RR vs LSG Match Preview

The Royals won the inaugural IPL in 2008, but haven't gained another title since. They finished in fifth position in 2023 and were runners-up in 2022. Lucknow are new to the IPL - and have collected back-to-back third-place positions since joining. This should be a an intriguing fixture.

Yashasvi Jaiswal and Yuzvendra Chahal are well worth considering when looking for a solid batting option and good bowling selection for your Dream11 team. Jaiswal was Rajasthan's top-run scorer in the 2023 IPL, while Chahal took the team's most wickets in the same season.

Jaiswal has since become somehwat of a household name at the top of India's batting order. Chahal should again be one of the best leg-spinners on display in the tournament. Both will be determined to put in telling performances throughout the competition, starting here against Lucknow.

You would do well to think about Nandre Burger. Picking him is a top Dream11 tip. The South African fast bowler has had a relativley prolific six months and could be especially important to Rajasthan's bowling attack in the absence of the injured Prasidh Krishna.

Lucknow have elevated Nicholas Pooran to the vice-captaincy. The added responsibility probably won't affect his main role with the bat. The big-hitting West Indian is a must for your Dream11 team. Pooran is one of those rare cricketers that can turn a contest in a few overs.

Marcus Stoinis is back with Lucknow. He's a world-class all-rounder in T20 cricket. Back him to succeed with bat and ball. There's also Ravi Bishnoi in the Super Giants' bowling attack. He was their top wicket-taker in last season's IPL. He's primed to do well again.

Weather Report

No rain is predicted in Jaipur on matchday, which bodes well for a full fixture. Hot and humid conditions, typical of India this time of year, are forecast.

Pitch Report

The Sawai Mansingh Stadium will host this match. Teams generally opt to bat first here in T20 cricket if victorious at the toss. A first-innings score of upward of 170 can be considered competitive here.

Notable stats

Go for Jaiswal

Jaiswal hit 625 runs in 14 innings at an average of 48 and strike rate of 164 in the 2023 IPL. Those are some impressive numbers from the Royals' kingpin.

Team News

Lucknow won't have England fast bowler Mark Wood for this match and the rest of the tournament. He has been sidelined by injury. Rajasthan have recruited West Indian all-rounder Rovman Powell.

RR vs LSG Probable 11

RR Playing 11

  • Yashasvi Jaiswal
  • Jos Buttler
  • Abid Mushtaq
  • Sanju Samson (C)
  • Shimron Hetmyer
  • Riyan Parag
  • Dhruv Jurel
  • Trent Boult
  • Adam Zampa
  • Navdeep Saini
  • Yuzvendra Chahal

LSG Playing 11

  • Kyle Mayers
  • Prerak Mankad
  • Krunal Pandya (C)
  • Marcus Stoinis
  • Ayush Badoni
  • Nicholas Pooran (Wk)
  • Krishnappa Gowtham
  • Deepak Hooda
  • Ravi Bishnoi
  • Naveen-ul-Haq
  • Mohsin Khan
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

Rajasthan are in a stronger position to win this match than Lucknow. Homeground advantage in Jaipur should really help the Royals here.

Top Picks

Marcus Stoinis: The Australian all-rounder was Lucknow's leading run-scorer in the previous IPL and can contribute with the ball.

Yuzvendra Chahal: There will be plenty of outstanding leg-spinners on display in this seaon's IPL and Chahal is arguably among the best.

Nicholas Pooran: The West Indian recruit and new Lucknow vice-captain can pack plenty of punch in the middle order.

RR vs LSG Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: Sanju Samson (VC), Jos Buttler, KL Rahul (C), Quinton de Kock, Nicholas Pooran

Batters: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Devdutt Padikkal

All-rounders: Marcus Stoinis

Bowlers: Trent Boult, Ravi Bishnoi, Yuzvendra Chahal

RR vs LSG Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction