LSG stronger on paper
- With Lockie Ferguson and Rashid Khan, Gujarat Titans are well aware of their strong sides
- Following the auction Lucknow have their bases covered in all areas
Gujarat Titans drafted Hardik Pandya, Rashid Khan and Shubman Gill before the auction, terrific signings that should ideally have helped them in the auction. However, their auction did not quite go to plan and Gujarat Titans line-up feels undercooked a bit ahead of the season. Their chances stand at 1.84 against the other newbies, Lucknow Super Giants.
Lucknow Super Giants had a good auction after obtaining KL Rahul, Ravi Bishnoi and Marcus Stoinis pre-auction. They have their bases well covered with solid players in each department and reliable overseas players. They have odds of 1.94 to win this clash.
Gujarat bank on bowling attack, Lucknow hope for batting masterclass
With Lockie Ferguson and Rashid Khan in one team, Gujarat Titans are well aware of their strengths. Mohammed Shami and Alzarri Joseph add to their firepower in the bowling attack. They also have another Afghanistan spinner in Noor Ahmad. Dominic Drakes and R Sai Kishore also add to the bowling bench strength.
Lucknow Super Giants have a deep batting line-up and some formidable players in the top-order in KL Rahul, Quinton de Kock, Marcus Stoinis and Deepak Hooda. The likes of Jason Holder, Krunal Pandya and Krishnappa Gowtham add to the depth. LSG’s bowling attack is good, but not quite their strength.
Gujarat Titans have a strong bowling attack, and will bank on the quality in the attack to beat Lucknow.Recommended Bet by 10CRIC
Keep an eye on…
Rashid Khan: Any team that has Rashid Khan is quite strong on paper as a T20 unit. The leg spinner will be the difference between an average unit and a good one and Gujarat will depend on him to turn a few games.
KL Rahul: A strong candidate for the Orange cap this season, KL Rahul will look to bat deep and carry this batting line-up, something he has done quite often for Punjab Kings before.
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