With three league matches remaining in the ongoing IPL 2022, two new teams — Lucknow Super Giants and Gujarat Titans — have performed exceptionally well in their inaugural season and are in contention to finish first in the points table. Both teams are at the top of the IPL point table. LSG is at 1st place and GT is placed in the second position. The silver lining is that these teams are playing their debut season. Players of these teams are in full swing and in a competitive mood to retain their consistency.
The match is going to be held at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. MCA ground pitch equally supports the batters and bowlers. Both the teams have also played before where GT had beaten LSG by five wickets. In the previous match, LSG scored 158/6 and GT chased the target with the help of Rahul Tewatia.
Talking about KL Rahul leading the Lucknow SuperGiants. They have won 8 matches from 11 outings. The warriors of LSG also defeated MI, PKBS, DC, and KKR. Rahul’s strategies for his team are benefiting them, he has also made 451 runs so far. On the other hand, Captain Hardik Pandya has scored 333 runs.
LSG’s player Avesh Khan is considered the backbone of the team’s bowling department. He has clipped 14 wickets in nine. After him, Jason Holder is expected to play well. From the Titans, Mohd. Dhami has got 15 wickets followed by Kiwi Pacer Lockie Ferguson pocketed 12 wickets.
LSG is in the powerplay until now and has scored 493 runs. On the other hand, the Titans have amassed 519 runs. Keeping it short, from Lucknow all-rounders such as Marcus Stoinis, Jason Holder and Krunal Pandya have added extra strength to the team with their excellent skills.
On the other hand, the Titans have won 16 points in the game. Shubman Gill and Wriddhiman Saha are a good choice for opening the match and their partnership has shown proven results. It will be a tough time for both the teams to play against each other and give their winning shot.