Lucknow Super Giants and Gujarat Titans face each other in match number 57 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 season on Tuesday. High-flying LSG are placed 1st with 8 wins and three defeats. GT are behind only in terms of NRR (8 wins, 3 losses).
Analysis of LSG
KL Rahul’s LSG have done a decent job so far, piling up 8 wins and 4 successive ones. One expects to see another crucial show here. KL Rahul leads the way for his side with the bat. He has scored important runs. Players like Quinton de Kock and Deepak Hooda have crucial jobs ahead of them. LSG have depth on offer and will aim for a solid show. Players like Jason Holder and Marcus Stoinis are able finishers.
Bowling-wise, Dushmantha Chameera has been producing substance. Ravi Bishnoi has done a commendable job so far. Jason Holder and Mohsin Khan bring value on offer. Mohsin has been prolific upfront. Credit should be given to Krunal Pandya, who has bowled economically and taken wickets when it mattered. Avesh Khan has 14 wickets for LSG (highest).
Analysis of GT
The Hardik Pandya-led Titans suffered 2 successive losses versus Punjab Kings and Mumbai Indians. GT have to improve several elements. You expect the side to make a comeback and fancy themselves. David Miller has played match-winning knocks. Rahul Tewatia has been productive with his brilliance at the death. He has continued to play the required shots and enhance his reputation as a big-match player. Hardik Pandya and Shubman Gill hold the key in this batting unit. Wriddhiman Saha has a crucial job as well.
The bowling of GT is strong. Mohammed Shami and Lockie Ferguson have plenty of experience and expertise. Shami has 15 wickets up his sleeves and can make the difference. Both these bowlers are wicket-taking bowlers. Rashid Khan is their trump card, and he can be used well. GT need an all-round show in order to stop LSG from making inroads.
GT won the previous game against LSG in IPL 2022.
What is the expected playing XI of both sides?
LSG probable playing XI: Quinton de Kock (wicket-keeper), Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Ayush Badoni, Jason Holder, Dushmantha Chameera, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Mohsin Khan.
GT probable playing XI: Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), Shubman Gill, Sai Sudharsan, Hardik Pandya (captain), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Pradeep Sangwan, Lockie Ferguson, Alzarri Joseph, Mohammed Shami.
Which team is the predicted winner?
There is no doubt that LSG are the favourites here and can overcome GT. LSG are bowling well and have more firepower with the bat. Players like Rahul and Mohsin Khan can be match-winners.
Key details about the pitch, timing, and TV listing
The MCA Stadium in Pune will host this duel. One has witnessed an average first innings total of close to 170 (last five matches). The sides batting first have won each of the last five fixtures. The wicket has been even and aided both batters and bowlers so far.
The match will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network. Viewers can stream the same on the Disney+ Hotstar app (paid subscription). The match will start at 7:30 PM IST.
The major batting stats on offer
Rahul has 3,724 runs in IPL overall, including 451 in IPL 2022. He is 49 shy of 500 runs. De Kock has 344 runs in IPL 2022 and is nearing the 350-run mark. Hardik Pandya has amassed 333 runs so far this season. Wriddhiman has 2,319 runs and can surpass Sachin Tendulkar (2,334).
The major bowling stats on offer
Avesh has 14 scalps for LSG at 19.00. In five games, Mohsin has 9 scalps for his side. He has an economy rate of 5.35. Shami has 94 scalps in the IPL and can surpass Chris Morris (95).
Dream11 Fantasy XI (Option 1)
Batsmen: Wriddhiman Saha, Quinton de Kock, KL Rahul, David Miller, Marcus Stoinis, Deepak Hooda
All-rounders: Jason Holder
Bowlers: Dushmantha Chameera, M Shami, Avesh Khan, Rashid Khan.
Dream11 Fantasy XI (Option 2)
Batsmen: Wriddhiman Saha, Quinton de Kock, KL Rahul, David Miller, Deepak Hooda
All-rounders: Jason Holder, Rahul tewatia
Bowlers: Avesh Khan, Lockie Ferguson, Mohsin Khan, Rashid Khan
Dream11 Fantasy XI: Captain and vice-captain choices
KL Rahul: Rahul has been solid in IPL 2022 and is nearing 500 runs once again. He is a sheer example of consistency. He will want to bounce back.
Hardik Pandya: With 333 runs and a prolific average of 40-plus this season, the Indian cricketer has taken the mantle for his side and can be the real threat. Pandya has come at the crease as per situations and we expect another good knock.
Dream11 fantasy: Vice-captain choices
Rashid Khan: The vice-captain of GT has shown his influence. He has bowled economically and taken wickets when it mattered. He has also won a couple of games with the bat.
Mohsin Khan: A solid bowler, Mohsin has both wickets and a healthy ER to showcase his exploits. He is a promising figure in this LSG side and can claim early scalps.