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| On May 24, 2022 7:07 PM IST

GT vs RR IPL 2022: Why is Lockie Ferguson Not Playing Today?

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Lockie Ferguson GT vs RR IPL 2022: In a big news development, Gujarat Titans (GT) premier pace bowler Lockie Ferguson is not playing the Qualifier 1 of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2022) season against Rajasthan Royals (RR) at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. During their debut IPL 2022 tournament, the Gujarat Titans have definitely surprised everyone with their remarkable performance throughout the league stage. Gujarat Titans finished at the top of the points table with as many as 10 victories and 4 losses.

GT vs RR IPL 2022: Why is Lockie Ferguson Not Playing Today?

After winning the toss yet again and opting to bowl first, Gujarat Titans captain Hardik Pandya revealed the huge update that Lockie Ferguson has missed out on selection for this important encounter against Rajasthan Royals. It seems to be a really surprising selection decision as Ferguson had bowled really well for the Gujarat Titans in the first half of this tournament. After getting dropped for a few games, the New Zealand speedster returned to the side during the last game against Royal Challengers Bangalore, but bowled just 1.4 overs where he conceded as many as 21 runs.

“We gonna bowl first. Looks a decent track to bat on, but no matches in the last couple of months and just want to know what we are chasing. Boys are pretty pumped up for this game. We treat this game as simple as possible and make sure you focus on what is controllable and making sure the intensity is high and aware of what the situation demands. Only one change. Alzarri (Joseph) comes in for Lockie,” said Gujarat Titans skipper Hardik Pandya during the toss.

Lockie Ferguson Stats in IPL

Matches Wickets Economy IPL 2022 Performance Recent Form
34 36 8.4 12 wickets (12 games) 0/21, 1/34, 1/29, 1/36, 0/52, 1/33

 

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Gujarat Titans speedster Lockie Ferguson bowled the second fastest delivery of this IPL 2022 season while clocking an amazing bowling speed of 153.9 kmph during the match against Chennai Super Kings.

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Gujarat Titans vs Rajasthan Royals: Confirmed GT Playing 11

The Gujarat Titans have made just a single change to their playing 11 from the last game against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Alzarri Joseph has replaced Lockie Ferguson in the Gujarat Titans side.

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GT Playing 11
1. Shubman Gill
2. Wriddhiman Saha (wk)
3. Matthew Wade

4. Hardik Pandya
5. David Miller
6. Rahul Tewatia
7. Rashid Khan
8. R Sai Kishore

9. Mohammed Shami
10. Alzarri Joseph
11. Yash Dayal

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