GRTG vs MANT Match Preview
Gujarat Giants will be looking to consolidate their position at the top of the table while Tigers will be looking to win their first game in the league. The Giants appeared to be great with both bat and ball in the competition in the earlier matches. They managed to win a couple of close games. They did find ways of closing out close encounters. Their batting has been looking solid with players such as Dilshan, Parthiv Patel, and Kevin O'Brien contributing to the team cause. Gujarat batting as a result posted competitive scores on the board and they will be keen to repeat a good performance against the Tigers. These teams have played against each other earlier in the league and Giants won the game.
The weather for this game is expected to be clear with some possibility of showers coming down during the match.
This game is to be played at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi. It is a perfect batting surface where all kinds of bowlers will struggle. It doesn’t matter whether they are fast bowlers or spinners, it will be hard to stop the batters on this track.
Head-to-head between the two teams in favor of Gujarat.
Gujarat Giants won the only match played earlier in the league stage.
Kevin O'Brien has a great batting average.
Kevin O'Brien has scored 129 runs from a couple of matches with a terrific batting average of 64.50.
There don’t seem to be any injury worries reported for this game so far. All the players from both sides will be available for selection.
GRTG vs MANT Probable 11
GRTG Playing 11
- Virender Sehwag (C)
- Kevin O Brein
- Tillakaratne Dilshan
- Parthiv Patel (Wk)
- Lendl Simmons
- Thisara Perera
- Joginder Sharma
- Yashpal Singh
- Graeme Swann
- Rayad Emrit
- Elton Chigumbura
MANT Playing 11
- S Shukla
- Swapnil Asnodkar
- Mohammed Kaif
- Taibu (Wk)
- R Shukla
- Pardeep Sahu
- CJ Anderson
- Harbhajan Singh (C)
If you take a look at the current form, Gujarat Giants are stark favorites to win this match. They have been the team to beat in the competition so far. You can expect the current form to go on, and Gujarat to win this game to further consolidate their position in the points tally.
Kevin O'Brien: Kevin O'Brien has made a terrific start to the season. He has scored 129 runs in the couple of outings he has had thus far. He is scoring his runs with an average of 64.50 and with an incredible strike rate of 161. 25. He is certainly the top pick from either side.
Rayad Emrit: Rayad Emrit has made an excellent start to the competition with 3 wickets from a couple of games for Gujarat Giants. He has also succeeded in maintaining a good economy rate of 6.00 and his strike rate is 12.00. He is the pick of the bowlers for the Gujarat Giants.
Chris Mpofu: Chris Mpofu is the most successful bowler for Manipal Tigers in the competition. He has picked up 4 wickets so far from a couple of matches. He has picked these wickets at an excellent strike rate of 9.75. He has been leaking 9.75 runs per over though.
Mohammad Kaif: Mohammad Kaif has scored 97 runs in the league stage so far with an average of 48.50 and a strike rate of 110.22. He can be relied upon to come good again in the match.
GRTG vs MANT Dream11 Team 1
Keeper: P. Patel
Batters: V. Sehwag, M. Kaif, T. Dilshan, K. O'Brien (C)
All-rounders: T. Perera (VC), C. Anderson
Bowlers: H. Singh, M. Muralitharan, C. Mpofu, A. Dinda