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LLC 2023 Gujarat Giants vs India Capitals, 11th Match Highlights: Abandoned due to wet outfield

The 11th match between Gujarat Giants and India Capitals in the LLC 2023 tournament was abandoned due to rain. Here are the highlights of the match that couldn't be completed.

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LLC 2023 Gujarat Giants vs India Capitals 11th Match at Molana Azad Stadium, Jammu

The Legends League Cricket 2023 is heating up with the Gujarat Giants set to take on the India Capitals in the 11th match of the tournament. This exciting clash will be held at the Molana Azad Stadium in Jammu on Thursday, November 30. Both teams are coming off impressive wins in their previous matches, adding to the excitement surrounding this encounter.

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  LLC 2023 Gujarat Giants vs India Capitals 11th Match
  Match abandoned without a ball bowled
  Venue   Molana Azad Stadium, Jammu
  Date & Time   Thurs, Nov 30, 06:30 PM IST
  Toss   Did not happen

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Match Highlights

The wet outfield at the Molana Azad Stadium proved to be a major obstacle for the match between Gujarat Giants and India Capitals. Continuous heavy rain throughout the afternoon rendered the ground unplayable, resulting in the abandonment of the game. Despite the efforts of the ground staff, the conditions did not improve, and no toss could take place. As a result, both teams had to share a point each.


Gujarat Giants' Road to Redemption

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The Gujarat Giants had a shaky start to the tournament, losing their opening game. However, they quickly bounced back and registered two consecutive wins, showcasing their determination and resilience. Their last game against Urbanrisers Hyderabad was a nail-biting thriller that went down to the wire.

Batting first, the Giants posted a challenging total of 193 runs on the board, thanks to some valuable contributions from Richard Levi (49) and Rajat Bhatia (39*). In a tense chase, the Giants managed to hold their nerves and restricted the Urbanrisers to 192/7, clinching a thrilling victory by a single run.


India Capitals' First Taste of Victory

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After a disappointing start to the tournament, the India Capitals finally got their first win in the previous fixture. They faced the Southern Super Stars and emerged victorious in a comprehensive manner. Rusty Theron and Ashley Nurse played crucial roles, picking up two wickets each to restrict the Super Stars to 163/6.

In the chase, Ricardo Powell stole the show with a scintillating century off just 57 balls. His brilliant knock, combined with Kirk Edwards' unbeaten 45, helped the India Capitals secure a comfortable victory with seven wickets in hand.


Head-to-Head Records

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The Gujarat Giants and the India Capitals have faced each other twice in the tournament so far. The head-to-head record stands at one win each for both teams, making this clash even more intriguing.


Pitch Report: Molana Azad Stadium, Jammu

The Molana Azad Stadium in Jammu offers a balanced track for the players. Batsmen need to be patient early on as the pitch tends to hold a bit, making shot selection crucial. Spinners are expected to play a significant role due to the surface conditions. A total around 160 runs can be considered competitive at this venue.

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Weather Forecast: Ideal Conditions in Question

Unfortunately, ideal conditions for a game of cricket may not be on offer in Jammu on Thursday. There is a 50% chance of rain predicted on matchday, with temperatures expected to range between 13 and 21 degrees Celsius. The weather could potentially impact the match, adding another layer of uncertainty to the contest.


Probable Playing XI

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Gujarat Giants: Jacques Kallis (c), Chris Gayle, Richard Levi, Kevin O Brien, Seekkuge Prasanna, Dhruv Raval (wk), Rajat Bhatia, Rayad Emrit, S Sreesanth, Sarabjit Ladda, Ishwar Chaudhary


India Capitals: Ricardo Powell, Gautam Gambhir (c), Kirk Edwards, Gnaneswara Rao, Ben Dunk (wk), Ashley Nurse, Rusty Theron, Hamish Bennett, Isuru Udana, KP Appanna, Pravin Tambe


Prediction: Giants to Maintain Winning Streak

Both teams enter this match with confidence after their recent victories. However, with the Gujarat Giants securing two consecutive wins, they hold a slight edge in this contest. The Giants are expected to maintain their winning streak and emerge victorious against the India Capitals.


Conclusion

Despite the excitement and anticipation surrounding the match between Gujarat Giants and India Capitals, it was unfortunate that the wet outfield at the Molana Azad Stadium in Jammu resulted in the abandonment of the game. Both teams will have to regroup and look forward to their upcoming fixtures in the Legends League Cricket 2023. As fans, we can only hope for better weather conditions and more thrilling matches in the future.

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