We are back at BRSABV Ekana Cricket Stadium for the third match of our Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 season as we take on the 2016 champions Sunrisers Hyderabad on April 7. The evening fixture will start at 7:30 PM IST.
The last time we were here, Kyle Mayers’ belligerent 38-ball 73 and Mark Wood with brilliant figures of 5/14 condemned Delhi Capitals to a 50-run defeat.
The team we will be facing this time is Sunrisers Hyderabad, who suffered a big defeat in their home opener against Rajasthan Royals.
Super Giants to watch out for
We almost breached Chennai Super Kings’ fortress Chepauk in our previous match on April 3. Kyle Mayers (53 off 22) and Nicholas Pooran (32 off 18) led from the front in a stiff run-chase of 217 but LSG eventually fell short of the finish line by 12 runs. Expect the West Indian duo to start again against SRH.
The return of our regular opener Quinton de Kock back to the squad also gives our Kaptaan KL Rahul a good selection headache. Ayush Badoni came lower down the order and provided a strong finish in both the previous games.
Purple cap holder Mark Wood, with eight wickets from two matches, will lead the attack on a pitch that has traditionally offered ample bounce. Ravi Bishnoi, our go-to man in the middle overs, will look to stem the flow of runs.
A peek into Sunrisers Hyderabad squad
The Risers were outplayed in all departments against Rajasthan Royals and the return of their captain Aiden Markram should help them big time!
SRH also have a respectable bowling lineup consisting of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, speedster Umran Malik and English spinner Adil Rashid. Also, long boundaries at BRSABV Ekana Cricket Stadium mean the top edges off Umran Malik won’t always fly away for sixes as easily as they did against Rajasthan Royals.
LSG vs SRH: Head-to-head
LSG and SRH clashed once last season. KL Rahul (68 off 50) and Deepak Hooda (51 off 33) guided LSG to 169/7 before Avesh Khan (4/24) rattled the SRH lineup to help us win by 12 runs.
Lucknow Super Giants vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, Match 10
Venue: BRSABV Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
Time: 7.30 PM IST