IPL 2024: Can Delhi Capitals bowlers rein in Gujarat Titans on tiny Delhi outfield? | Cricket News

Apr24,2024


New Delhi: As soon as the Delhi Capitals team bus was about to enter. Arun Jaitley Stadium The skies opened up for the team's scheduled practice session on Tuesday.
The delay helped Rishabh Pant-led DC train in cooler conditions and helped Pant and the head coach ricky ponting Can be seen having an intense “talking session” with his fast bowlers Khalil Ahmed, Enrique Nortje, Mukesh Kumar And Ishant Sharma.
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This conversation has become necessary due to the number of runs that DC bowlers have given so far. Against KKR, he gave away 272 runs. In the next game, MI scored 234 runs on the scoreboard, while in the latest match against SRH, Delhi bowlers scored 266 runs in 20 overs.
Following the DC bowlers are the Gujarat Titans batsmen, that too on a calm pitch, which saw tremendous hitting from the batsmen in the ODI World Cup last year as well as the Women's Premier League in March.
GT captain Shubman Gill, coach Ashish Nehra and DC captain Pant were all seen gathering around the main wicket and tapping the wicket on Tuesday. The general pattern that has developed at Kotla points towards another run-fest.

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Pant wants to secure a place in T20 World Cup
One person who will look to take full advantage of the batting-friendly conditions is Pant himself. At the halfway stage of the tournament, Pant is DC's top scorer with 254 runs in 8 innings, with the runs coming at an impressive strike-rate of 150.29. He looks fit and is in good form behind the stumps.
Pant is definitely aiming for selection in the Indian team for the upcoming T20 World Cup. “I think his batting is getting better. He is starting to have a bit more confidence and trust in his body. At the beginning of the tournament, he was a bit apprehensive, especially with his keeping. But now, his keeping behind the stumps is poor. Has occurred.” Really good,” said coach Ponting.

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“He should definitely be in that (World Cup) team. He is a very good player and can have a huge impact on the game for India.”
The deal is not yet complete for Pant. They have Sanju Samson, KL Rahul, Jitesh Sharma and even the experienced Dinesh Karthik competing for that one spot. Except Jitesh, the rest of the IPL seasons have been good so far.

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Amidst all this, Pant, who is returning after an accident in December 2022, will have to increase his speed as well as consistency.
Just a week ago, in the match between the two teams in Ahmedabad, Gujarat was bowled out for 89 runs and DC achieved the target in 8.5 overs. The Capitals would love to see similar behavior on Wednesday.

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