In the 42nd match of the IPL 10, Delhi Daredevils will play against Gujarat Lions on 4th May, 2017. Match will be played at Delhi Daredevils’ home ground Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi. Live streaming will be available on Sony Max, Sony ESPN, Sony ESPN HD, Sony Six, Sony Six HD, SonyLIV and Hotstar. UK viewers can watch IPL 10 live on SKY Sports. For USA viewers live streaming of IPL 10 will be available on ESPN & Willow Tv. Match will start at 10:30 AM GMT / 04:00 PM LOCAL (IST).
In terms of performances both teams haven’t been able to get going. That also shows in the points table. Delhi Daredevils have played 9 matches winning 3 and losing 6. They are at 6th place with 6 points. Gujarat Lions have plyed 10 matches winning 3 of them. They are at 7th place with the same number of points as Delhi.
Delhi Daredevils have seen their lowest total this season and they can’t affoed to lose any more matches. They haven’t been able to put up a performance as per the young talent in the team. They were able to chase down the Sunrisers Hyderabad total 186 in the last match. Most of their batsmen were among the runs in the match with skipper Karun Nair opening or them. Corey Anderson also batted beautifully and took Delhi home. In batting they rely mostly on Indian young talent Sanju Samson, Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Karun Nair. With Corey Anderson, Chris Morris and Carlos Brathwaite they have plenty of explosive batting in middle and lower middle order.
Their bowling is very strong. The experienced captain Zaheer Khan didn’t play in the last match; however, may come back for this match. They are relying on Mohammed Shami who was also man of the match in last match. Amith Mishra and Jayant Yadav were able to stop the flow of runs and gave only 49 runs of the 8 overs. Kagiso Rabada was very expensive and Pat Cummins may be back in the team.
Gujarat Lions haven’tbeen able to cross the finish line. They have lost two close matches. Their batting looks good as Aaron Finch and Brandon McCullum is in good form and giving them a good start. Suresh Raina is also back to scoring runs. Young Ishan Kishan looks in good touch. With Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne SMith, Dinesh Karthik, James Faulkner nad Irfan Pathan Gujarat Lions can expect a good score. In bowling department Basil Thampi has been very good for them. Andrew Tye has been ruled out of the tournament and this is a big jolt for them. Pradeep Sangwan has only played one match; however, he looked in good rythm. Skipper Suresh Raina would want his bowlers to put up a good show.
Probable Delhi Daredevils playing XI: Sanju Samson, Shreyas Iyer, Karun Nair (c), Angelo Mathews, Rishabh Pant (wk), Chris Morris, Corey Anderson, Jayant Yadav, Amit Mishra, Mohammed Shami, Pat Cummins
If Zaheer Khan is fit then he will back and Pat Cummins will need to sit on the bench.
Probable Gujarat Lions: Irfan Pathan, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Brendon McCullum, Suresh Raina (c), Ravindra Jadeja, Aaron Finch, James Faulkner, Basil Thampi, Ishan Kishan, Ankit Soni, Praveen Kumar