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Lucknow Super Giants v Gujarat Titans IPL Tips: Gujarat Kane and disabled

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Rahul is too short now for tip bat

Ed Hawkins finds bets at 22/123.00 and 15/28.50 with L:SG expected to take the spoils in Lucknow on Sunday...

  • Williamson to cost GT

  • Bets on Krunal and Omarzai

  • Eye on Lucknow surface

  • Read about Ed's Betfair Exchange strategy below

Lucknow Super Giants v Gujarat Titans
Sunday 7 April, 15:00
TV: Live on Sky Sports

Lucknow Super Giants v Gujarat Titans team news

Pace sensation Maynak Yadav lines up aiming to turn the game in LSG's favour decisively for the third in a row. But he is helping to paper over some fissures. Dev Padikkal's form at No 3 is a problem and they have a batting struggle in their locker.

Probable XI: De Kock, Rahul, Padikkal/Siddharth (subs), Pooran, Stoinis, Brunal, Badoni, Y Thakur, Bishnoi Mayank, Naveen

Gujarat lost horribly to Punjab last time out with selection entirely to blame. Using Kane Williamson in an era when batting power has never been more important is madness. Anchor batters are the short route to failure now. They desperately need David Miller fit.

Possible XI: Gill, Saha, Williamson, Sai/Mohit (subs), Shankar, Omarzai, Tewatia, Rashid, Noor, Umesh, Nalkande

Lucknow Super Giants v Gujarat Titans pitch report

The Lucknow surface has been tacky and four times in eight IPL matches (and one T20i) before this season there have been first-innings scores under 140. In the first game this term LSG posted 199 to beat Punjab. But we'll watch with caution as the first game last season recorded 193. There has been talk of a re-laid surface. Under 175.5 is a tempting wager though.

Lucknow Super Giants v Gujarat Titans match odds

Lucknow are 1.9310/11 favourites and that is a bet for us but with a significant caveat. Williamson has to be included in the Gujarat line-up.

His selection suggests Gujarat are inattentive to the themes and trends of the format. It could be that he produces another innings which costs Gujarat the game as he did against Punjab.

Back LSG if Williamson plays for GT @ 1.9310/11

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Lucknow Super Giants v Gujarat Titans Exchange strategy

Mayank's reputation and record may not be lost on Gujarat. A straightforward back to lay could be profitable when he comes on to bowl.

Gujarat could well try to see him off and LSG may get four cheap and wicket-full overs in another game changer.

Lucknow Super Giants v Gujarat Titans player bets

Rahul is 23/103.30 for top LSG bat. He has yet to win and with a win rate of 29% is overdue. However, there's no edge on win rate so we have to wait for him to be boosted. Instead Krunal Pandya is big at 22/123.00 given he could bat as high as No 6. For Gujarat, Azmatullah Omarzai looks underrated on ability at 15/28.50.

Back Azmatullah Omarzai top GT bat @ 15/28.50

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Back Krunal Pandya top LSG bat @ 22/123.00

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