IPL 2023 | GT vs LSG: 5 Player Battles To Watch Out For 

image-lhd0xjqvGujarat Titans battle it out against Lucknow Super Giants in the 51st match of IPL 2023 (Source: iplt20.com)

Gujarat Titans (GT) and Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) will cross swords in the 51st match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 scheduled at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad, on May 7.

While Gujarat Titans lead the points table with seven games in 10 games, Lucknow Super Giants are in the third position after coming out on top in five of their ten matches, which includes a no-result.

Before the clash beckons, let us discuss the player battles which may decide the outcome of the match.

Shubman Gill vs Avesh Khan 

image-lhd2y14hShubman Gill is in sublime form [Source: AP]

Shubman Gill is amongst the top run-scorers in IPL 2023. The batter has taken world cricket by storm lately. However, LSG's Avesh Khan has better chances of succeeding against him.

Shubman Gill vs Avesh Khan in T20s: 37 balls, 39 runs, 2 dismissals, Average - 19.5, Strike-rate - 105.4 

Hardik Pandya vs Ravi Bishnoi 

Although there has been a debate surrounding GT skipper Hardik Pandya's strike-rate in IPL 2023, he mellowed down the critics to some extent with his cameo in the fixture versus Rajasthan Royals. In Ravi Bishnoi, Pandya might see another opportunity of increasing his strike-rate.

Hardik Pandya vs Ravi Bishnoi in T20s: 25 balls, 55 runs, 0 dismissals, Strike-rate - 220

Hardik Pandya vs Amit Mishra

Pandya could be at ease against Bishnoi. However, the other leg-spinner of the Super Giants by the name of Amit Mishra might give him some damage.

Hardik Pandya vs Amit Mishra in T20s: 14 balls, 9 runs, 2 dismissals,  Average - 4.5, Strike-rate - 64.3 

Krunal Pandya vs Rashid Khan

image-lhd2yzwhKrunal Pandya has showcased his all-round brilliance [Source: AP]

Running a red-hot form, Rashid Khan can better his stats while bowling to LSG captain Krunal Pandya.

Rashid Khan vs Krunal Pandya in T20s: 27 balls, 24 runs, 3 dismissals, Average - 8, Strike-rate - 88.9 

Marcus Stoinis vs Mohammad Shami 

While Mohammad Shami has been the best bowler for GT in the powerplay, his side will also need him to keep Marcus Stoinis quiet. Although, the latter has a decent record versus the pacer in T20 cricket.

Marcus Stoinis vs Mohammad Shami in T20s: 21 balls, 28 runs, 1 dismissal, Average - 28, Strike-rate - 133.3