The 30th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 will be played between Lucknow Super Giants and Gujarat Titans on Saturday, April 22nd at Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Stadium, Lucknow.
Lucknow’s Super Giants are on a winning spree, having emerged victorious in four out of their last six matches. In their previous game, they defeated the table leaders Rajasthan Royals by 10 runs, which would have surely given them a lot of confidence.
With the next match around the corner, the team will be aiming to continue their winning streak. Moving on, let’s have a look at the expected playing 11 for Lucknow’s Super Giants in this upcoming game against Gujarat Titans:
Openers: KL Rahul, Kyle Mayers/Quinton de Kock
KL Rahul and Kyle Mayers have been a formidable opening duo for Lucknow’s Super Giants in the tournament. Nevertheless, Quinton de Kock, who has been sitting out, may be considered by the team management as a replacement for Mayers in this game, as an experiment. The South African batter has been in great form before the tournament and this switch should not disrupt the team’s momentum.
Middle Order: Deepak Hooda/Manan Vohra, Nicholas Pooran (WK), Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Ayush Badoni
Although Lucknow Super Giants have played several matches in the tournament, their middle order remains a concern. Apart from Nicolas Pooran and Marcus Stoinis, no other batters have been able to perform consistently.
Deepak Hooda, who had a fantastic last season, has struggled for runs in this tournament. The team management might consider replacing him with Manan Vohra, who has been on the bench since the start of the tournament. Ayush, Badoni, and Kunal Pandya have also failed to make an impact with the bat.
The bowling line-up for Lucknow Super Giants is a force to be reckoned with, featuring Avesh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi, Mark Wood, and newcomer Naveen ul Haq.
It has been reported that Moshin Khan, the talismanic bowler of Lucknow Super Giants, has regained his fitness and is set to play in the upcoming matches. His inclusion will give a massive boost to the team’s already potent bowling attack.
Predicted Playing XI of Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) Against Gujarat Titans (GT) for Today’s IPL Match
KL Rahul (c), Kyle Mayers, Deepak Hooda/Manan Vohra, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Ayush Badoni, Ravi Bishnoi, Mark Wood/Naveen ul Haq, Avesh Khan and Yudhvir Singh Charak/Moshin Khan