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IPL: Gujarat Titans vs Lucknow Super Giants Predictions

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The 57th match of IPL 2022 between the newbie franchises of Lucknow and Gujarat will be a contest to top the table towards the end of first round.

There is no doubt about the fact that both new teams have played way beyond the expectations of fans and experts.

Not to mention the fact that it is always a tough spot for a new T20 team to make its name in arguably the most competitive league of the world.

But Lucknow Super Giants and Gujarat Titans have been brilliant to say the least.

It would be a safe bet to conclude that both teams have already enough wins to qualify for the play-offs.

However, neither of them would want to lose the momentum going into the knockout stage. Specially Lucknow, who are coming to this match on the back of 4 consecutive wins.

Current form

Gujarat, on the other hand, faced minor bumps in their campaign when they lost 2 back to back games.

A win in this match will cement the place of either one of them in the play-offs.

Gujarat will very much likely to keep their hopes high of finishing in the top 2.

Their losses against Mumbai and Punjab did brought some positives.

Shubman Gill and Captain Hardik seem to be regaining their dried form which will be a key moment for Titans.

Besides, Titans have some of the great match winners in the form of Rashid Khan, David Miller and Tewatia who have steered their campaign with great skills so far.

Moving onto play-offs, Titans will be heavily looking towards its key players including Gill and Hardik to bounce back and lead the team to their debut title.

Super Giants will be feeling might confident in their skin with 4 consecutive victories.

Their flawless momentum has been due to a well-balanced squad they have maintained and the discipline with which they have executed their plans.

The addition of Mohsin Khan has further strengthened their bowling unit along with Jason Holder, Avesh and Chameera.

Their batting has been one of the finest unit this season with KL Rahul leading the charge.

KL has scored 451 runs so far, the most by any Lucknow player with a heavy strike rate of 145.

Match details

Venue: Maharashtra CA Stadium, Pune

Date: 10th May 2022

Time: 7:30 pm IST

Head to head past record:

The debutant sides of this year’s IPL Lucknow Super Giants and Gujrat Titans have only played 1 match against each other. Gujarat won that game.

Probable Playing 11 – Lucknow Super Giants:

Quinton de Kock (wk), KL Rahul (capt), Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Ayush Badoni, Jason Holder, Avesh Khan/K Gowtham, Mohsin Khan, Dushmantha Chameera, Ravi Bishnoi

Probable Playing 11 – Gujarat Titans:

Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), B Sai Sudharsan, Hardik Pandya (capt), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Alzarri Joseph, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Shami, Pradeep Sangwan

 Star bowler of the match:

Mohammad Shami

 Star batsman of the match:

KL Rahul

Who will win?

It would not be wrong to term this match as ‘Clash of the Titans’ as both teams are in their prime form and will stop at nothing to claim their debut title in their inaugural season.

Titans will look to bounce back after couple of defeats.

Shami and Rashid Khan will be their key to rattle Lucknow’s batting strength.

While Lucknow will clearly hope to make 5 wins on the trot and end the table as toppers.

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Harsha Bhogle gives major update on Dharamshala’s weather for fifth Test between India and England

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Harsha Bhogle gave a major update on Dharamshala’s weather for the five days of the commencement of the 5th Test between India and England. The popular commentator and analyst took to his X account and claimed that he is set to go to the venue in the coming days and claimed to have checked the forecast for the Test between India and England.

“I am due to go to Dharamshala in a week,” wrote Bhogle on X. The fifth Test of the series will be taking place from the 7th of March to the 11th of March. Harsha claimed that just reading the forecast made him shiver. “I checked the forecast today and just reading that makes me shiver,” wrote Harsha on his social media handle. The tweet of Harsha has gone viral on X.

The analysts further added that the temperature in Dharamshala is likely to be 10 degrees centigrade at maximum. While Bhogle hoped it would change, he added that the temperature at the morning in the venue would be two degrees centigrade. The maximum temperature forecast for March 07 (at this stage, hopefully, it will change) is 10°. The temperature forecast at 7 am is 2°! Snow??” added Bhogle on X.

Will England have any advantage?

