Can Gujarat complement Rashid Khan well?
- Spinners in focus at the Ekana.
- KL Rahul’s form a cause for concern.
Lucknow have a strong spin attack with three complementary spinners and could cause Gujarat, a batting line-up that’s not so strong, a lot of concerns. Lucknow Super Giants have odds of 1.96 to beat Gujarat Titans.
Gujarat will want to bring in Sai Kishore on this rank turner to aid Rashid Khan but they have one of the strongest bowling units in the competition and could spring a surprise on Lucknow in their backyard. Gujarat Titans have odds of 1.82 to beat Lucknow Super Giants.
Head-to-head record, LSG v GT
The head-to-head record is based off two matches in the 2022 season when these teams joined the IPL. Gujarat have won both head -to-head clashes against Lucknow in the IPL so far.
The pitch at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow has generally been good for spin bowling in recent times. The team that wins the toss is likely to bat first, given the chasing team’s struggles to close out games in the IPL.
Gujarat Titans have a slightly better chance of winning this game, given their bowling attack and the strong balance of spinners and quicks in their squad.
Considering the pitch conditions, the average score in this match is expected to be around 170-180 runs. Both teams have the potential to score more if they play to their strengths.
Pitch and conditions
The match will be played at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow. The pitch is expected to be slow, which should help the spinners. However, there may be some assistance for batters in the Powerplay, especially, and both teams will want quick starts.
Players to keep an eye on…
GT Predicted playing XI:
Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Sai Sudharsan, Hardik Pandya (c), Abhinav Manohar, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Alzarri Joseph, Mohammed Shami, Mohit Sharma
LSG Predicted playing XI:
KL Rahul (c), Kyle Mayers, Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Ayush Badoni, Naveen-ul-Haq, Avesh Khan, Yudhvir Singh Charak, Ravi Bishnoi
Ravi Bishnoi: Lucknow have under-bowled Bishnoi at the Ekana so far, but the spinner showed his potential last match which could lead to him bowling earlier on Saturday in a day game.
Rashid Khan: With the impeccable Sai Kishore likely coming in, Rashid becomes a bigger threat for batters on this slow wicket, especially given that it’s a day game.
IPL 2023, Match 30 predictions
Based on all of the above factors, we predict that Gujarat Titans will win the match.Recommended Bet by 10CRIC
LSG v GT Betting tips
Apart from betting on GT to win the match, check our other recommended bet about GT’s top bowler.
Rashid Khan could be unstoppable on this surface, especially against a line-up that does not fancy taking on leg-spin. Back Rashid at 3.70 to be GT’s top bowler!