New Delhi. Gujarat Titans may be on top with 12 points, but captain Hardik Pandya might have realized that he shot himself in the foot by dismissing a batsman worth 20 lakhs. Gujarat won 6 out of 9 matches. Delhi Capitals defeated Gujarat by 5 runs in the last match. Gujarat specializes in making a comeback, but in the last 4 matches, there is something wrong with the combination of the team. Whose team can be harmed.
In the last 4 matches, Sai Sudarshan was not seen in the playing XI of Gujarat. After batting brilliantly in the first 5 matches, Sudarshan was ruled out of the next 4 matches. Sudarshan scored 176 runs in 5 matches. His average is close to 44. By keeping Sudarshan on the bench, Pandya himself spoiled Gujarat’s combination. Talking about Hardik’s average, he scored 213 runs in 8 matches at an average of 30.43. While Vijay Shankar scored 205 runs in 7 matches at an average of 41.
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Pandya replaces Sudarshan
Why did Pandya exclude Sudarshan, these questions are also being raised for the last few days. After getting Sudarshan out, Hardik Pandya took his place and he started batting at number 4 to 3. While Vijay Shankar is now batting at number 4 for Gujarat. That is, the top 4 batsmen of Gujarat have become right-handed. While Sudarshan was the only left-handed batsman in the first top order.
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The captain messed up the combination
Gujarat has left-handed batsmen like David Miller and Rahul Tewatia, but they are middle and lower-order batsmen and as the tournament progresses, Gujarat is in dire need of a proper batsman like Sai Sudarshan, who can bat at third. Coming at number one, he could handle the innings and handle one end, but by getting him out, Pandya himself played havoc with the team.
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