Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) and Gujarat Titans (GT) currently occupy the top two spots in the 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL) points table. They play each other on Tuesday. Both teams have 16 points from 11 games and a win will seal a play-off spot. While GT is managed by Hardik Pandya, his brother Krunal is a senior member of LSG. In this confrontation, where the two brothers will face each other, Krunal has a “lucky charm” at his side.
The rotating all-rounder posted the following image of a child, with the caption: “I have my lucky charm by my side for tomorrow’s game @hardikpandya7.” The kid wears an LSG jersey and is the son of Hardik Pandya. His name is Agastya.
— Krunal Pandya (@krunalpandya24) May 9, 2022
On a slippery slope after back-to-back defeats, the Gujarat Titans will need their batters firing when they take on the Lucknow Super Giants as both teams look to seal the IPL play-offs. The two newcomers achieve a dream race in their first season.
While Gujarat led the points table for most of the league, Lucknow edged them to take first place. The Gujarat team’s winning streak under Hardik Pandya came to an end with back-to-back defeats to Punjab Kings and Mumbai Indians last week.
LSG, who have won their last four games, would be brimming with confidence as they headed into the game with a 75-point win over the morale of Kolkata Knight Riders.
KL Rahul led from the front and the fly-half is the tournament’s second-highest points scorer, collecting 451 points in 11 games with two hundred and as many as fifty.
The team relied heavily on him to get the job done with the bat. But players like Quinton de Kock and Deepak Hooda have taken on more responsibility in recent games, which will certainly relieve Rahul.
Their bowling unit was right on the mark. While LSG were able to defend 153 against the Punjab Kings, they knocked out KKR for just 101, with point guards Avesh Khan and Jason Holder proving too hot for the former champions.
Gujarat’s stellar run in the IPL can be attributed to his ability to come back from tough situations. They had different players winning games for them, but that wasn’t the case against MI when they failed to get nine points on the last in what should have been an easy chase.
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