IND T20 League 2023: LUC vs GUJ, 30th Match Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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Indian T20 League 2023

LUC vs GUJ, 30th Match



This weekend, the GUJ will visit the LUC at the Ekana Stadium to back to their winning ways in the League. Both times the two teams have squared off so far, the GUJ came out on top. The Match will be played on Saturday, 22nd April 2023, at 07:30 PM IST. 

The LUC will be motivated by their previous victory against the league toppers RAJ and will want to repeat it here.

KL Rahul and Kyle Mayers, the squad's opening duo, have done a tremendous job so far, giving the team strong starts in most games. With three half-centuries in six innings, Mayers is in excellent form and will try to put up quick runs again. In actuality, he's keeping Quinton de Kock out of the starting lineup.

Marcus Stoinis and Nicholas Pooran have been quite reliable, scoring significant runs in the middle and last overs. However, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, and Deepak Hooda are other batters whose performance this season could have been better. That is a flaw that LUC has to fix; else, it could come back to them.

The seamers, especially Naveen ul-Haq, Avesh Khan, and Marcus Stoinis, bowled a terrific line, and length against a furious RAJ batting lineup in the last match was crucial in helping to defend a low score, so they should feel quite confident.

The spinners, specifically Ravi Bishnoi and Amit Mishra, who have been relatively economical in the games so far, will be crucial again in this match. However, LUC seems exceptionally well adapted to their home conditions and will undoubtedly be challenging to defeat.

The reigning champions, who started the season by winning their first three games in a row, have had some recent difficulties as they have lost two of their past three games. Consequently, they are having some difficulty staying in the top 4. But they will want to rebound well here since there is still more than half the season.

Both Shubhman Gill and Sai Sudharsan have been hitting the ball well. Gill scored two half-centuries till now. Vijay Shankar has provided them with respectable assistance, and he has sometimes shown strong play. However, if the GUJ want to perform more robustly, the top and middle-order batters must improve their game.

Wriddhiman Saha has struggled in the top spot, while David Miller and Hardik Pandya have needed to be more consistent. Thanks to players like Rahul Tewatia and Rashid Khan, the squad does have tremendous batting depth, but they only have a little opportunity to show off their skills.

GUJ has an edge in the bowling domain. Rashid Khan and Mohammad Shami, their two primary bowlers, have taken 21 wickets and will look to put on another solid performance here. However, they may count on other bowlers like Alzarri Joseph, Josh Little, and Mohit Sharma to provide substantial assistance.

Despite being a bowling-first squad that will always be competitive, GUJ's batting seems weak.


Match Details

Match: LUC vs GUJ, 30th Match, IND T20 League 2023

Date: Saturday, April 22, 2023

Time: 03:30 PM

Venue: Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow


Pitch and Weather Report 

The field at Lucknow's Ekana Stadium has a level surface, enabling a more even struggle between the bat and the ball. Here, a first-inning score of 160 or more is considered par. While the spinners will focus on the drier parts, there are grassy spots that will aid the seamers in moving.

Since the game plays during the day, warm weather with highs of 35℃ is anticipated. If the pitch is sluggish, the spinners from LUC will be brought in, which might cause GUJ considerably more problems.


LUC vs GUJ Squads

LUC: KL Rahul (c), Kyle Mayers, Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Jaydev Unadkat, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Mark Wood, Ravi Bishnoi, Ayush Badoni, Daniel Sams, Prerak Mankad, Swapnil Singh, Krishnappa Gowtham, Romario Shepherd, Yash Thakur, Quinton de Kock, Naveen-ul-Haq, Manan Vohra, Yudhvir Singh Charak, Karan Sharma, Mayank Yadav

GUJ: Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Sai Sudharsan, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Alzarri Joseph, Mohammed Shami, Mohit Sharma, Joshua Little, Vijay Shankar, Shivam Mavi, Jayant Yadav, Abhinav Manohar, Srikar Bharat, Yash Dayal, Matthew Wade, Pradeep Sangwan, Dasun Shanaka, Odean Smith, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Darshan Nalkande, Urvil Patel, Noor Ahmad


LUC vs GUJ Probable Playing XIs

LUC: KL Rahul (c), Kyle Mayers, Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Ayush Badoni, Naveen-ul-Haq, Avesh Khan, Yudhvir Singh Charak, Ravi Bishnoi

GUJ: Hardik Pandya (c), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Sai Sudharsan, Abhinav Manohar, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Alzarri Joseph, Mohammed Shami, Mohit Sharma 


Match Prediction

Although the LUC won their last game, they still have significant concerns with their middle order. They must bat effectively to win this game against a potent bowling attack. GUJ puffs strong performances from their leading players and has never lost a match against the LUC. Although the GUJ has the advantage, we anticipate a competitive game, and GUJ to win this time.


Top Fantasy Picks

The left-handed West Indian batsman Kyle Mayers has three half-centuries in the 2023 Indian T20 League thus far, with a strike rate of 154.22. From the very first ball of this game, he will try to assault you and can give you some valuable points.

Marcus Stoinis, an Australian all-rounder who defeated the RAJ by scoring 21 runs off of 16 balls while also taking 2-28, was named Player of the Match. With his all-rounder performance, he can turn any game.

Shubman Gill - The Indian right-handed opening hitter is in good form in the 2023 Indian T20 League. He has scored two half-centuries till now and can give you maximum points for your fantasy team.

Mohammed Shami: Against RAJ, the right-arm pace bowler bowled a maiden and claimed three wickets. He has taken 10 wickets in the league and is now listed in the top 5 highest wicket-takers. Shami can bowl economically in death overs, too, making him more valuable for your fantasy team. 


Risky Captaincy Choice

Rashid Khan - The Afghan leg-spinner has a high chance of getting more wickets on this surface as this is a spin-friendly wicket. He has high confidence after dismissing Riyan Parag and Devdutt Padikkal in the last game. Rashid bats lower in the order, and if he gets an early chance, he might also give you more points with the bat.


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