DC vs GT | IPL 2023 Match 7 Preview & Prediction
DC vs GT pits David Warner against Hardik Pandya. The two champion cricketers will aim for two points in the Indian Premier League (IPL) match 7 at Arun Jaitley Stadium. Delhi Capitals (DC) return to their home for the first time since the 2019 season. Meanwhile, Gujarat Titans (GT) are playing their first away game in this campaign.
The match is on April 4 and will begin at 7:30 PM at the iconic stadium in Delhi. Let’s examine the two teams’ head-to-head record, stats, and predictions.
Delhi Capitals Overview
Rishabh Pant-less DC will be eyeing revenge against GT at home. In their only meeting in IPL, DC suffered a narrow defeat. Mustafizur Rahman shone with the ball for the Capitals. Chasing 172, Pant made a decent effort, but none of the other batters managed to provide support for the DC captain. The DC think-tank will be hoping that Warner will take the attack to a quality GT bowling attack.
Anrich Nortje’s return will bolster the DC bowling unit. However, it would be interesting to see whether DC will name him in the starting XI. The pacer is expected to arrive after South Africa’s ODI series against the Netherlands on Sunday.
Mustafizur will miss the match due to national team commitments. The top-order batters and experienced spin duo – Axar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav – will hope to provide the spark without key overseas players.
Gujarat Titans Overview
GT will eye a second consecutive win over DC in the IPL. The team is full of confidence and has a fearless attitude. It makes them a strong unit capable of winning a second consecutive IPL trophy. David Miller could arrive before GT’s second fixture. However, the former Punjab Kings captain’s availability is not confirmed yet.
With 26 wickets between them against DC, Rashid Khan and Mohammed Shami will be keen to add more wickets to their tally. Shubman Gill will want to pick up from where he left off against the Delhi-based franchise last season. He made a 46-ball 84 to help his side register a challenging total. Hardik, too, was impressive, scoring 31 and grabbing the wicket of Tim Seifert early in the run chase.
DC vs GT Head-to-Head
GT triumphed over DC in the only fixture between two teams in the IPL. The match came early in the IPL 2022 season, and DC played without Warner.
DC & GT IPL 2022 Stats
Let’s look at last year’s IPL stats of DC and GT.
- Top Run-scorer: David Warner – 56 runs (DC); Shubman Gill – 63 runs (GT)
- Most Wickets: Khaleel Ahmed – 2 wickets (DC); Rashid Khan – 2 wickets (GT)
- Most Sixes: Rilee Rossouw & Axar Patel – 1 six (DC); Shubman Gill – 3 sixes (GT)
Probable Best Batter & Bowler
Warner and Shami could emerge as the top run-scorer and wicket-taker in the match.
DC vs GT: Who will Win?
A full-strength could have had the edge over reigning champions GT. But in Pant and Nortje’s likely absence, the franchise is vulnerable, especially in the bowling department. With Gill in fantastic form, the DC bowling unit might struggle to keep the youngster quiet. Warner’s batting prowess alone might not be enough against a well-oiled GT.
The IPL 2022 champions are the favorite to pick up two points in the seventh match of the IPL 2022 season.