The debutants Gujarat Titans and Lucknow Super Giants (GT vs LSG) will be competing against each other for the first time tomorrow. Both the teams are new but have experienced players who do have an experience in IPL for many years.
GT vs LSG IPL 2022: match preview
The Gujarat Titans were praised a lot for choosing a well balanced team in the IPL Auction. They bought Quinton de Kock, who will open with skipper Rahul at the top, while they have a well-rounded and flexible set of all-rounders in Marcus Stoinis Krunal Pandya, Deepak Hooda, Krishnappa Gowtham and Jason Holder. It is expected that Australian pacer will have a lot of variations in the game. The team has spinners like Ravi Bishnoi and Shahbaz Nadeem as spinners which is a huge asset to the team.
Lucknow Super Giants
The Titans couldn’t have smart buys like GT did despite having a lot of options. The team is led by Hardik Pandya and the strength actually lies in the bowling structure with players like Lockie Ferguson, Alzarri Joseph, Dominic Drakes, Mohammed Shami and Varun Aaron, alongside spinners Rashid, R Sai Kishore and Noor Ahmed. The management will hope David Miller to perform towards the back-end of the innings. If the Titans can find the right balance, they would be proved as a strong team.
GT vs LSG IPL 2022 : Match prediction
Both the teams have highly impactful skippers. KL Rahul is all set to lead Lucknow Super Giants and Hardik Pandya will be seen captaining Gujarat Titans. It is expected that Gujarat Titans will be bringing some high energy that the skipper has. Shubman Gill, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, and David Miller are some of the trusted names from the batting department. On the other hand, KL Rahul has an experience leading PBKS before and he can implement all his learnings here. Overall, both the teams are quite competitive. It will be interesting to see how the teams perform in the their first season. It’s difficult to say which side will wim but some nail-biting is definitely expected throughout the match.
GT vs LSG IPL 2022: Fantasy XI
Shubman Gill is a right-handed batsman from Gujarat Titans. He has smashed 1417 runs in his 58 matches IPL career so far.
Hardik Pandya is a right-handed batsman and right-arm medium-fast bowler from Gujarat Titans. He has scored 1476 runs and took 42 wickets in his 92 matches IPL career.
Lokesh Rahul from Lucknow Super Giants who has hammered 3273 runs in his 94 matches IPL career so far.
Evin Lewis from Lucknow Super Giants has mustered 581 runs in his 21 matches IPL career so far. He will be also among the top fantasy picks.
Manish Pandey is a right-handed batsman from Lucknow Super Giants. He has scored 3560 runs in his 154 matches IPL career so far. He will be also among the top fantasy picks
David Miller scored 418 runs at an average 59.71. He has three fifties and a hundred in IPL. The century came off 38 balls against Bangalore and is the third fastest in the IPL.
Krunal Pandya, is one of the most sought-after names in the IPL. He has made a mark in T20 cricket along with his brother Hardik Pandya and hopefully, he will be among the top picks.
Rashid Khan, the Afghan cricketer has played 76 matches where he as scored 222 runs and picked 93 wickets.
Mohammad Shami has the skills to have an effect both at the start of the innings and also in the death overs. His progress has been terrific and he is now a complete bowler who’s feared by batters.
Avesh Khan from Delhi Capitals’ was the highest wicket-taker in IPL 2021 and the second highest wicket taker in the tournament with 24 wickets.
Ravi Bishnoi made his IPL debut against Delhi Capitals and picked up Rishabh Pant as his maiden wicket and finished with the bowling figures 1/22 in four over in 2020. Hopefully, his performance will be consistent this year as well.