The Gujarat Titans will look to improve their points total when they face the Delhi Capitals in the 44th game of the Indian Premier League 2023. The hosts arrive with a big win over the Kolkata Knight Riders and sit atop the points table. The Delhi Capitals are in poor form, having recently lost to the Sunrisers Hyderabad.
In their eight games, the Delhi Capitals have only won twice. Their key players are going through a rough patch, which is hurting the team’s chances. The Titans are undefeated at home and lead the points table. The Delhi Capitals’ planning and execution have been poor, and it remains to be seen whether they can win here.
The 44th Match between Gujarat Titans vs Delhi Capitals will take place on May 2nd, 2023 at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.
Match Details to Note
Match: Gujarat Titans vs Delhi Capitals, 44th Match, Indian Premier League 2023
Date: May 02, 2023 (Tuesday)
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
Hardik Pandya’s team is living up to their title as defending champions. They are coming off a comfortable 7-wicket win over the Kolkata Knight Riders. With this victory, the team now has 12 points and is atop the points table. They will look to maintain their dominance and capitalize on the Delhi Capitals’ lack of form.
Wriddhiman Saha and Shubman Gill are off to fast starts, and the duo will try to exploit Delhi’s rusty bowling attack. Hardik Pandya, Sai Sudarshan, and David Miller have all batted in the middle order, giving the team confidence. They have batting depth, and they will look for runs from Rahul Tewatia, Vijay Shankar, and Rashid Khan.
The team has done well in the bowling department, and they will need a good spell from Mohammad Shami and Hardik Pandya with the new ball. Rashid Khan and Joshua Little will be expected to deliver in the middle overs. Mohit Sharma and Noor Ahmed will compete for supporting roles.
Wriddhiman Saha(w), Abhinav Manohar, Hardik Pandya(c), Vijay Shankar, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Noor Ahmad, Mohammed Shami, Mohit Sharma, Joshua Little, Shubman Gill, Srikar Bharat, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Shivam Mavi, Jayant Yadav, Pradeep Sangwan, Matthew Wade, Dasun Shanaka, Odean Smith, Alzarri Joseph, Darshan Nalkande, Urvil Patel, Sai Sudharsan, Yash Dayal
Players to watch out for:
In his last two innings, the right-handed opener struck eight fours. He has now scored 333 runs in the 2023 IPL and is overjoyed.
The leg-spinner has been in great form this tournament, but he gave up 54 runs without taking a wicket in the last game. He’ll want to make a big impact in this game.
The right-arm pace bowler from India has been very consistent throughout the tournament. In the previous match, he dismissed Narayan Jagadeesan, Shardul Thakur, and Andre Russell.
Possible Playing XI:
Hardik Pandya (c), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Sai Sudarshan, Vijay Shankar, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Noor Ahmad, Mohammed Shami, Mohit Sharma, Joshua Little, Shubman Gill (Impact Player)
David Warner and his team have only two wins in eight games. Their last-game 9-run loss to the Sunrisers Hyderabad has all but sealed their fate, and they will not advance to the next round. Key players have struggled, and the team needs to make a strong comeback in this game. Warner wants his team to perform well in this game.
Warner and Phillip Salt, both of whom can score quick runs, will need to get the team off to a good start. Mitchell Marsh must bat in the middle order and add runs alongside Manish Pandey and Priyam Garg. They are lacking in the lower middle order and require runs from Sarfaraz Khan, Axar Patel, and Ripal Patel.
The bowling attack will be put to the test in this game, and they will need strong starts from Instant Sharma and Anrich Nortje. Mukesh Kumar and Marsh must limit their scoring rate because the Titans’ batsmen will come after them hard. Kuldeep Yadav and Axar Patel must take advantage of the circumstances to put pressure on their opponents.
