IPL 2023: Match 51 (GT vs LSG) – 3 Player Matchups To Watchout For
By CricShots - May 7, 2023 10:29 am
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The 51st match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 will be played between Gujarat Titans (GT) and Lucknow Super Kings (LSG) at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. GT is currently placed at the numero uno position on the points table of this season of IPL whereas LSG is standing at the third place on the points table. GT played 10 games in this season of the IPL where they managed to win seven games while LSG also played 10 games in this season where they won five games.

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Lucknow Super Giants played their last match against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and the game didn’t see a result. LSG was well on the verge of losing the game. On the other hand, Gujarat Titans played their last game against Rajasthan Royals (RR) where they pulled off a comfortable 9-wicket win. Hardik Pandya smashed 39 runs for Gujarat Titans in that match.

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These two teams have played have played 3 matches against each other in the history of IPL so far where Gujarat Titans managed to win all the games while LSG has never managed to win a single game. Another exciting contest is anticipated here.

Here are three player battles to watch out for during GT vs LSG match:

#1 Shubman Gill vs Krunal Pandya

Krunal Pandya
Krunal Pandya

Although Shubman Gill is the leading run-getter for GT this season with 375 runs in IPL 2023, he has had difficulty facing Krunal Pandya, who dismissed him earlier in the season. Krunal’s left-arm spin has also restricted Gill’s scoring to just 29 runs off 37 balls in the IPL. However, Gill’s overall IPL record against left-arm spinners is impressive, with a strike rate of 134.44.

#2 Hardik Pandya vs Ravi Bishnoi

Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya

GT skipper, Hardik Pandya is in excellent form, in the last game, he played a fiery knock of unbeaten 39 off just 15 balls against Rajasthan Royals. As a leg-spinner, Ravi Bishnoi will have to come up with a precise plan against him. Hardik has already scored 55 runs off 25 deliveries against Bishnoi without being dismissed in the IPL. His overall IPL strike rate against leg-spinners is 130.10.

#3 Nicholas Pooran vs Rashid Khan

Nicholas Pooran
Nicholas Pooran

LSG’s middle order has a lot of reliance on Nicholas Pooran, but he will have to face the bowling of Rashid Khan in the middle overs. Pooran has struggled against Rashid, amassing just 13 runs in five IPL encounters at a strike rate of 65 and getting dismissed once. In eight T20 innings against Rashid, Pooran scored 26 runs and fell to him twice at a strike rate of 65.41.