In Game 51 of the 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL), Gujarat Titans will try to keep up their incredible run against Lucknow Super Giants.
GT is in first place in the standings and moving quickly toward a playoff spot with seven victories in their last 11 games. LSG’s season has been inconsistent, with five wins in ten games (NR: 1)
Here, we decode the upcoming player Battles
1. Krunal Pandya vs Shubman Gill
GT’s leading scorer this year with 375 runs is Shubman Gill.
When the two teams faced off earlier in the season, Krunal Pandya dismissed him, but he has since had difficulty playing against him.
In the IPL, the left-arm spinner has also managed to contain Gill, allowing just 29 runs off of 37 balls. Notably, Gill has a strong overall IPL record against left-arm spinners with a 134.44 strike rate.
2. Ravi Bishnoi vs Hardik Pandya
After his stunning 15-ball, 39* run cameo against Rajasthan Royals in his previous game, GT captain Hardik Pandya would be full of confidence.
As he enjoys taking on leg spinners, Ravi Bishnoi must develop a precise strategy to counter him. In just 25 balls against Bishnoi, Hardik has amassed 55 runs without being struck out. 130 point 10 was his overall IPL strike rate against Leggis.
3. Rashid Khan vs Nicholas Pooran
LSG’s middle-overs strategy depends on Nicholas Pooran, who will have to negotiate Rashid Khan’s bowling in that phase.
Pooran has played in five IPL games, scoring only 13 runs at a strike rate of 65 and getting out once.
Rashid has defeated the southpaw twice while facing off against him in eight T20 innings, scoring 26 runs (SR: 65.41).
4. Kyle Mayers vs Mohammed Shami
They will undoubtedly argue as Kyle Mayers and Mohammed Shami both start the proceedings in their respective departments.
Shami has been outstanding with the new ball; he currently leads all bowlers this season with 12 powerplay wickets.
In the IPL 2023, Mayers has been hitting at a 142-point-48 clip.
It would be exciting to see them square off.