David Warner(c), Philip Salt(w), Mitchell Marsh, Manish Pandey, Priyam Garg, Axar Patel, Ripal Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Ishant Sharma, Mukesh Kumar, Sarfaraz Khan, Lalit Yadav, Abishek Porel, Khaleel Ahmed, Praveen Dubey, Rilee Rossouw, Lungi Ngidi, Mustafizur Rahman, Rovman Powell, Prithvi Shaw, Chetan Sakariya, Aman Hakim Khan, Yash Dhull, Vicky Ostwal
Players to watch out for:
Despite a two-ball duck against the Sunrisers, the left-handed opener has been in excellent form this season, hitting four half-centuries.
The Australian all-rounder was named Player of the Match on Saturday after taking 4-27 and scoring 63 runs off 39 balls.
Since joining the team, the right-arm fast medium bowler has taken four wickets in three games. He has yet to lose a wicket in the IPL 2023.
Possible Playing XI:
David Warner (c), Philip Salt (wk), Mitchell Marsh, Manish Pandey, Priyam Garg, Axar Patel, Ripal Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Ishant Sharma, Mukesh Kumar, Sarfaraz Khan (Impact Player)
Gujarat Titans vs Delhi Capitals Batsmen Worth Watching
Our batting lineup for Gujarat Titans includes Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya, and Vijay Shankar. Shankar hit 51 not out from 24 balls against the Kolkata Knight Riders, including five sixes. This season, Captain Pandya has the highest score of 66.
David Warner, Phil Salt, and Mitchell Marsh are our batting options for the Delhi Capitals. Marsh has been in excellent batting form in white ball cricket over the last two years, hitting six sixes in Saturday’s game. Salt has 29 T20 half-centuries in his career.
Gujarat Titans vs Delhi Capitals Bowlers Worth Watching
Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, and Josh Little are our bowling options for Gujarat Titans. Little, an Irish left-arm pace bowler, took 2-25 and was named Player of the Match on Saturday. Khan has 542 T20 wickets to his name.
Our bowling selections for the Delhi Capitals are Anrich Nortje, Ishant Sharma, and Axar Patel. Axar, a left-arm spinner, has six wickets in his last four IPL games. Nortje is an excellent pace bowler, with best figures of 4-10 in this format.
Gujarat Titans vs Delhi Capitals Head to Head
Gujarat Titans have a perfect record against Delhi Capitals, with two wins from two, including a six-wicket victory earlier this season.
Gujarat Titans vs Delhi Capitals Head to Head Stats in IPL
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Gujarat Titans vs Delhi Capitals Toss Prediction
The wicket has been excellent at this venue, and we have seen teams post massive totals. The track hasn’t changed much in the second inning, and putting up a total is difficult. As a result, the winning side would have little hesitation in bowling first on this surface.
Gujarat Titans vs Delhi Capitals Pitch Report
With its flat surface and lightning-fast outfield, Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium has been a batsman’s paradise. On this surface, batsmen can hit through the line with ease. Fast bowlers would receive some help in the early stages of the game. Spinners have done well here because the ball turns sharply.
May 2nd would be another hot and humid day in Ahmedabad, and we anticipate another belter of a track with little for the bowlers. The ball would strike the bat hard, providing several opportunities for the batsmen to score runs. To feel comfortable, the team batting first would need 190 runs.
Gujarat Titans vs Delhi Capitals Prediction
The Delhi Capitals’ woes in the tournament appear to have no end in sight. They’ve struggled with both the bat and the ball, and the team’s confidence is low. Gujarat Titans, on the other hand, have won three straight games. Their starting lineup is playing well, and the Titans have the advantage in this game because they are playing at home. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!
Gujarat Titans is the favourite to beat Delhi Capitals at the odds of 1.69.
Gujarat Titans vs Delhi Capitals Most Recommended Player for Bet:
Mohammed Shami has 13 wickets in the 2023 IPL, including 3-33 on Saturday against the Kolkata Knight Riders. He is our pick to be the top wicket-taker for Gujarat Titans against Delhi Capitals.