The 57th match of IPL 15 between Lucknow Super Giants and Gujarat Titans will be played at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium (MCA) Pune, this evening. This match is also called Clash of the Titans. This will be the second match between these two teams in IPL 2023. GT won the first match when both teams came together.
Both the new teams have stunned everyone with their performance in the season. LSG has played 11 matches and won 8 and has a net run rate of +0.703. GT has also won 8 out of 11 matches and has a net run rate of +0.120.
LSG vs GT: Match Preview
Lucknow has managed to silence critics with its strong performance
Lucknow Super Giants have been winning consecutive matches under the captaincy of KL Rahul. After facing defeat at the hands of Gujarat at the beginning of the season, it was being said that this team would prove to be the worst under Rahul's captaincy.
However, defying the criticism, Lucknow has emerged as a great playing unit. Young fast bowlers like Mohsin Khan and Avesh Khan are taking wickets while being economical in the power play and death overs.
The top order is consistently scoring runs in batting. In the last match, Rahul got run out without opening the account. But still, the team was successful in winning the match.
Gujarat has lost 2 consecutive matches
Gujarat Titans have been the most consistent team of this season. However, she has appeared in a bit of trouble after losing the last two matches. Due to the disappointing performance of GT's batsmen, PBKS chased down the target in almost 16 overs
.Against Mumbai, the team decided to field first but they lost the match by 5 runs. Gujarat is almost certain to play in the playoffs. The team would like to raise its confidence level by winning a few matches.
Probable GT XI: Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Hardik Pandya (c), Sai Sudharsan, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Pradeep Sangwan/Yash Dayal, Alzarri Joseph, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Shami.
LSG Probable XI: 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.