It’s match 4 of IPL 2022, and we have the newbies, Gujarat Titans taking on the Lucknow Super Giants. Both teams would be making their IPL debut, which has gone a strategic overhaul from 8 teams to 10 teams. While Gujarat Titans are led by Captaincy debutant Hardik Pandya, Lucknow Super Giants is led by former Punjab Kings captain, KL Rahul.
Both the teams did quite opposite when it comes to IPL 2022 Mega Auction. Lucknow Super Giants looked more clear and strategic in their approach, and they managed to get a potent squad that is good in all areas. But Gujarat Titans’ strategy looked baffling. The team Invested heavily in a few players, but that meant, Team has gaps in a few areas.
For their first match, Gujarat Titans are mostly clear from their overseas players’ point of view. Only Alzarri Joseph isn’t available for the first match. But for Lucknow Super Giants, Marcus Stoinis, Kyle Mayers, and Jason Holder are not available. This could be a huge loss for LSG, who are dependent heavily on their overseas contingent.
So, with the available players in the pool, let’s have a look at the best predicted playing 11 for Match 4 GT vs LSG for IPL 2022. Before that, let’s quickly skim through the key match details.
GT vs LSG Predicted Playing 11, IPL 2022 Live Streaming
Lucknow Super Giants will begin their maiden IPL journey with their fellow new entrant Gujarat Titans on Monday (28 March) at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Both the franchises will look to put the best foot forward in their debut season. They had their own strategies while buying players to build a strong core from the very first season. Gujarat picked experienced Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandiya to lead the squad from the front. They have also made some good additions to the team by signing talents like Shubman Gill and Rashid Khan – both of them were draft-picked along with captain Hardik before the mega auction.
Lucknow Super Giants has appointed former Punjab player KL Rahul as their skipper. Lucknow made some interesting buys in the IPL mega auction by signing some quality cricketers like Quinton De Kock, Marcus Stoinis, and Manish Pandey.
Lucknow Super Giants look stronger on paper with the presence of Krunal Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Jason Holder, and Marcus Stoinis. Titans, on the other hand, have put more focus on the bowling department. They bought Mohammed Shami and Lockie Ferguson to lead the bowling attack for their side. This pace duo can definitely put some pressure on the Giants’ Batsmen.
Lucknow Super Giants can face a hard time in forming a potent pace attack as Mark Wood has been ruled out for the entire season due to an elbow injury suffered in the Test series against West Indies.
Giants in all probability will miss Stoinis, Holder, and Kyle Mayers for their first match as well. Gujarat Titans also received a huge blow as opener Jason Roy pulled out of the competition weeks before its commencement. This England batsman expressed his wish to take a short break from cricket to enjoy quality time with his family. He was replaced by Afghanistan cricketer Rahmanullah Gurbaz in the Titans squad.
GT vs LSG: Predicted XIs
Lucknow Super Giants: KL Rahul (Captain), Quinton de Kock (wk), Deepak Hooda, Evin Lewis, Krunal Pandya, Manish Pandey, Krishnappa Gowtham, Andrew Tye, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Dushmantha Chameera
Gujarat Titans: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Hardik Pandya (captain), Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Shami.
GT vs LSG: Dream11 Team 1
Wicket-keepers: Quinton de Kock (c), KL Rahul
Batters: Shubman Gill, Evin Lewis, David Miller
All-rounders: Hardik Pandya, R Tewatia, Krunal Pandya
Bowlers: Avesh Khan, Rashid Khan (VC), Ravi Bishnoi
GT vs LSG: Dream11 Team 2
Wicket-keeper: KL Rahul (C), Q De Kock
Batters: Manish Pandey, Evin Lewis, Shubman Gill (VC)
All-rounders: Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya
Bowlers: Rashid Khan, Avesh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi, Lockie Ferguson
GT vs LSG: Full squads
Gujarat Titans: 1. Shubman Gill, 2. Hardik Pandya, 3. Rashid Khan, 4. Rahmatullah Gurbaz, 5. Mohammed Shami, 6. Lockie Ferguson, 7. Abhinav Sadarangani, 8. Rahul Tewatia, 9. Noor Ahmad, 10. Sai Kishore, 11. Dominic Drakes, 12. Jayant Yadav, 13. Vijay Shankar, 14. Darshan Nalkande, 15. Yash Dayal, 16. Alzarri Joseph, 17. Pradeep Sangwan, 18. David Miller, 19. Wriddhiman Saha, 20. Matthew Wade, 21. Gurkeerat Singh, 22. Varun Aaron, 23. B Sai Sudarshan.
Lucknow Super Giants: 1. KL Rahul, 2. Marcus Stoinis, 3. Ravi Bishnoi, 4. Quinton de Kock, 5. Manish Pandey, 6. Deepak Hooda, 7. Jason Holder, 8. Krunal Pandya, 9. Andrew Tye, 10. Avesh Khan, 11. Ankit Singh Rajpoot, 12. Krishnappa Gowtham, 13. Dushmanta Chameera, 14. Shahbaz Nadeem, 15. Manan Vohra, 16. Mohsin Khan, 17. Ayush Badoni, 18. Kyle Mayers, 19. Karan Sharma, 20. Evin Lewis, 21. Mayank Yadav.