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Gujarat Titans will be squaring off against Delhi Capitals for the first time in the tenth match of this season of the Tata IPL.
Gujarat Titans are currently placed at the fourth position on the points table of this season of the Tata IPL whereas Delhi Capitals is currently placed at the second spot on the points table.
Gujarat Titans played one match in this season of the Tata IPL where they won that game while Delhi Capitals also played one game in this season where they, too, won that game.
Gujarat Titans played their last game against Lucknow Super Giants where they won the game by 5 wickets. Hardik Pandya and Rahul Tewatia smashed 33 runs and 40 runs respectively for Gujarat Titans in that game.
On the other hand, Delhi Capitals played their last game against Mumbai Indians where they won the game by 4 wickets. Lalit Yadav and Axar Patel smacked 48 runs and 38 runs respectively for Delhi Capitals in that game.
These two teams will play their first-ever head-to-head game in the history of the IPL so both will look to start with a win here.
Rishabh Pant: Rishabh Pant got out cheaply in the previous game, unable to get going against the spinners in the middle overs. However, the southpaw has been in brilliant form over the last year or so, scoring plenty of runs across all formats. With Gujarat Titans likely to bank heavily on their spinners in the middle overs, Pant will fancy his chances of playing a big knock.
Shubman Gill: Shubman Gill, like Rishabh Pant, failed to get going in his first IPL 2022 match. The right-hander, however, is a technically sound batter who will get some leeway to build an innings, given Matthew Wades presence at the top of the order. With Gill being a good player of both spin and pace, he is a good addition to your GT vs DC Dream11 fantasy team.
Hardik Pandya: Hardik Pandya showed glimpses of his explosive batting ability in the previous game but was unable to convert his start into a big one. With the Gujarat skipper expected to bat at No. 4 and also bowl a few overs, Pandya is a must-have in your GT vs DC Dream11 fantasy team.
Shardul Thakur: Shardul Thakur, in the absence of an overseas pacer, wielded the new ball and also bowled in the death albeit to little success. With Mustafizur Rahman or Lungi Ngidi likely to play against GT, Thakur should return to his preferred role as an enforcer in the middle overs. With his variations and death-bowling skills bound to come in handy along with his batting, Thakur is a fine option for your GT vs DC Dream11 fantasy team.
A high-scoring game is on the cards with there being no respite for the bowlers. The batters will look to go on the attack from the start, with the ball expected to skid nicely onto the bat. Although there will be some turns available for the spinners, the dew factor will go against them. Changing pace and hitting hard lengths could be the way to go in the backend of the innings. Both teams will look to chase upon winning the toss, with 170-180 being par at the venue.
|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|