The 51st match of IPL 2023 at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium is very special for two individuals. Those two persons are Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya. Gujarat Titans Vs. Lucknow Super Giants are facing each other. In this match, Gujarat is led by Hardik, while Lucknow’s captain is Krunal. Thus, for the first time in IPL history, two brothers have faced each other as captains. Hardik Pandya gave a big reaction during the coin toss of this match.
The top-ranked Gujarat team is facing the third-placed Lucknow. Before the start of this match, there was a coin toss between Gujarat vs Lucknow. Captain Krunal Pandya of Lucknow won the toss and decided to bowl. Later the commentator interacted with Hardik Pandya.
What did Hardik say?
At this time, Hardik Pandya said, “We would have batted first, so I got what I wanted. It is a very emotional day. Our father would have been very proud. This is happening for the first time, so our family is proud. A Pandya will surely win today.”
— Gujarat Titans (@gujarat_titans) May 7, 2023
There is one change in the Gujarat team in this match against Lucknow. Liton Das is out of the team. He will play for Bangladesh against Ireland. So Alzari Joseph has been included in the team in his place.
On the other hand, there has been a change in the Lucknow team as well. Naveen Ul Haq is out of the squad and has been replaced by the explosive Quinton de Kock. Interestingly, de Kock is playing his first match of the season. (Hardik Pandya and Kunal Pandya face off in GT vs LSG match, Hardik’s big reaction)
Playing XI of both the teams
Wriddhiman Saha (wicketkeeper), Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya (captain), Vijay Shankar, David Miller, Abhinav Manohar, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Mohit Sharma, Noor Ahmed, Mohammed Shami
Lucknow Super Giants-
Quinton de Kock (wicketkeeper), Kyle Meyers, Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya (captain), Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran, Swapneel Singh, Yash Thakur, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohsin Khan, Avesh Khan
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