IPL 2022: Gujarat Titans will face off against the Delhi Capitals in the 10th match of the TATA IPL 2022. This will be the second game of the double header on Saturday. The match will start at 7:30 PM at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune. Both teams had one match each and won it while chasing the target. It is the clash between Hardik Pandya and Rishabh Pant.
However, both teams have one thing in common from their opening match, and that is the performance of their lower order batters that won them the match. The Delhi Capitals won the match against the Mumbai Indians by four wickets. Gujarat Titans started their IPL career with a win over another new franchise, the Lucknow Super Giants, by five wickets. So let’s check out the complete match details and possible XI for both teams.
IPL 2022: GT vs DC, 10th Match Prediction and Preview
DC had a win under their belt in their opening match against MI. They won the match, but it was not as convincing as they would have liked. Skipper Pant and a few other batters didn’t do much, and some of the bowlers had a bad day as well. But in the end, they came out victorious, largely thanks to the partnership between Axar Patel and Lalit Yadav that sealed the deal for DC.
But there are a few good performances for DC in the first match that can lift their morale. The return of veteran Kuldeep Yadav was incredible. He looked like the vintage spinner we used to see. Another positive was the contribution by the lower order batters. But the most important thing was that they won the match with just two overseas players. So they must be confident enough to win the next match as well. The playing XI will be the same as none of the overseas players have joined till now. But we might see Mustafizur Rahman back in the team to strengthen the bowling.
Probably XI: Tim Seifert, Prithvi Shaw Mandeep Singh, Rishabh Pant (C & Wk), Rovman Powell, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Mustafizur Rahman, Khaleel Ahmed, and Kuldeep Yadav.
Gujarat Titans had a pretty decent start to their IPL career with a win. And the win over LSG showed the depth in their batting line-up as lower-order batters helped them to win the match. Rahul Tewatia and Hardik Pandya played vital knocks to win the game. The pace bowling led by Mohammed Shami was exceptional. And Rashid Khan was once again as economical as usual.
But there are a few areas that need to be addressed. Shubman Gill and Vijay Shankar struggled in the first match with the bat. But they will be hoping to score some runs in the second game. All in all, the team performed well and has the potential to reach the top four. But now their next challenge is against the Delhi Capitals, who have been performing consistently over the past few seasons. The playing XI will be the same as it was in the last match because no one wants to change the winning combination.
Probably XI: Matthew Wade (Wk), Shubman Gill, David Miller, Hardik Pandya (C), Rahul Tewatia, Abhinav Manohar, Vijay Shankar, Rashid Khan, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Aaron, and Mohammed Shami.
IPL 2022: Gujarat vs Delhi Match, Pitch and Toss update
The surface at the Maharashtra Cricket Association is good for pace bowling as it offers swing and bounce. So the pacers from both teams will enjoy bowling on this track. Batsmen can use the bounce to good effect. Second innings dew will always be a challenge for the bowlers to hold the grip. Bowling first will be ideal on this pitch. The team winning the toss will go to the field first. But the last match saw RR win the match by batting first.
IPL 2022: GT vs DC: Players to watch out for
Prithvi Shaw is the in-form batter at the top for DC. He also scored a few quick runs in the first match against MI. Shaw scored 38 runs off 24 balls, including four boundaries and two maximums. It shows that the big knock is not that far away, or maybe it will be against the Gujarat Titans. So he will be the player to keep an eye on from the DC camp.
Kuldeep Yadav was named “Man of the Match” for his bowling figures of 3/18 in his four overs. He seemed hungry for wickets, and that’s what the fans were waiting for. If he can perform consistently, then it will surely benefit Indian cricket. It will be tough for Gujarat to handle his variations.
Mathew Wade did struggle initially, but played a good knock to give GT the start in their first match. So, he will be our player to watch out for against DC. The left-hander is vastly experienced and has played in various T20 leagues around the world. He is also a regular member of the Australian white-ball cricket team. As a result, he has a great opportunity to shine in the IPL as well.
Mohammed Shami was a class apart from the other bowlers in the first match. That’s the reason he was named the “Man of the Match” for his bowling performance of 3/25. He was unplayable in his first two overs. He is an experienced bowler and has also outplayed Bumrah sometimes in the Indian team.
GT vs DC: Predicted 11 team of the match Prediction
Wicket-keeper: Mathew Wade (GT), Tim Seifert (DC), Rishabh Pant (DC)
Batsmen: David Miller (GT), Prithvi Shaw (DC), Shubman Gill (GT)
All-rounder: Axar Patel (DC), Hardik Pandya (GT)
Bowlers: Mohammed Shami (GT), Kuldeep Yadav (DC), Rashid Khan (GT)
Tips: Prithvi Shaw will be the captain of the team. Mathew Wade or Shubman Gill can be the vice-captain. But teams have a mix of young and experienced players. But because of the experience, we will back the Delhi Capitals to win the match. Overall, it will be a thriller of the contest between the two.