Date: May 7, 2023
Time: 3:30 PM IST
Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
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Gujarat Titans will take on Lucknow Super Giants in the match 51 of the Indian Premier League 2023, at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. In their previous home fixture, GT suffered a shocking defeat against DC in a run chase. Meanwhile, LSG shared points with CSK at home after the game was called off due to rain. Both Gujarat and Lucknow have been playing some quality cricket in the 2023 edition of the IPL, so their upcoming matchup has all the ingredients to be an instant classic.
The pitches at the Narendra Modi Stadium are tough to start for the top order batters against the fast bowlers, but it eases out as the innings goes on. The average first innings score at this venue in the IPL is 164, while it has risen up to 179 in the current season. So the expectation of a total in excess of 180 in the first innings is definitely not out of the question in the clash between GT and LSG.
Gujarat Titans have struggled for big starts at the top with Wriddhiman Saha not scoring enough runs in the last couple of matches, even while Shubman Gill is in ominous form. The middle order, comprising Hardik Pandya, Vijay Shankar, David Miller, and Abhinav Manohar, is their strength, which will need to come good in their upcoming encounter. Mohammed Shami has been leading the GT bowling lineup brilliantly alongside Rashid Khan, plus the contributions from Mohit Sharma and Noor Ahmad have been helpful for the team’s cause too.
SportsTiger Playing XI of GT
Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya (c), Vijay Shankar, David Miller, Abhinav Manohar, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Noor Ahmad, Mohammed Shami, Mohit Sharma (Potential Impact Substitute - Joshua Little for Vijay Shankar)
Lucknow Super Giants
Lucknow Super Giants have lost the services of their captain KL Rahul for the rest of the IPL 2023 season, which is a massive blow for the entire franchise. The stand-in captain for LSG, Krunal Pandya, has his task cut out as they are going to play against a very tough opponent away from home. To overcome the odds, he will need the support from the best performers for Super Giants, which includes players like Kyle Mayers, Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran, and Ravi Bishnoi.
SportsTiger Playing XI of LSG
Manan Vohra, Kyle Mayers, Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Deepak Hooda, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya (c), Naveen-ul-Haq, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohsin Khan, Yash Thakur (Potential Impact Substitute - Amit Mishra for Ayush Badoni)
Gujarat Titans start every match at home in the Narendra Modi Stadium as favourites, due to their impeccable record at this venue. Lucknow Super Giants are a very good team, but they have to be on their game from start to finish to win on this Sunday afternoon.
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