Cross recalls being “nervous” and having a “daunting feeling” when she joined the Velocity squad for the same reason in a chat with The New Indian Express.
India captain Rohit Sharma and his predecessor Virat Kohli remained static at eighth and 10th place respectively.
Samson scored a quickfire 26-ball 47 and felt his side did well to post the total they did considering the difficulty in scoring runs in the first half of the match.
Sri Lankan captain Dimuth Karunaratne was bowled on 80 when Shakib spun a delivery sharply past the bat as Sri Lanka slipped to 164-4.
Putting behind all these, Pandya has shone not just as an all-rounder but as a leader, taking an under-rated Gujarat Titans to the final in a dream IPL debut season.
Under Pandya, Gujarat Titans, a first-time franchise, have reached the final in its inception year, and Pandya's 453 runs in 15 games and seven wickets have played role.
Like most of their big wins this season, the one against Rajasthan Royals where they gunned down 189 with 7 wickets remaining in the first qualifier, was also forged through familiar names.
He also believes that the shortest format has also helped cricketers evolve mechanisms for injury prevention and injury management.
Starting against the World’s No 1 T20I bowler, Shafali did not waste any time to take her on as she smacked Sophie Ecclestone down the ground off the very second delivery.
Umran Malik received his maiden call-up for the national team for the upcoming five-match T20 International home series against South Africa starting June 9.
The swashbuckling Shafali Verma blazed away at the top before Laura Wolvaardt's unbeaten half-century as Velocity overhauled a stiff target to get the better of Supernovas by seven wickets.
Ashwin is relishing one his 'happiest IPL seasons' even as his 11 wickets and 183 runs won't exactly describe the kind of impact he has made on Rajasthan Royals' campaign.
Backing the duo, Ganguly said: that both are very good players, and he is sure that they will be back among runs, he also added that the duo play so much of cricket that at times they go out of form.
He had last played for India in the 2019 ODI World Cup. He praised the Royal Challengers Bangalore team management for backing him strongly for the finisher's role.
Despite all the hitting talent that the IPL throws up season after season, India have been reluctant to buy that approach with the national side.