In the first week of the Indian Premier League 2022, we saw some exciting games. We anticipate a close game between the Gujarat Titans and the Delhi Capitals in the season’s tenth game. Both teams have won their first two games. The Titans narrowly defeated the Lucknow Super Giants, while the Delhi Capitals knocked out the Mumbai Indians.
The Delhi Capitals have been extremely consistent over the last four seasons, and they play as if they are a well-oiled machine. With David Warner’s arrival, their batting would be bolstered in this game, and the team would aim to perform well with the ball. The Titans’ batting is a concern, and their top order has been in poor form. It’ll be interesting to see if they can put on a good show and win this game.
The 10th match between Gujarat Titans vs Delhi Capitals will take place on April 2nd, 2022 at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune.
Match Details to Note
Match: Gujarat Titans vs Delhi Capitals, 10th Match, Indian Premier League 2022
Date: April 2, 2022 (Saturday)
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
Gujarat Titans vs Delhi Capitals Team Previews
It wasn’t the most convincing performance with the bat, but Hardik Pandya would take it after his team made their debut with a 5-wicket victory over the Lucknow Super Giants. They almost ruined what should have been a simple chase, but a good showdown with the order saved them. Pandya is well aware of Delhi’s strengths and would prefer to see his players punch above their weight.
There are some concerns for the batting side, as Shubman Gill missed the previous game and will have to deliver an electrifying start with Matthew Wade. Vijay Shankar looked out of place at No. 3, and he needs to form a partnership with Pandya. Lower down the order, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, and Abhinav Manohar all delivered solid knocks to propel their team to victory against Lucknow.
Mohammad Shami was brilliant with the ball in the previous game, but he’ll need help from Varun Aaron, who messed up his lines against Lucknow. Rashid Khan would have to perform miracles against Delhi’s potent batting lineup. His performance could be the difference between the two teams. Pandya and Lockie Ferguson have experience, which they must put to good use in this game.
Gujarat Titans Squad
Hardik Pandya (c), Shubman Gill, Rashid Khan, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Mohammad Shami, Lockie Ferguson, Abhinav Sadarangani, Rahul Tewatia, Noor Ahmad, R Sai Kishore, Dominic Drakes, Jayant Yadav, Vijay Shankar, Darshan Nalkande, Yash Dayal, Alzarri Joseph, Pradeep Sangwan, David Miller, Wriddhiman Saha, Matthew Wade, Gurkeerat Singh, Varun Aaron.
Predicted XI: Hardik Pandya (c), Shubman Gill, Matthew Wade (wk), Vijay Shankar, Abhinav Manohar, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Aaron, Mohammed Shami
They are regarded as one of the top contenders for the title, and Rishabh Pant’s team hasn’t harmed their reputation after just one game. In an exciting run chase, they defeated the Mumbai Indians by 6 wickets. There would be few concerns for the team entering this game in both departments. Pant would like to put these issues behind him and win his second game in a row.
Prithvi Shaw batted well in the previous game, but the team would like to see him convert the start as he opens with David Warner. Warner’s addition boosts the power of this batting order. Mandeep Singh and Pant will look to contribute in the middle order alongside Tim Seifert. Down the order, Lalit Yadav, Shardul Thakur, and Axar Patel all contributed to Delhi’s confidence in this game.
Khaleel Ahmed bowled well with the new ball, but the team would like to see Shardul Thakur bowl tighter spells because he failed to bowl in the right areas. Kuldeep Yadav got his line right, and the team will be looking to him to deliver in this game. Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Patel both bowled poor spells and will need to make a strong comeback against a strong Titans batting unit.
Delhi Capitals Squad
Rishabh Pant (c), Prithvi Shaw, Axar Patel, Anrich Nortje, David Warner, Mitch Marsh, Shardul Thakur, Mustafizur Rahman, Kuldeep Yadav, Ashwin Hebbar, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, KS Bharat, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Syed Khaleel Ahmed, Chetan Sakariya, Lalit Yadav, Ripal Patel, Yash Dhull, Rovman Powell, Pravin Dubey, Lungi Ngidi, Tim Seifert, Vicky Ostwal
Predicted XI: Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Prithvi Shaw, Tim Seifert, Mandeep Singh, David Warner, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Khaleel Ahmed, Kuldeep Yadav, Kamlesh Nagarkoti
Gujarat Titans vs Delhi Capitals Toss Prediction
Pune has an excellent batting surface. Sides chasing scores have always had an advantage in this situation because the wicket does not help the bowlers. The team that wins the toss would then put the opposing team in and hope to get them out for a low total.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
The MCA Stadium in Pune has a great batting surface and a fast outfield. Batsmen can play their strokes with confidence thanks to the flat surface and true bounce. It’s a difficult place for fast bowlers because there isn’t much help for them. Spinners have done well in the past because the rough surface assists them.
On April 2, Pune will have clear skies, and we expect a great game of T20 cricket. The wicket is expected to be flat, as it was in the previous game played here. The ball would strike the bat hard, allowing batsmen to easily play their strokes. To feel safe on this wicket, the side batting first in this game would look to score 180 runs or more.
Gujarat Titans vs Delhi Capitals Match Prediction
Gujarat Titans performed admirably with both the bat and the ball in their most recent game. This, however, would be a more difficult challenge for them. Their top order did not look convincing in the previous game, and the team would need to improve in this area. Delhi Capital checked all the boxes in their previous game, and they have a very strong batting lineup. This would put the team ahead of the competition and make them the favourites.
Delhi Capitals is the favourite to beat Gujarat Titans at the odds of 1.62.
- The bowling attack of GT is overly reliant on Mohammad Shami and Rashid Khan, which is a problem for the team.
- DC has a very strong batting line-up with David Warner, Rishabh Pant, and Prithvi Shaw in the team.
- GT’s Top 3 added only 34 runs in the previous game, so they will be concerned about their form in this game.