Gujarat Titans and Delhi Capitals will clash against each other after winning their opening game against Lucknow and Mumbai respectively. Delhi despite having just 2 overseas players in the XI, ended up winning previous match in an unexpected manner due to impressive partnership from Lalit Yadav and Axar Patel. In the previous game for DC, Kuldeep Yadav looked terrific with the ball and he is expected to continue the game going forward and players like Shardul Thakur are also expected to join the party today.
For Gujarat Titans in the previous game same like Delhi, it was the middle order partnership between Rahul Tewatia and David Miller which won game for them against Lucknow franchise by 5 wickets. Mohammed Shami and Rashid Khan will be crucial with the ball for GT while youngsters like Abhinav Sadarangani could play a similar role of what Ayush Badoni has been doing for LSG in their last 2 games. Shubman Gill after a rare failure in the previous match would be eager to make a comeback in today's game.
Numbers and stats before start of GT vs DC match:
6.33 - Rashid Khan has the best bowling economy (6.33) in IPL history among players who have bowled atleast 250 balls in their career so far.
50 - Both Prithvi Shaw and Axar Patel need 3 more sixes to complete 50 IPL sixes.
50 - Rahul Tewatia will be playing his 50th match in IPL.
100 – Hardik Pandya needs one more six to complete 100 sixes in IPL.
150 – Shardul Thakur needs 3 more wickets and Axar Patel needs 4 more wickets to complete 150 wickets in T20 cricket.
1000 - Axar Patel needs 9 more runs to complete 1000 runs in IPL.
1500 - Shubman Gill needs 83 more runs to complete 1500 runs in IPL.