Apr 10: Rajasthan Royals vs Lucknow Super Giants, 20th Match, Wankhede Stadium
Safe XI: Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (capt), Quinton de Kock, Deepak Hooda, Shimron Hetmyer, Ayush Badoni, Jason Holder, Yuzvendra Chahal (vice-capt), Trent Boult, Avesh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi.
The Royals’ captain loves batting in Wankhede Stadium, having scored 415 runs in 12 games at a strike rate of 147.68 in the IPL. He has also started this season strongly, notching up a 27-ball 55 against Sunrisers Hyderabad and a 21-ball 30 against Mumbai Indians.
The legspinner has been in phenomenal form for the Royals this season, taking seven wickets in three outings so far at an economy of 5.25 and an average of nine. He has picked up nine wickets in eight outings at the Wankhede Stadium.
Jos Buttler: The Royals wicketkeeper-batter is the leading run-scorer this season, with 205 runs in three innings at a strike rate of 143.35 with 14 sixes. He was the leading run-getter for England in the T20 World Cup held in October last year, with 269 runs in six matches.
Jason Holder: The West Indian allrounder has been taking wickets for fun in the shortest format this year. Since the start of 2022, he has taken 19 wickets in nine T20s at a strike rate of 10.8. In his first game this IPL, against Delhi Capitals, he defended 16 runs in the last over and picked up three wickets in the same match.
Avesh Khan: The second-highest wicket-taker in the last IPL, Avesh has started this season in fine form, picking up seven wickets in three outings. He is also the leading wicket-taker for his side. At the Wankhede Stadium, he has picked up nine wickets in five T20s at an average of 16.44.
Deepak Hooda: He has been a vital cog for Super Giants, scoring two crucial fifties this season. In addition to his batting capabilities, he has contributed with the ball too.
High risk XI: Sanju Samson, KL Rahul, Evin Lewis, Deepak Hooda (vice-capt), Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal, Jason Holder (capt), Krunal Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan, Prasidh Krishna.