Delhi and Gujarat will face off at the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium on April 2. Both teams won their respective first games in the ongoing tournament. Delhi won against Mumbai while Gujarat won against Lucknow. Both teams will be looking to carry on with their winning momentum.
Delhi:Â The team started their campaign with a memorable win against Mumbai. The team was tottering at 104/6 but the likes of Axar Patel and Lalit Yadav pulled out the game from the jaws of defeat. Notably, Anrich Nortje, who didn’t play the first game due to quarantine, is now available. However, it is unlikely he will play as Delhi would not like to rush him into the game after an injury so early in the tournament.
Kuldeep Yadav -Â The Chinaman bowler took three wickets in the first game. He looked good, troubling batters with his variations. He will be a key player.
Prithvi Shaw -Â The explosive opening batter dominated with 38 runs against Mumbai. Expect him to get a big score in the upcoming season.
Probable XI:Â Prithvi Shaw, Tim Seifert, Mandeep Singh, Rishabh Pant (c, wk), Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Anrich Nortje, Khaleel Ahmed, Kuldeep Yadav
Gujarat:Â They registered their first win in their debut season against fellow debutants Lucknow. Their bowling looked great but their batting needs improved performance in their next game. Some of their batters got to the 30-run mark but they need to convert them into big totals. No changes are expected in the playing XI
Mohammed Shami -Â The right-arm wreaked havoc against Lucknow with three wickets in the powerplay. Expect him to carry on with his explosive form.
Shubman Gill –Â The opening batter was dismissed for a duck as he went for a slog in the first over of the innings. He has the ability to play the anchor innings and let other batter unleash their powers on opposition bowlers.
Probable XI:Â Shubman Gill, Matthew Wade (wk), Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Abhinav Sadarangani, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Aaron
Venue:Â MCA, Mumbai
Time:Â 07:30 PM IST
Live Telecast:Â Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar
Pitch Report:Â The last game between Rajasthan and Hyderabad was a one-sided affair. The former amassed 210/6 runs while the latter could only muster 149/7. In that game, Rajasthan pacers, Prasidh Krishna and Trent Boult exploited the pitch during the powerplay. Expect the same conditions in the coming game as well.