Match Preview

The match between LSG and GT will take place on May 9th in  Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune. This will be the second meeting between the two clubs this season. In that encounter, Titans beat Super Giants by 5 wickets in a last-over chase. Both clubs have won eight of their eleven games and are tied for first place in the standings. The winner of this match will go to the top of the table and be the first team to qualify for the playoffs.

GT has lost both of its previous matches and will be aiming to rebound in this one. LSG, on the other side, has won their last four games and will want to make it five in a row.

Pitch and Weather Report

The Pitch is favorable for batting and is best suited for pacers than spinners. Average runs scored on this venue is 154 and have 100% chances of winning if batting first. Weather will be normal with overcast clouds and average temperature at 26.41 C.

Venue Stats (T20 IPL)

Total Matches 11
Matches Won Batting First 8
Matches Won Bowling First 3
Average 1st Innings Scores 163
Highest Total Record 210/6 — RR vs SRH
Lowest Total Record 115 all out — RCB vs RR

Top 2 Wicket Keeper Picks

1) Lokesh Rahul: In the previous game against KKR, he was removed for a duck, his second duck of the season. Rahul went on to get a century in the following game after his initial duck. He might be aiming for a similar performance in this match.

Matches – 183

Runs – 36193

Highest Score – 132*

Average – 44

2) Quinton de Kock: In the penultimate game against KKR, he hit his third half-century of the season. De Kock has 344 runs at an average of 31.27 and a strike rate of 138.70 in 11 matches.

Matches – 257

Runs – 7668

Highest Score – 126*

Average – 33.33

Top 3 Batsman Picks

1) Deepak Hooda: In the middle order, he has emerged as a significant contributor for LSG. In the previous three games, he has scored 30+ runs, including a half-century against Delhi Capitals. In this encounter, he will be trying to play a significant role for the club once again.

Matches – 155

Runs – 2513

Highest Score – 108

Average – 24.39

2) Marcus Stoinis- He is a right-handed batsman. He performed well in his recent matches.

Matches – 191

Runs – 3984

Highest Score – 147*

Average – 31.61

3) Shubman Gill: He’s just 12 runs away from being GT’s highest scorer this season. Gill has been a fiery starter for the club in the past couple of games and is likely to do so again in this one. He scored 52 runs off 36 deliveries in his previous game against MI, and he and Wriddhiman Saha combined 106 runs for the first wicket.

Matches – 84

Runs – 2155

Highest Score – 96

Average – 31.23

Top 4 Bowler Picks

1) Rashid Khan – In the previous game against MI, he took two wickets for 24 runs. Rashid is a crucial element of GT’s bowling attack, and he has also contributed with the bat.

Matches – 322

Wickets – 446

Economy – 6.36

2) Mohsin Khan– He is a left arm medium fast bowler. He is in terrific form and almost consistent in taking wickets and is very economical for his team. He took 9 wickets in his last four matches.

Matches – 31

Wickets – 42

Economy – 6.81

3) Mohammad Shami – He is a right arm fast bowler. Shami has been the leading wicket-taker for the side. So far, he has acquired 15 wickets in this season.

Matches – 128

Wickets – 151

Economy – 8.32

4) Avesh Khan: In the final game against KKR, he was named player of the match. Avesh took three wickets for 19 runs in three overs, including a maiden over. Despite missing a few games for LSG this season, he remains the team’s highest wicket-taker.

Matches – 59

Wickets – 81

Economy – 7.84

Top 2 All-rounder Picks

1) Hardik Pandya – Hardik Pandya has 333 runs at 41.62 and a strike rate of 134.27 in ten matches, including three half-centuries. He hasn’t managed a solid score in the past four games and is likely to be a crucial player for GT in this game.

Matches – 185

Runs – 3130

Highest Score – 91

Average – 28.50

Wickets – 114

Economy – 8.13

2) Jason Holder: He hasn’t had enough chances to show off his hitting abilities this season. He has been devastating with the ball, though. Holder has 12 wickets at an average of 24.41, an economy of 9.30, and a strike rate of 15.7 in nine matches.

Matches – 173

Runs – 1480

Highest Score – 69

Average- 15.41

Wickets – 166

Economy – 7.87

Predicted Playing 11

Lucknow Super Giants

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

Gujarat Titans

Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Sai Sudharsan, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Pradeep Sangwan, Lockie Ferguson, Alzarri Joseph, Mohammed Shami

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Poll Winning Percentage

GT – 55%

LSG – 45%

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