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IPL 2024: Match 4 (RR vs LSG) – Player Battles To Watch Out For
By CricShots - Mar 24, 2024 12:49 am
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Rajasthan Royals (RR) are gearing up for their first home game against Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in the IPL 2024, set to unfold at the iconic Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on March 24th, 2024. Both teams are eager to kickstart their IPL 2024 campaign on a positive note, with the key to success lying in adapting to the conditions of the stadium. Jaipur’s Sawai Mansingh Stadium traditionally offers a batting-friendly pitch early in the tournament, potentially favouring both batsmen and bowlers.

KL Rahul
KL Rahul

With familiarity with the ground conditions from previous seasons, both teams are expected to strategize accordingly. Rajasthan Royals boast a formidable lineup including aggressive top-order batsmen like Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, and Sanju Samson, complemented by middle-order stalwarts Shimron Hetmyer, Dhruv Jurel, and Rovman Powell. Their bowling attack features renowned names like Trent Boult, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Avesh Khan.

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On the other hand, Lucknow Super Giants showcase their firepower with top-order batsmen Quinton De Kock, Kyle Mayers, Nicholas Pooran, and Devdutt Padikkal, with KL Rahul anchoring the middle order alongside Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Hooda, and Ayush Badoni. Their bowling unit includes talents like Naveen-ul-Haq, Shamar Joseph, Ravi Bishnoi, Yash Thakur, and Mohsin Khan.

3 Key player battles to watch out for include:

#1 Sanju Samson vs Ravi Bishnoi

Sanju Samson
Sanju Samson and Kuldip Yadav

Sanju Samson, one of the league’s best spin hitters, has the ability to take the attack to the spinners and manipulate the run rate with his six-hitting prowess. However, LSG has the talented Ravi Bishnoi to counter him. Ranked number one in the world in 2023, Bishnoi possesses a lethal combination of leg-breaks and googlies that could potentially trouble Samson.

#2 Nicholas Pooran vs Ravichandran Ashwin

Nicholas Pooran
Nicholas Pooran

Nicholas Pooran, known for his aggressive left-handed batting, can single-handedly change the course of a match with his power-hitting. Stopping him requires out-of-the-box thinking. This is where Ashwin comes in. With his vast experience and a repertoire of variations including the carrom ball, flipper, and off-break, Ashwin has the potential to not only restrict Pooran’s scoring but also scalp his wicket.

#3 KL Rahul vs Yuzvendra Chahal

Yuzvendra Chahal
Yuzvendra Chahal

With the Indian national team lineup stacked at the top, Rahul is likely to bat in the middle order for LSG, aiming to prove his worth as a wicket-keeper batsman. This switch in batting position will be intriguing to watch, especially against a spinner like Chahal. Chahal, eager to make a comeback into the Indian T20 World Cup squad, will be looking to outsmart Rahul in this battle. This duel promises to be a valuable preparation for both players before the mega event.