The 15th edition of the Indian Premier League aims towards its 12th game, which will be battled out between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Lucknow Supergiants at DY Patil Cricket Stadium stadium, Mumbai. Lucknow has won their last match by making a thriller chase against CSK. At the same time, Sunrisers Hyderabad was dismantled by Rajasthan Royals in their very first game by a considerable margin of 61 runs. But, Kane and company now got a big boost as emerging Proteas Pacer Marco Jansen has made his way into the squad. He would probably replace the economically expensive pacer Romario Shepherd in the line-up.
While for Lucknow Supergiants, their ace batting unit has shown its authentic glimpses in their last game against Chennai. Except for Ravi Bishnoi, the rest of the bowling unit is not doing any critical stuff. But, this may change after the possible inclusion of Jason Holder into the team. He is finishing his quarantine on April 2 and will be shown the green flag by the management after checking out his fitness. He may replace his likely replacement, Andrew Tye or Manish Pandey may also have to sit in the pavilion due to his bad form. Here are a few predictions for the match between SRH & LSG.
Predictions for SRH vs LSG Match
The venue of DY Patil is highly suited to the spinners and the batters who can take over the spin bowling very well. The names in the batting like Kane Williamson, Rahul Tripathi, KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock would have splashed the hefty knocks from their blade. In contrast, the spinners like Ravi Bishnoi, Krunal Pandya and Washington Sundar may also prove vital for their teams. The dew always plays a spoiler with the team bowling second in the night games here at DY Patil, so the side who will win the toss would opt to bowl first.
Probable Playing XIs: SRH vs LSG
The Entry of Marco Jansen in SRH and Jason Holder in Lucknow Supergiants is almost fixed for this game. However, both the teams are struggling with their bowling departments. In comparison, the SRH batting order may also witness a change, as the in-form Aiden Markram would probably get his natural position of opening along with the skipper Kane Williamson. So let’s make playing XI for both the teams.
Playing XI For SRH: Kane Williamson (C/✈️), Aiden Markram(✈️), Rahul Tripathi, Nicholas Pooran (✈️/W), Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Marco Jansen(✈️), Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Umran Malik
Playing XI For LSG: KL Rahul (C), Quinton de Kock (W/✈️), Manish Pandey, Evin Lewis(✈️), Krunal Pandya, Deepak Hooda, Ayush Badoni, Jason Holder(✈️), Avesh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi, Dushmantha Chameera(✈️)
Pitch Report for SRH vs LSG Match
The Pitch of DY Patil Cricket Stadium is at the top of the turn & bounce, as the intrinsic red soil quickly made it happen. Also, the venue equally favours the batsman by catering short boundaries & quick outfield in the night clashes. The average 1st innings total at this venue is 161, and the team bats second usually reaches near 155. But, this stat covers the impact of dew in the second half, which almost throws the bowlers out of the game.
Weather Forecast for SRH vs LSG Match
The weather in Mumbai City will stay at 35°c, and the minimum will stick to 27°c, while the humidity will be recorded at 60% as per AccuWeather.com. However, the day will be mostly sunny, and as the game will ribbon off at 7:30 pm, the dew becomes an inevitable factor, especially after the mid-phase of the match.
Fantasy Tips for SRH vs LSG Match
The surface will cent help the spinners in a mega manner, so the faces like Ravi Bishnoi, Krunal Pandya & Washington Sundar must be in your fantasy11.
Again, the batters who are experts in handling spin bowling like KL Rahul, Quinton De Kock, Rahul Tripathi & Aiden Markram would be a good bet.
While, the pacers like Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan and T Natarajan should be in the scheme of things while making a Fantasy11.