Gujarat Titans will host Lucknow Super Giants in match 51 of IPL 2023 to be played at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad on 7 May.
It promises to be an exciting encounter as Gujarat Titans is at the top of points table and inch closer to the playoff stage. On other hand, Lucknow Super Giants got one point as their match against Chennai Super Kings was washed out due to rain.
KL Rahul has been ruled out of the tournament due to an injury as Krunal Pandya will be captain. Hardik Pandya would be looking to lead Gujarat Titans close to playoff stage.
Details– Match 51, Gujarat Titans vs Lucknow Super Giants
Venue– Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
Date and Time– 7 May, 7.30 PM
Gujarat Titans and Lucknow Super Giants played thrice in IPL history. Gujarat Titans won on all three occasions. GT won during the 2022 edition while defeated Lucknow Super Giants by a narrow margin during the first encounter played at Lucknow this year.
Top Run Scorer.
Gujarat Titans captain Hardik Pandya occupies the top spot in terms of leading run scorer between GT and LSG. He has scored 110 runs from 3 matches including captains knock of 66 in the first match of IPL 2023.
Top Wicket Taker
Afghan spinner Rashid Khan occupies the top spot in terms of leading wicket taker between these two sides. He has grabbed a total of 6 wickets from 3 matches with an impressive spell.
The pitch at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad promises to be a decent batting pitch to bat on. With the match to be played in afternoon time, the batters could enjoy themselves and put pressure on the opponent bowlers.
The captain that wins the toss would likely field first and chase down the target. This will be the first time that both teams would meet at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.
Gujarat Titans (GT) vs Lucknow Super Giants (LSG)- Predicted XI
Wriddhiman Saha, Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya (C), Abhinav Manahor, Vijay Shankar, David Miller, Rahul Tewaita, Rashid Khan, Noor Ahmed, Mohammed Shami, Mohit Sharma.
Kyle Mayers, Manan Vohra, Krunal Pandya (C), Marcus Stoinis, Nicolas Pooran, Ayush Badoni, Krishnappa Gowtham, Naveen UL Haq, Mohsin Khan, Ravi Bishnoi, Yash Thakur.
Fantasy Team Selection- GT Vs LSG
Team 1– Kyle Mayers, Wriddhiman Saha, Shubman Gill, Krunal Pandya, Marcus Stoinis, Nicolas Pooran, Krishnappa Gowtham, Rashid Khan, Noor Ahmed, Naveen UL Haq, Mohsin Khan.
Team 2– Hardik Pandya, Abhinav Manahor, Vijay Shankar, Nicolas Pooran, David Miller, Rahul Tewaita, Ravi Bishnoi, Yash Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Mohit Sharma.