It’s a top-of-the-table clash in Wednesday’s IPL encounter when Rajasthan Royals host Lucknow Super Giants at the Sawai Mansingh Indoor Stadium in Jaipur. The Royals are the team to beat this season after winning four of their five games. LSG, on the other hand, will be coming into this match on the back of a narrow defeat, but a decent overall record of 3-2 has them sitting well placed on the points table.
Lwanele Poswayo has prepared his betting tips for this contest.
These two sides head into this game with contrasting recent results. The Royals’ previous game was a come-from-behind win against Gujarat Titans, while Super Giants’ loss against PBKS was only their second since the start of IPL 2022 batting first.
RR are in great form with most of their key player performing well. At the top of the order Jos Buttler (strike rate of 159 in the powerplay) and Yashasvi Jaiswal (striking at 180 in the powerplay) are scoring runs and scoring them quickly which often puts their opposition on the back foot.
In the bowling department, Trent Boult has often got them off to great starts in the first six overs by taking wickets and remaining economical. The Kiwi is going at 5.88 rpo. There’s value in him taking over 1.5 wickets at 2.20.
The visitors Lucknow have yet to play Quinton de Kock in IPL 2023 and perhaps this is the game to do so after losing their previous game. Their captain KL Rahul did however register his first fifty of this year’s edition, with a well-played 74. He could be in line for another impressive batting performance in this game.
Their English speedster Mark Wood has been amongst the wickets this season, taking 11 wickets at an economy rate of 8.12. He could be a great pick for top bowler considering that he bowls at the death.
The all-time average first innings IPL score in Jaipur is 158. It was slightly higher throughout the 2019 season (163). There’s also a toss bias at this venue with the last 6 matches won by the chasing side, which makes this a tough game to predict. Back the in-form and more consistent side to win, RR at 1.71 (especially if they chase).
The all-time average first innings IPL score in Jaipur is 158 and was slightly higher throughout the 2019 season (163).
The last six IPL games in Jaipur were all won by the chasing team.
Lucknow Impact Player and former Royal Krishnappa Gowtham has a career economy rate of just 6.55rpo from 29 overs bowled in Jaipur (8/190).
Super Giants are yet to beat the Royals in the IPL. The Royals won both of their clashes last season.
Royals have won 32 of the 47 IPL matches played at Sawai Mansingh Stadium – a win percentage of 68, only bettered by Super Kings at Chepauk.