Mumbai, April 10: Lucknow Super Giants captain KL Rahul won the toss and chose to play first against Rajasthan Royals at Wankhede Stadium here on Sunday.
Rahul said that the only reason he chose to cast first was the dew.
“No reason other than dew and knowing what to chase,” Rahul said at the draw. “Every game is new. I’m looking to go out and get the job done. I’ll know a target, so I’ll try to speed up (innings) as best I can.
He said the team has solidified well and his leadership experience has been good. “The leadership has been good. We have a good team that makes it easy for a captain to work. 9 or 10 of our starters play at the highest level, so it makes it easy. They know their roles.” LSG made two changes to the team that beat Delhi Capitals by 6 wickets on April 7: Evin Lewis and Andrew Tye made way for Marcus Stoinis and D Chameera.
Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson said: “Nothing to do with the draw, so we have a team that can do well with any draw decision. We’ll see how this total performs before setting a target accordingly.” . The Royals also made two changes, bringing in Kuldeep Sen, a quick right-hand man from Madhya Pradesh, in place of Navdeep Saini, while Rassie van der Dussen replaced Yashasvi Jaiswal.
Playing XI: LUcknow Super Giants: KL Rahul (C), Krunal Pandya, K Gowtham, Quinton de Kock (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Jason Holder, Deepak Hooda, Ayush Badoni, Avesh Khan, Dushmantha Chameera, Ravi Bishnoi.
Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler, Rassie van der Dussen, Devdutt Paddikal, Sanju Samson (c, wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravi Ashwin, Kuldeep Sen, Prasidh Krishna, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal.