It will be a ride for pride when two bruised teams Gujarat Lions and Delhi Daredevils play their IPL match at Green Park Stadium on Wednesday. With both Gujarat Lions and Delhi Daredevils out of reckoning for a play-off berth, it can at best be counted as a struggle to avoid the wooden spoon.
Gujarat Lions have 8 points from 12 games and Delhi Daredevils also have the same number of points from 11 games. While Gujarat Lions play two more matches, while Delhi Daredevils have three more matches to go. As the fourth placed side, Sunrisers Hyderabad has 15 points, both Gujarat Lions and Delhi Daredevils have no chance to taking them.
Both Gujarat Lions and Delhi Daredevils have been hit hard by injuries and withdrawals. The Gujarat Lions has been unluck with injuries. Their main all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has been a non-starter with a hamstring injury, while they lost their hat-trick man Andrew Tye with a dislocated shoulder mid-way in the competition. And finally Brendon McCullum and Nathu Sing turned them into a limping horse in the tournament.
Delhi Daredevils too has been hit hard by the injury to Zaheer Khan. Till he went out with a hamstring strain, the skipper was the leading force of Delhi bowling-providing them experience and edge with new ball. Now, as their most effective new ball bowler Kagiso Rabada, along with Chris Morris and Angelo Mathews return back home to train with their national teams prior to the Champions Trophy 2017, the composition of the side look pretty disturbed.
Despite all this, the spectators can still expect of a run feast here as the wicket look well-rolled and no different from what T20 strips are all over the World- heavily loaded in favour of batsmen.
Venue: Green Park Stadium, Kanpur
Time: Wednesday, 10 May 2017 at 8.00 PM IST
GL vs DD Squad
Delhi Daredevils : Sanju Samson, Karun Nair, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w), Corey Anderson, Marlon Samuels, Pat Cummins, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Mohammed Shami, Zaheer Khan(c), Angelo Mathews, Ankit Bawne, Aditya Tare, Chris Morris, Murugan Ashwin, Navdeep Saini, Shashank Singh, Shahbaz Nadeem, Jayant Yadav, Carlos Brathwaite, Chama Milind, Khaleel Ahmed, Pratyush Singh, Ben Hilfenhaus
Gujarat Lions : Dwayne Smith, Ishan Kishan, Suresh Raina(c), Dinesh Karthik(w), Aaron Finch, Ravindra Jadeja, James Faulkner, Dhawal Kulkarni, Pradeep Sangwan, Basil Thampi, Ankit Soni, Praveen Kumar, Shadab Bashir Jakati, Jaydev Shah, Manpreet Gony, Nathu Singh, Munaf Patel, Chirag Suri, Akshdeep Nath, Shubham Agarwal, Tejas Baroka, Pratham Singh, Shelley Shaurya, Irfan Pathan
Who will win today?
GL vs DD Today Match Prediction IPL 2017 50th Match. Who will win today’s match between Gujarat Lions and Delhi Daredevils?