The two newly added franchises in the IPL this season, the Lucknow Supergiants and the Gujarat Titans will lock horns with each other tomorrow at the Wankhede stadium. Both the teams making their debut appearance in the prestigious tournament will be eager to announce their arrival with a resounding victory for sure.
Gujarat Titans who have ex Mumbaikar all-rounder, Hardik Pandya as their captain have done a really good job and built up a pretty strong looking squad in the mega auction. Their fellow opponents, Lucknow too shall be hopeful with their set of players to make a really good impact in their debut season. Their captain a certain KL Rahul will be eager to make a mark with a different franchise in the IPL after having succumbed to failures on multiple occasions with his previous franchise – Punjab Kings.
Gujarat Titans vs Lucknow Super Giants (GT vs LSG), Match 4, IPL 2022
Venue: Wankhede Stadium
Date & Time: 28th March, 7:30 PM
GT vs LSG: Preview
Both Lucknow and Gujarat will be happy to be playing against each other for they are in a similar situation and mental state. The fact that they have a fresh beginning at the same time into the league means that both of them will have a lot to work on for the first time in terms of preparing their team combinations and players to fill up every particular spot available in the lineup which could provide them with the best of outcomes.
Gujarat Titans: Analysis
Gameplan:- A big blow to Gujarat came in terms of Jason Roy’s withdrawing his name from this edition of the Ipl sighting bubble fatigue right after the mega auctions. In spite of this, the Titans without a doubt shall be a big threat to all the other teams right in their first season of the IPL.
Their replacement player for Jason Roy has been confirmed as a 20-year-old Rahmanullah Gurbaz from Afghanistan. In addition to this their star-studded lineup includes Shubhman Gill, Mathew Wade, David Miller, Lockie Ferguson, Rashid Khan and many more which makes them a fierce-looking side to face for any team. Be it batting, bowling or fielding, the team seems absolutely complete in every possible department.
The team management will be surely looking forward to picking their best available lineup for tomorrow’s game so as to get the best possible result.
Lucknow Super Giants: Analysis
Gameplan:- Lucknow who’ll be led by K.L.Rahul will also be hopeful like their opponents to make a winning start to their debut campaign in the league. The management drafted in a pretty good bunch of players which includes Jason Holder, Manish Pandey, Quinton De Kock Evin Lewis and many more while Captain Rahul along with Ravi Bishnoi and Marcus Stoinis was added to the team before the mega auctions.
Despite an injured Mark Wood will be missing out in this season’s IPL, Lucknow seems to be in no worries as they’ve brought in Andrew Tye as his replacement in no time. Their line up, therefore, is expectedly going to be a pretty wonderful one with the presence of hard hitters like De Kock, Rahul and Pandey at the top of the order. Stoinis, Hardik and Holder living up to the expectations will only worsen things for the opposition.
The bowling department too would be an impressive one with the quality of Ravi Bishnoi and Mohammed Shami.
Possible playing XI:- KL Rahul (c), Quinton de Kock(wk), Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Evin Lewis, Krunal Pandya, Dushmantha Chameera, K Gowtham, Ravi Bishnoi, Andrew Tye, Avesh Khan
Probable top performers
Probable best batter of the match – KL Rahul
Among all the batsmen from both the teams, the player who according to our predictions shall shine the brightest with the bat tomorrow is none other than the Lucknow captain, KL Rahul. The ex Punjab player’s abilities while batting up the order need to introduction owing to his blistering performances for his side over the last several seasons.
The wicketkeeper-batsman has kept on amassing runs for multiple seasons at an amazing strike rate. His counter-attacking batting right from ball 1 is the thing which makes him so much highly rated among others. Once he lives up to his worth and manages to find his rhythm like the previous season, his team shall then definitely be ending on the winnings side tomorrow.
All these factors lead us to the conclusion that Rahul shall possibly be the batsman with the most runs and best performance in tomorrow’s match.
Probable best bowler of the match – Lockie Ferguson
Based on his past performances for the Kolkata knight riders previous season and also brilliant experience of bowling at various phases in white-ball cricket, we feel Lockie Ferguson shall be the stand out bowler among the others in tomorrow’s game for his side.
His incredibly good pace and wicket-taking ability shall be a great concern for the opposition batters at any stage of the innings. A good spell from the kiwi pacer shall always be a thing to smile about for the Titans tomorrow in all probabilities for sure. Thus we back the idea of predicting Lockie as the bowler with the best bowling performance and most wickets in tomorrow’s game.
GT vs LSG: Winning Prediction
Our Prediction:- Lucknow Super Giants to Win
Both the teams fresh into the tournament will have a large variety of strategies to be executed during the game and thus the game is supposedly being estimated as a pretty unpredictable one. It’s not an easy task to predict a winner out of these two teams who’ll both be out into the field for the first time to play an IPL match. However, after a careful analysis made on the basis of all the possible player combinations, their current form and several other aspects related to both the teams, we feel that Lucknow Super Giants will be the side to emerge victorious in tomorrow’s match as their skipper K.L.Rahul will finally be able to break the jinx of his earlier losses with Punjab. With all our excitement and expectations we hope that all our predictions end up being correct by the time the game between the two sides mentioned above comes to a close tomorrow.