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For all the criticism around their auction picks, Gujarat Titans make a fairytale entry into IPL playoffs | Cricket News – Times of India

PUNE: It has been a fairytale entry into the IPL 2022 playoffs for newcomers Gujarat Titans, who were not given much of a chance by the critics following the mega auction in February this year. The Hardik Pandya-led Titans qualified with two league games remaining, thrashing Lucknow Super Giants by a massive 62 runs in what was one of the most commanding displays this season while defending a par total. Defending just 144, built largely on the efforts of young Shubman Gill's unbeaten 63, the Titans' self-belief was the key as they restricted their opponents to just 82, with spinner Rashid Khan accounting for four wickets and the likes of Yash Dayal and Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore taking two wickets each. Gill conceded that not many people had given the side much of a chance coming into t...
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IPL 2022: We just wanted to be ruthless, says skipper Hardik Pandya after Gujarat beat Lucknow | Cricket News – Times of India

PUNE: A "proud" Gujarat Titans' (GT) skipper Hardik Pandya on Tuesday said his side's plan to be ruthless on the field and relax post game paid rich dividends as they beat Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) by 62 runs to become the first team to qualify for the IPL playoffs here. Newcomers GT ensured their place in the last-four with 18 points from 12 games, while LSG are a close second with 16 points from 12 matches and need a win to secure their play-off berth. "Really, really proud of the boys. It is a great effort to qualify before the 14th game in this league. We just wanted to be ruthless today, and relax post game," Hardik said at the post-match presentation ceremony. The win came after back-to-back defeats for GT and Hardik said his side learnt a lot from their last game. "To be honest,...
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GT vs LSG: Saha jus can’t help it, Bad boys turn good & Shami’s perfect set-up

Wriddhiman Saha succeeded in getting out. He had just nearly shovelled out a return catch to the bowler Mohsin Khan, who was in the midst of yet another impressive spell, but Khan collapsed while trying to turn back. The ball had popped behind him, not too far, but when he tried to turn on his follow-through he twisted his ankle and collapsed. Luckily, he wasn’t injured. It was a slower one that had foxed Saha, and he rolled his finger on the ball pretty late in the piece and that perhaps threw off Saha. Be as it may, Khan went for another slower one, next ball. Saha yet again tried to check his punch, but this time succeeded in spooning a dolly to mid-on. On a pitch, where the early signs seemed to suggest the ball is going to grip and hold, Lucknow Giants had started off well. Though...
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IPL 2022: Titans first among equals

Gujarat Titans’ 144/4 wasn’t a match-winning total. Far from it. But the pitch wasn’t ideal for stroke-play and grafting was the order of the day. Once in a while, such low-scoring games are enjoyable amid an overdose of batting bludgeoning in T20 cricket. Titans won and secured a place in the playoffs because they had Shubman Gill’s class and a well-rounded bowling attack to see them through. A top-heavy Lucknow Super Giants batting imploded once their openers got out cheaply. They were bowled out for 82 to lose by 62 runs. Gill holds fort Titans’ innings, for the greater part, was an exercise in sterility, in sync with the stadium atmosphere. Large swathes of empty seats at the MCA Stadium in Pune greeted the two table-toppers and it seemed to have affected the Titans’ batting intensi...
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Avesh Khan the cool cat from Indore, with no dhannat, no bhannat

Last year, days after he was named in the Indian team, a very excited reporter from his hometown had asked Avesh Khan a question that had a rich sprinkling of charmingly rich Indori Hindi. Throwing in a couple of onomatopeic local slangs she asked with unadulterated enthusiasm: “Indore apni dhannat and bhannat ke liye prachilit hai, aapki ball mai kitni dhannat and bhannat dekhi jayegi?” It will be on the weak legs of words like “thunder” and “swagger” that the English language can venture anywhere near dhannat and bhannat. Avesh got the drift in the blink of an eye and it would have been so easy for the pacer, capable of consistently clocking in high 140 kph, to give the headline that the rookie had dreamt. But he let facts come in the way of a great headline. “Nahi dimaag se bowling ...
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Why upstarts LSG and GT have taken IPL by storm

