In the 51st match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023, Gujarat Titans (GT) will host Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad tomorrow i.e. Sunday, May 7 at 3:30 PM IST.
The Gujarat-based team is in great shape as they have a foot in the playoffs already. With a convincing victory against their bitter rivals Rajasthan Royals (RR) in their most recent match, the team now sits atop the standings with 14 points after just 10 games. The team doesn’t have many worries as everything is running smoothly in each department. Even Wriddhiman Saha managed to get some runs, which was a modest worry. In the coming matches, GT would like to test their middle order before the knockouts. With the ball, Mohammad Shami and the Afghan comrades, Rashid Khan and Noor Ahmad, all made some significant efforts, which was a plus for the team. The team will strive for two points against LSG, but will also look to try a little bit of experimentation.
On the other hand, LSG are currently suffering quite a bit after their captain KL Rahul was ruled out from the tournament due to injury. LSG must be still mulling over their defeat to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and the fact that their game versus Chennai Super Kings (CSK) was called off, letting them not move on from their previous defeat. Ayush Badoni, Kyle Mayers, and Marcus Stoinis have all possessed excellent batting form and will intend to continue dominating bowlers tomorrow. With the ball, Amit Mishra is also on song which Ravi Bishnoi would want to replicate. Nevertheless, pacers will need to contribute for the team to thrive towards playoffs. LSG may be second on the table with 11 points, but they appear to be standing on a precarious bridge, and one wrong move might cause them to collapse.
So far, GT have a perfect record versus LSG. Both sides played against each other thrice with Gujarat coming out on top each time. The last time when these two sides clashed earlier this season, GT won the game by seven runs.