The Gujarat Titans and the Lucknow Super Giants, the two newest teams in the Indian Premier League, will play their first-ever match against each other. Both teams are loaded with promising talent, and the players will be hoping to create magic in their first game. Most of these players have never played together before, so it will be interesting to see how they work together.
Gujarat Titans, for their part, have a potent bowling attack. They have three bowlers who can win games on their own, which gives them confidence. The Lucknow Super Giants are no pushovers, either, and have plenty of batting firepower. There will be nerves in both camps, and it will be interesting to see which side can perform better on the field.
The 4th match between Gujarat Titans vs Lucknow Super Giants will take place on March 28th, 2022 at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Match Details to Note
Match: Gujarat Titans vs Lucknow Super Giants, 4th Match, Indian Premier League 2022
Date: March 28, 2022 (Monday)
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Gujarat Titans vs Lucknow Super Giants Team Previews
The Titans will play their first game, and Hardik Pandya will captain the team. The flamboyant Indian all-rounder would like to get his franchise off to a good start in the tournament, and he has several big names on his side. The majority of these players have never played together before, so it will be interesting to see how they perform. Their bowling attack appears to be very strong, and Pandya would like his batsmen to rise to the occasion and win this game.
Shubman Gill, a young player, must perform well for the team as he opens the innings with Matthew Wade, who brings a wealth of experience to the table. Abhinav Manohar would play at No. 3 and would look to form partnerships with experienced players Vijay Shankar and David Miller. Pandya and Rahul Tewatia are known for their fireworks, and the team would like to see them deliver big hits near the end.
Their bowling attack appears formidable, and the side would benefit from early wickets from Mohammad Shami and Lockie Ferguson, as the Super Giants have big hitters at the top. Rashid Khan is the squad’s magician, and he will have a lot riding on his shoulders. R Sai Kishore, Shankar, and Pandya add to the attack’s balance.
Gujarat Titans Squad
Shubman Gill, Matthew Wade (wk), Wriddhiman Saha, Abhinav Manohar, David Miller, Hardik Pandya (c), Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Shami, Pradeep Sangwan, Varun Aaron, Jayant Yadav, Vijay Shankar, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Darshan Nalkande, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Dominic Drakes, Sai Sudharsan, Yash Dayal, Noor Ahmad
Predicted XI: Hardik Pandya (c), Shubman Gill, Matthew Wade (wk), Vijay Shankar, David Miller, Abhinav Manohar, Rahul Tewatia, R Sai Kishore, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, Lockie Ferguson
KL Rahul has been one of the best performers in the IPL in recent years, but he has not excelled in the leadership test. With the Lucknow Super Giants, he would face this challenge. The team would be missing Marcus Stoinis and Jason Holder in the first few games, which would be detrimental to the team’s balance. They do, however, have a good group of players, and the side is expecting a strong performance from them.
With Quinton de Kock and Rahul Dravid opening the batting, the team’s batting looks formidable. They’d have to get the side off to a rousing start. Manish Pandey is the ideal No. 3 player, and he will need to form alliances with Deepak Hooda and Evin Lewis. Krunal Pandya and Krishnappa Gowtham will have to do the bulk of the work towards the end of the innings.
With Stoinis and Holder out, bowling appears to be a weakness for the team right now. Avesh Khan and Andrew Tye must cause early damage for the team to be competitive in this game. Dushmantha Chameera and Krunal Pandya will take advantage of the conditions here. Krishnappa Gowtham and Ravi Bishnoi must live up to the hype.
Lucknow Super Giants Squad
KL Rahul (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Manan Vohra, Krunal Pandya, Ankit Rajpoot, Krishnappa Gowtham, Ravi Bishnoi, Dushmantha Chameera, Avesh Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Evin Lewis, Mohsin Khan, Ayush Badoni, Karan Sharma, Mayank Yadav
Predicted XI: KL Rahul (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Evin Lewis, Krunal Pandya, Dushmantha Chameera, Krishnappa Gowtham, Ravi Bishnoi, Andrew Tye, Avesh Khan
Gujarat Titans vs Lucknow Super Giants Toss Prediction
Because of the flat nature of the surface, teams chasing goals have always had an advantage at this venue. The team that wins the toss would put the opposing team in and hope to get them out for a low total.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai is a small venue with one of India’s best batting surfaces. Batsmen can use their strokes freely and benefit from the fast outfield. There isn’t much for fast bowlers on this track. Spinners who can get the ball to grip the surface have had success at this venue.
On March 28, there will be clear skies over Mumbai, and we anticipate excellent batting conditions. Batsmen would be able to play their strokes freely on the rise. To feel safe on the wicket, the team batting first should aim for a total of more than 170 runs.
Gujarat Titans vs Lucknow Super Giants Match Prediction
The Lucknow Super Giants have a strong batting lineup, but their bowling attack is lacking. Their attack is inexperienced, and they will find it difficult to compete against the Gujarat Titans. The Titans have a strong bowling attack and two of the tournament’s top finishers. In this game, this would put the team slightly ahead of the Super Giants.
Gujarat Titans is the favourite to beat Lucknow Super Giants at the odds of 1.75.
- With Mohammad Shami, Rashid Khan, and Lockie Ferguson in the lineup, GT’s bowling attack appears to be very strong.
- LSG’s bowling attack is inexperienced, putting them in a difficult position against a strong batting lineup.
- GT has two of the best finishers in this format of the game in Hardik Pandya and Rahul Tewatia.