Big picture: Can Rahul-less LSG get their campaign back on track?
Lucknow Super Giants have made a great start to the IPL 2023 season, winning four of their first six matches. However, since then, they have won only one match out of four, leading to a bit of a letdown in their campaign. on his last walk against chennai super kings
At home, the Super Giants were struggling at 125 for 7 in 19.2 overs, but play was abandoned due to persistent rain and points were distributed. To make matters worse, LSG has also lost its captain KL Rahul
which is out of the season
Due to thigh injury.
It doesn’t help that their next encounter will be against table-toppers Gujarat Titans, a team that still to beat
In three attempts in the tournament. they had a chance to correct that number last time around
, Chasing 136 to win, the Super Giants were comfortable at 105 for 1 and needed 31 out of 36, but a bizarre collapse resulted in a seven-run defeat.
Make no mistake, the Super Giants are still in contention to reach the playoffs. They have 11 points and are in position third on the table
, but four teams are following them very closely. As the league stage is entering its business end, further missteps could cost the Super Giants massively.
Strange as it may sound, they will be relieved to be away from their home ground Lucknow, where they have not been able to win in their last four matches. The Super Giants have been in good form this season, with three of their four wins coming in away matches and they will be looking to continue the trend in Ahmedabad as well.
The Titans, on the other hand, have fewer problems, but playing at home is one of them. All three of their defeats this season have come in Ahmedabad, which could open the door for the Super Giants.
returning home riding on the back of lost by nine wickets
Rajasthan Royals, and have entered the playoffs. They need just one more win to reach a safe number of 16 in the points table and are in a more comfortable position than most teams.
In this match, the Pandya brothers will face each other for the first time as captains of their respective IPL teams.
Team News: Nair replaces Rahul; short trip home
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Super Giants paid Rs 50 lakh in place of Rahul. Nair has played for five IPL franchises over the years and last played for the Royals in 2022. For the Titans, josh little
He will be flying home for Ireland’s three-match ODI series against Bangladesh and will miss the Titans’ next few matches. He will return with the franchise after the third ODI on May 14.
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Impact Player Strategy: Will De Kock finally get a game?
Shubman Gill and Mohit Sharma have been impact swaps for the Titans in the last three matches, the same should be the case in this game. They will need to find a replacement for Little and may consider bringing him Alzarri Joseph
, Barring this, he is unlikely to make any changes in the 12th.
Possible twelfth: 1 Wriddhiman Saha (wicketkeeper), 2 Shubman Gill3 Hardik Pandya (Captain) 4 Vijay Shankar, 5 David Miller 6 Abhinav Manohar 7 Rahul Tewatia, 8 Rashid Khan, 9 Alzarri Joseph, 10 Noor Ahmed, 11 Mohammed Shami, 12 Mohit Sharma
The Super Giants have consistently beaten Amit Mishra, sometimes Kyle Mayers or Ayush Badoni, during the season and that is likely to continue on Sunday. The important question is what? quinton de kock
Will get a game eventually. It was Manan Vohra who opened the innings for the Super Giants last time but there is a possibility that they may give De Kock a chance in place of Naveen-ul-Haq or Marcus Stoinis, who are not in the best of form.
Possible twelfth: 1 Kyle Mayers, 2 Quinton de Kock, 3 Karan Sharma/Prerak Mankad, 4 Krunal Pandya (captain), 5 Marcus Stoinis, 6 Nicholas Pooran (wicketkeeper), 7 Ayush Badoni8 K Gautam, 9 Mohsin Khan, 10 Ravi Bishnoi, 11 Avesh Khan/Yash Thakur 12 Amit Mishra
Ahmedabad has good bounce and carry and pace has been the more successful unit for the fast bowlers. This will be the second day’s play at this ground this year, with the first day being He
Rinku Singh Match where both sides scored more than 200. It is expected to be hot and humid in Ahmedabad with the temperature likely to reach 39 degrees.
Stats and Trivia: Beware Krunal vs Shami