Lucknow Super Giants vs Gujarat Titans, 57th Match Preview and predictions

Preview by Prakhar 

The overview
"I can't think of a game where the performance was perfect," said captain KL Rahul after the Lucknow Supergiants beat the Kolkata Cavaliers by 75 points and jumped to the top of the table in the previous game. A 'perfect match' has yet to happen, but LSG, like the IPL debutant Gujarat Titans, are stable enough to go eight wins in 11 matches. The two teams will play their second match and the winner will be the first team to qualify for the IPL 2022 playoffs. LSG is going strong, with the Trot taking four wins after five wins for the Titans. You'll crave a winning streak, lose two in a row, and get back on the winning streak.

Leading the LSG rankings were Rahul and Quinton de Kock, but they also found a solution to the third problem in the form of Deepak Hooda, with scores of 41, 52 and 34 respectively. The last three games. At the same time, they are considering the batting position of Marcus Stoinis, with LSG hoping his 28 from 14 balls in the last game is a sign that the Australian has yet to make a big impact. At the forefront of bowling, LSG has a well-balanced speed attack on all cylinders. Avesh Khan, Mohsin Khan, Dushmantha Chameera and Jason Holder scored 44 wickets in it, underscoring the collective nature of LSG's bowling weapons.

The Titans, who beat LSG and launched their first IPL campaign, did a lot of shaving but found a sneaky way. However, in the last two games, there have been problems with the mid laner, resulting in two losses. Although Sai Sudarshan was ranked 65th, he was under par against the Punjab Kings overall. The Titans dominated most of the Mumbai Indians' pursuit, with Shubmangil and Uri Diman Saha recording half a century in the opening round, but it wasn't enough. in the end. Aside from the batting issues, Mohammed Shami's expensive outings in recent games have been a minor issue for GT, which hopes to get back on track soon.
When: Tuesday, May 10 at 19:30 IST

Where: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune

What to expect: Both GT and LSG are undefeated at this venue, winning two each. Of the 11 matches in IPL 2022, the first team to bat has won eight of them, including the last five. LSG defended 153 last time they played here, while Rajasthan Royals also defended 144 for Royal Challengers Bangalore in their last match in Pune. CSK had 202 points on the pitch earlier this month, but Ruturaj Gaikwad, who had 99, suggested the pitch was on the slow side.

Team watch

Gujarat Titans

Tactics and match-ups: Rashid Khan has fired three draws. Against the 43 leg spinners he faced, the batter batted just 76.64. GT may try to counteract Raffle's threat by using his strengths in Game of Thrones. Decock batted 161.50 against Shami, but he was sacked by the bowler 3 times.
Probable XI: Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Hardik Pandya (c), Sai Sudharsan, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Pradeep Sangwan/Yash Dayal, Alzarri Joseph, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Shami.
Lucknow Super Giants

Tactics and match-ups:After Punjab Kings' best player (4-11-2), Krunal Pandya has barely bowled in LSG's last two games. If he can hit the ball in this game, LSG will probably use him early in the game considering GT's mid laner has 3 lefties. On the other hand, Avesh Khan could be a good choice for Shubman Gill. He conceded just 25 of his 28 pitches in the opener, but he also fired twice.
Probable XI: Quinton de Kock (wk), KL Rahul (c), Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Ayush Badoni, Jason Holder, Dushmantha Chameera, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Mohsin Khan.

Did you know?
- The first team of the Lucknow Supergiants has the highest win-loss percentage, winning 6 of 7 games in total.

- The Gujarat Titans are the best track team of the season with 5 hits in 6 seconds.

-Marcus Stoinis hit 5 different positions in the first 8 innings of IPL 2022 with the highest RR and 38*17 in 8th place.
What they said
I finished 4 or 5 races and the situation is the same as when I reached the required grades. Due to the nature of T20 crickets, 6 times will close 20 times, depending on the day, 6 times will close 10 times. You need to learn from these experiences and we will focus on it as a team. You need to avoid repeating all the negative things you did in previous tournaments. It was a good learning curve for us. If you get into this situation again, you need to focus on the end of the game. ” - Rashid Khan after running out in GT vs MI.


Lucknow Super Giants Squad: Quinton de Kock(w), KL Rahul(c), Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya, Ayush Badoni, Marcus Stoinis, Jason Holder, Dushmantha Chameera, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Mohsin Khan, Karan Sharma, Manish Pandey, Shahbaz Nadeem, Krishnappa Gowtham, Manan Vohra, Kyle Mayers, Evin Lewis, Ankit Rajpoot, Andrew Tye, Mayank Yadav

Gujarat Titans Squad: Wriddhiman Saha(w), Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya(c), Sai Sudharsan, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Pradeep Sangwan, Lockie Ferguson, Alzarri Joseph, Mohammed Shami, Vijay Shankar, Jayant Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Matthew Wade, Varun Aaron, Abhinav Manohar, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Darshan Nalkande, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Dominic Drakes, Yash Dayal, Noor Ahmad