Lockie Ferguson IPL 2022 LSG vs GT: In a crucial news development, Gujarat Titans (GT) premier pace bowler Lockie Ferguson is not playing the today Indian Premier League (IPL 2022) match against Lucknow Super Giants at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. In its debut IPL season, the Gujarat Titans have performed amazingly well so far. The Hardik Pandya-led team are currently slotted at the second spot on the points table with a total of 8 wins from 11 matches.
After winning the toss and opting to bat first, Gujarat Titans captain Hardik Pandya gave the big news that their premier speedster Lockie Ferguson is not playing the today IPL match against Lucknow Super Giants. Hardik also noted that this is part of a tactical change. Ferguson’s absence is really surprising as he has been a great wicket-taking asset for the Gujarat Titans this T20 season and has troubled the batsmen with some serious pace. After Umran Malik, Lockie Ferguson has bowled the second fastest delivery in IPL 2022 after he clocked an astonishing bowling speed of 153.9 kmph.
“We will bat first. Want to put up some runs, the wicket looks alright for the entire duration of the game. The wicket has played some role, batting first here – teams have won plenty of games. We want to get a score on the board. We have won some 5 games we were looking like losing, we need to forget the last couple of losses, learn from those things, the tournament isn’t over as yet. Three changes for us – Matthew Wade is in for Lockie Ferguson, Sai Kishore replaces Sai Sudharsan and Yash Dayal is in for Pradeep Sangwan,” said Gujarat Titans skipper Hardik Pandya during the toss.
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In the ongoing Indian Premier League season, Lockie Ferguson has taken a total of 12 wickets from 11 matches at an economy of 8.93.
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|Matches||Wickets||Economy||IPL 2022 Performance||Recent Form|
|33||36||8.4||12 wickets (11 games)||1/34, 1/29, 1/36, 0/52, 1/33|
The Gujarat Titans have made as many as three changes to their playing 11 from the last game against Mumbai Indians. The trio of Matthew Wade, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore and Yash Dayal have replaced Sai Sudarshan, Lockie Ferguson and Pradeep Sangwan.
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GT Playing 11
1. Shubman Gill
2. Matthew Wade
3. Hardik Pandya
4. Wriddhiman Saha (wk)
5. David Miller
6. Rahul Tewatia
7. Rashid Khan
8. Mohammed Shami
9. Alzarri Joseph
10. Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore
11. Yash Dayal
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