New Delhi, Online Desk. After four consecutive victories at the MCA ground in the 57th match of the Indian Premier League, when the Lucknow team takes on Gujarat with high spirits, they will want to secure their place in the playoffs by winning the match. Currently the team is at number one in the points table with 16 points. The batting and bowling of the team is consistently performing well. Team captain KL Rahul is currently second in the list of Orange Cap. He has scored 451 runs in 11 matches which includes two centuries.
Lucknow opening pairThe team’s opening pair is scoring runs continuously. Quinton de Kock scored 50 runs in the last match. However, Rahul could not even open his account in that match. In the match against Gujarat, one more good innings will be expected from him which will help the team to score big.
Lucknow’s middle orderThe middle order of the team is very strong. There are batsmen like Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Ayush Badoni and Jason Holder in the team. Deepak Hooda is in great shape this season and is scoring runs consistently. He played an important innings of 41 runs in the match against Kolkata.
Lucknow’s bowling The team has a superb fast bowling attack in the form of Jason Holder, Dushmantha Chameera and Avesh Khan. In the last match, the team won against Kolkata only on the basis of bowling. Avesh Khan and Holder took 3-3 wickets in that match and broke the back of Kolkata’s batting order. Talking about spin bowling, the team has two great options in the form of Ravi Bishnoi and Krunal Pandya.
Likely playing XI of Lucknow-
Quinton de Kock (wk), KL Rahul (c), Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Ayush Badoni, Jason Holder, Dushmantha Chamira, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Mohsin Khan.
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