The Lucknow Super Giants will look to cement their place in the top four when they face the Gujarat Titans on Sunday.
The defending champions are currently the favorites to finish the league stage on top. With a nine-wicket win over the Royals, the Titans now lead the points table with 14 points, having won seven of their ten games.
The 51st Match between Gujarat Titans vs Lucknow Super Giants will take place on May 7th, 2023 at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.
Match Details to Note
Match: Gujarat Titans vs Lucknow Super Giants, 51st Match, Indian Premier League 2023
Date: May 07, 2023 (Sunday)
Time: 3:30 PM IST
Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
The Gujarat Titans have maintained their excellent form from the previous season and are by far the most successful team. They’ve won seven of their ten games so far, and a win here will almost certainly secure their place in the playoffs.
Shubhman Gill will be the Titans’ key batsman once again in this match. They will, however, be pleased with the performances of Wriddhiman Saha and Hardik Pandya, who both scored important runs in the previous match.
With the additions of Vijay Shankar, David Miller, Abhinav Manohar, and Rahul Tewatia, the Titans have a fairly strong and deep batting lineup. The team also possesses a well-balanced bowling attack. Mohammed Shami and Rashid Khan have each taken 18 wickets, making them the tournament’s leading wicket-takers.
Noor Ahmad and Mohit Sharma have provided excellent support on the other end, while Joshua Little and Hardik Pandya have chipped in at critical junctures.
Given the excellent form of the majority of its players, the Titans are unquestionably one of the most difficult teams to beat in this league.
Hardik Pandya (c), Shubman Gill, David Miller, Abhinav Manohar, Sai Sudharsan, Wriddhiman Saha, Matthew Wade, Rashid Khan, Rahul Tewatia, Vijay Shankar, Mohammed Shami, Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal, Pradeep Sangwan, Darshan Nalkande, Jayant Yadav, R. Sai Kishore, Noor Ahmad, Kane Williamson, Odean Smith, KS Bharat, Shivam Mavi, Urvil Patel, Joshua Little, Mohit Sharma
Players to watch out for:
The right-handed opener batted with poise as Gujarat Titans chased a low target on Friday. Throughout IPL 2023, he has been in top form.
The batting all-rounder and skipper found his rhythm from the first ball against the Rajasthan Royals and will be confident of posting another big total in this game.
The right-arm leg-spinner is now the tournament’s joint leading wicket-taker and claims to have disguised his googly to make him even more difficult to play.
Possible Playing XI:
Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Hill, Hardik Pandya (c), Rashid Khan, David MIller, Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, Abhinav Manohar, Noor Ahmad, Mohammed Shami, Mohit Sharma
The Lucknow Super Giants have been inconsistent this season, losing three of their last five games. Their most recent match, against CSK, was rained out, forcing them to split the points. As a result, even with only four matches remaining, their place in the top four is far from certain.
KL Rahul has been ruled out for the rest of the season due to an injury, which has come as a shock to the team just days before this crucial match. His departure will put additional strain on the batting order, particularly Kyle Mayers. Manan Vohra will most likely be his opening partner.
The team has plenty of batting depth thanks to players like Krunal Pandya, Ayush Badoni, and Marcus Stoinis, and they will look to capitalize on it. With 12 wickets, Ravi Bishnoi has been the pick of the bowlers, and he has received good support from Amit Mishra at the other end.
The seam attack appears to be a bit weak at the moment, with only Naveen ul-Haq troubling the opposition, while Marcus Stoinis and Yash Thakur haven’t had much of an impact.
KL Rahul (c), Ayush Badoni, Karan Sharma, Manan Vohra, Quinton de Kock, Marcus Stoinis, Krishnappa Gowtham, Deepak Hooda, Kyle Mayers, Krunal Pandya, Avesh Khan, Mohsin Khan, Mark Wood, Mayank Yadav, Ravi Bishnoi, Nicholas Pooran, Jaydev Unadkat, Yash Thakur, Romario Shepherd, Daniel Sams, Amit Mishra, Prerak Mankad, Swapnil Singh, Naveen-ul-Haq, Yudhvir Charak
Players to watch out for:
The West Indies’ powerful opening batter has four half-centuries in this tournament and will not be intimidated by any opposing bowler.
The 23-year-old was the only reason Lucknow Super Giants were able to come close to a competitive total against Chennai Super Kings. His 59 not out was his best T20 score to date.
The spinner is Lucknow Super Giants’ leading wicket taker in the competition, but he went wicketless against the Titans earlier this season and will be looking to make amends in this match.
Possible Playing XI:
Manan Vohra, Kyle Mayers, Karan Sharma, Krunal Pandya (c), Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Ayush Badoni, Krishnappa Gowtham, Naveen-ul-Haq, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohsin Khan
Gujarat Titans vs Lucknow Super Giants Batsmen Worth Watching
Hardik Pandya, Shubman Gill, and Wriddhiman Saha are our batting options for the Gujarat Titans. On Friday evening, Saha was in fine form, hitting 41 not out from 34 balls at the top of the order. Gill has two T20 centuries to his name.
Our batting options for the Lucknow Super Giants are Kyle Mayers, Marcus Stoinis, and Nicholas Pooran. Pooran is one of the most accurate strikers of the ball, with 29 50+ scores in his T20 career. Stoinis is a powerful down-the-line hitter who will face the spinners in this game.
Gujarat Titans vs Lucknow Super Giants Bowlers Worth Watching
Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, and Noor Ahmad are our top picks for Gujarat Titans. Throughout the tournament, Shami has taken 18 wickets at a strike rate of 13.00. In four of his last five appearances, spinner Ahmad has taken two or more wickets.
We are backing Ravi Bishnoi, Naveen-ul-Haq, and Marcus Stonis with the ball for the Lucknow Super Giants. Stoinis took 2-20 against the Titans, including the wickets of Hardik Pandya and David Miller. Naveen’s best T20 statistics are 5-11.
Gujarat Titans vs Lucknow Super Giants Head to Head
The Lucknow Super Giants are still looking for their first victory over the Gujarat Titans. This will be their fourth meeting, with the Titans winning by seven runs last month.
Gujarat Titans vs Lucknow Super Giants Head to Head Stats in IPL
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Gujarat Titans vs Lucknow Super Giants Toss Prediction
Although there is only a 53.5% to 46.5% split in favor of teams batting second at this venue, we predict that both teams will want to bowl first in this game.
Gujarat Titans vs Lucknow Super Giants Pitch Report
The highest winning chasing score at Narendra Modi Stadium is 182-5, and we expect both teams to score in the 160s. Throughout the game, there will be turn from the wicket.
On Sunday afternoon, the humidity level will be less than 25%, but it will be very hot, with a temperature of 38 degrees from start to finish.
Gujarat Titans vs Lucknow Super Giants Prediction
These two teams were the new teams in the 2022 IPL, and both have won a lot of games since joining the league. KL Rahul, despite not being at his best, is a huge loss for Lucknow Super Giants, who need to find a new formula to post competitive totals. On Friday, Gujarat Titans never let Rajasthan Royals back into the game, and we expect them to dominate this match as well. The Gujarat Titans are our pick to win. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!
Gujarat Titans is the favourite to beat Lucknow Super Giants at the odds of 1.69.
Gujarat Titans vs Lucknow Super Giants Most Recommended Player for Bet:
On Friday evening, Hardik Pandya struck 39 not out from 15 balls, and the skipper is our pick for Gujarat Titans’ highest run scorer in Sunday’s match.