KL Rahul-led LSG head into the match on the back of their fourth win of this season, while GT led by Hardik Pandya are fresh from their second loss of the campaign. LSG has won 4 in 6, whereas GT has won 3 of 5.
Now, the last season debutants will clash at the BRSABV Ekana Stadium in Lucknow, which will host it’s fourth match of the season. LSG has won against Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad, but suffered a loss to Punjab Kings in the recent fixture at the venue.
Ahead of LSG vs GT 2023 meeting at the BRSABV Ekana Stadium, we take a look at the pitch report and weather forecast for the day as some parts of the country have received summer showers.
BRSABV Ekana Stadium Pitch Report
The Ekana has provided a mixture of surfaces as the first match saw a high-scoring affair which saw pacers dominate, while the next two were a struggle for run-scoring with both slower bowlers and quicker bowlers finding success.
The average score batting first in IPL at the venue is 158. The teams batting first have won once and team chasing has won twice so far here. As LSG vs GT starts in the noon, the wicket may remain same throughout, but captains will be tempted to bat first.
The first match of 2023 season saw the hosts dominate with the bat, riding on a quick-fire 73 by Kyle Mayers to set up a total of 193, while Mark Wood ran through the DC batting line-up as they sealed a 50-run win.
In the second match, LSG spin dominated to restrict SRH to just 121 as Krunal Pandya, who had finished with figures of 3 for 18, helped in the run-chase with a 23-ball 34 to seal a 5-wicket win.
In the most recent match, PBKS pacers shined to restrict LSG to 159 despite Rahul’s fifty and chased down the target in the final over, riding on Sikandar Raza fifty and a Shahrukh Khan cameo, to seal a 2-wicket win.
BRSABV Ekana Stadium IPL stats
Batting First Won: 1
Chasing Won: 2
Highest Total: 193/6 by LSG vs DC in 2023
Highest Run Chase: 161/8 by PBKS vs LSG in 2023
Lowest Total: 121/8 by SRH vs LSG in 2023
Average 1st Innings Score: 158
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LSG Record in BRSABV Ekana Stadium
LSG Played: 3
LSG Won: 2
LSG Lost: 1
LSG Won Batting First: 1
LSG Won Chasing: 1
LSG Highest Total: 193
LSG Lowest Total: 159
Lucknow weather forecast on Saturday, April 22
As it stands, the forecasts predicts, a partly sunny day with a max temperature of 38o C. There is no chance of rain on the match day and weather is unlikely to play spoilsport in the clash between Lucknow Super Giants and Gujarat Titans.
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