Lucknow Tremendous Giants suffered a 56-run defeat by the hands of Gujarat Titans within the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 match on Sunday, with questions being raised over the staff’s captain and coach. Chasing a mammoth goal of 228 runs, the beginning LSG had was a good one, with the staff placing up 114 runs on the board for the misplaced of only one wicket in 12.1 overs. Nonetheless, the tempo of scoring runs went down rapidly, with Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran, Ayush Badoni all failing to place massive runs on the board. After the match, former India cricketer Virender Sehwag minced no phrases as he questioned the LSG staff administration, together with coach Gautam Gambhir and captain Krunal Pandya’s decision-making over the batting order within the match.
“They were 102/1 after 10 overs. They shouldn’t have lost with this much of a margin after that. After that first wicket, I believe an in-form batter should’ve come; it could be Pooran, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya himself, or Ayush Badoni, who scored some very quick runs in the previous game against Chennai. And who came? Hooda?” Sehwag stated in a chat with Manoj Tiwary on Cricbuzz.
Sehwag feels LSG erred on the subject of chosing the precise batting order, chasing an enormous goal of over 200 runs. For the retired opening batter, Nicholas Pooran and Ayush Badoni ought to’ve come increased as much as bat for the reason that chase was a stiff one.
“They lost that match at that moment. It was a blunder from LSG. If Nicholas Pooran had come there, the way he plays, he could’ve probably scored a 20-ball 50 and changed the game. If you need 100 runs in five overs, you are not going to win.”
“Ayush Badoni scored 21 off 11 balls. If he had arrived at the time, he could’ve increased the pace of scoring as well. Whose decision was that? Captain? Coach? or the management? Who sent Hooda at 3? It should’ve been an in-form batter there,” Sehwag stated.
Within the absence of KL Rahul, Krunal Pandya has been given the staff’s baton. However, the latter would not have a lot captaincy expertise at this degree. Although Lucknow are nonetheless third within the factors desk with 5 wins, 5 losses and 1 No-result to their identify, Krunal would want to up his captaincy sport if the franchise is to qualify for the playoffs.
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