Gujarat Titans (GT) will host Delhi Capitals (DC) in the 44th match of the Indian Premier League 2023. This match will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Gujarat Titans are the table toppers with 6 wins and 2 losses in 8 matches. They won their previous match against Kolkata Knight Riders by 7 wickets while chasing a target of 179 runs. After opting to bowl first, the bowlers led by Josh Little and Mohammad Shami put on an impressive performance as they managed to restrict the Kolkata Knight Riders to a below-par total. In reply, Vijay Shankar scored an unbeaten half-century as the Titans cruised past the total with a couple of overs to spare. They look like a well-balanced squad and will be keen to maintain the pole position.
Delhi Capitals have had a poor start to their campaign after losing 5 matches on the trot to begin the season. They did bounce back with a couple of wins but once again faltered in their previous match against Sunrisers Hyderabad where they lost by 9 runs. They are bottom of the table with just 2 wins in 8 matches and every match from here will be a knockout fixture for them. David Warner and co will be keen to make a quick turnaround to keep their hopes for qualification alive. The last time these two sides met it was the Gujarat Titans who came out on top winning by 6 wickets.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI
BENCH : Kane Williamson, Yash Dayal, Alzarri Joseph, Sai Sudharsan, KS Bharat, A Manohar, J Yadav, MS Wade, Urvil Patel, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Odean Smith, Shivam Mavi, DG Nalkande, PJ Sangwan, D Shanaka
BENCH : RR Rossouw, Rovman Powell, Lalit Yadav, Abishek Porel, KK Ahmed, P Shaw, Aman Hakim Khan, P Dubey, Yash Dhull, Mustafizur Rahman, KL Nagarkoti, L Ngidi, Vicky Ostwal, C Sakariya, Priyam Garg
The surface here will be good for batting and there will be some help for the pacers initially. The average score batting first is 170 and both teams will prefer chasing considering dew might play a role in the latter half of the game.