Lucknow Super Giants will miss their key overseas players for the initial matches.
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GT vs LSG Preview:
Two newly formed teams Gujarat Titans and Lucknow Super Giants will take on each other in the 4th match of the IPL 2022 on Monday. All eyes will be skipper Hardik Pandya who is making his captaincy debut in the IPL. Rashid Khan and Shubman Gill are the main trump cards for Titans. They will badly miss their opener Jason Roy who opted out of this year’s IPL citing bubble issues and Afghanistan wicketkeeper batter Rahmanullah Gurbaz has been announced as his replacement. With a lot of fresh hopes, they will be keen to start their campaign with a win.
Lucknow Super Giants on the other hand are led by star player Lokesh Rahul. They did really well at the auction table and formed a formidable team. Overseas players Jason Holder, Kyle Mayers, and Marcus Stoinis will miss the initial matches due to National duty which will is a worrying thing for the Giants although they still have enough bench strength to fill the void space.
Gujarat Titans vs Lucknow Super Giants, Match 4
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Date &Time: March 28th at 7:30 PM IST and local time
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar
GT vs LSG Match 4 Pitch Report:
The new ball skids across the surface which is the most challenging part for the batters here, later as the game goes on the batters can switch their gears. Toss plays a crucial role here and whoever wins has more chances of winning this match.
GT vs LSG, Match 4 Probable Playing XIs:
Shubman Gill, Matthew Wade (wk), Abhinav Manohar, Hardik Pandya (c), Vijay Shankar, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Shami, Lockie Ferguson, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore / Pradeep Sangwan
Lucknow Super Giants
Lokesh Rahul (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Evin Lewis, Manan Vohra / Krishnappa Gowtham, Manish Pandey, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Hooda, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Ankit Rajpoot, Dushmantha Chameera / Andrew Tye
Top Picks for GT vs LSG Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Batters
Shubman Gill is an exciting young prospect who has a bright future. In 17 matches last year, he mustered 478 runs at an average of 28.11 with the best score of 57.
Karnataka star Manish Pandey was picked at a good price of 4.6 crores by Lucknow Super Giants in this year’s auction. In 8 matches last year, he has amassed 292 runs at an average of 48.66 with the highest score of 69*.
Top Picks – All-Rounders
It will be interesting how Hardik Pandya manages his new role as a skipper. If he can bowl 2-3 overs it will be a bonus for his side. He didn’t have the greatest of tournaments last year where he managed to score only 127 runs in 11 innings.
Krunal Pandya didn’t impress in the previous edition and still managed to attract a good price in the auction and was roped in by Super Giants for a sum of 8.25 crores.
Top Picks – Bowlers
Rashid Khan bowls at greater intensity and knows how to trouble the batters with his spin variations. He can be fruitful with the bat coming down the order.
Ravi Bishnoi recently made his debut for India in the T20Is and caught the eye of everyone with his sheer bowling brilliance. He picked up 12 wickets in the last edition at an economy of 6.38 with the best figures of 3 for 24.
Top Picks – Wicketkeepers
Lokesh Rahul knows exactly how to pace the innings and he will suitable captaincy pick for your fantasy teams. He ended as the 3rd leading run-getter in the last edition with 626 runs in 13 matches.
|Player||Statistics (Last Edition)|
|Shubman Gill||478 runs|
|Rashid Khan||18 wickets and 83 runs|
|Lokesh Rahul||626 runs|
|Quinton de Kock||297 runs|
|Avesh Khan||24 wickets|
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for GT vs LSG Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Quinton de Kock, Lokesh Rahul (c), Manish Pandey, David Miller, Shubman Gill (vc), Abhinav Manohar, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Avesh Khan, Rashid Khan, Ravi Bishnoi
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for GT vs LSG Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Lokesh Rahul, Manish Pandey (vc), David Miller, Deepak Hooda, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tewatia, Hardik Pandya (c), Krunal Pandya, Mohammad Shami, Avesh Khan, Rashid Khan
GT vs LSG Risky Captaincy Choices:
David Miller can be the finisher for Gujarat Titans. He managed to score 124 runs in 8 innings last year at an average of 24.8. You can take a risk and pick him as your fantasy team skipper.
Avesh Khan was the 2nd leading wicket-taker in the last year’s IPL. In 16 matches, he has scalped 24 wickets with the best figures of 3 for 13. He is a risky captaincy pick for your fantasy teams.
Player you should avoid:
Going with the balance, it’s hard to include Vijay Shankar in the final eleven.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.