Date: 2 April 2022
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: MCA Stadium, Pune
Ball-by-ball commentary: SportsTiger App
Both the teams came victorious in their respective opening games of the season. While Delhi defeated mighty Mumbai, Hardik Pandya's Gujarat beat the other new team in the tournament, Lucknow. Both teams won the game chasing and have a left-hander to thank. While it was Axar Patel for Delhi, it was Rahul Tewatia for Gujarat. Although Delhi have been here in the tournament for a long, they won't dare to take the Gujarat-based franchise lightly. Hardik Pandya was impressive on his captaincy debut and thus the match-up between him and Pant will be one to watch out for (on tactical grounds).
Few of Delhi's top-order batters looked in trouble against MI bowlers but they are expected to come good against Gujarat. They won't find it any easier though with Mohammed Shami leading the attack for Gujarat. Delhi are expected to go with the same opening pair of Prithvi Shaw and Tim Seifert until David Warner is back in the hut. A few changes in Delhi's bowling lineup will be seen though. In Gujarat camp, Hardik Pandya will refrain from chopping and changing a winning combination. Shubman Gill, who found it tough against Lucknow, is expected to return among run charts.
Delhi: Prithvi Shaw, Tim Seifert, Mandeep Singh, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Rovman Powell, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Mustafizur Rahman, Lungi Ngidi, Kuldeep Yadav
Gujarat: Shubman Gill, Mattew Wade (wk), Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Abhinav Manohar, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Shami, Varun Aaron
Grand League team
Wicketkeepers: Rishabh Pant, Matthew Wade, Tim Seifert
Batsmen: Shubman Gill, Prithvi Shaw, David Miller
All-rounders: Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Lalit Yadav, Rahul Tewatia
Bowlers: Mohammed Shami, Rashid Khan, Mustafizur Rahman, Kuldeep Yadav
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