Gujarat Titans have concerns in their batting
- Kane Williamson is ruled out of IPL 2023
- Delhi Capitals will be bolstered by South African quicks
Delhi Capitals will have Anrich Nortje and Lungi Ngidi back in their ranks, but it remains to be seen if they use them immediately since they haven’t had a break. However, Delhi will be keen to add some overseas flavour to the bowling after the loss to LSG. Delhi Capitals have odds of 2.07 to beat Gujarat Titans.
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Gujarat Titans breezed through to a win in their first game against CSK, but with Williamson ruled out, their batting is pretty thin. Delhi have the bowling attack to expose that weakness and Gujarat will be wary of it. Gujarat Titans have odds of 1.73 to win this match and are favourites to do so.
Head-to-head record, DC v GT
These teams have played each other just once last year when Gujarat Titans, playing their first season, beat Delhi Capitals.
The team winning the toss would want to set a total here, with the Arun Jaitley stadium infamous for a slow track. If DC win the toss, they will want to bat first and keep the likes of Kuldeep and Axar for the second half.
Delhi Capitals might have lost their first game, but at their home venue, with a promising spin attack, they have the batting to thwart a depleted Gujarat side. They have odds of 2.07 to win.
The average scores here dip in the second innings from 154 to 139 and teams winning the toss will be wary of this.
Pitch and Conditions
The Arun Jaitley stadium, as discussed, will encourage turn even if a fresh pitch is likely to be used for the first game of the season. The weather is expected to be clear for the day.
Players to keep an eye on…
GT Predicted playing XI:
Wriddhiman Saha, Shubman Gill, Sai Sudharsan, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Alzarri Joseph, Josh Little, Mohammed Shami, Yash Dayal
DC Predicted playing XI:
Prithvi Shaw, David Warner (Captain), Mitchell Marsh, Rilee Rossouw, Sarfaraz Khan (wk), Rovman Powell, Axar Patel, Khaleel Ahmed, Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Chetan Sakariya
Prithvi Shaw: With the scores likely to dip, Shaw’s rapid starts will be key for DC to get off to a good start and the Gujarat attack should suit his taste.
Rashid Khan: His bat won Gujarat Titans the first game, but his bowling will be the trump card as they gear up to face Delhi Capitals. With several overseas middle-order batters, Rashid’s overs will be big for Gujarat.
IPL 2023, Match 7 predictions
Based on all of the above factors, we predict that Delhi Capitals will win the match.Recommended Bet by 10CRIC
DC v GT Betting tips
Apart from betting on the Capitals to win the match, check our other recommended bet about DC’s top batter:
Prithvi Shaw is in good form and can be the ideal candidate to attack this Gujarat bowling line-up. Back Shaw at 5.39 to be DC’s top batter!