Delhi Daredevils take on the Gujarat Lions at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium here on Thrsday. Delhi are on the back of a brilliant victory against Sunrisers Hyderabad, and would be looking to keep their winning momentum going. Gujarat on the other hand, were beaten by Pune in their last game, and they would be looking to turn their season around. Delhi have a lot of young players in their side, and all of them contributed in the last game. Gujarat however, have struggled in their bowling department, and would be looking to fare better this time around.
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Delhi Daredevils Team News :
Zaheer Khan has not yet recovered from his hamstring injury, and Karun Nair would captain the side in his absence. Nair came back into form against SRH and struck the ball sweetly, and he would be looking to carry on. Corey Anderson too was superb in the last game, and Delhi would not like to tinker with their winning combination. The only change would be Cummins coming in to replace Rabada, who was expensive in the last game.
Gujarat Lions Team News :
Gujarat Lions lost their last game, but their players did not do much wrong. Basil Thampi and Pradeep Sangwan bowled well, and Ankit Soni bowled beautifully as well. The Lions have lost their best bowler Andrew Tye to injury, and they would surely miss his services. In the batting department, Ishan Kishan is expected to open with Brendon Mccullum.
Fantasy Picks :
Top Batsman : Brendon Mccullum
— David Warner (@davidwarner31) April 30, 2017
The Kiwi has not been at his best, but is still the Lions’ most important batsman. “Baz” has not set the tournament alight so far, but would be looking to get a big score in this match. He along with Ishan Kishan, would be looking to give the Lions a good platform.
Top Bowler : Basil Thampi
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) May 1, 2017
The Kerala pacer has been a real find of the tournament and will only get better with time. Thampi has got good pace and can bowl yorkers as well. He was outstanding in the last game against Pune, and kept MS Dhoni quiet. If he can continue his good form, an Indian call up might not be far away.
Top All Rounder : Chris Morris
The South African is one of the finest all rounders in the tournament and has been a vital part of the Delhi team thus far. Morris is a player every team craves for, and he has not let the Daredevils down with some terrific performances. Delhi need to use him a bit higher up in the batting order to make maximum use of his abilities.
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