GT vs DC Preview: Gujarat, Delhi face off in a bid to set the winning momentum

Gujarat Titans (GT) face Delhi Capitals (DC) at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad in a crucial encounter in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 on Wednesday, April 17.

The Titans have won three games and lost three out of their first six in IPL 2024. New captain Shubman Gill has been the star performer for the former champions. He is the fifth-highest run-getter in the competition with 255 runs from six matches at an average of 51 and a strike rate of 151.79. Meanwhile, Mohit Sharma is Gujarat’s leading wicket-taker this season, having scalped eight wickets in six encounters. He is Shubman’s best bet in the death overs.

Capitals have just two wins and four losses from six games. Rishabh Pant returned to competitive cricket with this tournament and has been going strong with the bat. The DC skipper has amassed 194 runs from six matches at an average of 32.33 and a strike rate of 157.72. On the bowling front, Khaleel Ahmed has been the standout performer with the ball. He has taken nine wickets from six games at an average of 23.44.

Head to Head

These two teams have faced each other on three occasions. The Titans have won two matches, while the Capitals emerged victorious in one instance.

Pitch Report

The pitches for the first two matches at this venue in IPL 2024 were difficult for free-flowing batting. The batters who gave themselves time in the middle and got a hang of the wicket scored some runs but it was hard for the new batters to go all guns blazing from the get-go. Things changed drastically in the third game, however, as Punjab Kings chased down a 200-run target on a much better surface for batting. The average first innings total is 176. Two out of the three games have been won by the chasing teams.

Probable Playing XI

Gujarat Titans: Shubman Gill (C), Sai Sudarshan, Matthew Wade (WK), Azmatullah Omarzai/David Miller, Abhinav Manohar, Shahrukh Khan, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Umesh Yadav, Spencer Johnson, Noor Ahmed, Impact Sub – Mohit Sharma

Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Shai Hope, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Tristan Stubbs, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Mukesh Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, Impact Sub – Abishek Porel