For the first time in IPL, the fight between the brothers will be seen, Hardik’s Gujarat Titans will face Krunal’s Lucknow Super Giants
Lucknow is currently third in the points table with 11 points. They had to face defeat against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) before the match against Chennai was washed out. Rahul was injured in the same match due to which he was ruled out of the rest of the IPL season.
In the Indian Premier League 2023, today at 3.30 pm, defending champions Gujarat Titans will take on Lucknow Supergiants. This match is very special in itself. In this match, as soon as both the teams take the field, a special history will be made. This has not happened in any match in the history of IPL.
In fact, the captaincy skills of Pandya brothers Hardik and Krunal will also be put to test when defending champions and toppers Gujarat Titans take on Lucknow Supergiants in the Indian Premier League (IPL) here on Sunday. While Hardik has led the Indian team on several occasions and has been the captain of Gujarat Titans since last year, Krunal has been captaining the Baroda team in domestic cricket. On the other hand, due to injury to the regular captain of Lucknow Supergiants, KL Rahul has been handed over the captaincy of Lucknow Supergiants.
two brothers face to face
This is the first time in the history of the Indian Premier League that two IPL teams will be led by two real brothers and the two teams will face each other. Never before has this happened in any IPL match that two brothers clashed as captains. Let us tell you that under the leadership of Hardik, Gujarat Titans have performed brilliantly and now their team is on top of the points table with 14 points. The team also won the last IPL title under the captaincy of Hardik. The first match that Krunal captained Lucknow against Chennai Super Kings was washed out by rain. His responsibility will also be to boost the morale of the team, which apart from its regular captain, will also miss fast bowler Jaydev Unadkat.
Lucknow is currently third in the points table with 11 points. They had to face defeat against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) before the match against Chennai was washed out. Rahul was injured in the same match due to which he was ruled out of the rest of the IPL season. Fast bowler Unadkat will also not be able to play further in the IPL due to a shoulder injury, which has increased the problem of Lucknow.
Batsman became Lucknow’s trouble
In the last two matches, the batsmen disappointed Lucknow and they could not cross 130 runs. His performance so far has been volatile. In some matches his players performed brilliantly but in some matches he proved to be a complete failure. Lucknow Supergiants are not short of talented players but their batsmen lack consistency in their performances. He has replaced Rahul with the experienced Karun Nair, who has scored a triple century. In the absence of fast bowler Mark Wood, Afghanistan pacer Naveen-ul-Haq has taken wickets while Ravi Bishnoi and Amit Mishra have handled Lucknow’s spin department well. There is a possibility that Quinton de Kock may get a chance in this match.
Gujarat has experienced players
As for Gujarat Titans, their nine-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals would have boosted their morale. In this match, his team performed well in all the three departments of the game. The experienced Mohammed Shami and Rashid Khan have led the Gujarat bowling department well while Noor Ahmed, the other Afghanistan spinner, has been impressive. His batsmen were unable to get going against Delhi Capitals but they made a great comeback against Rajasthan Royals and they look determined to continue their good form.
Teams are as follows:
Lucknow Supergiants: Krunal Pandya (Captain), Avesh Khan, Ayush Badoni, Quinton de Kock, Krishnappa Gautam, Arpit Guleria, Deepak Hooda, Prerak Mankad, Karun Nair, Kyle Mayers, Amit Mishra, Mohsin Khan, Naveen-ul-Haq, Nicholas Pooran, Ravi Bishnoi, Daniel Sams, Karan Sharma, Romario Shepherd, Marcus Stoinis, Swapnil Singh, Jaydev Unadkat, Manan Vohra, Mark Wood, Yash Thakur, Yudhveer Singh.
Gujarat Titans: Hardik Pandya (Captain), Shubman Gill, David Miller, Abhinav Manohar, Sai Sudarshan, Wriddhiman Saha, Matthew Wade, Rashid Khan, Rahul Tewatia, Vijay Shankar, Mohammed Shami, Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal, Pradeep Sangwan, Darshan Nalkande , Jayant Yadav, R. Sai Kishore, Noor Ahmed, Dasun Shanaka, Odion Smith, KS Bharath, Shivam Mavi, Urvil Patel, Joshua Little and Mohit Sharma. The match will start at 3:30 pm Indian time.
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