GRTG vs INDC Match Preview

In their previous match, the Giants displayed an impressive performance despite the absence of their regular opening pair, Jacques Kallis and Chris Gayle. They effortlessly chased down a target of 159 runs. Abhishek Jhunjhunwala, who was playing only his second match of the season, played a crucial role by scoring 81 runs and forming crucial partnerships with Kevin O’Brien and Chirag Khurana.

Although O’Brien and Richard Levi have shown glimpses of good batting, it is essential for at least one of them to play a substantial innings in order to achieve a high team total. The bowlers have been performing exceptionally well and have been a key factor in the team's success.

Trent Johnston has been outstanding in the two matches he has played, taking 5 wickets. S Sreesanth and Ishwar Chaudhary have also contributed by picking up a total of 7 wickets between them. Sarabjit Ladda has been consistent, taking a wicket in each of his 4 appearances, and will join Monty Panesar in the spin attack.

The Capitals’ squad for this season is brimming with talent. Ricardo Powell showcased his brilliance by scoring a century against the Southern Superstars, placing him among the top 3 run-getters in the tournament. Kirk Edwards, Kevin Pietersen, and Gautam Gambhir are also exceptional players who possess the ability to turn the tide in the team's favor.

Ashley Nurse has proven to be a dependable all-rounder, contributing 101 runs and taking 3 wickets. Isuru Udana has been outstanding with the new ball, leading the team's wicket-takers with 7 dismissals. He will receive support from Rusty Theron and Hamish Bennett in the pace attack.

However, the team's slower bowlers have faced some challenges, with Pravin Tambe, the full-time spinner, managing to pick up only 2 wickets.


Weather Report

The weather in Surat is likely to be clear and there is no forecast of rain. However, there will be some dew during the second innings. 

Pitch Report

The Lalbhai Contractor Stadium provides a balanced pitch. There is something in it for everyone. The new ball does swing and seam a bit and the batsmen will need to settle down before they start playing the big shots. The average first-inning total here is around 130. The spinners will get some grip and turn throughout the match.

Notable stats

Sreesanth: Still Deadly With the New Ball

S Sreesanth is a consistent performer with the ball in the LLC. He has picked up 9 wickets in his last 6 outings at a strike rate of 13.33. His economy rate is pretty good too at 8.5 runs per over.

Team News

There are no updates regarding injuries from either side. 


GRTG vs INDC Probable 11

GRTG Playing 11

  • Dhruv Rawal (Wk)
  • Kevin O’Brien (C)
  • Richard Levi
  • Abhishek Jhunjhunwala
  • Chirag Khurana
  • Seekkuge Prasanna
  • Trent Johnston
  • S Sreesanth
  • Sarabjit Ladda
  • Monty Panesar
  • Ishwar Chaudhary

INDC Playing 11

  • Gautam Gambhir (C)
  • Ricardo Powell
  • Kirk Edwards
  • Ashley Nurse
  • Ben Dunk (Wk)
  • Rusty Theron
  • Isuru Udana
  • KP Appanna
  • Pravin Tambe
  • Hamish Bennett
  • Kevin Pietersen
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

While we are expecting a close contest between the two teams, we feel that the India Capitals have a slight edge. They are the defending champions and know how to perform under pressure. Also, the team is quite strong when it comes to the batting and also has a decent seam attack. 


Top Picks

Ashley Nurse: Ashley Nurse is a quality all-rounder for the India Capitals. He has scored 101 runs at a strike rate of 177.19 and has also picked up 3 wickets.

Kirk Edwards: Kirk Edwards has batted consistently well this season and is among the top-scorers for his team with 123 runs.

Trent Johnston: Johnston has picked up 5 wickets in his 2 appearances this season. He has a bowling average of 12.60 and a strike rate of 8.4. 


GRTG vs INDC Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: B Dunk

Batters: G Gambhir, R Powell, A Jhunjhunwala, K Edwards (VC)

All-rounders: A Nurse (C), I Choudhary

Bowlers: I Udana, R Theron, T Johnston, S Ladda

GRTG vs INDC Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction