Both teams are yet to face each other in this season of IPL and faith of both teams are almost the same. Delhi Daredevils are placed on the 6th position have more chances of making it to the playoffs where as Gujarat Lions have almost been knocked out and have their last few chances to breathe. In the last match, Ben Stokes single Handley took the game away from Gujarat Lions and scored his maiden century. After a fine start Gujarat Lions only posted 161 runs on the board and were on the losing side. Delhi Daredevils on the other hand played as a unit and though there was no big score in the run chase but they chased down 186 runs against Sunrisers Hyderabad rather easily. Both teams will face first time each other this season and would look to strengthen themselves in the points table. The replacement for Andrew Tye have not been named yet and Marlon Samuels is yet to get a game.
Last time they played: In the last season they met for the last time at Rajkot where Gujarat Lions posted a decent score of 149 in their quota of 20 overs. Riding on Rishabh Pant runs of play Delhi Daredevils chased the target in just 17.2 overs with 8 wickets remaining.
Head to head battle: both teams have played two matches against each other and head to head battle remain at even. Both teams have won a game each.
Delhi Daredevils: WLLLL
Gujarat Lions: LLWLW
Delhi Daredevils: Zaheer Khan will not be playing this match too and will rest out due to hamstring injury. With all foreign players contributing, there is slight chance of Marlon Samuels getting a game in place of Angelo Matthews. While Shahbaz Nadeem could get a game in place of Jayant Yadav.
Probable XI: Sanju Samson, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Karun Nair, Chris Morris, Corey Anderson, Angelo Matthews/Marlon Samuels, Kagiso Rabada, Jayant Yadav/Shahbaz Nadeem, Amit Mishra, Mohd Shami.
Gujarat Lions: Ankit Soni and Pradeep Sangwan bowled great spell and will continue to be the part of team. Despite losing Gujarat Lions are unlikely to make any changes.
Probable XI: Aaron Finch, Brendon McCullum, Suresh Raina, Ishan Kishan, Dinesh Karthik, Dwayne Smith, James Faulkner, Ravindra Jadeja, Basil Thampi, Pradeep Sangwan, Ankit Soni.
Players in the Spotlight:
Rishabh Pant: he showed how brutal he can be in the last match with a quick fire 20 balls 34 runs. His highest score too is against Gujarat Lions and he would like to score more runs for his team.
Basil Thampi: the accurate Yorkers and pace with which he bowls can be a major threat to Delhi Daredevils batsman. He would be in the Spotlight to deliver a match winning spell of fast bowling.
What: Delhi Daredevils vs Gujarat Lions, 4th May, 20:00 IST.
Where: Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi.
What to expect: The pitch is better for spin bowling and gets easier while batting second. Weather forced the team to cancel their practice a day before but forecast is that full game will happen with no intervention of rain.
Toss Prediction: as dew play a part in game, chasing is always on the card. Team would definitely choose to have a bowl first.
Match prediction: Gujarat Lions are our predicted winner but if Delhi Daredevils continue to perform as a unit than they hamper the chances of Gujarat Lions.
* Slow start to the six over session is bound to happen while Delhi Daredevils bats.
* Match odds for the game are 88-89 Gujarat Lions.