DC vs GT | Match 7 | IPL 2023 Preview & Prediction

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DC vs GT is match seven in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 season. The David Warner-led Delhi Capitals (DC) will be eyeing two points at a venue they last played in the 2019 edition. Meanwhile, Gujarat Titans (GT) will be keen to register a second successive win in the new season

Team Analysis | DC & GT

Apart from Rishabh Pant’s long-term absence, DC has a full-strength squad. Anrich Nortje and Lungi Ngidi are expected to be available for selection. The biggest strength of DC is his opening batting pair – David Warner and Prithvi Shaw. The IPL 2020 runner-up also has quality batters like Mitchell Marsh, Rovman Powell, Rilee Rossouw, Manish Pandey, Sarfaraz Khan, etc.

DC’s bowling strength depends on the availability of the South African duo. Bangladesh’s Mustafizur Rahman will only be available after April 8. The domestic pace attack comprises Khaleel Ahmed, Ishant Sharma, Chetan Sakariya, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, and Mukesh Kumar. Axar Patel, a handy batter, and Kuldeep Yadav are the leading players in the spin department.

DC Player List

Here’s the DC squad available for selection against GT

  • David Warner (captain)
  • Phil Salt
  • Anrich Nortje
  • Ripal Patel
  • Yash Dhull
  • Lalit Yadav
  • Kuldeep Yadav
  • Pravin Dubey
  • Mukesh Kumar
  • Lungi Ngidi
  • Rilee Rossouw
  • Mitchell Marsh
  • Manish Pandey
  • Vicky Ostwal
  • Prithvi Shaw
  • Chetan Sakariya
  • Axar Patel
  • Sarfaraz Khan
  • Kamlesh Nagarkoti
  • Ishant Sharma
  • Khaleel Ahmed
  • Aman Khan
  • Rovman Powell

GT will be confident after Friday’s five-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings. Shubman Gill, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, and Vijay Shankar shone for the reigning champions. India’s ODI and Test opener struck a 30-ball fifty, while Rashid Khan took the wickets of Moeen Ali and Ben Stokes and played a small cameo with the bat.

Though David Miller is expected to arrive on Monday, it is unsure if the South African batter will be available for selection. If Miller makes it to playing 11, he will likely replace Joshua Little, who grabbed the wicket of Ambati Rayudu in the IPL 2023 opener, or the injured Kane Williamson.

GT Player List

Here’s the GT squad for the IPL 2023 fixture against DC.

  • Hardik Pandya (captain)
  • Rahul Tewatia
  • Joshua Little
  • R Sai Kishore
  • Shivam Mavi
  • Shubman Gill
  • Pradeep Sangwan
  • B Sai Sudharsan
  • Darshan Nalkande
  • Noor Ahmad
  • Mohit Sharma
  • Mohammad Shami
  • Rashid Khan
  • Kane Williamson
  • Urvil Patel
  • Matthew Wade
  • David Miller
  • Yash Dayal
  • Wriddhiman Saha
  • Vijay Shankar
  • Alzarri Joseph
  • Jayant Yadav
  • Odean Smith
  • Abhinav Manohar
  • Joshua Little
  • KS Bharat

Head-to-Head | DC vs GT

DC and GT played only once last season, and the Ahmedabad-based franchise emerged victorious by 14 runs.

IPL 2022 Stats

  • Most Runs: David Warner – 432 (DC); Hardik Pandya – 487 (GT)

  • Highest Wickets: Kuldeep Yadav – 21 (DC); Mohammed Shami – 20 (GT)

  • Most Sixes: Rovman Powell – 22 (DC); David Miller – 17 (GT)

Final Thoughts on DC vs GT

The DC vs GT match promises to be a high-octane encounter that will keep cricket fans on the edge of their seats. It is a contest of skill, strategy, and sheer grit. However, it is tough to pick a winner. But GT’s excellent performance in the IPL 2023 opening fixture gives them the edge over David Warner’s DC.

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