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GT vs LSG: Match Preview, Pitch Report and Dream11 Team for Match 51 of IPL 2023

The Titans will face off the Supergiants in Match 51 of the Indian Premier League on at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.
Both the teams are new but so far Gujarat has totally dominated Lucknow as they have won all three games where these two met.

Gujarat is currently at the top of the points table and will be looking forward to making their qualification further stronger by reaching the 16 points mark

Lucknow has been out of track in the previous few games as they have won only one of their past four games while one ended in a draw due to rain.

Team Preview

Gujarat Titans

Gujarat Titans is undoubtedly one of the strongest teams this season. They have won 7 out of 10 games and are leading the points table. The ones they lost also were close matches. And almost every player is giving their contribution in different matches.

If they continue this style of play, they are most likely to defend their title.

Gill has been their consistent batter. Even Hardik is now back in form. Miller and Shankar are also solid finishers.

In the bowling department, Shami and Rashid are having a great time and are the joint highest wicket-takers of this season. Noor has also been really good in the games he played so far.

Lucknow Super Giants

They have an excellent batting order with a good amount of depth with almost 4-5 reliable batters. Their only major concern is that their skipper has been ruled out which has affected the team’s leadership and also they need to find a stable opener who can take his place. Manan Vohra was tried in the previous match but he couldn’t do much as the match was held in the bowling paradise¬†Ekana¬†stadium

Their bowling seemed to be weak after Wood’s injury but now Naveen has somewhat covered the problem. Their spin duo of Mishra and Bishnoi has also been effective so far. Mohsin also has been included in their playing XI in the last game but couldn’t bowl due to rain. But he will be someone to watch out for as he had an excellent season in 2022.

Pitch Report

The pitch at Motera Stadium aids the quick bowlers. It offers a good amount of bounce which also helps in strokeplay.

The ball comes better at the bat and that’s why we see high-scoring matches as well at this venue.

The spinners also come into play as the game progresses and are really effective in the second innings as the boundaries here are also large.

  • Total Match Played: 33
  • Batting First Won: 15
  • Batting Second Won: 18
  • Avg. Score in 1st bat: 168

Players to Watch Out For

Shubhman Gill

Gill has been GT’s top run-scorer this season and has been consistent throughout. He has scored 375 runs in 10 innings with a strike rate of 135.9

Moreover, Gill also loves scoring at the Motera Stadium. He has scored 306 runs at this venue at an average of 43.7.

Rashid Khan

Rashid has been a super form this season. He is currently the purple cap holder and has taken 18 wickets in 10 games so far this season at an economy of 8.05.

He will have to lead the bowling attack of the Titans and get those crucial wickets in the middle overs.

Hardik Pandya

Hardik has looked in good touch in the last few games. Earlier this season he was struggling to score runs and his single good knock came on the tough pitch of Ekana stadium.

But in the last game, he scored 39 runs off just 15 balls on a pitch where most other batters were struggling. He showed that he still has that six-hitting ability and can score quick runs when needed.

Kyle Mayers

Mayers has been LSG’s strike batter this season. He has scored 311 runs in 10 innings with an explosive strike rate of 152.5.

In KL’s absence, it’ll be his responsibility to capitalize on the powerplay and provide a good start to the¬†Supergiants.

Naveen-ul-Haq

This Afghani young gun has been having an excellent debut season in IPL. He has taken 7 wickets in 5 games at an economy of 6.13 so far. He took a 3fer in the previous 2 games consecutively.

Since the venue will be pace-friendly, Naveen’s role will be crucial in getting those early wicketsands breaking partnerships in the middle overs.

GT vs LSG Dream11 Team

Note: This is not our final Dream11 Team as we are not aware of the Toss Result/Final Playing XI of both teams at this moment.

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