Pune: Delhi Capitals has chosen to bowl first against Gujarat Titans in the Indian Premier League 2022 fixture. Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya have led their respective team to wins in their opening game.
“We would like to bat ohhh bowl first! We have a different bowling line-up so we will bowl. We felt comfortable chasing after the first game. One change. Nagarkoti out, Fizz in,” said Pant after winning the toss.
Pandya said that he would have chosen to bat first if he got the chance. “To be honest we were going to bat. There is a breeze, so we don’t expect dew. We trained here and we didn’t dew, which is the reason why we wanted to bat. Same team,” said Pandya
“It’s not always easy (moving from CSK to DC). I have played for that franchise for the last four years. It’s different management altogether here, so gettting used to it. It’s just our second game and it has been an honour to work with these guys. Ricky, I have know Watto from CSK days, Pravin sir, Ajit as well so good to work with these coaches. And I have been friends with Axar, Rishabh and everyone for a long time. Happy to be here,” said Shardul Thakur before the toss.
Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Prithvi Shaw, Tim Seifert, Mandeep Singh, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Lalit Yadav, Rovman Powell, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman
Gujarat Titans (Playing XI): Shubman Gill, Matthew Wade(w), Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya(c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Abhinav Manohar Sadarangani, Rashid Khan, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Aaron, Mohammed Shami
Delhi Capitals Squad: Prithvi Shaw, Tim Seifert, Mandeep Singh, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Lalit Yadav, Rovman Powell, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Khaleel Ahmed, Kuldeep Yadav, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Srikar Bharat, Sarfaraz Khan, Lungi Ngidi, Mustafizur Rahman, Ashwin Hebbar, Praveen Dubey, Anrich Nortje, Chetan Sakariya, Ripal Patel, Yash Dhull, Vicky Ostwal
Gujarat Titans Squad: Shubman Gill, Matthew Wade(w), Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya(c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Abhinav Manohar Sadarangani, Rashid Khan, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Aaron, Mohammed Shami, Wriddhiman Saha, Pradeep Sangwan, Jayant Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Alzarri Joseph, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Darshan Nalkande, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Dominic Drakes, Sai Sudharsan, Yash Dayal, Noor Ahmad
first published:April 2, 2022, 7:01 p.m.