Gujarat Titans won the toss and elected to bat first at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium against Lucknow Super Giants. In today’s game, Mark Wood and Quinton De Kock are not playing today for the Super Giants.
Why is De Kock not playing today?
Quinton de Kock is still not part of the team at this time. After completing his national obligations, he arrived late for LSG but hasn’t played in any of the previous three games. Notably, LSG captain KL Rahul explained why a player like de Kock was benched.
Quinton still misses out. He’ll just have to wait for some more time. Only four overseas players can play and I feel bad about seeing him miss out. Mayers has done well,” Rahul said at the toss against Rajasthan Royals.
What did the captains say at the toss?
KL Rahul: I would have batted but not worried about it. We will play good cricket. We bowled against SRH as well on the same strip, we would like to restrict them to a good target and chase it down. Same 12 players. Yudhvir misses out, Amit Mishra comes in, he was the impact player in the last game. Trusted the 12-13 players, have had a few injuries, each game someone has put their hand up and done the job for the team. We are gelling together well and winning games. That goes hand in hand. it’s been a good vibe in the dressing room.
Hardik Pandya: We will bat first. Looks like a slow track, want to get the best out of it. There is no time to test our batters now. I am sure they have would have batted first as well if they won the toss. They’re doing a fantastic job. I think on this wicket, the better option is to bat first. We’re not worried about our record while chasing. Even if the records say that we still have to do a good job. Alzarri misses out and Noor Ahmad comes in.
Gujarat Titans (Playing XI): Wriddhiman Saha(w), Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya(c), Vijay Shankar, Abhinav Manohar, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, Noor Ahmad, Mohit Sharma
Lucknow Super Giants (Playing XI): KL Rahul(c), Kyle Mayers, Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Nicholas Pooran(w), Ayush Badoni, Naveen-ul-Haq, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi
Impact substitutes for both teams:
Lucknow Super Giants Subs: Jaydev Unadkat, Krishnappa Gowtham, Daniel Sams, Prerak Mankad, Karan Sharma
Gujarat Titans Subs: Joshua Little, Jayant Yadav, Shivam Mavi, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Srikar Bharat
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