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IPL: Gujarat Titans vs Lucknow Super Giants Predictions



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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Smriti Mandhana and Ellyse Perry star in RCB women’s comeback win against UP Warriorz in WPL 2024




Smriti Mandhana and Alyssa Healy (Source - X)

RCB women overcame UP Warriorz by 23 runs to clinch their third win of the season. The home side outperformed Warriorz in all the facets of the game and emerged victorious. A collective team effort, particularly with the bat, helped RCB women to beat Warriorz for the second time in the season. They now have three wins in their five matches in the WPL 2024.

Alyssa Healy won the toss and opted to field first. Given how things have panned out in the league so far, it needed a great batting performance from RCB to challenge the chasing side. The home side did exactly that. They were full of intent which was lacking in the last few games. Right from the start, S Meghana and Smriti Mandhana smashed the bowlers.

It was the night of the RCB skipper. The Southpaw scored 80(50) in her stay. S Meghana perished after a valuable 28(21). Ellyse Perry batted well and registered her first fifty of the WPL 2024. She was aided well towards the end by Richa Ghosh whose 21(10) propelled RCB to a score of 198 on the board. It was the highest team total in the WPL 2024.

Alyssa Healy’s efforts go in vain

Chasing the daunting total, UP Warriorz were off to a flier. The opening duo of Healy and Kiran Navgire gave a fiery start to the visiting side. When the two were batting in the PP overs, it seemed like the Warriorz could pull off an insane chase. However, Sophie Devine brought RCB back into the game with crucial wickets. At Bengaluru, the home crowd was literally behind the RCB women.

It helped the home side to stay calm and do their job with ease. Sophie Molineux and Asha Sobhana were the pick of the bowlers, who claimed 2/29 each in their spell of four overs. While Healy scored a fifty and Deepti tried her best in the death overs, ten daunting targets could not be chased down. Despite the early hiccups, RCB managed to restrict UP Warriorz to a score of 175 and won by 23 runs.

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WATCH: Ellyse Perry in disbelief as her six breaks car’s window




Ellyse Perry smashed a six in the match against UP Warriorz in the WPL 2024. It was an interesting six as the ball travelled towards the boundary ropes and fell exactly on the window of the car. As a result, the glass of the window was broken. The car is set to be provided as a reward for the player of the tournament.

It was the over of Deepti Sharma towards the last few moments of RCB’s innings. Before Perry struck, the home side was in a great position in the match, thanks to a great start provided by Smriti Mandhana. The star batter scored 80 (50) and shined in front of the home crowd. Her form helped RCB to have a good momentum towards the death overs.

Watch the viral video here –

Perry, who was struggling till that point, opened up and smashed the bowlers for fun. She went hard against the spinners like Rajeshwari Gayakwad and Deepti Sharma who were asked to bowl at the death. The right-handed batter smashed back-to-back sixes in the over of Sharma. One of those travelled towards the mid-wicket region where the car was stationed. The video of her shot has gone viral on X.

RCB teammates laugh, Ellyse Perry in disbelief

As the ball fell on the car and damaged the window, the fans erupted. There was no end to the joy of the fans who started chanting “Perry.. Perry..” and lit the atmosphere of the stadium. However, Perry was in disbelief. As she saw the impact of the ball damaging the car’s window, the Australian batter could not believe her eyes and thought about what she had just done.

On the other hand, the RCB teammates of Perry were in awe of the shot. They looked at the replays and appreciated the shot of Perry. At the same time, players like Sophie Molineux and Sophie Devine had a laugh about the car’s window getting damaged. Ellyse scored a fifty and helped her team score 198 runs with her batting in front of the home crowd.

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Praveen Kumar addresses Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer’s negligence of taking part in Ranji Trophy




Praveen Kumar

Praveen Kumar has given his opinion on the preferences of Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer in recent times. The duo did not take part in the Ranji Trophy matches for their respective teams despite being fit. It did not go well with the Indian Cricket Board which landed the duo without a ventral contract which was announced a few days back.

Praveen Kumar has reacted to the issue recently. The former India pacer claimed that he has been of an opinion on the issue for a long time. Praveen felt that one should definitely earn money but not at the cost of neglecting to play for domestic and national teams. The right-arm pacer felt that players today are having a certain mentality which is not good.

The former pacer claimed that the players have a mindset that they can rest for a month before taking part in the IPL, thereby bypassing playing for their national team or the domestic teams. Praveen felt that the players could not resist letting go of money which they could earn by taking part in the IPL and other T20 leagues (For foreign players).

‘Ye mentally hota hai, ki mai itne paise kaise chodun’ – Praveen Kumar

“This thing is now firmly in the mind of players. Mai ek mahine pehle rest kar lunga, fir IPL khel lunga. Ye mentally hota hai, ki mai itne paise kaise chodun,” said Praveen in the interview. He claimed that youngsters these days are spoilt and are behind money. The former RCB pacer felt that it is not fair on the part of the young players to neglect the country over the IPL.

Kumar felt that a player needs to maintain a balance between playing for the IPL team and for the country. He felt that money is an important factor, but not at the cost of playing for the national team. “But this is not fair at all. A player needs to balance things. Money is important, but this (giving franchise cricket the priority) is wrong,” said the former Indian bowler in the interview.

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