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IPL 2023: LSG vs GT, Today Match Prediction- Who will win Match 30, Top Performers, pitch & weather report

Gujarat Titans have lost their way a bit after a good start while Lucknow Super Giants defended the lowest total of IPL 2023 so far vs RR in their previous outing.

Written By: Aditya Kukalyekar New Delhi Published on: April 22, 2023 10:13 IST
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Lucknow Super Giants will look to climb to the top of the points table in the 30th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL). They will host the defending champions Gujarat Titans in an afternoon game on Saturday. LSG are coming off an impressive win over Rajasthan Royals in their own den in their previous outing defending the lowest total of IPL 2023 so far. LSG didn't let RR reach the target of 155 runs and the way Lucknow surface behaves, the team looks perfectly settled at the moment.

On the other hand, GT have been hard done by miracles and one-man shows so far. Rinku Singh smashed five sixes off Yash Dayal to take KKR home while Rajasthan Royals scored close to 40 runs in their last three overs courtesy of some brilliant hitting from Shimron Hetmyer. The team will be fresh after a six-day break since their last outing and the Hardik Pandya led side will be looking to make a fresh start yet again. The team is at the fourth position at the moment and a win in this game can take them to the third place depending on the margin of victory.

Match Details

Match: IPL 2023, Match 30

Venue: Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow

Time: 3:30 PM IST

Broadcast and Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and JioCinema

Probable Playing XIs

Lucknow Super Giants: KL Rahul, Kyle Mayers/Quinton de Kock, Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran (WK), Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Naveen-ul-Haq, Avesh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi, Amit Mishra

Gujarat Titans: Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Shubman Gill, Sai Sudharsan, Hardik Pandya (C), David Miller, Abhinav Manohar, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Alzarri Joseph, Mohammed Shami, Mohit Sharma, Noor Ahmad

Pitch and Weather Report

The average first innings score so far this season in Lucknow has been arounbd 158. There have been two kind of pitches with one assisting the slower bowlers more while the other one has been flat. Two matches have been won by teams bowling first while LSG defended 193 against DC pretty comfortably. With this being an afternoon game, the pitch is likely to assist the spinners a bit more.

The summer season is settling in at the moment in India and the temperature is expected to be around 37-39 Degrees Celsius during the match. The heat might take a toll on the players from both teams. There is no chance of rain during the match at all.

Predictions

Best Batter of the Match: Shubman Gill

Shubman Gill has not set the stage on fire as expected in this season so far. 63, 14, 39, 67, and 45 are his scores so far in IPL 2023 and even he will agree that he is yet to play to his potential this season. Gill is due for a big score and this might be the game for him to showcase his potential.

Best Bowler of the Match: Ravi Bishnoi

Ravi Bishnoi has been at his best this season with his variations. Though the surface in Lucknow has helped him, the youngster has also impressed in the away matches. He has picked six wickets so far and has been economical as well.

Who will win the Match: Gujarat Titans (GT)

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