LSG ahead of RR by two points
- Lucknow have won four of last five games
- RR have lost three out of their four games
Lucknow Super Giants have odds of 1.82 to beat Rajasthan Royals on Sunday night in a crucial fixture that could decide the team that qualifies as second-placed for the playoffs. The first and second teams on the points table have an extra advantage in the playoffs as they get an extra game even if they lose the first qualifier.
Rajasthan Royals, on the other hand, have lost three out of their last four matches and are struggling when Jos Buttler isn’t clicking. With Trent Boult also a tad out of form, the odds aren’t great for RR to win this clash with it standing at 1.96 for a victory.
What happened earlier…
Last time these teams met, we had a humdinger that Lucknow Super Giants lost by three runs. Chasing 166 for a win, Lucknow couldn’t quite nail the run chase despite a late onslaught from Marcus Stoinis. Earlier, a fifty from Rajasthan Royals drove them to 165/6 in 20 overs.
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The match could be decided by Lucknow Super Giants’ bowling attack against Jos Buttler. The Rajasthan Royals opener had a mind-blowing start to the season, but hasn’t quite looked his self in the last few games, which has affected Rajasthan’s returns. Can he fire in this big clash?
Keep an eye on…
Mohsin Khan: The Lucknow Super Giants quick has clocked the best economy rate in the season and has been terrific in the powerplay overs. It will come down to how he can contain or attack Jos Buttler early on with the new ball.
Trent Boult: After a good start to the season, Trent Boult has sort of lost his way and is struggling to contain runs and take wickets. It puts his place in the side in jeopardy, and Boult will want to show he can step up when the team needs.
TIP: Jos Buttler is due another big knock and the Orange Cap holder for most runs this season has odds of 3.17 to pull it off.