Sunrisers Hyderabad and Lucknow Super Giants will be facing each other in the 12th match of IPL 2022 at DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai. Sunrisers Hyderabad had a disastrous IPL 2021, finishing last place with just three wins. The 2022 season couldn’t fetch any immediate change in fortunes, as they lost to Rajasthan Royals by a huge margin in their first match. On the other hand, Lucknow Super Giants, one of the two new teams, began the season with a loss followed by a win.
The previous season bowlers in Bhuveshwar Kumar, Umran Malik, and T Natarajan bowled fairly well for SRH in their opener. However, the absence of Rashid Khan was clearly evident as the spinners went for 62 runs without a wicket in four overs. Though SRH has now got a much more powerful middle order, the absence of David Warner and Rashid Khan has created new problems for the team.
The strong suit of Lucknow Super Giants is definitely their batting. Amidst a lethal top-five with KL Rahul, Quinton de Kock, Manish Pandey, Evin Lewis, and Deepak Hooda, they have found a new star Ayush Badoni at No.6. Despite batting only once in T20 cricket prior to his IPL debut this season, Badoni has impressed and sealed his spot with two good knocks straightaway. However, LSG would like their bowlers to perform more consistently. Kane Williamson will hope his team to bounce back from the defeat to Rajasthan Royals and open their account in their second match.
Meanwhile, here are some of the important stats and numbers ahead of Match 12 between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Lucknow Super Giants in the Indian Premier League 2022:
63 – Runs scored by KL Rahul in his last four innings against SRH, at a strike rate of just 90.
1 – This will be SRH’s first IPL match at DY Patil Stadium.
1 – KL Rahul needs one more fifty to reach 50 fifties in T20 cricket.
3 – Sunrisers Hyderabad have won only 3 of their last 16 IPL matches.
41.22 – Quinton de Kock averages 41.22 against SRH in IPL, which is the second-highest of any overseas player against them (minimum: 10 innings), next to Kieron Pollard.
7 – Manish Pandey needs to hit seven more sixes to reach 200 sixes in T20 cricket.
2 – Deepak Hooda needs to hit two more fours to reach 50 fours in IPL.
4 – Abdul Samad needs to hit four more sixes to reach 50 sixes in T20 cricket. He also needs to hit five more fours to reach 50 fours in the format.
2 – Rahul Tripathi (48) is two maximums away from reaching 50 sixes in the IPL.
2 – Shreyas Gopal (48) needs two scalps to complete 50 wickets in the league.
6 – Pooran (44) requires six maximums to complete 50 sixes in the tournament.
5 – Nicholas Pooran (295) is also five big hits away from reaching the milestone of 300 sixes in the T20s.
4 – Krunal Pandya (46) is four big hits away from completing the landmark of 50 sixes in the league.
2 – Hooda (148) requires two fours to get to 150 fours in the T20 games.
6 – Jason holder (94) needs six fours to complete 100 fours in the T20 matches