IPL 2022: Here’s Why Hardik Pandya Is Not Playing Today

Gujarat Titans are at the top of the points table of the ongoing 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League, with four wins in five games. The Titans are currently taking on the Ravindra Jadeja-led Chennai Super Kings in an exciting IPL 2022 contest at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium. However, Gujarat Titans are taking against Chennai Super Kings without their regular skipper Hardik Pandya.

Yes, Rashid Khan is leading the side in absence of Hardik Pandya, who has been rested for the game after he complained of groin stiffness.

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The news was confirmed by the stand-in captain Rashid Khan during the toss. He confirmed that Hardik Pandya will miss the game due to a groin injury. Rashid said:

“We would like to bowl first. Bit of stiffness in the groin area for Hardik, so as a team we didn’t want to take a chance. He will rest and hopefully be back for the next game. Super excited, it’s kind of a dream. So I just want to learn as much as I can and give 100 per cent. Matthew Wade is out and Saha is in. It’s just to balance it out as Hardik is absent.”

In the absence of Hardik Pandya, Gujarat Titans have made a few changes in their squad with Alzzari Jospeh and Wriddhiman Saha getting an opportunity. On the other hand, Chennai Super Kings will play with the same squad.

GT Playing XI’s Playing XI:
Wriddhiman Saha(w), Shubman Gill, Vijay Shankar, David Miller, Abhinav Manohar, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan(c), Alzarri Joseph, Lockie Ferguson, Yash Dayal, Mohammed Shami

Chennai Super Kings Playing XI:
Robin Uthappa, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja (c), MS Dhoni (wk), Dwayne Bravo, Chris Jordan, Maheesh Theekshana, Mukesh Choudhary

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