GUJ enter this game with a decisive victory, and their batting order appears strong overall. The GUJ and DEL had previously faced off, with the GUJ coming out on top. It will be intriguing to see if the DEL can turn things around in this game after struggling to find the perfect lineup for their starting XI in their previous contest.
In the game for David Warner’s team, DEL got off to a 50-run defeat to the LUC. It was an unexpected squad choice for the team, and they paid the price by giving up hitting strength. They are expected to adjust to get balanced playing XI for this game. Warner wants to see his team play better when facing the reigning winners.
Along with Prithvi Shaw, David Warner had a strong performance in the previous game and will aim for a strong start. The team will look to runs from Mitchell Marsh, Rilee Rossouw, and Phillip Salt, as the middle order needs to perform well after they fail in the previous encounter. The additions of Lalit Yadav, Sarfaraz Khan, and Axar Patel strengthen the bottom middle-order hitting line.
The bowling assault needs to perform better than it did in the previous match. Mukesh Kumar and Khaleel Ahmed will need to bowl powerful new ball spells for the team because their opponents have an excellent hitting lineup, keeping aside KL Rahul, who’s been struggling to find his form for a long time. After his bad performance in the previous game, Chetan Sakariya must get his lines straight. Kuldeep Yadav and Axar Patel must take advantage of the circumstances and worry their rivals.
The team Hardik Pandya led had a strong start in the league, defeating the CHE by five wickets in their opening match. However, losing top batter Kane Williamson due to a knee injury has dealt the team a devastating setback. Nevertheless, they have a substantial bench strength, so the team will aim to perform well here.
Shubman Gill and Wriddhiman Saha are both playing well, which boosts the team’s morale. They will need the starting duo to get off to a strong start. The performance of Pandya, Vijay Shankar, and Matthew Wade makes the middle order formidable. It is possible to use Sai Sudarshan as an impact player. This line-up down the order gains punch from Rahul Tewatia and Rashid Khan.
As the Capitals’ top order has some problems, Mohammad Shami and Pandya will try to make early strides. However, after his strong performance in the previous encounter, Rashid Khan will be on high morale. With their extensive expertise, Joshua Little, Yash Dayal, and Alzarri Joseph provide the squad with a powerful assault.
Match: DEL vs GUJ, 7th Match, IND T20 League 2023
Date: Tuesday, April 04, 2023
Time: 07:30 PM
Venue: Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
Pitch and Weather Report
In the last four Indian T20 League games played here, the team chasing the score has triumphed three times. Significant scores have been recorded there, and the great pitch makes it an ideal medium for chasing. In this match, the team that gets the coin will choose to bowl first and attempt to bowl out the opposition for a low score.
One of India’s top T20 cricket stadiums is Delhi’s Arun Jaitley Stadium, where high-scoring matches have previously taken place. Here, fast bowlers must use their variety to succeed, and the surface offers excellent assistance for spinners. Because the ball falls onto the stick beautifully, batters can play here without worry.
Delhi will experience sunny weather on April 4. The temperature is predicted to be high. The surface would be ideal for batting because it allows batters to execute their strikes efficiently. Setting a goal in this situation is challenging, but the team playing first would like to reach more than 180 runs.
DEL vs GUJ Squads
DEL: David Warner (c), Prithvi Shaw, Ripal Patel, Rovman Powell, Sarfaraz Khan, Yash Dhull, Mitchell Marsh, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Anrich Nortje, Chetan Sakariya, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Khaleel Ahmed, Lungi Ngidi, Mustafizur Rahman, Aman Khan, Kuldeep Yadav, Praveen Dubey, Vicky Ostwal, Phil Salt, Ishant Sharma, Mukesh Kumar, Manish Pandey, Rilee Rossouw
GUJ: Hardik Pandya (C), Shubman Gill, David Miller, Abhinav Manohar, Sai Sudharsan, Wriddhiman Saha, Matthew Wade, Rashid Khan, Rahul Tewatia, Vijay Shankar, Mohammed Shami, Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal, Pradeep Sangwan, Darshan Nalkande, Jayant Yadav, R Sai Kishore, Noor Ahmad, Kane Williamson, Odean Smith, KS Bharat, Shivam Mavi, Urvil Patel, Joshua Little, Mohit Sharma
DEL vs GUJ Probable Playing XIs
DEL: David Warner (c), Prithvi Shaw, Mitchell Marsh, Rilee Rossouw, Phillip Salt, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk), Axar Patel, Chetan Sakariya, Khaleel Ahmed, Mukesh Kumar, Lalit Yadav
GUJ: Hardik Pandya (c), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Matthew Wade, Hardik Pandya (c), Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, Joshua Little, Yash Dayal, Alzarri Joseph
The magnitude of their defeat in the previous match would worry the DEL. They need to play better in this game because their batters appeared sluggish. The bowling assault also had flaws that needed to be fixed.
The GUJ will confidently enter this match after checking off the necessary boxes in the previous contest. They become the game’s favorites as a result. GUJ is to win this game.