LSG Uses Prerak Mankad As Impact Player for Amit Mishra
Lucknow Super Giants (Source: AP Newsroom)
Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) after the completion of 17 overs of the first innings have replaced leg spinner Amit Mishra with batter Prerak Mankad for rest of the match as an impact player.
This comes after Mishra bowled two overs for 9 runs and took a wicket of Abhinav Manohar in the 12th of the innings. By the time, Mishra was substituted Gujarat Titans (GT) were 102 for the loss of four wickets with skipper Hardik Pandya and David Miller at the crease.
Mishra has been bowling well consistently in the tournament with four wickets in four matches so far while giving away runs at an economy of 6.5.
Meanwhile, with pitch being slow and low, it has been extremely difficult for batting which means Mankad would have a very crucial role to play. The right-hander has been a handy batter with this being his second IPL game.
By the end of innings, GT managed 135 as captain knocked up a half century which boosted the side's score as they got some late surge.
Adding to this, Super Giants are coming off a win against Rajasthan Royals and will be looking to continue their show.