Avesh Khan is a bowler who can trouble any batter on his day. He has taken 29 wickets in his IPL career at a strike rate of below 20 (18.83). The Super Giants spent a hefty sum of INR 10 Crores to procure his services in the mega auction this year.
Ankit Rajpoot is a bowler blessed with a lot of pace and can also generate extra bounce off the deck.
Andrew Tye has played 27 matches and has scalped 40 wickets in his IPL career. His subtle changes of pace and his accuracy make him useful at the death.
The four bowlers who will complete the line-up are Ravi Bishnoi, Andrew Tye, Ankit Rajpoot, and Avesh Khan. Bishnoi can be the X-Factor for his side, and the leg spinner was picked by the Lucknow side even before the IPL mega auction, for INR four Crores. His ability to pick wickets makes him a match-winner.
Krishnappa Gowtham can stem the flow of runs in the middle overs with the ball and is also capable of striking those aggressive blows with the willow as well. Gowtham has taken 13 wickets and scored 186 runs in IPL cricket.
Krunal Pandya and Krishnappa Gowtham are the two all-rounders whom the Lucknow side are expected to field for this match. Krunal brings with him an experience of 84 IPL matches. The left-hander has scored over 1000 (1143) runs with the willow and has also scalped 51 wickets as well.
Deepak Hooda can rip apart the opposition if he gets his eye in. He has scored 785 runs in his career at a strike rate of close to 130.
The experienced Manish Pandey and right-hander Deepak Hooda will occupy the number four and number five slots, respectively. Pandey has featured in over 150 matches in his IPL career and has plundered 3560 runs in the competition.
The big-hitting Evin Lewis will walk in at number three. Lewis can clear any boundary on his day and is a batter who can score quick runs. Lewis’ strike rate of close to 140 is a testament to the damage that he can inflict on the opposition.
While Rawat likes to attack bowlers from the outset, Du Plessis would be more calculative in his approach to bat long. Not to forget, the Proteas star was instrumental in CSK’s title triumph last season. As far as Rawat is concerned, the 22-year-old has been impressive in the domestic circuit and would like to prove his potential at this level.
The experienced duo of KL Rahul and Quinton De Kock will open the batting. Rahul averages over 45 in his IPL career and has scored 3273 runs in the league. The right-hander also won the Orange Cap in the 2020 edition of the tournament.