Second-placed Delhi Capitals will take on bottom-placed Sunrisers Hyderabad in the reverse leg of IPL 2021 in Dubai on Wednesday. Languishing at the bottom of the league standings with just one win in seven encounters so far, Sunrisers Hyderabad will be hoping for a second better showing in the second half.
Delhi Capitals, on the other hand, have enjoyed a terrific time in the current campaign of IPL and with the in-form team, who are once again expected to make the playoffs. Earlier when these two teams met, fans witnessed an epic clash with the match going to a super over and Delhi coming out victorious.
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The Delhi franchise started off proceedings posting a modest score on the back of a Prithvi Shaw batting show, who scored 53 off 39 balls. Though SRH batting struggled, Kane Williamson stood tall fighting back with a 51 ball 66, drawing the scores.
Can Sunrisers Hyderabad complete the job and claim the victory? Or will the Delhi Capitals talent prove too much to handle too soon?
Match Toss Time: 17:30 Local (19:00 IST)
Match Start Time: 18:00 Local (19:30 IST)
Match Venue: Dubai International Stadium, Dubai
Head to Head
Matches Played: 19, DC:8, SRH: 11
Weather Conditions and pitch
Sunrisers Hyderabad would be aiming to negate the disappointments of the first half and make a fresh start under the leadership of captain Kane Williamson. With a strong side on paper, it will be Williamson’s responsibility to translate that onto the field.
David Warner will focus on getting his batting groove back after stepping down from captaincy.
The Delhi management will not look to make many changes to the already dominant side. A welcome sight will be that of Shreyas Iyer, who was nursing a shoulder injury. But it has been decided that Rishabh Pant will continue as captain for the remainder of the series.
Probable Playing XI
Delhi Capitals (DC): Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Steven Smith, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (C), Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH): David Warner, Wriddhiman Saha, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Kedhar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Sherfane Rutherford/ Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan
Indian Team players Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw started the season in blistering fashion and much of the same is expected as the second half of IPL begins.
In addition to these two, we also feel Australian David Warner and Afghanistan player Rashid Khan are the other two to keep an eye on, who could explode at any moment.
# SRH’s destructive opener David Warner, who holds the record for the most runs by a foreign player in the IPL is just 53 runs away from scoring 5500 runs in the tournament. If the Aussie does manage to reach the milestone, he will be only the 3rd player to achieve this feat and he will also climb to the 3rd spot in the list of highest run-getters.
# Both leading bowlers of SRH and DC, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ravichandran Ashwin are tied at 139 wickets. Who do you think can win the race to the golden mark?
# In the last 10 meetings both teams have managed to win five apiece and they were also part of an intriguing super over the contest in the very last meeting this season, which went in favor of the Delhi side.
DC vs SRH fantasy team
Captain and Vice-Captain picks
The Delhi Capitals definitely look like the better team as they find themselves well placed at the 2nd spot. The onus will be on the Orange cap holder Shikhar Dhawan and the 2nd highest wicket-taker in the tournament- Avesh Khan.
Sunrisers seem to be having a rough patch and the friction that has been taking place within the team is likely to haunt the Hyderabad side. A loss for the Sunrisers in this match could see the end of their campaign this season.
Cricwizz predicts Delhi Capitals to win the match and climb to the top of the table.
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