IPL 2022, GT vs DC: Rishabh Pant elects to field
Newcomers Gujarat Titans (GT) would be squaring off against a well-oiled Delhi Capitals (DC) in the 10th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. Both GT and DC would be heading into this game on the back of thriller wins in their last encounters. The news from Pune is DC skipper Rishabh Pant has won the toss and will bowl first.
Pitch report, timing, and TV listing
The MCA Stadium in Pune will host the encounter. The last game here witnessed a first-innings score of 210 (RR vs SRH). However, SRH could muster only 149/7 in 20 overs. The match will kick-start at 7:30 PM IST. The match will be telecast live on Star Sports Network. Viewers can tune into the Hotstar app (paid subscription) and Jio TV for live streaming.
Who are the key performers?
As per Cricketpedia, Hardik Pandya (GT) has amassed 1,509 runs in 86 innings in IPL. He has struck at a rate of 152.89. He has also claimed 42 wickets. Rishabh Pant (DC) has hammered 2,499 runs in 85 matches in IPL. He averages 34.71. Ace leg-spinner Rashid Khan (GT) has taken 15 scalps in 12 matches against DC. He averages a mere 18.27.
Here's the H2H record
Delhi Capitals are yet to face Gujarat Titans in the IPL. However, DC have an advantage over their rivals given they have played at the MCA Stadium in IPL. DC have a 50% win record at this venue, with three wins and as many losses.
A look at the playing XI of both sides
Gujarat Titans Playing XI: Shubman Gill, Matthew Wade (wk), Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Abhinav Manohar Sadarangani, Rashid Khan, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Aaron, Mohammed Shami Delhi Capitals Playing XI: Prithvi Shaw, Tim Seifert, Mandeep Singh, Rishabh Pant (w/c), Lalit Yadav, Rovman Powell, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman
One change for DC; GT name same XI
The Capitals have made just the one change in this game. Kamlesh Nagarkoti has been left out for Bangladesh premier pacer Mustafizur Rahman. Meanwhile, GT have gone with the same XI that faced Lucknow Super Giants.