IPL 2022: Match 57 (LSG vs GT) – 3 Player Battles To Watch Out For
By CricShots - May 10, 2022 12:43 pm
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Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) will be locking horns with the Gujarat Titans (GT) in the 57th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 at the MCA Stadium in Pune. This will be a mouth-watering contest between the top two teams in the tournament this season. Gujarat Titans had a fantastic run until the last couple of match games when they ended up on the losing side.

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Lucknow Super Giants, on the other hand, have been splendid throughout the tournament and they are coming off four win in their last four games. The KL Rahul-led side has excelled in all three departments and each of the personnel in the squad has been putting up their hands. They are likely to go in with the same playing XI after a dominating victory in the last game.

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Both LSG and GT have played 2 matches each at this venue and have won them. In the last game against Kolkata Knight Riders, LSG’s batters had a great outing as they managed to pile up over 170 runs. In the second innings, the bowlers didn’t allow KKR batters to settle in and helped the team win by a huge margin of 75 runs.

On that note, We take a look at the player battles to watch out for.

#1 KL Rahul vs Mohammed Shami

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Mohammed Shami 

Mohammed Shami has a fairly decent record against KL Rahul, having dismissed the LSG skipper thrice so far. Rahul, despite getting dismissed for a diamond duck and two golden ducks this season, has stacked up 451 runs from 11 IPL 2022 matches and maintained an average of 50. Shami, on the other hand, has been among the wickets, bagging 15 scalps from 11 games.

#2 Avesh Khan vs Shubman Gill

Avesh Khan
Avesh Khan

Avesh Khan’s return will be a boost for LSG, and expect his contest with Shubman Gill to be a cracking one. The seamer has been brilliant in IPL 2022, picking up 14 wickets at an economy of 8.14.Gill, meanwhile, has had a rather up-and-down in this season with a string of big scores and some meager ones. The stylish opener will be keen to get his side off to a good start in the pace versus purist battle.

#3 Rahul Tewatia vs Jason Holder

Rahul Tewatia
Rahul Tewatia 

Rahul Tewatia, who is renowned for finishing games will be up against experienced campaigner Jason Holder in the final few overs. Tewatia has smashed 193 runs in 11 games at a strike rate of 150.78. His ability to strike the ball cleanly makes him an asset for GT, especially winning the slog overs. Holder has also been crucial for LSG this season, has scalped 12 wickets at a slightly higher economy rate of 9.30. However, his subtle variations are a challenge to deal with at the death.