GT vs DC in IPL today: It is difficult for Delhi to reach the playoffs after losing
Today in the Indian Premier League (IPL), a match will be played between Gujarat Titans (GT) and Delhi Capitals (DC). The match will start at 7:30 pm at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Gujarat is at the top of the points table with 12 points and Delhi is at the bottom after 6 losses.
Delhi will have to win all the matches to reach the playoffs from this stage, while Gujarat needs just 2 wins to reach the playoffs again. In the next story, we will know the head-to-head record of both the teams, top players, form in the tournament, pitch report, weather conditions, possible playing-11, and impact players…
Gujarat lost only 2 matches
Defending champions Gujarat Titans are on top of the points table with 12 points after winning 6 out of 8 matches so far in the tournament. The team has lost matches only against Kolkata and Rajasthan. By registering a win on the home ground against Delhi, the team can strengthen its position in the first place.
Their 4 overseas players against Delhi could be Rashid Khan, Noor Ahmed, Joshua Little, and David Miller. Sai Sudarshan scored a fifty against Delhi in the last match of the season, but to select him, captain Hardik Pandya will have to field either Vijay Shankar or Abhinav Manohar.
Delhi’s Mitchell Marsh returns to form
Delhi started the tournament losing 5 matches in a row but then won 2 matches. In the last match against Hyderabad, Mitchell Marsh made Fifty by taking 4 wickets, but the team lost the match by 9 runs. Now to stay in the playoff race, Delhi will have to win the remaining 6 matches. Losing even one match, the team will have to depend on the rest of the teams.
The 4 foreign captains of the team against Gujarat can be David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Anrich Nortya, and Philip Salt. The team can once again give Priyam Garg a chance in the middle order and bat above Akshar Patel.
Delhi could not win a single match against Gujarat
Gujarat Titans joined IPL only last year. A match was then played between the two teams, which was won by the Titans. This season too, a match has been played between the two, in which Delhi also lost. However, both teams will be facing each other for the first time in Ahmedabad.
The pitch of the Narendra Modi Stadium is considered high scoring. A lot of runs have been scored in the IPL matches held here so far. The average score on the ground is 179 runs. Here in the last 5 years, the chasing teams have won 66.67% of the matches. In such a situation, after winning the toss, both teams would like to bowl first.
It will be partly cloudy in Ahmedabad on Tuesday. There is a possibility of rain in the afternoon, but the night weather is clear. After 7 pm, the temperature will be between 29 to 32 degree Celsius.
Gujarat Titans: Hardik Pandya (Captain), Wriddhiman Saha, Shubman Gill, Vijay Shankar, David Miller, Abhinav Manohar, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Joshua Little, and Mohammed Shami.
Impact Players: Noor Ahmed, Sai Sudarshan, R Sai Kishore, Shivam Mavi, and Alzarri Joseph.
Delhi Capitals: David Warner (Captain), Philip Salt, Mitchell Marsh, Manish Pandey, Priyam Garg, Lalit Yadav/Ripple Patel, Akshar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortya, Ishant Sharma, and Mukesh Kumar.
Impact Players: Prithvi Shaw, Sarfaraz Khan, Chetan Sakaria, Aman Khan, and Riley Russo.