Delhi Capitals and Sunrises Hyderabad are all set to fight it out on Tuesday, this promises to be an absolute cracker of a game. The Sunrisers Hyderabad are the verge of elimination from IPL 2020, and desperately need a win in this game. Despite having shown glimpses of brilliance in the middle phase of the tournament, SRH haven’t put in an all-round performance yet, and will be looking to do so against DC. DC wouldn’t be too keen on looking back at the reverse fixture, in which Rashid Khan starred in a low-scoring game. However, Shreyas Iyer’s side will fancy their chances of a win, especially given that SRH’s famed top order hasn’t really fired in this IPL.
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Capitals, Match 47
27th October 2020, at 7:30 PM IST
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
What To Expect:
The pitch at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium has been on the slower side in recent games, with the average first-innings score in the last three IPL matches at this venue being just 142.And although there has been a lot of swing for the bowlers to exploit, the spinners will play a significant role in the games to come at this venue.With one side of the ground being relatively bigger than the other, the bowlers will want to bowl to their fields, which Arshdeep Singh and Chris Jordan did to perfection against SRH recently.Wickets in hand and a stable platform should help the batting side achieve around 155, which is more than competitive at this venue. With dew expected to play some part as well, both teams will ideally look to field upon winning the toss.
Delhi Capitals are on the verge of qualification. They however they don’t have momentum on their side and come into this game on the back of consecutive losses. Apart from Shikhar Dhawan, none of the DC batsmen have performed consistently of late, and this will be a slight cause for concern for the team. DC’s bowling attack has been the talk of the town, with the overseas pace duo of Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje having picked up 37 wickets between them in IPL 2020. The spin tandem of Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel has also excelled this year.
DC Predicted Playing XI:
Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw/Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer (C), Rishabh Pant (WK), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravi Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Tushar Deshpande/Harshal Patel and Anrich Nortje
Much is expected from captain David Warner, who has blown hot and cold this season. Manish Pandey and Jonny Bairstow have also been unable to sustain their form. With an inexperienced bowling attack in the absence of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, SRH will have to play out of their skins to get the win in Dubai. A lot depends on this match for the orange army as If SRH lose this match, they’ll have to bid goodbye to their hopes of making the playoffs.
SRH Predicted Playing XI:
David Warner (C), Jonny Bairstow (WK), Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Priyam Garg, Abdul Samad/Abhishek Sharma, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Khaleel Ahmed/Basil Thampi, T Natarajan and Sandeep Sharma