Lucknow Super Giants and Gujarat Titans are set to face off in match 30 of IPL 2023. The match will be hosted in Lucknow on 22 April 2023. In IPL 2022, LSG reached the playoffs, only to finish in fourth place. GT were much more successful, winning the IPL trophy in their debut season.
The match promises to be a hard-fought affair between well-matched franchises. This article is a preview of the upcoming IPL match game, culminating in a prediction of the winner.
LSG vs GT Match Info
Match 30, IPL 2023.
Date: 22 April 2023 (15:30 IST).
Venue: BRSABV Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow.
Where to watch: Star Sports.
Weather and Pitch Report
The daytime temperature in Lucknow on 22 April will be 39 degrees Celsius, accompanied by a thick (79%) cloud cover. The temperature is likely to reduce to 22 degrees after sundown, with the cloud cover receding somewhat.
You can expect the BRSABV Ekana Cricket Stadium deck to be full of runs. While batters will enjoy stroke making on this wicket, fast bowlers will relish bowling on the black soil. Typically, toss winning captains would elect to make first use of the wicket and put up a score.
LSG Recent Performance
In their inaugural season in IPL 2022, LSG managed to reach the playoffs. Beaten by Royal Challengers Bangalore in the eliminator, they finished in 4th place. Led by opening batters Rahul and de Kock, the franchise enjoyed strong batting performances during the competition. The likes of Krunal Pandya, Bishnoi, Mohsin Khan, Stoinis and Hooda gave their bowling skill and variety. LSG have since used the IPL auction to add pace to the attack, with Wood and Unadkat.
GT Recent Performance
Like LSG, GT also had a great inaugural season in 2022. In fact, they went all the way, beating RR in the final to make the IPL trophy their own. Importantly, their domestic players played a big hand in their triumph. Skipper Hardik Pandya showcased his all-round talent to lead by example. Openers Gill and Saha achieved their best form when the need arose. In the bowling Md Shami’s experience proved a key factor.
While retaining the domestic core of players, GT bought Kane Williamson at the auction. Thus, they have added strength and stability to their middle order. Among their overseas players, the likes of David Miller and Rashid Khan played winning turns last year.
LSG vs GT Today Prediction: GT to Win
The two sides are similar in terms of skill and experience. LSG will certainly enjoy playing on their home turf. Regardless, GT’s all-round strength and winning experience of 2022 will help them prevail over LSG.
LSG vs GT Win Probability
In their match against LSG, GT are likely to enjoy a slight edge, with a win probability of 51%.
Probable XIs Playing
I expect the probable elevens for the upcoming IPL game to line up as follows:
Lucknow Super Giants
K L Rahul, Kyle Mayers, Deepak Hooda, N Pooran, Badoni, M Stoinis, K Pandya, R Bishnoi, Yudhvir Singh, Avesh Khan, Mark Wood
S Gill, W Saha, Sai Sudarshan, D Miller, Hardik Pandya, R Tewatia, A Manohar, Rashid Khan, Joseph, Md Shami, Mohit Sharma
LSG vs GT IPL 2023 Match Odds
Bookmakers are likely to offer the following match odds for the IPL match between LSG and GT:
Probable Best Batter
I expect GT’s opener Gill to emerge as the best batsman of the upcoming game.
Probable Best Bowler
In my view, GT all-rounder Rashid Khan will prove to be the best bowler of the match.
Our Match Betting Tip Today
Gujarat Titans to win.
Disclaimer: I want punters to read the various points highlighted and make your own betting decision.