Tonight (April 19), Rajasthan Royals will host Lucknow Super Giants in Jaipur – here are the predicted XIs for the two matches, team news and match prediction for RR v LSG.

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The match will begin at 7.30pm IST.

RR vs LSG: IPL 2023 team news

IPL returns for the first time to the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur since 2019. Jaipur has been the stronghold of Rajasthan, who have won 32 matches here and lost 15. With eight points – two clear of other sides – from five matches, they also sit at the top of the points table.

Lucknow are one of five teams in the league to have picked up six points from five matches, but their net run rate of +0.761 is the best among them. They are placed second in the league.

With Jos Buttler seemingly fit, Rajasthan have a full side at their disposal, but then, so have Lucknow, whose top order has consistently kept Quinton de Kock, no less, out of the XI.

Rajasthan’s worry has been the form of Devdutt Padikkal and Riyan Parag, and they may leave out one of them for Joe Root or Donovan Pereira while swapping Adam Zampa for M Ashwin.

IPL 2023: Tomorrow’s matches

PBKS v RCB – 7.30pm IST

IPL 2023: Yesterday’s matches

SRH v MI – Mumbai Indians won by 14 runs

RR v LSG: Predicted XIs for today’s IPL match

RR XI: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Joe Root, Shimron Hetmyer,  Ashwin, M Ashwin, Sandeep Sharma, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal.

LSG XI: Kyle Mayers, KL Rahul (c), Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Krunal Pandya, Marcus Stoinis, K Gowtham, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Mark Wood, Yudhvir Singh.

RR vs LSG: IPL prediction for today’s match 24

Rajasthan, the better team this season, are returning to a venue where they have always played well. They will take field as favourites, though Lucknow’s performances indicate that this is going to be a close match.