Hello, good evening and welcome to CricketCountry’s live cricket blog and updates’ post for the Match No. 42 in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017, between Delhi Daredevils (DD) and Gujarat Lions (GL) at the former’s home ground, Feroz Shah Kotla. We at CricketCountry will be bringing you the live cricket scores and updates from the clash. It is even-stevens for these two sides and in more than one way. DD and GL are at the sixth and the seventh spot in the IPL 2017 Points Table respectively. Not only both sides have been disappointing but also this will be the first time they will play each other in this edition. Head-to-head, the ratio stands 1:1. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD, Delhi Daredevils vs Gujarat Lions – Match 42
A loss here for either side will mean they are out of contention for the playoffs. Delhi received a big blow when they lost their regular captain Zaheer Khan to an injury. Karun Nair had a disappointing start to his IPL captaincy career when DD were cleaned up for 67. However, the side made amends against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) when they pulled off an unlikely win.
GL too have not been lucky with injuries. First they lost the service of Dwayne Bravo and then Andrew Tye’s shoulder dislocation ended his IPL campaign. Luck has not favoured them on field as well. They came agonizingly close to win against Mumbai Indians (MI) when Jasprit Bumrah’s brilliance in the Super-Over made the difference. They almost pulled off another win against Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) but this time they were done by a Ben Stokes-special.
Both the sides are in similar situation at the moment with DD being at an advantageous situation having played one less game. There is no doubt that the sides will treat this game as a knockout clash.
Gujarat Lions: Suresh Raina (c), Ravindra Jadeja, James Faulkner, Brendon McCullum, Dwayne Bravo, Aaron Finch, Dwayne Smith, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Dhawal Kulkarni, Praveen Kumar, Andrew Tye, Ishan Kishan, Pradeep Sangwan, Shivil Kaushik, Shadab Jakati, Jaydev Shah. Jason Roy, Basil Thampi, Manpreet Gony, Shubham Agarwal, Tejas Singh Baroka, Chirag Suri, Pratham Singh, Shelley Shaurya
Delhi Daredevils: Zaheer Khan (c), Mohammed Shami, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mayank Agarwal, Jayant Yadav, Amit Mishra, Sam Billings (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Chris Morris, Carlos Brathwaite, Karun Nair, Chama Milind, Syed Khaleel Ahmed, Pratyush Singh, Aditya Tare (wk), Ankit Bawne, Pat Cummins, Kagiso Rabada, Navdeep Saini, Murugan Ashwin, Shashank Singh, Corey Anderson, Rishabh Pant (wk)