IPL 2023: LSG made big change ahead of playoffs

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Lucknow Supergiants

The league phase of IPL 2023 has reached its final phase. As many as five teams are almost out of the last 4 race. And Gujarat Titans is the first team to reach the playoffs. That means there is competition for the remaining three spots between four other teams. Lucknow Super Giants is one of those four teams. The Lucknow team won seven out of 13 matches and one match was suspended due to rain. Currently the team is in the third position in the points table with 15 points. They will play their last league game against Kolkata Knight Riders on Saturday 20 May. Before that, the team has made a big change.

Actually, this change is not in the lineup, etc. of the team, but before the big game, the style of the team has changed. The Lucknow Super Giants team will play their final league game at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. This will also be the last game of the season at this ground. In that match, the Lucknow Super Giants team is paying special respect to the Mohun Bagan football club of Kolkata. On this occasion, the team will take the field wearing the Mohun Bagan colored jersey. For this special match, the Lucknow team has also shared the photo of their new jersey on Twitter.

one win away from making the playoffs

The Lucknow Super Giants team is one win away from reaching the playoffs. In the last match, Lucknow recorded a thrilling 5-run win against Mumbai Indians. Now, if the team defeats KKR, it will have 17 points. That is, in any case, the team will be sure to win in the playoffs. On the other hand, if this match team loses, then it will have to depend on the result of other teams. This season has been full of ups and downs for the Lucknow team. In the middle of the season, their captain KL Rahul was out due to injury. Mohsin Khan was also not with the team in the initial matches. Initially, the team faltered under the captaincy of Krunal Pandya, but then stars like Mohsi shone and the team scored an important victory by defeating Mumbai Indians.

LSG

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LSG won the match against Mumbai Indians by 5 runs

Fight in four teams for the final-4

The Gujarat Titans team has reached the last 4 i.e. the playoffs. Now the battle is between Lucknow, RCB, Mumbai and Chennai. Of these, it is believed that the arrival of any of the three teams is certain. But if these teams lose their last game, then the hopes of teams like KKR, Rajasthan and Punjab Kings will also come to life. Currently, the figure of 16 is being considered as the final standard for qualifying for the playoffs. But if RCB lose both of their matches or lose one, then the matter may also get stuck at 14. In this situation, the team consisting of RCB, Rajasthan, Punjab and KKR who win their last match and have a better run rate will go to the playoffs with 14 points.

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