van der Dussen must give lower-order firepower with Shimron Hetmyer not available currently.

Rajasthan Royals (RR) batter Jos Buttler and spinner Yuzvendra Chahal. Photo- Twitter
Rajasthan Royals (RR) batter Jos Buttler and spinner Yuzvendra Chahal. Photo- Twitter

RR pacers Prasidh Krishna, Trent Boult, and Kuldeep Sen have been brilliant as a unit in the power play overs especially but have leaked a lot of runs in the death overs. Ravichandran Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal have been their trump card in middle overs with Yuzvendra Chahal being the tournament`s leading wicket-taker with 24 scalps so far.

Rajasthan Royals missed the services of Shimron Hetmyer dearly in the last game against Delhi Capitals. Shimron Hetmyer who has been a finisher for RR this season has flown back to Jamaica for the birth of his first child. He is yet to return and most probably will miss this game.

Shimron Hetmyer
Shimron Hetmyer. Image: IPL/BCCI

Rassie van der Dussen was incorporated into the eleven for Shimron Hetmyer in the last game. He remained unbeaten on 12 off 10 deliveries and is expected to retain his place. If RR goes for changes, they can drop Rassie van der Dussen for James Neesham and bring Karun Nair in for Kuldeep Sen.

Lucknow Supergiants vs Rajasthan Royals Weather Forecast And Pitch Report, IPL 2022, Match 63, LSG vs RR

Mumbai has bright and sunny weather with very less to no chances of rain on match day. Dew might come into trouble with the bowlers in the second innings. Brabourne’s pitch will have good pace and carry for the seamers and batters will enjoy playing on this surface.

The pitch might slow down as the match progresses. We expect average scores to be around 170-180 runs in this match. The pitch is good to bat on and no target is safe here so we expect both captains to chase the total if they win the toss. But, the last 2 matches played here are won by teams batting first.

Rajasthan Royals have scored the highest total at the Brabourne Stadium this season. They scored 217 runs against Delhi Capitals this season, where Jos Buttler scored an excellent century with the bat. This is also the highest IPL score ever at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.  RCB was bundled out for just 68 runs in one match, but this pitch has been consistently good for batting this season.

According to weather.com, the temperature on the 15th of May, Sunday will be 29 degrees at night. Humidity will be 76% and there are 7% chances of rainfall. Wind will blow from the West at 16 km/h.

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