LSG vs RR IPL 2024
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Rajasthan Royals (RR) defended their totals successfully in the first two games of the IPL 2024 in the LSG vs RR clash at the start of this season and followed it up against Delhi Capitals (DC). However, since then all of their victories came in chasing. They slipped in the next defense against the Gujarat Titans.

Their bowling has been fantastic, especially at the start of the innings. Trent Boult and Avesh Khan pick up wickets with the new ball. However, at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata Knight Riders showed how to go through their lineup.

Not giving wickets at the top, and attacking their third-change bowler would be the way to go. Sandeep Sharma wasn’t available in that contest and once Yuzvendra Chahal goes wicketless, the pressure mounts on the bowling group. However, from an overall point, their 10.38 economy in the last five overs is the best among all the teams. They also have picked third most wickets (20) in this period.

For the Lucknow Super Giants, there won’t be many games where they could gather close to 100 runs in the last five overs. The reason behind their lower-order batting pressure was their struggle in the middle overs. In eight innings, they have a strike rate of 136.

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Their number three and four in the batting lineup had an average of less than 20, before their away fixture against Chennai Super Kings. Unless they find a way to score runs in the middle overs, they won’t get the fire in the death.

Going into the LSG vs RR battle, they have to click on every basics of the game. The opponents are running like an express train at the moment. But if they use their reserves well, they could come first in the fixture.

IPL 2024 LSG vs RR Weather And Pitch Report- Match 44

According to AccuWeather, the evening temperature in Lucknow is expected to hover around 31°C. The humidity level will be around 21%. It won’t be a bad idea to defend the total, given the lower amount of dew forms in this ground.

LSG vs RR Weather Report
Temperature 31°C
Weather Forecast Partly Cloudy
Dew Point 9°C
Humidity Level 21%

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LSG vs RR Pitch Report

The average score in 2023 on this ground was so low. It was around the 150-run mark, and because it was helping the spinners to grip the ball with no dew around, even chasing a 150+ score was the hardest job. However, they changed the pitch before the 2023 ODI World Cup, and now the average score in T20s this year has been over 175.

Very rarely in India, a team defending a total wins the game in white-ball encounters. However, the Lucknow surface provides the chance. Teams batting first have a winning mark of 51.1% in T20s at Ekana, compared to 46.7% for the chasing sides.

The bowlers have enjoyed bowling on this ground with an economy of less than six, while the fast bowlers have been decent too with the rate touching the 7.5 mark.

Without any doubt, KL Rahul has the most runs on this ground in T20s. His 354 runs have come at a strike rate of 127.34. In the bowling, Ravi Bishnoi stands at the top of the ladder with 13 scalps in 10 innings at an economy of 7.41.

The LSG vs RR encounter will offer the hosts a chance to cement their position among the top four in this IPL 2024.