The elation and the adrenaline have finally settled. In Jaipur, our Titans pulled off something that was nothing short of a heist. But such is the pace of TATA IPL 2024 that we barely have time to rest on our laurels. So, on Wednesday (April 17), when we step out onto the House of Gujarat Titans to host Delhi Capitals, the plan will be clear – to build on the win and continue our charge.

The visitors from the Dilwalon ka sheher are coming into the match on the back of a 6-wicket win against Lucknow Super Giants. The records also show that this is a close rivalry with our team winning 2 and DC winning one of the last 3 encounters. With crafty spinners on both sides, it’s assured that this will be a tough battle for both teams. 

Our six matches so far have given us a glimpse of what our Titans can produce when called upon. While Captain Gill is showing his class, Umesh Yadav has proven handy in the Powerplay overs with four of his seven wickets this season so far coming in the first six overs.

Moreover, Sai Sudarshan has oozed class with the bat while Rahul Tewatia has stepped up to his role of a finisher with aplomb. Even when he comes in with a few deliveries left, apdo Haryana no hero can score quickly. In three of his innings in TATA IPL 2024, his strike rate has been over 145. 

Team Talk - Captain Gill leading from the front

If there were any doubts on how our skipper would handle the pressure of captaincy in TATA IPL 2024, our man is answering the questions the only way he deems fits – with his performance. Shubman Gill has been at his absolute best in the last three matches and is ensuring he stays in the middle for long periods to anchor our innings. In his previous three TATA IPL 2024 matches, our skipper has scored 180 runs at an average of 90 and a strike rate of 159. He is just 49 runs away from becoming the first batter to score 1000 runs at the Home of Gujarat Titans in all T20s.

GTvDC - It’s getting close

Fans ka paisa vasool tab hota hai jab hum last ball par match jeet jaate hai, but too many such results are also not good for our hearts. The #GTvDC match-up is one that is getting difficult to call by the day. While we reached home with a six-wicket win when we faced the Capitals for the first time in our debut season, the two matches last year went to the wire. 

We got the better of the Delhi side in the national capital with 11 balls to spare, and at the Home of Gujarat Titans, we fell short by five runs. 

Head to head

Played - 3

Won - 2

Lost - 1

Mohammad Shami has been the highest wicket-taker in this rivalry with 9 wickets in 3 encounters.

Shubman Gill’s score of 84 in the first match between these sides is still the highest individual score of this rivalry.

Both teams have given a good account of themselves against each other in TATA IPL. This match promises to be no different. 

Match details

Gujarat Titans vs Delhi Capitals 

Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad

7:30 PM IST