Delhi Capitals has continued where they left off last season, racking up the wins and already positioning themselves in one of the spots for the playoffs. They will further look to consolidate that position when they take on Sunrisers Hyderabad at the MA Chidambaram Stadium tomorrow.
When these two teams met last year, they played a total of 3 games. Playing in the league twice and then finally in the playoffs. The Hyderabad franchise won both the league games, winning the first match by 15 and the second match by a massive 88 runs. Delhi was able to turn up when it mattered winning the play-off by 17 runs and going into the finals.
Will Sunrisers Hyderabad continue their resurgence by racking up their second win? Or the consistency of Delhi Capital claims another victory for the team?
Match Toss Time: 19:00 Local (13:30 GMT)
Match Start Time: 19:30 Local (14:00 GMT)
Match Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Head to Head
Matches Played: 18 SRH: 11, DC: 7
Conditions seem to be fit for a wonderful game of cricket with bright and sunny skies forecasted. The temperatures are predicted to hover around the region 27-33 degrees celsius with humidity touching the 66% mark. Though precipitation stands at 10%, it poses no threat to rainfall.
The strip in Chennai is a slow one, wIth bowlers finding much joy in the past games. The spinners have been able to trouble the batsmen getting great purchases from the wicket. With something available for the pacers also, those with the slow ball variations stand out. But as a few teams have shown, with enough application there are enough runs to be made on this wicket.
T Natrajan has been officially ruled out of Indian Premier League 2021 due to an injury sustained playing for the Indian International team that has flared up again now. No replacements have been announced as of yet and will be one to keep a close eye on. The return of Kane Williamson will bring great joy to the management and his inclusion saw the first win of the season.
The latest news out of the Delhi camps is that Axar Patel has rejoined the bio bubble after recovering from the covid virus and is available for selection. However, it is unlikely the Indian all-rounder will be thrust into the playing 11 right away. But the management will be happy with combinations they have on the field and will be not keen on making changes right away.
Probable Playing XI
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH): David Warner, Jonny Bairstow, Kane Williamson, Virat Singh, Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed
Delhi Capitals (DC): Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Steven Smith, Rishabh Pant, Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Lalit Yadav, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan, Amit Mishra
Shikhar Dhawan has started in spectacular fashion being amongst the runs showing why he is one of the most successful batsmen in this league. Rashid Khan can also not be kept out, with consistent impactful performances every game. Jonny Bairstow and Prithvi Shaw should be your other must-picks.
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