IPL 2022, GT vs LSG: Hardik Pandya elects to bowl
Gujarat Titans (GT) would be taking on the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in match number four of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 on Monday. The two sides were the new additions to this year's IPL, totaling 10 franchises. The news from Wankhede in Mumbai is that GT skipper Hardik Pandya has won the toss and will field first. Here's more.
Pitch report, timing and TV listing
The wicket has got enough heat for both batters and bowlers. Pacers are likely to have a say in the match. The dew factor could have some role as well. The match will start at 7:30 PM IST. The match can be telecast live on Star Sports Network. It could be streamed on the Hotstar app (paid subscription).
Who are the key performers?
As per Cricketpedia, KL Rahul has hammered 3,273 runs in 76 matches. He has two hundreds and 27 fifties to his name. GT's Rashid Khan has been a highly effective bowler in IPL. The wrist-spinner has claimed 93 wickets in 73 matches. He averages 20.56 and has an economy rate of 6.33. Shubman Gill has 1,417 runs at an average of 31.49.
A look at the playing XI of both sides
Gujarat Titans Playing XI: Shubman Gill, Matthew Wade(wk), Vijay Shankar, Abhinav Manohar, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Aaron, Mohammed Shami Lucknow Super Giants Playing XI: KL Rahul (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Evin Lewis, Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya, Mohsin Khan, Ayush Badoni, Dushmantha Chameera, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan
First face-off for the two new sides
Both GT and LSG would be debuting in IPL 2022. This would be their first face-off in the cash-rich tournament. They will square off for the second time in the group stage on May 10, which would be the 57th match of IPL 2022.