Preview by Prakhar
"It's not a bad thing to lose. It's definitely okay. One team wins, one loses. But there were many mistakes in giving up. I think I was weak today. To be honest, Lucknow now. The giant with a supermarket told the players in the locker room that mentor Gotam Gambir lost 62 points to IPL rookie Gujarat Titans players. Severe Gambir challenges the players. Rahul and the company are seen bowing when asked to confront.
Gambir's words are a big blow to players who are eager to win when they face Rajasthan Royals in the penultimate league match. The LSG will secure a top two finish and further motivate the team if it wins one in the upcoming next round and defeats the Rajasthan Royals. In the case of RR, you can survive the storm by winning the following two games. If so, you could finish in the top two. Therefore, since they lost three of the last four games, they also consider playing some consistency with the "A" game.
LSG's main concern is intermediate orders. If the Rahul or Quinton de Kock score exceeds 40, this will happen 8 times, but the LSG will continue to win the game. However, LSG lost three games in a row in three games where both sides failed in the first game, highlighting the need to strengthen the mid-learners. Meanwhile, Jos Buttler has missed a run in the last three games, and Sangju Samson has scored more than 50 points only once in the last five games. RR wants two major batters to give birth, especially with the return of Simron Hetomie, who had his first child.
When: Sunday, May 15 at 19:30 IST
Where: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
What to expect: In the last three games played at this venue, 200 was defeated twice by the first team to hit. The tracking team lost the last three games here and MI was able to defend 177 games against Titan. Of the more than 26,190 games played this season, nine were played at Braborn Stadium. This includes a total of seven over 200 at the venue, or nearly 50% of the total over 15,200 released by IPL so far.
Lucknow Super Giants:
Tactics & match-ups: The LSG excluded Rabbi Bishnoy, including Karan Sharma, in the final match to strengthen the batting order. A young leg spinner who was taken aside before the auction could return to Eleven because the move didn't go well. LSG wants to take advantage of the game as Jason Holder dismisses Samsung three times and allows only 33 runs with 35 balls.
Probable XI: Quinton de Kock (wk), KL Rahul (c), Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Ayush Badoni, Jason Holder, Dushmantha Chameera, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Mohsin Khan.
Tactics & match-ups: R Ashwin dismissed Decock four times and Yuzu Bendra Chahar defeated South Africa six times. Decock is hitting about 112 against these two spinners, and RR is trying to take advantage of it early on.
Probable XI: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Rassie van der Dussen, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Sen.
Did you know?
Samsung finished third in the IPL seven times, averaging 40.83 and 245 points. However, when he hit from another position, his average score dropped to 16.40, with only 82 runs in 5 innings.
-RR's Pacers have won 37 wickets so far. This is the least of the 10 IPL teams. Their strike rate of 21.9 is the worst of any team, but their economic rate of 9.2 is only slightly higher than CSK's 9.3.
-LSG's Pacers have won 51 wickets, with the highest average (23.10), the second best average (17.1) and the highest economic efficiency (8.11).
What they said:
"He's a good player and he's playing in India. I think he dropped him to four at first, but he's moved up to third, so he loves that role. At that level, Up is He sees him as a top player in the T20 format. He is third in bowling. I hope he can make more use of him in this game. He is playing very well at this point. He is a front three. I really got the support. It's really great. "-Andy Bitchell of Deepak Huda, bowling coach of LSG.
Rajasthan Royals Squad: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Ravichandran Ashwin, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson(w/c), Riyan Parag, Rassie van der Dussen, 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
Lucknow Super Giants Squad: Quinton de Kock(w), KL Rahul(c), Deepak Hooda, Karan Sharma, Krunal Pandya, Ayush Badoni, Marcus Stoinis, Jason Holder, Mohsin Khan, Dushmantha Chameera, Avesh Khan, Manish Pandey, Shahbaz Nadeem, Manan Vohra, Kyle Mayers, Evin Lewis, Ankit Rajpoot, Krishnappa Gowtham, Andrew Tye, Ravi Bishnoi, Mayank Yadav