Match 20- RAJ vs LUC Preview and Fantasy Prediction
Ind T20 League 2022
Match 20- RAJ vs LUC
Rajasthan and Lucknow will lock horns in match 20 of the ongoing edition of the Indian T20 League on Sunday at the Wankhede Stadium. With 4 points in three games, Rajasthan are placed at fourth in the league standings. Lucknow are just a rung above the former champions at third.
Rajasthan have made a solid start to the tournament. With just a solitary loss thus far, the men in pink have looked compact. Jos Butler has been their main man with bat in hand. The English Keeper has been in ominous touch and with 205 runs is the leading run scorer of the tournament. Skipper Samson is the other Rajasthan batter who has been amongst the runs. Caribbean sensation Shimron Hetmeyer has been a revelation for Rajasthan down the order. He has finished games with late flourish. Bowling prowess comprises the menacing pace trio of Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna and Navdeep Saini. The spin bowling department looks potent with Chahal leading the charge. In the last game against Bangalore, the 31 year old bowled beautifully to bring his side back in the game. Despite the agonising loss in their previous game, Rajasthan will head into this game with confidence.
Clinical! One word that perfectly describes Lucknow’s performance this season. They have got a powerful batting lineup with Rahul and De Kock at the top, Lewis at three, Hooda at four followed by Krunal and Badoni at five and six respectively. Then they have Holder at seven who is very capable of hitting a long ball. So, this Lucknow side has great depth in their batting department. When it comes to bowling then Lucknow has plenty of options. Bishnoi, Avesh, Tye and Krunal have all done exceptionally well and have picked wickets in crucial junctures. The inclusion of Gowtham has also bolstered the bowling attack. Overall, Rahul and co have looked dangerous and are certainly one of the top contenders to win the title. Ahead of this cracking affair, let us have a look at how these two sides will fare out in the clash .
Match: RAJ vs LUC, 20th Match, Indian T20 League 2022
Date: Saturday, April 09, 2022
Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
The wicket at the Wankhede offers help for both the pacers and spinners. Although the new ball does a bit in limited-overs cricket, the pitch tends to ease out and favour batsmen as the innings progresses. Expect an evenly matched contest between bat and ball.
RAJ vs LUC Squads
RAJ: Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Navdeep Saini, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Karun Nair, James Neesham, Rassie van der Dussen, KC Cariappa, Daryl Mitchell, Obed McCoy, Tejas Baroka, Kuldip Yadav, Anunay Singh, Kuldeep Sen, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Dhruv Jurel, Shubham Garhwal
LUC: 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, Shahbaz Nadeem, Manan Vohra, Dushmantha Chameera, Kyle Mayers, Ankit Rajpoot, Marcus Stoinis, Mohsin Khan, Karan Sharma, Mayank Yadav, Manish Pandey
RAJ vs LUC Probable Playing XIs
RAJ: Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Navdeep Saini, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal
LUC: 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
Lucknow is in red hot form at the moment. We put our stakes on them to emerge victorious
Top Fantasy Picks
Jos Butler is in a rich vein of form. He is finding the meat of the ball and is striking the ball cleanly.
Kl Rahul has a knack of scoring runs. The flamboyant opener has got starts but hasn’t been able to convert those starts. This might be the game when the Lucknow skipper goes berserk.
Ravi Bishnoi has done exceptionally well with ball in hand. He is hard to pick and is not afraid to toss the ball up. We predict the youngster to do well in this game
Yuzvendra Chahal is a must pick. The highly experienced spin wizard picked is in good nick and is expected to continue the fine form.
Risky Captaincy Choice
Evin Lewis is our risky captaincy choice for the match. Barring the match winning knock he played against Chennai, the destructive West Indian hasn’t done much in the tournament so far. But the kind of player he is and the talent he possesses, we wouldn’t be surprised if he goes boom boom from ball one in this.
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