Gujarat Titans (GT) can be wanting to take an enormous step towards playoff qualification as they tackle Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) within the 51st Indian Premier League 2023 (IPL) match on Sunday, May 7. Gujarat produced an announcement win towards Rajasthan Royals of their final sport with a 9-wicket triumph. Hardik Pandya-led crew comfortably dominates the IPL factors desk with 14 factors from ten matches and are clear favorites to attain the playoffs.
On the opposite hand, KL Rahul-less LSG suffered a heavy 18-run defeat whereas chasing simply 127 runs towards Royal Challengers Bangalore after which had to accept some extent towards CSK of their final sport. But they continue to be within the third place within the factors desk with 5 wins from ten video games and can be wanting ahead to recording their maiden IPL win towards Gujarat Titans on Sunday.
Pitch Report: GT vs LSG
The pitch at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium has a balanced floor however batters at all times take pleasure in large totals in T20 video games right here. In IPL, the typical first innings rating right here is 164 however it has been 179 from 5 video games this season. The floor has been useful for the tempo bowlers this season with further bounce and tempo on the ball. In the primary day match right here this season, KKR’s Rinku Singh smashed 5 consecutive sixes towards GT as each groups recorded 200-plus totals.
Will Toss Matter?
Yes, it is going to. Teams batting first have received solely 10 of 24 IPL matches right here. Gujarat misplaced the most recent sport right here whereas chasing a 131-run goal towards Delhi Capitals and misplaced the primary two video games right here this season regardless of recording large totals whereas batting first. The toss-successful captain will choose to chase right here as there can be no due within the second innings.
Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad – The Numbers Game
Basic T20I Stats
- Total matches: 10
- Matches received batting first: 6
- Matches received bowling first: 4
Average T20I Stats
- Average 1st Innings scores: 160
- Average 2nd Innings scores: 137
Score Stats for T20I matches
- Highest whole recorded – 234/4 (20 Ov) by IND vs NZ
- Highest rating chased – 166/3 (17.5 Ov) by IND vs ENG
- Lowest rating defended – 107/7 (20 Ov) by WIW vs INDW
Full Squads –
Gujarat Titans Squad: Wriddhiman Saha(w), Abhinav Manohar, Hardik Pandya(c), Vijay Shankar, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Noor Ahmad, Mohammed Shami, Mohit Sharma, Joshua Little, Shubman Gill, Srikar Bharat, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Shivam Mavi, Jayant Yadav, Pradeep Sangwan, Matthew Wade, Dasun Shanaka, Odean Smith, Alzarri Joseph, Darshan Nalkande, Urvil Patel, Sai Sudharsan, Yash Dayal
Lucknow Super Giants Squad: Kyle Mayers, Manan Vohra, Karan Sharma, Ayush Badoni, Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran(w), Krunal Pandya(c), Krishnappa Gowtham, Naveen-ul-Haq, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohsin Khan, Amit Mishra, Quinton de Kock, Yash Thakur, Daniel Sams, Prerak Mankad, Deepak Hooda, Avesh Khan, Mark Wood, Swapnil Singh, Romario Shepherd, Arpit Guleria, Yudhvir Singh Charak, Karun Nair