Gujarat Titans (GT) will clash with Delhi Capitals (DC) in Match 44 of the Indian Premier League 2023 on Tuesday (May 2) at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. GT are at the top of the table with six wins in eight league matches, while DC are at the bottom of the table with only two victories in eight appearances.
In their last league game, Titans clashed with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at Eden Gardens. They did well to restrict KKR to a par score of 179. Mohammed Shami scalped three wickets, while Joshua Little and Noor Ahmed stepped up to pick two wickets apiece. In reply, GT got support from Shubman Gill (49) and Hardik Pandya (26) at the top. Then, Vijay Shankar (51*) and David Miller (32*) took the team home easily.
DC, on the other hand, faced their sixth loss in their last outing against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). The Hyderabad franchise stunned DC by slamming them to all parts of the ground to post 197. Mitchell Marsh was terrific to finish with figures of 4//27 for DC.
Then, Capitals lost David Warner (0) in the first over. Nevertheless, Marsh (63) and Phil Salt (59) led the assault against the opposition to put DC on the driving seat. But their dismissals caused havoc in the inexperienced middle-order of DC, resulting in SRH winning the game by nine runs.
GT vs DC head-to-Head IPL record
Below is the head-to-head record between Gujarat Titans and Delhi Capitals in the IPL.
GT vs DC all IPL match results
|4 April 2023||Gujarat Titans||6 wickets||Delhi|
|2 April 2022||Gujarat Titans||14 runs||Pune|
Gujarat Titans and Delhi Capitals have been up against each other only on two occasions in the Indian Premier League history. This is due to the fact that Titans made their debut in the 2022 season, and were not stacked up in the same group as Capitals and have faced each other only once. The teams in the same groups faced each other twice in the league stage in the 10-team format in IPL 2022.
DC won the toss and opted to chase down the score on the flat surface at Pune. GT were off to an average start after losing Matthew Wade (1) and Vijay Shankar (13) and were at 44/2 in the seventh over. However, Shubman Gill took charge to accelerate the run rate and provided a platform to the team alongside skipper Hardik Pandya. The duo stitched a 65-run partnership before Hardik was dismissed for 31.
Gill went on to score 84 off 46, while David Miller contributed 20* to propel GT to 171. Mustafizur Rahman picked three wickets, while Khaleel Ahmed scalped two for DC.
In reply, DC were off to a disappointing start as they were stuttering at 34/3 in the fifth over, with Prithvi Shaw, Tim Seifert and Mandeep Singh back in the hut. Nevertheless, skipper Rishabh Pant came to rescue the team, with the support of Lalit Yadav.
Just when things started to look bright for DC, Lalit (25) was run out in the 12th over. Pant tried well with a knock of 43 off 29, while Powell scored 20 to only finish on 157/9 and lose the game by 14 runs. Lockie Ferguson was the pick of the bowlers for GT with four wickets, followed by Mohammed Shami with two scalps.
In the second face-off between the two teams, the Capitals posted 162 runs in their home ground after being invited to bat first. While David Warner scored 37 runs, the real impetus to the innings was provided by Axar Patel with a 36-run knock off 22 balls. In response, GT lost their openers relatively early but Sai Sudharsan got stuck in the chase and played a brilliant knock of 62 runs.
David Miller also smacked the ball hard scoring an unbeaten 31 off 16 balls to take the Titans home in the 19th over with six wickets in hand.
GT vs DC all-time IPL Stats | Top Performers
Here is the list of top performers in both departments, when GT and DC clashed on a single occasion last year.
|Shubman Gill (GT)||98|
|Sai Sudharsan (GT)||62|
|David Miller (GT)||51|
|Axar Patel (DC)||44|
|Rishabh Pant (DC)||43|
Shubman Gill played a scintillating knock of 84 off 46 balls, laced with six fours and four sixes to help Gujarat Titans gain momentum after the field restrictions were lifted. He has scored a total of 98 runs in two matches so far and is the top-scorer in the games against DC. Sai Sudharsan batted at three and scored 62 runs in the only match he played in this face-off and is the second-highest run-scorer in this aspect.
David Miller scored 20 runs in the first face-off and scored an unbeaten 31 the last time GT and DC locked horns against each other. Axar Patel had got out for only 8 runs last season against GT but he made amends this time smashing 36 runs and thus took his tally to 44 runs. Rishabh Pant is not playing this season but his 43-run knock last year was enough to keep him at the fifth place in this list.
|Mohammed Shami (GT)||5|
|Rashid Khan (GT) and Lockie Ferguson (GT)||4|
|Mustafizur Rahman (DC)||3|
|Anrich Nortje (DC), Khaleel Ahmed (DC) and Alzarri Joseph (GT)||2|
Mohammed Shami climbed to the top position this year with a three-wicket haul earlier this season. He took his total tally to five wickets having scalped a couple of wickets last season. Rashid Khan also picked up three wickets on April 4 this season and had picked up a scalp last time around. Along with him, Lockie Ferguson is also at second place with 4 wickets to his name having accounted for as many scalps last time.
Mustafizur Rahman was the pick of the bowlers for DC with three scalps last season while Anrich Nortje, Khaleel Ahmed and Alzarri Joseph have two wickets each in GT vs DC face-offs.