IPL 2022 has thrown up several surprises, perhaps none more so than the two new franchises occupying the top two positions as one approaches the business end of the league phase. While usual suspects like Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders have struggled, newbies Lucknow Super Giants and Gujarat Titans have hit the ground running. The Indian Express provides five standout reasons why they have succeeded so far: 1. Batting prowess: For Lucknow, KL Rahul has been on a dream run. After getting picked for a whopping Rs 17 crore, he has amassed 451 runs in the tournament, including two centuries. Apart from the skipper, Quinton de Kock has played a couple of good knocks. Young Ayush Badoni has given ample display of his skill with the willow. When it comes to Gujar...
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LSG vs GT, IPL 2022 Live Score: Titans lose Wriddhiman Saha, Matthew Wade in powerplay : Shubman Gill’s 63* takes Gujarat to 144/4

LIVE NOWTHE TIMES OF INDIA | May 10, 2022, 21:24:03 ISTT20 MATCH LIVE UPDATES IPL 2022 LSG vs GT Live Score: Avesh Khan (2/26) and Mohsin Khan (1/18) shared 3 wickets between them and bowled economical spells as Lucknow Super Giants restricted Gujarat Titans to 144 for four in Pune in Match 57. Shubman Gill (63*) ended as the top scorer for Titans. Check LSG vs GT IPL live score updates, scorecard, Ball by ball commentary, live streaming and highlights on Times of India.Read Less!(function(f, b, e, v, n, t, s) { window.TimesApps = window.TimesApps || {}; const { TimesApps } = window; TimesApps.loadFBEvents = function() { (function(f, b, e, v, n, t, s) { if (f.fbq) return; ...
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GT vs LSG Preview: Gujarat Titans and Lucknow Super Giants look to seal IPL play-off berth

On a slippery slope after back-to-back losses, Gujarat Titans will need their batters to fire when they take on high-flying Lucknow Super Giants as both teams look to seal IPL play-offs berth here on Tuesday. The two new entrants are having a dream run in their maiden season. While Gujarat led the points table for most part of the league, Lucknow moved ahead of them to take the top spot. The Hardik Pandya-led Gujarat side’s winning streak came to an end with back-to-back losses against Punjab Kings and Mumbai Indians last week. Both teams have 16 points each from 11 outings and a win for either of them will confirm the passage to the next stage. LSG, who have won their last four games, would be brimming with confidence as they head to the fixture with a morale-boosting 75-run win over K...
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IPL 2022, GT vs LSG: Ayush Badoni is ‘baby AB de Villiers,’ believes Lucknow Super Giants captain KL Rahul | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Lucknow Super Giants captain KL Rahul believes that Ayush Badoni is 'baby AB de Villiers' after the debutant smashed quick-fire 54 against Gujarat Titans on Monday here at the Wankhede Stadium. Fighting knocks from Deepak Hooda and Ayush Badoni guided Lucknow Super Giants to 158/6 in their assigned 20 overs before their fellow IPL debutants Gujarat Titans chased the target with two balls to spare. Lucknow who were at a spot of bother with 29/4 at one time were powered up by Deepak Hooda (55) and youngster Ayush Badoni who scored 54 on his debut. Mohammad Shami was a man on fire for Gujarat Titans as it was his sensational opening spell that yielded three wickets and left LSG in tatters. Unacademy Let's Crack It Sixes of the Match between @gujarat_titans and @LucknowIPL is Ayush ...
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IPL 2022, GT vs LSG: Abhinav Manohar is someone you are going to hear about in future, says Hardik Pandya | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: "You would hear a lot more about Abhinav Manohar in the future," said Gujarat Titans captain Hardik Pandya after the IPL debutant displayed remarkable hitting in the final over to ensure a five-wicket win over Lucknow Super Giants on Monday. With Titans needing 11 off the final over, Manohar smashed back-to-back fours off Avesh Khan to make the task much easier for his team. With the confidence he showed under extreme pressure, it did not look like he was playing his first game on a big stage like the IPL. "Manohar is someone to look at with the talent he has. He is someone who you are going to hear about in the future. Rahul Tewatia was sensational as well," said Hardik at the post-match presentation. We’ve arrived 💪 So proud of the boys for the fight they showed out there 👏 @g...
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Ayush Badoni: The man who lets his bat do the talking and tonking

