IPL 2024: Rajasthan Royals win toss, opt to bat first against Lucknow Super Giants

Rajasthan Royals (RR) won the toss and elected to bat first against Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in the fourth match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium.

Jaipur, March 24 (IANS) Hosts Rajasthan Royals (RR) won the toss and elected to bat first against Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in the fourth match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium.

The two teams have faced each other thrice in the tournament. Lucknow have won once while Rajasthan emerged victorious on two occasions. In the last match between the two sides, LSG beat Rajasthan by 10 runs.

Devdutt Padikkal has been given his LSG cap in the team huddle.

After winning the toss. RR Sanju Samson said, “Looks like a good batting wicket, we were ok to do both, but we’ve a different combination today. Coming back to Jaipur gives positive vibes in the dressing room. Riyan Parag will be our number 4, Jos Buttler, Simron Hetmyer, Trent Boult are there foreign players- Powell could come in as an impact player.”

On the other hand, LSG skipper KL Rahul said, “We would have batted first as well, but the wicket does look good. I’m happy to be back on the field, injury has become my best friend over the last couple of years, but it makes you hungry and perform much better when you’re back. Quinton de Kock, Nicholas Pooran, Marcus Stoinis and Naveen-ul-Haq are our four overseas options.

Playing XIs:

Rajasthan Royals: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson(w/c), Riyan Parag, Shimron Hetmyer, Dhruv Jurel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Sandeep Sharma, Avesh Khan, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal

Lucknow Super Giants: KL Rahul(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Devdutt Padikkal, Ayush Badoni, Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran, Krunal Pandya, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohsin Khan, Naveen-ul-Haq, Yash Thakur

–IANS/hs/bc

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