IPL 2022: Post first-match thrashing SRH look to come back vs LSG
- Sunrisers Hyderabad will take on the Lucknow Super Giants at the DY Patil Stadium on Monday
- SRH faced a 61-run loss against the Rajasthan Royals in their opening match
- The Lucknow Super Giants have won one and lost a match in the season so far
Sunrisers Hyderabad faced a 61-run loss in the hands of the Rajasthan Royals in their first game of IPL 2022. Kane Williamson and co are at the bottom of the points table and will look to bounce back against KL Rahul's Lucknow Super Giants at the DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai on Monday.
SRH were outplayed by Sanju Samson's men in all departments. An experienced Bhuvneshwar Kumar (1/29) produced an economical spell but the likes of Romario Shepherd (1/33), Umran Malik (2/39), T Natarajan (2/43) and Washington Sundar leaked runs against RR.
Chasing a whopping 211-run target, the 2016 champions could only manage 149 runs in 20 overs. The likes of Kane Williamson, Rahul Tripathy, Nicholas Pooran, Abdul Samad and Abhishek Sharma were dismissed in single digits. South African Aiden Markran played an unbeaten 57-run knock off 41 balls, while Sundar hit a blazing 14-ball 40, albeit in a losing cause.
The Lucknow Super Giants, on the other hand, have had a mixed IPL 2022 campaign so far. They bounced back from the opening loss against the Gujarat Titans to beat the Chennai Super Kings by six wickets.
In skipper KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock, LSG boast of formidable opening pair, and they proved their worth against CSK by scoring 40 and 61 in a 99-run first-wicket stand.
West Indian Evin Lewis smashed unbeaten 55 off 23 balls in a steep chase of 211 against CSK while, in Deepak Hooda, LSG possess a dependable middle-order batter.
Young Ayush Badoni, who has taken the ongoing IPL by storm with his six hitting prowess, is a treat to watch and would be looking to carry on his fine form.
Badoni struck an 41-ball 54 in his IPL debut against Titans and followed it up with yet another entertaining nine-ball unbeaten 19-run knock against CSK.
But the form of Manish Pandey will be a cause of concern for LSG, who also boasts of hard-hitting all-rounders like Krunal Pandya and Jason Holder among others.
On the bowling front, Avesh Khan, Sri Lankan Dushmantha Chameera, Andrew Tye and Ravi Bishnoi were the main wicket-takers for LSG in the two matches so far, but they need to be more disciplined to contain the run flow.
Lucknow Super Giants: KL Rahul (captain), Manan Vohra, Evin Lewis, Manish Pandey, Quinton De Kock, Ravi Bishnoi, Dushmantha Chameera, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mohsin Khan, Mayank Yadav, Ankit Rajpoot, Avesh Khan, Andrew Tye, Marcus Stoinis, Kyle Mayers, Karan Sharma, Krishnappa Gowtham, Ayush Badoni, Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya, Jason Holder.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Kane Williamson (captain), Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Abdul Samad, Priyam Garg, Vishnu Vinod, Glenn Phillips, R Samarth, Shashank Singh, Washington Sundar, Romario Shepherd, Marco Jansen, J Suchith, Shreyas Gopal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sean Abbott, Kartik Tyagi, Saurabh Tiwary, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Umran Malik, T Natarajan.
Match starts at 7:30 PM.