The team has roped in Krunal with a hefty bid of Rs 8.25 crore. He is a spin all-rounder and his specialty is to hit big shots. On the other hand, Hardik Pandya is a pace all-rounder. His specialty is also scoring a lot of runs in fewer balls. This is the reason why both these players matter a lot in IPL.
Talking about the match, Gujarat Titans captain Hardik Pandya won the toss and invited Lucknow Super Giants to bat first against the two new Indian Premier League franchise teams. Lockie Ferguson, Matthew Wade, David Miller and Rashid Khan are foreign players in Gujarat’s team, while Lokesh Rahul-led Lucknow team has entered the field with two foreign players Quinton de Kock and Dushmanta Chamira.
Lucknow Supergiants Playing XI
KL Rahul (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Evin Lewis, Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya, Mohsin Khan, Aayush Badoni, Dushmanta Chamira, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan
Gujarat Titans Playing XI
Shubman Gill, Matthew Wade (wk), Vijay Shankar, Abhinav Manohar, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Varun Aaron, Rashid Khan, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Shami.