After winning the opening game of this IPL edition, Gujarat Titans are ready to clash with Delhi Capitals, which have lost their first game against LSG. The Hardik Pandya-led GT seems too staunch after displaying their depth in batting and bowling. Meanwhile, DC is completely dependent on David Warner, the skipper. His decision-making and batting performance had been the best thing that DC had in their last game. So it will be more interesting to see DC facing the mighty GT.
Head to head
Matches played : 1
GT Won: 1
DC Won: 0
Time: 7.30 PM IST
Venue: Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
Great batting wicket with smaller boundaries.
What to Expect?
The team that chooses to chase might have an advantage since the impact player rule will include a batter on the side. The first batting team must ensure they go beyond the par score. On the whole, it will be a scintillating game to watch.
Probable Playing XIs
DC Possible XI:
David Warner(C), Prithvi Shaw, Mitchell Marsh, Sarfaraz Khan, Rilee Rossouw, Rovman Powell, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Chetan Sakariya, Khaleel Ahmed, Mukesh Kumar
GT Possible XI:
Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha, Matthew Wade, Hardik Pandya(C), Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid-Khan, Mohammed Shami, Joshua Little, Yash Dayal, Alzarri Joseph
Fantasy Picks for the DC vs GT match
Captain : R Rossouw
Rossouw will be too happy to play on a pitch like this. With his batting slot he will be a huge player for DC.
Vice captain : P Shah
P Shah is a great batter of fast bowling. And GT is filled with seamers. This obviously gives him extra push to sparkle.
Batsmen : S Gill, P Shah, R Rossouw, D Warner
DC’s opening batter D Warner has an advantage over fast bowlers. That will aid them in scoring big.
S Gill with his magical form will again be a match winner for his side.
Wicket keepers : W Saha, S Khan
W Saha with his opening batting and S Khan in the middle, both seem promising with the start they got in the last game.
All rounders : M Marsh, A Patel
M Marsh’ first ball dismissal in the last game would have never reduced anything of his supreme form.
On the other hand, A Patel has been pretty good with both bat and ball in recent days.
Bowlers : R Khan, K Yadav, M Shami
Both the wrist spinners have done a decent job in the last game. They are wicket takers. So it’s not a good idea to leave them from the side.
Shami’s stump to stump bowling will always find ways to pick wickets. He can be expensive but at the same time prolific too.
Winning Dream11 Team
Shubman Gill, who resumed his international form straight into the IPL arena, will be the player to look out for on the GT side.
Warner has the most 50+ scores in the IPL history. The Australian opener has been the most consistent player regarding run-scoring at the top. He will be once again the major contributor to the side’s total.
Mitchell Marsh, who was out for the first ball duck in the last game, is the other player you should be looking on. The Australian was coming into this tournament with his career-best form, and one failed start will not put the batter’s skill down. He can go really big on his days.
Mohd Shami and Rashid Khan are on a wicket-taking spree, and we can expect the same from the duo in this match too.