LSG vs GT Match Preview

The Lucknow outfit, led by their key players Quinton de Kock and Nicholas Pooran, began their campaign in the IPL 2024 with a defeat. However, they bounced back in the subsequent games with two victories in as many games. Due to these wins in the next three games, Lucknow Super Giants have surged in the points table. They will be keen to win this game by beating Gujrat Titans in this contest, which will be played on their home turf. Lucknow Super Giants are going into this game after a couple of wins in their last encounters.

The Super Giants played their last game against the Royal Challengers Bengaluru on RCB's home ground. Batting first, they scored 181 runs, resulting in a five-wicket loss. Royal Challengers Bangalore could muster up a score of 153 runs from 19.4 overs in their reply. The Lucknow batting charge was led by a superb 81 from 56 balls by Quinton de Kock, who has been in excellent form. He was supported by Nicholas Pooran, who hit 40 runs from 21 balls with five sixes to provide the impetus towards the end of the innings.

This year, Gujarat Titans, who are playing under the leadership of the youngster Shubman Gill, have had a mixed performance. After Hardik Pandya's exit, Shubman Gill was appointed the skipper of the Gujarat team. They have lost two games out of four they have played in the competition. Shubman Gill was close to hitting a hundred in their last game against Punjab. He has put together 164 runs in the competition with a solid strike rate of 159.22. The leading wicket-taker for Gujarat has been Mohit Sharma.

Mohit Sharma, the leading wicket-taker for Gujarat, has been in fine form, picking up seven wickets from his last four games with an average of 18.71. The pitch in Lucknow, known for its challenging nature that favors the bowlers, is expected to play a significant role in the game. This could potentially lead to more wickets for Sharma. In contrast, Gujrat suffered a defeat at the hands of Punjab in their last encounter, a game that went right down to the wire. Punjab managed to scrape through to register a three-wicket victory with just one delivery to spare.

Weather Report

Temperatures are likely to be close to 28 degrees during the contest. Clear weather is expected during the game, and humidity will be low. Dry conditions will prevail during this encounter. Some wind gusts can also intervene during the game.

Pitch Report

This surface at the Eakan Cricket Stadium will be challenging for the batters and will assist the bowlers. This recent trend means batting first when the wicket is at its best will be the way to go. Scoring runs on this track will be difficult, though.

Notable stats

Nicholas Pooran has an incredible average-to-strike rate ratio.

Nicholas Pooran has scored 288 runs from his last ten games with a strike rate of 160.89 and an average of 48.

Shubman Gill has a terrific strike rate and average in recent games.

Shubman Gill is like a steam train now, scoring runs with an average of 73.13 and a strike rate of 172.05 in his last ten games.

Team News

There do not seem to be any injury updates available at the moment. So, you can expect entire teams to be available for selection for this game.

LSG vs GT Probable 11

LSG Playing 11

  • Quinton de Kock
  • KL Rahul (C)
  • Devdutt Padikkal
  • Marcus Stoinis
  • Nicholas Pooran
  • Ayush Badoni
  • Krunal Pandya
  • Ravi Bishnoi
  • Yash Thakur
  • Naveen-ul-Haq
  • Mayank Yadav

GT Playing 11

  • Wriddhiman Saha (Wk)
  • Shubman Gill (C)
  • Sai Sudharsan
  • Kane Williamson
  • Vijay Shankar
  • Azmatullah Omarzai
  • Rahul Tewatia
  • Rashid Khan
  • Noor Ahmad
  • Umesh Yadav
  • Darshan Nalkande
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

The Lucknow team has a better depth in their batting order, and their bowlers are also looking good now. Gujrat Titans are struggling with their batting line-up, and Sai Sudarshan seems to be doing a reasonable job for them together with Mohit Sharma. We expect Lucknow Super Giants to win this contest.

Top Picks

Mohit Sharma: Gujarat should clearly look at this pacer for vital breakthroughs. He has taken 22 wickets in his last ten games and has an excellent strike rate of 10.18.

Quinton de Kock: De Kock has scored 282 runs in his last seven appearances, with a strike rate of 140.29 and an average of 40.29.

Shubman Gill: This young batter is in the form of his life. He has hammered 585 runs from his last ten games with an incredible average of 73.13 and a terrific strike rate of 172.05.

Nicholas Pooran: Pooran is also in good form at the moment, scoring 288 runs from his last ten games with a strike rate of 160.89 and an average of 48.

LSG vs GT Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: Q de Kock (C)

Batters: K L Rahul, N Pooran, K Williamson, S Gill (VC), S Sudarshan

All-rounders: M Stoinis, A Omarzai

Bowlers: M Sharma, Rashid Khan, M Yadav

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