Gujarat Lions vs Delhi Daredevils:
This is the 31st match of the tournament and that will be played between the two teams that are at the top of the points table. Its Gujarat lions taking on the Delhi Daredevils in an important clash. Match will be at home ground of Gujarat lions Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot. Match will be live at 7:30 PM Pakistan Standard time. Last time when these 2 played against each other it was Gujrat Lions who beat Delhi at their home.
Let’s start from Delhi Daredevils who have played excellent cricket so far and lost just 2 matches out of 7. A big reason of their success is that everyone has performed for the victory of the team and now they are at no 3 in points table. Gujarat as a whole have some good batsmen specially Karun Nair was one of the batsmen who has impressed a lot in this season. Shreyas Iyer and Sanju Samson didn’t score much on regular basis but they have somehow capitalized the power play. Quinton De Kock who scored a hundred in the start of the tournament hasn’t scored much after that. They have 2 great all-rounders who have a lot of experience of that format and have won matches for Delhi. Chris Morris and Carlos Brathwaite are the 2 who have performed well for the team. In bowling department bowlers have done a decent job so far and the way their 2 spinners Imran Tahir and Amit Mishra both have performed is just admiring. Delhi bowler’s best quality so far is that they haven’t conceded much runs in the death overs and if they continue to do like that it will be very helpful for them in the upcoming matches.
Coming towards the Gujarat Lions side who have also impressed much from the start of the tournament and remain at the top of the points table. Their team has played as a unit and executed their plans very well. Coming towards their batting where the openers have won most of the matches for the side and both are looking in dazzling form at the moment. Brendon McCullum and Dwayne Smith both have destroyed the bowling attack they have faced and they have already done to Delhi side so Delhi should be aware of that. Coming towards their middle order which didn’t clicked much as their captain Suresh Raina is still going through his bad patch and didn’t played the way he used to in the previous seasons of IPL. Middle order needs to get worked if they want to perform better in the knockout stages. Coming towards the bowling where all the bowlers have done a nice job so far and they just need to perform at consistent basis. Now their match is against Delhi which they have already won at their home ground and now one more win can send them to the knockout stage for sure.
Match will be at Gujarat where we can assume that spinner will get some sort of help after what we saw against the KXIP match. There will be no rain for that match.