IPL 2023, DC vs GT: Delhi Capitals, led by David Warner, will be looking to make a comeback against Gujarat Titans after losing to Lucknow Super Giants.
- Gujarat Titans defeated CSK by 5 wickets in their first match
- Capitals lost to LSG by 50 runs on Saturday
- DC are yet to beat the Titans in the IPL
By PosterGuy: Gujarat Titans are the defending champions and they started as one in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL). On March 31, Hardik Pandya’s men beat four-time IPL champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by five wickets at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, the same venue where they defeated Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the final last year.
After making a rollicking start, the Titans are set to play their first away game in IPL 2023 against David Warner’s Delhi Capitals at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi. Shubman Gill is going through a purple patch and GT’s bowlers, including Rashid Khan and Alzarri Joseph, are in excellent form.
The Capitals, on the other hand, got off to an indifferent start after losing to KL Rahul’s Lucknow Super Giants by 50 runs in their opening match. David Warner did score a half-century, but faced a lot of criticism for not being able to step on the gas after DC were asked to chase down 194.
The Capitals were blown away by Mark Wood, who picked up a five-wicket haul in only his second IPL match. Among the bowlers, Chetan Sakariya had an off day after he leaked 53 runs, although he picked up two wickets.
The Titans and the Capitals have faced each other only once in the IPL, back in 2022 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Mohammed Shami became the Player of the Match after he finished with figures of 4-0-25-3. The Titans chased down 159 with two balls to spare. Rahul Tewatia scored a quick-fire 40 off 24 balls to take GT past the finish line.
Head to Head
Matches: 1 | DC – 0 | GT – 1
The Capitals don’t have an injury concern as such. Rishabh Pant, who has been ruled out due to injury, will be present at the venue, cheering for the Capitals. The southpaw sustained multiple injuries in a car accident and is set to be on the sidelines for a significant amount of time.
The Titans won’t have the services of Kane Williamson, who has been ruled out of the tournament due to a leg injury that he suffered during GT’s opening match against CSK. David Miller is most likley to replace him in the eleven.
The pitch at the venue in New Delhi is good for batting, but spinners have got fair amount of assistance from the surface. The track isn’t expected to be an absolute belter.
Predicted Playing XIs
David Warner (c), Prithvi Shaw, Mitchell Marsh, Rilee Rossouw, Sarfaraz Khan (wk), Rovman Powell, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Chetan Sakariya, Khaleel Ahmed, Mukesh Kumar
Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, David Miller, Hardik Pandya (c), Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, Joshua Little, Yash Dayal, Alzarri Joseph