The defending champions Gujarat Titans are in terrific form at the moment, winning all of their last three IPL 2023 matches. Thus, they will be fairly confident ahead of their next match against Delhi Capitals on May 2, at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The Hardik Pandya-led side has a very good balance between batting and bowling and that is one of the reasons behind their success so far. With the ball, Mohammed Shami and Noor Ahmed have been fantastic while Shubman Gill and David Miller are playing some phenomenal cricket at the moment.
When it comes to the visiting team, Delhi are currently at the bottom of the IPL Points Table. In their last match, the David Warner-led side suffered a nine-run defeat at the hands of Sunrisers Hyderabad and thus, needs to work on their game plan in order to do well in the remaining games. They currently lack an experienced middle-order batter to can take the team home. In the last match, Mitchell Marsh was incredible with both bat and ball and the team will once again depend a lot on him. Meanwhile, it will be interesting to see if Axar Patel earns a promotion in the batting unit since the team was heavily criticised for sending the Southpaw down in the order against SRH.
GT vs DC Match Details
Gujarat Titans vs Delhi Capitals, Match 44, IPL 2023
Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
Date & Time: Tuesday, May 2, 7:30 PM IST
Telecast & Streaming Details: Star Sports Network and JioCinema
GT vs DC Pitch Report
The surface at the Narendra Modi Stadium is usually a balanced one but batters eventually dominate after the initial phase. Anything above 175 will be a good total on this wicket and the captain winning the toss should elect to bowl first.
GT vs DC Probable Playing XIs
Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Abhinav Manohar, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Noor Ahmad, Mohammed Shami, Mohit Sharma, Joshua Little
David Warner (c), Philip Salt (wk), Mitchell Marsh, Manish Pandey, Priyam Garg, Axar Patel, Ripal Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Ishant Sharma, Mukesh Kumar
GT vs DC Probable Best Performers
Probable best batter: Shubman Gill
The youngster Shubman Gill is in terrific form in the ongoing season. He has smashed 333 runs in eight matches so far and with that, the opener is the fifth joint-leading run-scorer of the ongoing season. If he manages to keep playing in the same manner, Gujarat will once again be one of the favourites to win the competition.
Probable best bowler: Rashid Khan
Spin wizard Rashid Khan has picked up 14 wickets in eight matches and with that, he is fourth on the IPL Purple Cap list. Notably, he is very familiar with the conditions in Ahmedabad and thus, it will be interesting to see how he approaches DC batters.