Battle of top two from IPL 2023 table
- Mumbai Indians have chopped and changed much
- Onus on Markram and Co. to fire at home
Both teams have contrasting recent results, with the Royals coming off a come-from-behind win against the Gujarat Titans, while the Super Giants lost their most recent match against the Punjab Kings. Rajasthan Royals have odds of 1.73 to beat Lucknow Super Giants.
Mayers has been a major reason behind Super Giants’ quick starts, and it could mean Quinton de Kock spends more time on the bench. But Lucknow have batting worries still with KL Rahul going slow. Lucknow Super Giants have odds of 2.07 to beat Rajasthan Royals.
Head-to-head record, RR v LSG
The head-to-head record is based on two matches in 2022, both of which Rajasthan Royals won. This season, both teams have made a good start and are No.1 and 2 in the points table.
The toss can play a crucial role in the outcome of the match. The team that wins the toss will likely choose to bowl first as setting a target can be difficult in IPL matches, especially at the Sawai Man Singh stadium in Jaipur. However, both teams have strong batting and bowling line-ups, so the decision may vary.
Both teams have strong squads, but the Rajasthan Royals have a slight advantage due to their strong home record.
Considering the pitch conditions, the average score in this match is expected to be around 160-170 runs. However, both teams have the potential to score more if they play to their strengths.
Pitch and conditions
The match will be played at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur, which is not quite known for run-scoring. Spinners tend to have a significant advantage on this pitch, and scoring runs can be difficult. Both teams will need to adjust their game plans accordingly.
Players to keep an eye on…
RR Predicted playing XI:
Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Riyan Parag, Shimron Hetmyer, Dhruv Jurel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Adam Zampa, Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal
LSG Predicted playing XI:
KL Rahul (c), Kyle Mayers, Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Ayush Badoni, Avesh Khan, Yudhvir Singh Charak, Mark Wood, Ravi Bishnoi
Jos Buttler: With his natural aggressive approach and power-hitting ability, he has the capability to turn the game on its head in a matter of overs. A failure last game should only spur Buttler on.
Ravi Bishnoi: Bishnoi is known for his accuracy and ability to deceive the batsmen with his variations. Bishnoi has already shown his class in the IPL and is expected to be a key player for the Super Giants this season.
IPL 2023, Match 26 predictions
Based on all of the above factors, we predict that Rajasthan Royals will win the match.Recommended Bet by 10CRIC
SRH v MI Betting tips
Apart from betting on Rajasthan to win the match, check our other recommended bet about RR’s top batter.
Buttler is in good form this season and if he gets through the Powerplay, the England batter could cause significant damage. Back Buttler at 2.97 to be RR’s top batter!