When Ayush Badoni, 22, shuffled across and lapped Hardik Pandya to fine-leg boundary, his childhood coach Balraj Kumar laughed at his home in Punjab. He had just told his disbelieving daughter to watch out for such a shot. “He used to play that shot when he was 9 years old!” laughs Ballu sir, minutes after Ayush’s impressive IPL debut where he stunned Gujarat with an assured game-turning fifty. Three shots stood out in the knock of the former U-19 world cup player, three shots that Ayush is likely to tap the Hotstar app in the night to re-watch. That Pandya lap, an imperious swipe over midwicket off a Rashid Khan googly, and a stunning blast over cow corner against the pace of Lockie Ferguson. A high-quality spinner, a pacer, and a medium pacer who was trying to strangle, were swatted a...
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Titans win battle of IPL debutants

Rahul Tewatia’s unbeaten 40 off 24 balls led Gujarat Titans to a five-wicket win with two balls to spare after Mohammed Shami’s three-wicket burst had restricted Lucknow Super Giants to 158. Shami on fire Mohammed Shami on song in Test cricket is a delight to watch of course, but you can’t take your eyes off him in the shorter formats as well when he is in the mood. Two nights ago at the same ground, Umesh Yadav had choked Chennai Super Kings in the Powerplay with pace, swing and accuracy. This match was played two pitches away from Saturday’s IPL opener, on a surface that was not even close to the first one in terms of zip and bounce. Moreover, Umesh had got his wickets when batsmen had attempted aggressive strokes. Instead, Shami went through the defences of three international batsme...
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Gill’s Kapilesque catch; Forlorn KL Rahul; Hardik’s review, laced with swagger & Badoni’s long wait for a boundary

Krunal Pandya veiled his joy with his palms after he ejected his brother Hardik. As soon as Manish Pandey completed the skier, and a crushed Hardik swiped his bat in the air in rage, Krunal turned away from his brother and covered his face in his arms. It was only after his brother trudged past him that he unveiled and flashed half a smile, reluctantly, almost like a formality. The feeling might have been strange—may have rekindled memories of backyard cricket when they were kids. Since then, they have almost always been inseparable, on the domestic circuit as well as in the IPL, where until last year, both had worn the Mumbai Indians jersey. Hardik, though, was in a fit of rage, not so much perhaps for giving his wicket to his brother as getting out at a crucial juncture of the match....
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IPL 2022, GT vs LSG Live Match Streaming: When & where to watch

IPL 2022 Live Match GT vs LSG, Live Streaming Today: New entrants Gujarat Titans and Lucknow Super Giants would aim to start their Indian Premier League (IPL) campaign on a winning note when they square off at the Wankhede Stadium on Monday. ❤️ Goosebumps on our debut day, courtesy captain @hardikpandya7 ▶️ pic.twitter.com/2qdwn5FKrc — Gujarat Titans (@gujarat_titans) March 28, 2022 Gujarat would heavily bank on the performance of their skipper Hardik Pandya, who has loads of experience playing at the Wankhede with Mumbai Indians. Known for his six-hitting prowess, Hardik this season will have to take more responsibility with the bat and also bat higher up the order. For Lucknow, a lot rests on their skipper KL Rahul, who could open the batting with South African Quinton De Kock. With ...
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GT vs LSG Predicted Playing XI: Where will Krunal Pandya and Deepak Hooda bat for Lucknow?

Former Baroda teammates Deepak Hooda and Krunal Pandya will be playing for the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in the ongoing 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL) match on Monday. New entrants Gujarat Titans and LSG would aim to start their IPL campaign on a winning note. Last year, Deepak Hooda made a series of allegations against Krunal Pandya. Hooda alleged that Pandya has been trying to pull him down and also warned him that he would ensure he did not play for Baroda again. However, since then Hooda had cut all his ties with Baroda and is playing for Rajasthan in domestic cricket. The batting all-rounder even went on to make his ODIs and T20Is debut for Team India. On the other hand, Krunal Pandya will be playing against his brother Hardik Pandya for the first time. Known for his six-hittin...