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David Warner Blames Matchups And Wicket For Axar Patel's Non-Bowling Stint

  • Posted on April 5, 2023
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Axar Patel's Quick-Fire Innings Not Enough as DC Suffers Back-to-Back Defeats

During a recent match between Gujarat Titans (GT) and Delhi Capitals (DC), DC skipper David Warner justified his decision not to allow Indian all-rounder Axar Patel to Bowl a single over in the match where his team lost by six wickets. In the first innings, DC scored 162/8, with GT pacers Mohammad Shami (3/41) and Alzarri Joseph (2/29) putting DC on the back foot with some excellent bowling. Axar Patel’s quick-fire cameo of 36 from 22 balls helped DC to a respectable total. In response, GT reached the target with 11 balls to spare, with Sai Sudharsan scoring 62 not out of 48 and David Miller smashing 31 off 16. The defending champions GT secured their second consecutive win as they defeated DC, who suffered their second loss in as many games. This victory was made possible by the unbeaten partnership of 56 runs from 29 balls between two left-handed players.


David Warner Blames
David Warner Blames

Warner Praises Gujarat Titans Bowlers for Adapting Better to Matchup Situation in Recent DC-GT Match

Following the match, DC captain Warner clarified that he was unable to utilize Axar in bowling due to the presence of two left-handed batters in the Gujarat team, which would have resulted in unfavorable matchups. Warner praised the traveling bowlers of Gujarat for adapting to the situation better than the DC bowlers. He added that it swung more than he anticipated and losing wickets in the powerplay can be a struggle. They showed how to adapt to the situation, and it is a learning for DC. Warner also spoke about the importance of being on point and expecting that swing in the first few overs. He felt that they were in the game till the back end, but Sai Sudharsan batted well, and Miller did what he does. Warner believed that with the dew, it would be challenging if they did not get 180-190.

The captain of GT, Hardik Pandya, complimented his teammate Sai Sudharsan, expressing his belief that the young player has a bright future in franchise cricket and will achieve great things. Pandya credited Sudharsan's terrific batting to the support staff and his own hard work. He believed that going forward, Sudharsan would do something great for franchise cricket and eventually for India.



David Warner Blames
David Warner Blames

Sai Sudharsan and David Miller Lead Gujarat Titans to Victory Against Delhi Capitals Despite Late Resistance

In conclusion, DC suffered a defeat against GT, and Warner's decision to not give Axar Patel a single over was questioned. However, Warner explained that it was due to matchups, as two left-handers were batting for Gujarat. GT's bowlers adapted Well to the swinging conditions, while DC struggled. GT's left-handed duo of Sudharsan and Miller guided their team to victory, with Sudharsan receiving praise from his captain, Hardik Pandya. Sudharsan's hard work and dedication to improving his game indicate that he could be a rising star in franchise cricket and possibly even play for India in the future.

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