IPL 2024, LSG vs GT: Lucknow Super Giants Opt To Bat Against Bruised Gujarat Titans; Check Playing XIs

Lucknow: The Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) will square off against the Gujarat Titans (GT) in a highly anticipated Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 encounter on Sunday at the Ekana Stadium in Lucknow. This match, part of a doubleheader, pits two young franchises against each other, both of whom entered the IPL just two seasons ago.

Despite their newness to the league, Gujarat has established a clear dominance over Lucknow, winning all four of their previous meetings. However, KL Rahul’s LSG is determined to reverse this trend on their home turf.

Much of Lucknow’s hopes rest on the shoulders of their pace-bowling sensation, Mayank Yadav. The 21-year-old prodigy has taken the IPL by storm with his searing pace. He currently holds the record for the fastest delivery of IPL 2024, having broken his own record twice – first against Punjab Kings (PBKS) and then again against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Yadav’s consistent ability to clock speeds over 150 km/h has made him a key player for LSG.

Gujarat, on the other hand, will be looking to bounce back after a narrow defeat to PBKS in their previous match. The newly-appointed captain of GT, Shubman Gill, will be crucial in their quest for victory. Gill displayed excellent form with a stylish 48-ball 89 against PBKS, showcasing his talent and leadership potential.

LSG has been on a winning streak thanks to Mayank Yadav’s exceptional performance. Yadav has bagged the “Player of the Match” award in both his IPL appearances so far, becoming the first player ever to achieve this feat in his debut matches. Lucknow will be hoping to continue their winning momentum with Yadav leading the charge.

Historically, Gujarat holds a commanding lead in their head-to-head record against Lucknow, having won all four of their previous encounters. Their most recent clash was a close contest at the Kana Stadium, with GT edging out the home side by a mere 7 runs.

The Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow boasts two distinct pitches – red soil and black soil. During their last home game against PBKS, LSG played on the red soil pitch, where they managed to put up a score of 199 runs. Weather conditions are expected to be hot, with temperatures ranging from 26 to 33 degrees Celsius.

Playing XIs

Lucknow Super Giants: Quinton de Kock, KL Rahul(w/c), Devdutt Padikkal, Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Ravi Bishnoi, Yash Thakur, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mayank Yadav

Lucknow Super Giants Subs: Manimaran Siddharth, Deepak Hooda, Amit Mishra, Yudhvir Singh Charak, Arshad Khan

Gujarat Titans: Shubman Gill(c), Sharath BR(w), Sai Sudharsan, Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Noor Ahmad, Umesh Yadav, Spencer Johnson, Darshan Nalkande, Mohit Sharma

Gujarat Titans Subs: Kane Williamson, Abhinav Manohar, Matthew Wade, Manav Suthar, Jayant Yadav

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