The latest additions in IPL will face off for Match 30 of Tata IPL 2023. Both teams played their last match against Rajasthan Royals. Gujarat lost the match but Lucknow won it by 10 runs. LST is currently placed at 2 and GT at 4 in the points table.
Lucknow Super Giants
Against RR, captain KL Rahul played another 30+ knock but took 32 balls to score 39 runs. Kyle Mayers too played a slow knock (51 of 42) but has scored at a much better rate than his captain in this IPL season. Mayers has scored 219 runs with 154 SR and Rahul managed to score 194 runs at an SR of just 114.
Stonis’ all-round performance (21 of 16 and 28-2 in 4 overs) was a key takeaway from the last game. Their spin duo of Amit Mishra and Ravi Bishnoi are their other strengths. If Mark Wood (11 wickets in 4 matches) is available for the next match, he would be a great addition to this already strong side.
Samson and Hetmeyer’s knocks left Gujarat awestruck and were handed a defeat in the last over. Rashid got two wickets but was a bit expensive. Shami conceded just 9 runs in the first 3 overs but went for 16 in the 19th over.
Shubman this season is performing well. He has struck over 200 runs with SR near 140. Hardik Pandya is back in form with the last match and scored 28 runs along with one wicket for just 24 runs in his quota of 4 overs. David Miller and Abhinav Manohar are also performing well in the lower order.
Pitch Report/Venue Report
The match would be played at Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow. This ground provides chances for each type of player. Pacers here have found some help initially in the innings and spinners in the middle overs.
A total of 3 matches have been played at this ground in IPL 2023. Two of them are won by the team chasing and the average first innings score is 158.
Probable Playing XI
Lucknow Super Giants: KL Rahul (C), Kyle Mayers, Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya, Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran (WK), Krishnappa Gowtham, Ravi Bishnoi, Yudhvir Singh Charak, Mark Wood/Naveen-ul-Haq, Avesh Khan
Impact Player: Amit Mishra
Gujarat Titans: Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Sai Sudarshan, Hardik Pandya (C), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Alzarri Joseph, Mohammad Shami, Mohit Sharma, Joshua Little/Noor Ahmad
Impact Player: Abhinav Manohar
Players to Watch Out For
A good middle-order batsman, a wonderful captain, and a bowler who can bowl in each phase of the match. Hardik is a complete all-rounder and one of the most important players whom GT can rely on. Didn’t perform in starting matches of this IPL, but is back in form since the last match. (28 runs and 1 wicket)
In this IPL season so far, he has taken 8 wickets in 6 matches with an economy of less than 7. He has performed even better in the matches played at Lucknow. At Ekana, he has 5 wickets in 3 matches with an economy under 6.2.
11 wickets in 5 matches are Rashid’s performance this season so far. He was a bit expensive against the Royals but a bowler of his pedigree is dangerous for any batsman. Khan’s performance against each of the Lucknow batsmen is near perfect and he would target his second MOTM of the season.
Just like Rashid Khan, he is also the go-to bowler for his captain whenever needs wickets. 10 wickets in 5 matches and went wicketless in none. Shami’s record against KLR, Krunal is also great, so he is a great threat to LSG’s top order. (Has a good record against QDK too)
KL Rahul vs Rashid Khan: Runs-18, Balls-30, Dismissals-3
KL Rahul vs Mohit Sharma: Runs-32, Balls-26, Dismissals-2
KL Rahul vs Mohammed Shami: Runs-13, Balls-17, Dismissals-2
Marcus Stoinis vs Rashid Khan: Runs-44, Balls-36, Dismissals-3
Deepak Hooda vs Rashid Khan: Runs-28, Balls-29, Dismissals-3
Shubman Gill vs Avesh Khan: Runs-39, Balls-37, Dismissals-2
Hardik Pandya vs Avesh Khan: Runs-6, Balls-13, Dismissals-2
Wriddhiman Saha vs Amit Mishra: Runs-26, Balls-24, Dismissals-2
Hardik Pandya vs Amit Mishra: Runs-6, Balls-11, Dismissals-2
LSG vs GT Dream11 Team
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