The Delhi Capitals (DC) are set to take on the Gujarat Titans (GT) in an exciting match on Tuesday, April 4, 2023, at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi.
Both teams are looking to bounce back from their respective opening matches, with GT having won their first match against Chennai Super Kings by five wickets and DC having lost their opening game against Lucknow Super Giants by 50 runs.
Delhi Capitals vs Gujrat Titans, 7th Match, IPL 2023
Venue: Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi.
Date & Time: Tuesday, April 4, 7:30 PM IST
Live Streaming: Star Sports, Jio Cinema
DC Vs GT: Head to Head
The two teams have faced each other only once in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL), with DC coming out on top in that encounter. However, GT will be looking to level the score this time around.
Battles to Watch Out For
One of the key battles to watch out for in this match will be between DC captain, David Warner, and GT’s Mohammed Shami.
Warner is one of the most destructive batsmen in the IPL and has the ability to take the game away from the opposition in a matter of overs.
On the other hand, Shami is an experienced and talented fast bowler who has the ability to trouble any batsman with his pace and swing.
Bowlers to Watch Out For
Known for his excellent leg-spin bowling, Rashid Khan is a vital player for the Gujarat Titans. One of the standout performers for GT.
He has a great record in IPL, taking 114 wickets in 93 matches at an average of 14.59 and an economy rate of 6.18. In the previous match against Chennai Super Kings, Rashid Khan took 2 wickets for just 26 runs in his four overs, playing a key role in GT’s win.
Khaleel is a left-arm fast bowler who has been in good form recently. In his last 10 T20 matches, he has taken 15 wickets at an average of 22.80 and an economy rate of 8.57.
He is also capable of swinging the ball, making him a dangerous bowler to face in helpful conditions. He will look to trouble the Gujarat Titans’ top order with his pace and movement.
For DC, Khaleel Ahmed will be one to watch out for. Ahmed is a left-arm pacer who has the ability to swing the ball both ways and trouble the batsmen with his variations.
Batsman to Watch Out For
David Warner is one of the most destructive batsmen in T20 cricket, and he will be a key player for the Delhi Capitals in this match. In his IPL career, Warner has scored 5,937 runs in 163 matches at an average of 42.11 and a strike rate of 140.42
He is also a great leader, having led the Sunrisers Hyderabad to the IPL title in 2016. Warner will look to dominate the Gujarat Titans’ bowling attack and get his team off to a good start.
Shubman Gill is a highly talented young batsman who has been in good form recently. In his last IPl match against Chennia Super Kings, Gill scored 63 runs in 36 balls.
He is a technically sound player who can also hit big shots when needed. Gill will look to anchor the Gujarat Titans’ innings and help them post a competitive total on the board.
DC Vs GT Predicted Playing XI
DC are likely to go with David Warner as their captain and opening batsman, with Prithvi Shaw partnering him at the top of the order. Mitchell Marsh, Rilee Rossouw, and Sarfaraz Khan are likely to make up the middle order, while Rovman Powell, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Chetan Sakariya, Khaleel Ahmed, and Mukesh Kumar will be their bowling options.
GT are likely to go with Wriddhiman Saha as their wicketkeeper-batsman, with Shubman Gill, Mohit Sharma, and Hardik Pandya forming the top order. Kane Williamson was injured in his first match of IPL which is big blow for GT.
Delhi Capitals (DC)
David Warner (c), Prithvi Shaw, Mitchell Marsh, Rilee Rossouw, Sarfaraz Khan (wk), Rovman Powell, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Chetan Sakariya, Khaleel Ahmed, Mukesh Kumar
Gujarat Titans (GT)
Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Mohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya (c), Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, Joshua Little, Yash Dayal, Alzarri Joseph
Considering the home advantage, the pitch conditions, and the overall balance of the team, DC are likely to come out on top in this match.
It promises to be an exciting encounter between two evenly-matched teams, and cricket fans around the world will be eagerly waiting to see how this match unfolds.