Today’s first clash of IPL 2023 is Sun Risers Hyderabad vs Lucknow Super Giants (SRH vs LSG). Talking about the host Sun Risers, it had a devastating season of IPL so far. Out of 11 matches played, the team lost 6 matches and managed to win only 4 which has put it at 9th rank in IPL standings with 8 just points. From here on, the chances of its recovery are almost negligible. Still, considering to be its last chance, the team needs to give a tough fight to the opponents to claim win in each of the four remaining matches. So, SRH would surely want to claim a victory in this match to remain alive in thia tournament.
Talking about the visitor team, LSG has recently been pushed out of the top fours as it suffered three losses in last five games it played, one being tied. Surely, LSG has a chance to bounce back as currently it stands 5th in IPL points table with 11 points. A win in the upcoming match will put LSG back in top fours, so the team will surely look for winning this one.
SRH vs LSG : Match Details
Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
Date: Saturday, May 13, 2023
Time: 3:30 PM IST
Watch Live on: Star Sports Network & JioCinema
SRH vs LSG : Pitch report
The pitch at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium is quite favourable for batsmen. As the match progresses, the pitch becomes slower which helps slow bowlers to dominate during middle overs.
Out of the 69 matches played on this ground, 31 have been won by the team batting first whereas 38 by the chasing team.
But as witnessed in the last three matches, all the games have been won by the team batting first.
The toss winning captain should field first.
SRH vs LSG : Head to Head
Both teams have faced each other twice in IPL history, out of which LSG has dominated over SRH by winning both the matches.
SRH vs LSG : Team Playing XI Prediction
SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH)
- Anmolpreet Singh
- Abhishek Sharma
- Rahul Tripathi
- Heinrich Klaasen (wk)
- Aiden Markram (c)
- Glenn Phillips
- Abdul Samad
- Marco Jansen
- Mayank Markande
- Bhuvneshawar Kumar
- T Natarajan
Lucknow Super Giants (LSG)
- Quinton de Kock (wk)
- Kyle Mayers
- Ayush Badoni
- Krunal Pandya (c)
- Marcus Stoinis
- Nicholas Pooran
- Swapnil Singh
- Yash Thakur
- Ravi Bishnoi
- Mohsin Khan
- Avesh Khan
SRH vs LSG : Best Performers’ Prediction
The ace LSG batter currently looks in perfect form. The West-Indian cricketer is the top scorer for his team and ranks 11 in the race of Orange Cap. So far, Mayers has scored 359 runs in 11 matches with an average 32.64 of and magnificent strike rate of 152.12. Since it’s a batting pitch, the LSG opener is likely to attack opponents’ bowlers with his powerful batting.
The leg-break spinner has performed decently throughout this season. Having taken 12 wickets in 9 matches, he’s the leading wicket taker for LSG. With an effective economy rate of 7.92, Bishnoi has played a crucial role in controlling opponents’ batting side from scoring big runs. Since this pitch supports slow bowlers, he seems to be the perfect pick for the bowler of the day.
SRH vs LSG : Today’s Match Prediction
Lucknow Super Giants are most likely to win the match.
Disclaimer: The prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.