VIVO IPL 2017
42nd game: Delhi Daredevils vs Gujarat Lions
Delhi Daredevils vs Gujarat Lions:
It will be a tough battle between Delhi Daredevils and Gujarat Lions as both are still reeling in the bottom half of the table. The teams have won three games apiece so far in the competition as the side who wins this game will have a better to qualify for the playoffs of the competition. The sides will meet at Delhi to get this win under their belt. Delhi will be better placed as they brushed aside reigning champions Sunrisers Hyderabad in their last game played at the same venue.
Delhi has best bowling attacks in the Indian Premier League but lack of runs from batting lineup has seen them lingering at the bottom half of the table. Gujarat Lions have plenty of injury concern as Andrew Tye is out after getting injured in a game played against Mumbai. Dwayne Bravo was ruled out of the tournament since the start. The injury to Tye meant that the Lions bowling attack will be vulnerable as franchise has leaked most runs in the competition without getting too much wickets. They were stunned by Ben Stokes as Pune upstaged them in the last over in the last game to leave them a stiffer task to qualify for the playoffs of Indian Premier League.
Gujarat Lions will feel that they need to win back to back games to desperately put on their campaign back on the right track. Karun Nair felt that the batsmen must produce fearless cricket as they must go all out in every game to qualify for playoffs. Basil Thampi and Ankit Soni have been good bowlers for the side since coming into the side. Gujarat Lions will breathe a little easier they have good memories of playing at Feroz Shah Kotla last season as they snatch a close win by one run despite Morris playing a blinder of innings to get Delhi close to the target.