Rajasthan Royals and Lucknow Super Giants are ready to compete in Match 26 of the IPL 2023. The teams are ranked 1st and 2nd currently, making the cricket match highly anticipated.
The game is set to be played at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. This will be the first game to be played in Jaipur, so both teams will have to make special preparations. The venue has only hosted one T20 game till now, which was played between India and New Zealand.
During the game, India chased down 166 quite comfortably. The pitch report at Sawai Mansingh Stadium is expected to help the batting side. At the same time, the venue provides ample support for spinners as well. Thus, the team winning the toss will try to bowl first, especially seeing the trend of chasing down big totals in this IPL.
Despite being at the top of the table, both RR and LSG have struggled to put on a consistent batting performance. However, both teams boast a bowler each in contention for the Purple Cup.
Mark Wood is currently leading the competition for RR with 11 wickets in four matches. Similarly, Yuzvendra Chahal is closely following Wood with 11 wickets in 5 matches. Given the strong bowling lineup and the pitch’s favoring of spinners, Chahal will certainly be a fan favorite.
Fantasy players across the best online betting sites for cricket should pick the spinner as their captain. Ravichandran Ashwin and Adam Zampa will also be among the top picks for fantasy cricket fans. On the batting front, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, and Hetmyer should be on the radar among players.
RR vs. LSG: Possible Playing XIs
Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal, Dhruv Jurel, Trent Boult, Ravichandran Ashwin, Adam Zampa, Yuzvendra Chahal, Sandeep Sharma
Lucknow Super Giants
KL Rahul (c), Deepak Hooda, Kyle Mayers, Krunal Pandya, Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Avesh Khan, Ayush Badoni, Yudhvir Singh Charak, Ravi Bishnoi, Mark Wood