The Rajasthan Royals win against the defending champions Mumbai Indians on Sunday meant that the 2019 runners-up Chennai Super kings became the first team to be knocked out of the contention for the Indian Premier League 2020 Play- offs. The 47th match of this season is scheduled to take place between the Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Capitals at the Dubai International Stadium in Dubai.
The Delhi Capitals team which is led by the young Shreyas Iyer is well placed at the 2nd position and are just one win away from confirming their play-off berth. While, the Sunrisers Hyderabad find themselves in a bothersome 7th place, which means a defeat here would put an end to their race for the top four.
The last time the two sides met each other the match went in favor of the Sunrisers Hyderabad. The Delhi Capitals after winning the toss chose to chase and SRH with the help of half- century by the wicket-keeper batsman Jonny Bairstow and valuable forties by Australian opener David Warner and Kiwis Captain Kane Williamson reached a respectable total of 162. The Delhi Capitals lost their opener Prithvi Shaw early in the innings and with none of the batsmen able to convert their starts, they ended up on the losing side by 15 runs.
Both the teams will come into this clash on the back of a loss as Sunrisers Hyderabad were defeated by the Kings Xl Punjab in a thriller of an encounter in which the Punjab side successfully managed to defend a low score of 126. While, the Delhi Capitals were left clueless after the onslaught by the KKR batsmen as they were thrashed by the Kolkata Knight Riders by 59 runs.
Can Sunrisers Hyderabad make a late surge into the tournament? Or will the Delhi Capitals become the first team to confirm their play- offs spot?
Match Toss Time: 17:30 Local (19:00 IST)
Match Start Time: 18:00 Local (19:30 IST)
Match Venue: Dubai International Stadium, Dubai
Clear skies are expected, which is once again in favor of the sport. The temperature is expected to be hovering in the 28- 32 degree range. While, the humidity is expected to reach a maximum of 42%.
The pitch in Dubai has been an ideal pitch for cricket as it looks well balanced for the batsmen and bowlers. Even though the pitch has slowed down drastically, We saw the CSK chase down the score of 145 with ease against the RCB side. Said that, any score of 165 plus still looks a winning total for the team batting first. With the match schedule to take place in the evening the due may play a crucial part.
The Sunrisers would be a bit disappointed with their recent performance against the Kings Xl Punjab as the game looked well in favor of them in the first 15 overs. With not much in reserve to try and given that it's a must win game for the SRH. The management and captain will be happy to feature the settled line-up.
While the DC have done a wonderful job this season and the players can not be blamed for having an off-day against the Kolkata Knight Riders. They are likely to feature the same Xl that played against the KKR.
Probable Playing Xl
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH): David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Priyam Garg, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan
Delhi Capitals (DC): Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Tushar Deshpande, Anrich Nortje
SRH vs DC Fantasy Team
Jonny Bairstow, Shreyas Iyer, Shikhar Dhawan, Priyam Garg, David Warner, Vijay Shankar, Anrich Nortje, Tushar Deshpande, Kagiso Rabada, Rashid Khan, Khaleel Ahmed
Captain Picks: David Warner (SRH), Shreyas Iyer (DC)
Vice- Captain Picks: Kagiso Rabada (DC), Jonny Bairstow (SRH)
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