As soon as Bhogle gave the update on X, the fans started claiming that England could have an advantage given the weather. There has been an opinion that the lack of sunshine could help their pace attack more than that of India. England possess a serious weapon in James Anderson who is known to get unreal swing in overcast conditions.

In addition to the experienced pacer, England has three more talented pacers. While Mark Wood can be effective with his express pace, the likes of Ollie Robinson and Gus Atkinson could prove handy as well. The fans also felt that India had an attack to counter that of England. Either way, the 5th Test is set to be a no-dud, as it could be valuable for the teams keeping in mind the points for the WTC.

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Former Under 19 winning captain claims Big Bash league similar to Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

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Unmukt Chand has made a huge claim on the Big Bash League. The former Under19 World Cup-winning captain of India claimed that the BBL is similar to the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. The fans are divided over the statement of the USA player. While some believe that his context is right, others feel that he has exaggerated his opinion on the BBL. Many consider it to be a top league in cricket.

Unmukt did accept the fact that BBL is big in its own way. But he felt that the IPL is on a different level altogether. Chand felt that the best players in the world take part in the IPL. The former DC player claimed that the management in the league is different from that of the other leagues. Chand claimed the IPL to be ten times bigger than the other leagues.

The former U19-winning WC skipper played a lot in the BBL. He represented Melbourne Renegades in the league. Having played in the league in the past, he added that BBL in Australia is good in its own way. Unmukt was of the opinion that Australia is a great place to play cricket. He felt that Australia has people who love the sport a lot.

Unmukt Chand’s comparison of BBL with the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

Chand felt that Australia had good ground, wicket, and stadiums. “I mean playing the Big Bash in Australia is anyways great. It is a great place to play cricket where you know you have your sport, you have your sports-loving people, they come and watch and good grounds, good stadiums, good wicket,” added Chand in his statement on Australia and BBL.

Chand claimed that BBL is similar to India’s Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy. He claimed BBL to be more of its top T20 tournament than a big T20 league like the IPL. “But Big Bash was more like it’s Cricket Australia’s premier tournament like you know we have a Syed Mushtaq Ali in India. So, it’s that but obviously done at a bigger stage,” said Unmukt Chand.

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Will Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer remain in contention for national selection? Explained

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In a major move, the Indian Cricket Board has decided to terminate the central contracts of Jharkhand wicketkeeper-batter Ishan Kishan and Mumbai batter Shreyas Iyer. This decision can be seen as walking the talk by the board, as players were seen avoiding crucial instructions from both the board and team management.

Now, a major question arises: will Kishan and Iyer remain in contention for further national selections? This is important as both have been key members of the Indian cricket team in the last few months. Kishan’s participation in the Asia Cup 2023 and Iyer’s in the ODI World Cup 2023 have been phenomenal for India. So, will they be in contention?

The answer is yes. Despite being omitted from the Board’s central contracts for the 2023–24 season, both will remain eligible for selection to the national team. The duo’s exclusion from the annual contracts was a result of their reported defiance of directives to participate in the Ranji Trophy. It prompts the board’s decision not to consider them for the prestigious contracts.

However, the national selection depends on various factors, which certainly do not include the central contract. Players like Sarfaraz Khan and Dhruv Jurel are playing for India without a central contract. Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer’s comeback will depend on the team’s needs and their performance in the domestic and the Indian Premier League in 2024.

Who has received central contracts for India?

The central contract announcement revealed that the Grade A+ category, which houses elite players, included stalwarts such as captain Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, and Ravindra Jadeja. In the Grade A category, veteran off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, pacers Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj, as well as batters KL Rahul and Shubman Gill, secured central contracts.

Hardik Pandya, who led the Indian T20I squad in 2023, earned a Grade A contract, emphasising his crucial role in the team. On a positive note, the central contracts did introduce new faces like Rinku Singh and Tilak Varma, securing places in the Grade C category alongside 15 players. The category also welcomed the comeback duo Ruturaj Gaikwad and Shivam Dube, who showcased strong performances in the Indian T20I team.

The Grade B contracts included Rishabh Pant, alongside Suryakumar Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, and Yashasvi Jaiswal. Pant’s return is anticipated in the upcoming Indian Premier League, while Suryakumar continues to shine as a promising batter in the T20 format.

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