The two new teams Gujarat Titans and Lucknow Super Giants will be facing each other at Wankhede Stadium on 28th of March. Hardik Pandya will be seen in field after long time for Gujarat team while Rashid Khan is expected to be the mystery spinner for their side. KL Rahul after having not so successful stint with Punjab Kings in last two seasons will be leading new franchise Lucknow under Gambhir’s mentorship.
IPL 2022 opener at Wankhede ended up being a low scoring affair unfortunately but still the fans can hope for a bit of fireworks when these two sides clash against each other. Wriddhiman Saha might be perfect opening partner with former Kolkata batsman Manish Pandey & could play a crucial role for Lucknow team in middle order. Both teams have been similar by depending more on all-rounders to select their squad for this IPL 2022 and thus the match could be very balanced to make it interesting for fans.
Let’s have a look at some of the numbers and stats before start of GT vs LSG game:
11 – KL Rahul will become 11th Indian player to captain two franchises in IPL.
Indians to captain two franchises in IPL:
Gautam Gambhir (DC & KKR)
Yuvraj Singh (PBKS & PWI)
Sourav Ganguly (KKR & PWI)
Rahul Dravid (RCB & RR)
Virender Sehwag (DC & PBKS)
MS Dhoni (CSK & RPS)
Suresh Raina (CSK & GL)
Dinesh Karthik (DC & KKR)
Ajinkya Rahane (RPS & RR)
Shreyas Iyer (DC & KKR)
KL Rahul (PBKS & LSG)
50 – Both Shahbaz Nadeem and Krishnappa Gowtham need 2 more wickets to take 50 wickets in IPL.
100 – Hardik Pandya needs two more sixes to complete 100 sixes in IPL and three more boundaries to complete 100 fours in IPL.
1500 – Hardik Pandya needs 24 more runs and Shubman Gill needs 83 more runs to complete 1500 runs in IPL.
2000 – David Miller needs 26 more runs to complete 2000 runs in IPL.
2018 – Since 2018, KL Rahul has smashed most runs (2548) in IPL. The ever consistent KL Rahul can play a crucial role for the Lucknow franchise. Rashid Khan has taken 76 wickets in IPL since 2018 which is 2nd highest after Bumrah overall.