Former Indian wicketkeeper-player Parthiv Patel figures that the Gujarat Titans (GT) would be harmed over the way that they didn’t win their past IPL 2022 match against the Mumbai Indians (MI). Gujarat overwhelmed the challenge generally however was unable to score the nine runs required off the last over.
Having slipped to the second position in the points table, GT will be eager to reclaim the top spot when they take on the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) at the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium in Pune on Tuesday, 10 May.
Gujarat Titans Would Be Thinking About Their Defeat Against Mumbai Indians: Parthiv Patel
Reviewing the match, Patel expressed his views about Gujarat’s latest defeat during a conversation on Cricbuzz:
“Gujarat have lost their last two matches, so they would be thinking about it. They would be aware that the last match against Mumbai was in their hands but they let the game slip.”
He, nonetheless, encouraged GT to begin from nothing and anticipated a tight challenge against Lucknow. Patel added:
“They should start from 0-0 but I expect a close contest. Yesterday, the way the teams (KKR and MI) played, it was clear that it was a contest between 9 and 10. Hopefully, the teams will play like No. 1 and No. 2 today.”
During Gujarat and Lucknow’s first meet of IPL 2022, Hardik Pandya’s men facilitated a five-wicket win, graciousness of Mohammed Shami’s three-wicket haul. Pursuing 159, they returned home with two balls left.
Both Gujarat Titans And Lucknow Supergiants Would Look To Finish In Top Two: Parthiv Patel
The 37-year-old added that albeit both Gujarat and Lucknow look set to make the playoff games, neither one of the sides will mess with the game since they would have zero desire to get out of the top two. He explained:
“Both teams have momentum. The sides will think that we are No.1 and No. 2. After 55 days of cricket, if you are in the top two, it means you have played very good cricket for a long time, which is why you are in that position.
The motive of both sides will be to finish in the top two so that they can get an additional opportunity if they have one bad playoff match.”
While LSG and GT at present have 16 points each from 11 games, the Rajasthan Royals (RR) and the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have 14 points each after 11 and 12 matches, respectively.