Tag: Gujarat Titans vs Lucknow Super Giants


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...

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...

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...

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...

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...