IPL 2022: Match 57 – Predicted Lucknow Super Giants Playing XI vs Gujarat Titans
Both LSG and GT would be competing for the top spot.
Updated - May 9, 2022 11:07 pm
The Lucknow Super Giants will be up against the Gujarat Titans in Match 57 of IPL 2022 at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on May 10. After their outstanding 75-run win over the Kolkata Knight Riders in the last game, Lucknow dethroned Gujarat from the top spot with the same number of points (16) from as many matches (8) but with a far superior net run rate. Therefore, the top spot is up for grabs in this contest.
Even though the Lucknow Super Giants registered an emphatic win over the two-time champions Kolkata, they would not be keen on making any changes to their Playing XI for this fixture where both teams would be eager to consolidate a playoff berth. The team management would not be interested in making any additional changes by giving opportunities to someone as of now.
Here’s a look at the Lucknow Super Giants’ Playing XI against the Gujarat Titans:
Openers: Quinton de Kock (wk) and KL Rahul (c)
Quinton de Kock played a great knock under pressure after skipper KL Rahul’s early dismissal in the very first over. He ensured that Lucknow did not press the panic button and went on to score a magnificent half-century. The southpaw’s quickfire knock of 50 runs from 29 deliveries played an instrumental role in LSG posting a total in excess of 175.
KL Rahul might have been run out for a diamond duck in the last game, but he had gone into that contest on the back of a solid half-century against the Delhi Capitals. So far, the Lucknow skipper has two centuries to his name and has so far amassed 451 runs from 11 games.
Middle-Order: Marcus Stoinis, Deepak Hooda, and Ayush Badoni
Marcus Stoinis added some precious runs for Lucknow towards the back end of their innings which paved the way for them to post a competitive total on the board that eventually turned out to be a match-winning one. He scored 28 runs off 14 balls with a strike rate of exactly 200. Deepak Hooda played a great supporting knock to in-form Quinton de Kock as he contributed with an impactful 27-ball 41. He added 71 runs for the second wicket stand with the wicketkeeper-batter and carried out the rescue act.
Youngster Ayush Badoni remained unbeaten on 15 against KKR and showed some great resistance in the death overs just when it appeared that the Kolkata bowlers would stage a comeback with some quick wickets.
All-Rounders: Krunal Pandya and Jason Holder
Krunal Pandya scored a handy 25 in the last encounter and while he did not bowl in the last game, LSG would be hoping for an amazing performance from him with the ball in hand in their next match. He has so far registered nine scalps to his name from 11 matches.
On the other hand, Jason Holder was impressive with both bat and ball. While he played a cameo knock of a four-ball 13, he also broke KKR’s backbone with figures of 3/31 from his 2.3 overs.
Bowlers: Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Mohsin Khan, and Dushmantha Chameera
Young leggie Ravi Bishnoi has picked up nine wickets from 11 outings. He registered a solitary scalp in the last game as he accounted for Rinku Singh. Avesh Khan showcased a match-winning performance by bamboozling the KKR batting lineup. His 3/19 including a maiden over was instrumental in LSG’s comfortable victory over KKR.
Mohsin Khan seems to be growing from strength to strength. His economical bowling spell dried up the runs for Kolkata Knight Riders, he conceded only six runs from his three overs at an economy rate of 2.0. Sri Lankan yorker specialist Dushmantha Chammera was also economical with the ball in hand as he finished with figures of 1/14 from his three overs.
Lucknow Super Giants Predicted XI: Quinton de Kock (wk), KL Rahul (c), Marcus Stoinis, Deepak Hooda, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Mohsin Khan, Jason Holder, Dushmantha Chameera