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IND T20 League 2023, Match 26: RAJ vs LUC, Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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Indian T20 League 2023

RAJ vs LUC, 26th Match

 

Preview

On Wednesday at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur, RAJ will play the LUC to advance their dominance at the top of the standings. Both times the two sides have squared off so far, the RAJ has prevailed. The match will be played on 19th April 2023, at 07:30 PM IST. 

RAJ has been ruthless in their performance this season, winning 4 of the 5 games they have played so far and now sitting atop the points table thanks to a well-balanced playing-11.

At the top of the order, Yashasvi Jaiswal and Joss Buttler have been quite reliable and have given the squad several solid starts. On the other hand, Devdutt Padikkal has performed well in a few games but hasn't been able to turn his starts into massive innings.

The squad can depend on Sanju Samson and Shimron Hetmyer, both in terrific form in the middle order, to keep the innings steady throughout the middle overs. But, when necessary, they may also accelerate. Dhruv Jurel is becoming a good finisher, while Jason Holder and Ravichandran Ashwin give the batting lineup more depth.

The bowlers for the RAJ have also been relatively reliable, much like the hitters. While Ashwin has taken six wickets, Yuzvendra Chahal has taken 11. In addition, you can create one of the league's most effective spin assaults by adding Adam Zampa to the mix.

Like the seam attack is also powerful, owing to players like Trent Boult, Jason Holder, and Sandeep Sharma.

The LUC has been slightly erratic in his season and dropped two games. However, they remain among the top 4 and will want to win this game to have a straight road ahead.

KL Rahul would be dissatisfied with the result of their game against the PUN since it was a tight one, and they came out on the losing end. Rahul and Kyle Mayers got the LUC off to a fantastic start, but they could not take advantage and finished the first inning with only a par score.

While Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya, and Ayush Badoni had a lousy day, Nicholas Pooran and Marcus Stoinis' performance raised questions for the squad. However, the bowlers put up an intense fight, as Mark Wood and Ravi Bishnoi took two wickets.

However, Yudhvir Singh Charak, who was making his debut, stole the show by cheaply taking 2 wickets and bowling. The bowling, however, couldn't save LUC from losing since they had to defend a low score.

 

Match Details

Match: RAJ vs LUC, 26th Match, IND T20 League 2023

Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Time: 07:30 PM

Venue: Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur

 

Pitch and Weather Report

At the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur, this is the first game of the current league. The batters will have an easier time playing their strokes because of the pitch's nice, level bounce. There are some green areas, nevertheless, which will help the bowlers who are more quickly. Here, the first-inning average is at around 170. Temperatures between 30 and 33 degrees Celsius are forecast, and the weather will likely be pleasant.

 

RAJ vs LUC Squads

RAJ: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Dhruv Jurel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jason Holder, Kuldeep Sen, Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal, Adam Zampa, Riyan Parag, Donavon Ferreira, KM Asif, Joe Root, Murugan Ashwin, Navdeep Saini, Akash Vasisht, KC Cariappa, Obed McCoy, Kuldip Yadav, Abdul Basith, Kunal Singh Rathore, Trent Boult 

LUC: KL Rahul (c), Kyle Mayers, Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Jaydev Unadkat, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Mark Wood, Ravi Bishnoi, Ayush Badoni, Daniel Sams, Prerak Mankad, Swapnil Singh, Krishnappa Gowtham, Romario Shepherd, Yash Thakur, Quinton de Kock, Naveen-ul-Haq, Manan Vohra, Yudhvir Singh Charak, Karan Sharma, Mayank Yadav

 

RAJ vs LUC Probable Playing XIs

RAJ: Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Riyan Parag, Shimron Hetmyer, Dhruv Jurel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Adam Zampa, Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal

LUC: KL Rahul (c), Kyle Mayers, Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Jaydev Unadkat, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Mark Wood, Ravi Bishnoi

 

Match Prediction

In this game, the home team will be at an advantage. They are in excellent shape and have momentum, particularly with the recent victory led by captain Sanju Samson. On the other hand, the LUC is having trouble at the plate, so this will be an excellent chance for their top order to regain its form. Both teams have excellent bowling. Thus, the matchup between the two teams will be competitive. RAJ has a minor advantage over LUC and will start the match as the favorite. We anticipate RAJ to triumph.

 

Top Fantasy Picks

Jos Buttler, who has been in outstanding form, is one of the favorites to take home the orange cap this year. He is on track to reprise his exploits after scoring more than 800 runs the previous season. In five games, Buttler has scored 204 runs at an average of 40.80.

Yuzvendra Chahal is now in front of all other bowlers in the race for the purple cap after taking 11 wickets in only 5 games. Chahal can also produce unheard-of spin on this surface, challenging the opposition in the middle overs.

KL Rahul - After struggling in international cricket, KL Rahul now appears to be showing up when his team most needs him. He scored his first half-century of the Indian T20 League 2023 against PUN and showed signs of his comeback in the shortest format of the game.

Mark Wood - Ever since he played his first game for LUC, Wood has excelled both with the new ball and in the death. He has two wickets in the team's last game.

 

Risky Captaincy Choice

Shimron Hetmyer, the RAJ player who won the game's MOM award, comes to score the game's decisive fifty. If there’s an early wicket fall, he can give you some valuable points with his power-hitting and finishing ability.

 

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