Sanju Samson, the captain of the Rajasthan Royals, chose to bat first against the LSG. For the match, Rajasthan made three changes, while Lucknow welcomed back Ravi Bishnoi.
Both the Lucknow Super Giants and the Rajasthan Royals will be vying for a position in the IPL 2022 playoffs. Lucknow missed out on becoming the first team to make the playoffs this season after losing to Gujarat Titans earlier this week, but they will have another chance against the Royals, and a win might even secure them a top-two finish.
Rajasthan, on the other hand, needs to win two more games, one of which is against Lucknow, to secure a playoff berth. As a result, a win over Lucknow will keep them in the race. Rajasthan Royals defeated Lucknow by three runs the previous time the two sides met.
LSG overusing players like KKR
KKR have overused their squad making constant changes to their lineups. Just like Kolkata Knight Riders, LSG have also made similar changes and are using most of their players.
Just like KKR, LSG has also shown inconsistency in team selection by making a lot of changes throughout the tournament.
LSG are going the KKR way. So many bowlers and now they use Bishnoi like this. https://t.co/GOR0tDbItG
— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) May 15, 2022
Without a consistent lineup, a team cannot be consistent in the season. Making too many changes will destroy the team’s chemistry. KKR has made 27 changes and as a result, they are struggling this season.
LSG should learn from the failure of the Kolkata Knight Riders and stick to a core group of players to remain consistent in the remaining games.
For the LSG, this is an easy chance to clinch a playoff berth, as a win here could be enough to get them there. Instead of making experiments, they should go simple and win their remaining games.
Why did LSG change the no 3 position from Hooda to Bishnoi after Hooda doing excellently well in last 3-4 games… why this change of positions when thing are working good..
— Karthik Sabapathi (@hclkarthik1) May 15, 2022
Ye kya logic hai bhai?
Mohsin, who is known for movement uptop is bowling at death.
And Avesh/Holder best bowlers of the day not completing their quota, but Stoinis bowling extra overs.
— Fantasy Cricket Pro 🏏 (@FantasycricPro) May 15, 2022