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GT and DC Aim for Consistency to Climb Up the Table

GT and DC Aim for Consistency to Climb Up the Table

Gujarat Titans and Delhi Capitals share a common thread heading into this match. Both sides have recently ended losing streaks with a win. GT have a slight edge with one more win than Capitals, a lead the latter will aim to nullify.

For Capitals, Rishabh Pant has been in good form, but they seek more runs from their top order, especially David Warner, who has been inconsistent. Jake Fraser-McGurk had a memorable debut, and expectations are high for him to perform in Mitchell Marsh’s absence.

For GT Titans, despite being the best team overall, haven’t dominated like before, missing Hardik Pandya and Mohammad Shami. Their batting has been uncertain without David Miller. Sai Sudharsan’s strike rate may be scrutinized in a high-scoring game.

In a crucial encounter, both teams will be eager to secure a victory to strengthen their position in the standings. Gujarat Titans will look to build on their recent win and maintain momentum, relying on their key players to deliver consistent performances. On the other hand, Delhi Capitals will be determined to continue their winning ways and improve their position on the table. With both teams eager for a positive result, fans can expect an exciting and closely contested match.

When: Gujarat Titans vs Delhi Capitals, Wednesday, 17 April, 19:30 IST

Where: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad

What to expect: In the three games at this venue, only one was high-scoring. High temperatures are expected.

Head to head: GT 2 – DC 1. DC won their last encounter, a low-scoring thriller at the same venue.

Team Watch

Gujarat Titans

Injury/Availability: A potential boost if David Miller returns, which might force a change in the XI.

Tactics & Matchups: Titans would rely on Shubman Gill against Ishant Sharma, Axar Patel, and Kuldeep Yadav.

Probable XI: Shubman Gill (C), Matthew Wade (WK), Sai Sudharsan, David Miller, Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, Abhinav Manohar, Rashid Khan, Sai Kishore, Umesh Yadav, Spencer Johnson [Impact sub: Shahrukh Khan]

Delhi Capitals

Injury/Availability: Mitchell Marsh remains unavailable.

Tactics & Matchups: Capitals’ openers could make an impact, especially against Titans’ bowlers. Warner has a strong record against Umesh Yadav.

Probable XI: David Warner, Prithvi Shaw, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Rishabh Pant (C&WK), Shai Hope, Tristan Stubbs, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Mukesh Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Ishant Sharma [Impact Sub: Abishek Porel]

Did you know?

  • Pace has been more effective in Ahmedabad this season, with 26 wickets compared to 10 by spin.
  • Umesh Yadav has an average of just 13.6 against left-handers this season.

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