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The journey of the 15th season of IPL is progressing fast. Today doubleheader i.e. two matches will be played in the league. The second match of the day will be played between Delhi Capitals and the leagues new team Gujarat Titans. Both the teams will play the second match of the season. Rishabh Pant-led Delhi had defeated Mumbai in their first match, while Gujarat defeated Lucknow under Hardik Pandyas leadership. Both the teams would like to carry forward their winning campaign. Let us know what can happen in this match to be held at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune.
With Delhi and Gujarat both winning their previous matches, there is little hope of much change in their playing XI. Delhis batting and bowling are both strong and the team looks balanced. But the services of Lungi Ngidi and Mustafizur Rahman will be available to Delhi for this match. It is possible that Lungi will get a place in the playing XI. His return will give more edge to Delhis bowling.
Gujarats batting looks a bit weak compared to their bowling. The team will expect a strong start from Shubman Gill and Matthew Wade. If there is any change in the team then Vijay Shankar may have to sit out.
Shubman Gill got out for a no-score against the Super Giants. He is highly regarded as the future star and just needs one good innings to get back into the action.
Even when the wickets were falling at the other end, Prithvi Shaw stood strong against Mumbai Indians and scored 38 runs from 24 balls which comprised 4 fours and 2 sixes.
Rahul Tewatia again proved that he is the best finisher with an insane innings against the Super Giants. When the game was slipping out from the hands of the Titans he came in and scored an unbeaten 40 runs from 24 balls.
Axar Patel had a tough outing with the ball against Mumbai Indians. However, he played a game-changing knock of 38* runs from 17 balls to secure a win for the Capitals.
Mohammad Shami was devastating with the new ball against the Super Giants. He removed big fishes Lokesh Rahul, Quinton de Kock, and Manish Pandey, and rightly deserved the Player of the Match award.
A 3-wicket haul against Mumbai Indians will be the major turning point for Kuldeep Yadav in the IPL. He warmed the bench in most of the matches during his stint with the Knight Riders. He will be challenged for sure in this match.
Rishabh Pant didn’t do well against Mumbai Indians as he got out for just one run. He is still the best in the business and a must-pick for your fantasy teams.
The Pune wicket offers a lot of assistance to the batters and a run-fest can be expected on this flat wicket. The pacers are expected to get hardly any purchase from the surface but the spinners can make the most from this as it is rough. However, chasing is really easy on this wicket if the side has all its wickets intact. Therefore, the captain winning the toss will decide to bowl first.
|1||Gujrat Titans - Q||14||10||4||0||0.316||20|
|2||Rajasthan Royals - Q||14||9||5||0||0.298||18|
|3||Lucknow Super Giants - Q||14||9||5||0||0.251||18|
|4||Royal Challengers Bangalore - Q||14||8||6||0||-0.253||16|
|5||Delhi Capitals - E||14||8||6||0||0.204||14|
|6||Punjab Kings - E||14||7||7||0||0.126||14|
|7||Kolkata Knight Riders - E||14||6||8||0||0.146||12|
|8||Sunrisers Hyderabad - E||14||6||8||0||-0.379||12|
|9||Chennai Super Kings - E||14||4||10||0||-0.203||8|
|10||Mumbai Indians - E||14||4||10||0||-0.506||8|
|Recent Forms: W = Won, L = Lost, T = Tie, D = Draw, NR = No Result|