Gujarat Lions will face Delhi Daredevils in the match 31 of the Indian Premier League 2016. The latest Gujarat Lions v Delhi Daredevils betting tips for this IPL 2016 encounter can be checked below.
The IPL so far has been full of twists and turns, as the underdogs Delhi Daredevils have managed to reach the second spot, beating all odds. Six matches in and only two defeats, it is definitely evident that Zaheer Khan has done a splendid job as the captain.
Daredevils last hosted Kolkata Knight Riders, whom they defeated by 27 runs. Batting first, they got to a rather shaky start and lost their opening batsmen quickly. But a couple of brilliant innings from Karun Nair and Sam Billings took the team to a total of 186 runs. When they came to bowl, Khan and Carlos Brathwaite took three wickets each, playing a crucial role in the victory.
This is certainly a huge turnaround from the previous season, where they struggled to move past the bottom four. But the lack of consistency in their players is certainly something to be concerned about.
As for Gujarat Lions, they near perfect campaign dealt another blow on Sunday when they lost to none other than Kings XI Punjab by 23 runs. Despite this, they didn’t lose their lead in the table as they sit on the top with 12 points.
The hosts bowled first and restricted their opponents to 154 runs, with the youngster Shivil Kaushik taking three wickets. But things didn’t go according to plan when they came to bat, as they fell prey to Axar Patel and Mohit Sharma.
This is the third time that they appeared to be losing their grip. They last faced Rising Pune Supergiants, whom they defeated by three wickets, but only in the final over. Comparing the two teams, Lions have a fairly better squad with the likes of Dwayne Bravo and Brendon McCullum, but Daredevils have got an intimidating bowling attack.
Gujarat Lions v Delhi Daredevils head-to-head
The last time the two teams met was a few days back, where Lions won by just one run. They defended a target of 173 runs, and certainly got lucky as Delhi fumbled in the last over. But this time around, it can go either way.
Gujarat Lions v Delhi Daredevils betting tips for the IPL 2016: