Two new teams will make their IPL debut today. The Gujarat Titans and Lucknow Super Giants were purchased by the franchise owners in November of last year. Today will be the first match between the two teams. This match will take place at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, and it will start at 7:30 p.m.
Both teams are inexperienced, but both have a lot of star players and a lot of experience. Gujarat is led by Hardik Pandya, while Lucknow is led by KL Rahul. On paper, Lucknow’s team appears to be very strong after this year’s mega auction, which produced some excellent all-rounders. Gujarat, on the other hand, boasts some of the best fast bowlers in the world. As a result, the competition will be extremely entertaining to watch.
a pitch report
Wankhede Stadium has an excellent batting surface. The average IPL score in this city is 180. The dew makes chasing down the target a breeze. Shorter boundaries and a quick outfield help batsmen. For the first time in ten years, the tournament is being held with ten teams. In 2011, the IPL welcomed two new teams, the Pune Warriors India and Kochi Tuskers Kerala.
The Pandya Brothers will be pitted against each other.
Hardik (Gujarat) will face Krunal in this match (Lucknow). The two brothers were teammates with the Mumbai Indians until last season. They also share a team in domestic cricket. They’ll be pitted against each other for the first time in the league. As a result of this, Deepak Hooda and Krunal will be teammates (Lucknow). There was a lot of tension between the two during last year’s domestic cricket tournament.
Rahul’s form is critical for the Supergiants.
For the Lucknow Supergiants, captain KL Rahul will be crucial. He’ll bat first alongside Quinton de Kock of South Africa. Lucknow’s other all-rounders are Deepak Hooda and Krunal Pandya. Along with Manish Pandey, he’ll be in charge of the middle order. Marcus Stoinis, Jason Holder, and Kyle Meyers are all playing for their respective countries right now and will be missed by the team. Lucknow’s bowlers are inexperienced. Avesh Khan will be their main fast bowler. The spin will be handled by young Ravi Bishnoi, Hooda, and Krunal.
Hardik is in charge of Gujarat.
Gujarat’s openers are likely to be Shubman Gill and Matthew Wade of Australia. Both are capable of exposing any bowling attack when they’re on form. Hardik will be in charge of Gujarat’s performance. With the Mumbai Indians, he has plenty of Wankhede experience. On the other hand, Rahul Tewatia will try to make a name for himself.
Gujarat boasts a strong bowling squad.
Gujarat’s bowling appears to be very strong. The fast bowling will be led by Mohammed Shami and Lockie Ferguson. Both bowl at 140 mph or more and are death over specialists. To be the third pacer, Alzarri Joseph, Varun Aaron, and R Sai Kishore will compete. The team’s spin bowling is on par with its fast bowling.
Rashid Khan must be avoided at all costs.
In addition to Rashid Khan, the team’s lower order includes Jayant Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, and Rahul Teotia, all of whom can bat explosively. Hardik Pandya bowling himself would be a bonus for the team. In Lucknow, the batsmen will have to be very careful with Rashid.
Gujarat’s likely playing eleven includes Shubman Gill, Matthew Wade, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Hardik Pandya (c), Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, Dominic Drakes, and Lockie Ferguson.