Gujarat Lions vs Delhi Daredevils
50th game of Indian Premier League at Green Park, Kanpur at 08:00 IST on 10th May
The Indian Premier League round robin games are drawing towards finish as Gujarat Lions host Delhi Daredevils at a new venue in Green Park, Kanpur in the 50th game of the competition. Gujarat will feel that they must win their remaining games to cap off the season on a high. Lions are already eliminated but will fight hard to produce their best game. Delhi also got eliminated as Sunrisers notched up a perfect win over Mumbai Indians.
Rishabh Pant played a blinder of an innings against same side at Feroz Shah Kotla as Delhi chased down a score of 209 runs posted by Gujarat Lions. Delhi has been letdown by their batting after getting dismissed in 60s on two occasions in the league this season. Angelo Matthews, Kagiso Rabada and Chris Morris are no more as the trio left early to perform international duties to prepare for their national teams for Champions Trophy. Sam Billings is going to make a return after playing a series against Ireland.
Gujarat Lions won their last as Dwayne Smith blazing innings helped overcome Kings XI by six wickets. Brendon McCullum and Jason Roy are no more with the side due to various reasons. The Lions will maintain the same lineup for the remaining games of the season as Suresh Raina and Dinesh Karthik will have to shoulder a lot of responsibility in terms of doing plenty of run-scoring. Both experienced players are in good form and would be keen to end on a high after having a downer this season.
Players to watch out for
Dinesh Karthik has been one of best of the Indian Premier League as he has shown tremendous consistency with the bat. Karthik would be crucial if Gujarat Lions want to avenge their defeat against Delhi suffered at Kotla. He has been in sublime form and might be promoted up the order to give him more time at the crease.
Sanju Samson is one of bright prospects in the league as opener has shown glimpses of brilliance this season. Samson must fire with the bat if Delhi wants to win this encounter.
In head to head record, Delhi has slight with 2 wins under their belt in 3 games played against Gujarat.
Average 1st innings scores: 148
Average 2nd innings score: 149
Prediction for Toss: Delhi Daredevils to win the toss and bowl first