Match 63- LUC vs RAJ Preview and Fantasy Prediction
Ind T20 League 2022
Match 63- LUC vs. RAJ
The bests of the game will take on each other and the winner of the contest will definitely book their place for the playoffs. There will be a tussle for dominance as the winning team can very well finish 2nd in the table and get that added advantage that the Indian T20 League provides. Thus, expect both these teams to come hard on each other and enjoy a cracking contest when Lucknow takes on Rajasthan at the Brabourne Stadium.
Despite a very good start in the league, Rajasthan lost 3 of their last four fixtures and there are a lot of concerns that the team needs to address. If Jos Buttler fails to perform, the team is unable to score a lot of runs and this is one thing that the other batters need to realise and act on. No matter how good Sanju Samson plays, he is not delivering the way the team wants him to. Devdutt Padikkal is a ghost of his former self and looks like Riyan Parag is only here for Bihu. All the talk of him being just 20 and he doesn’t deserve the hate should be kept aside as other than just one match, he seems to be non-existent. Ashwin’s 50 helped them reach a decent total against Delhi but they should come out of the shell now. They are playing fearless cricket but at the moment, they should be afraid of their form. Bowlers are giving their best and there's room for improvement. Despite bowling good deliveries, they are not able to choke the opponent. Analytics may come handy in this case.
Lucknow, like Rajasthan and Gujarat is one of the favourites to lift the title this season. However, in their last match against Gujarat, the team failed massively and was all-out for just 82 runs. Gautam Gambhir, the mentor of the team gave an inspiring speech after the match and it will be interesting to see if they have motivated themselves enough from that. There isn’t any kind of concern but either De Kock or Captain Rahul needs to give Lucknow a good start for the team to carry that forward. Rest, they had a rare bad day against Gujarat in the last fixture. Expect them to make a strong comeback against Rajasthan.
Match: LUC vs. RAJ, 63rd Match, Indian T20 League 2022
Date: Sunday, May 15, 2022
Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
Expect a lot of runs as the ground is relatively small. Batting second will be ideal in this pitch. The pitch will be covered with grass and the swing bowlers will get some help up front.
LUC vs. RAJ Squads
LUC: Quinton de Kock(w), KL Rahul(c), Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya, Ayush Badoni, Marcus Stoinis, Jason Holder, Dushmantha Chameera, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Mohsin Khan, Karan Sharma, Manish Pandey, Shahbaz Nadeem, Krishnappa Gowtham, Manan Vohra, Kyle Mayers, Evin Lewis, Ankit Rajpoot, Andrew Tye, Mayank Yadav
RAJ: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson(w/c), Devdutt Padikkal, Rassie van der Dussen, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Sen, Karun Nair, James Neesham, Navdeep Saini, KC Cariappa, Daryl Mitchell, Obed McCoy, Tejas Baroka, Kuldip Yadav, Anunay Singh, Dhruv Jurel, Shubham Garhwal
LUC vs. RAJ Probable Playing XIs
LUC: Quinton de Kock(w), KL Rahul(c), Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya, Ayush Badoni, Marcus Stoinis, Jason Holder, Karan Sharma, Dushmantha Chameera, Avesh Khan, Mohsin Khan
RAJ: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson(w/c), Devdutt Padikkal, Rassie van der Dussen, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Sen
If Rajasthan gets the win, both the teams will definitely qualify for the playoffs. However, if Lucknow manages to win, they will definitely finish 2nd in the table. Thus, anything can happen in this match as both the teams will come with all guns blazing. Despite that, Lucknow might be a step ahead of Rajasthan. They have a much more balanced squad. The team that bowls better should win the match.
Top Fantasy Picks
KL Rahul has scored 459 runs in the tournament so far and is the 2nd highest run scorer of the tournament. He can give the start that his team needs and that will be enough for the team. Once he gets going, he is a tough nut to crack.
Jos Buttler is actually showing who the real boss is! With 625 runs and at an average of 56.81, Buttler is the highest run getter in the tournament. The team depends a lot on the English International and thus, he will have to step up again. What better way that against Lucknow in a decisive game?
Deepak Hooda has shown signs of promise in the last few innings. We fancy the southpaw to do well in this game.
Yuzvendra Chahal is Punjab’s go-to bowler in all situations. With 23 wickets under his belt, the spin wizard is the leading wicket taker of the tournament.
Risky Captaincy Choice
Ravichandran Ashwin is our pick for this segment. His all-round skills have impressed one and all and he can create a real impact in this match. He’s a safe bet that you can take.
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