The great match of the Indian Premier League 2020 will put the two teams in stark contrast. Sunrisers Hyderabad are in a four-match winning streak, while Delhi Capital find themselves in the midst of a very poor slam. There is a lot to distinguish between the current DC side and the tournament starters.
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From winning six of their first eight games to losing five of their last six, the Capitals have done nothing in the past few weeks, but have hurt their chance and with the final spot, the clock ticks is .
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The Capitals need to find a solution to one thing that is their core – and that is domestic batting, which makes players who blow hot and cold. One of the most promising young batsmen of the current generation, World Cup winner, Prithvi Shaw is probably batting the worst of his life. Shreyas Iyer has yet to come up with that impressive knock despite scoring over 400 runs. Ajinkya Rahane has ruined his chances and Rishabh Pant is constantly under the puzzle. The only positives in that batting line-up are Shikhar Dhawan and Marcus Stoinis, but they can only do so much.
DC’s bowling, considered one of the best for the most part of the IPL, was taken to the cleaners by Mumbai Indians in Qualifier 1. And although the Sunrisers’ batting order is not as spectacular as their MI counterpart, the icy calm Kane Williamson and even cooler Jason Holder, along with captain David Warner, are perfectly capable of repeating similar feats.
And why, you ask? Because SRH has strengthened itself with uplifting, rejuvenating itself behind a string of impressive performances. He defined all odds to make it to the playoffs before sending packing to Royal Challengers Bangalore. In this game of magnifying proportions, both teams will deliver a knockout blow, setting them on a date with the defending champions on Tuesday.
What: Indian Premier League, 2020, Qualifier 2, Delhi Capital vs Sunrisers Hyderabad
When: Sunday, November 8, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
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Their vulnerability at the top order is an area of concern, DC needs to strengthen it and they can do so by bringing Shimron Hammir inside. Who goes out? Easy, Daniel Symes. Certainly, DC will be a frontline bowler, but it is their batting that needs to be strengthened a bit. In that case, Marcus Stoinis would have to fill in for the Symes as the first chance among the fast bowlers, and they would need to boost the order. Also, it would not be the worst idea to underestimate Shaw in order to eliminate Shet and give Rahane another chance as Dhawan’s opening partner.
Expected XI: 1 Shikhar Dhawan, 2 Ajinkya Rahane, 3 Shreyas Iyer (capt), 4 Prithvi Shaw, 5 Shimron Hetmyer, 6 Marcus Stoinis, 7 Rishabh Pant (WK), 8 Axar Patel, 9 R Ashwin, 10 Enrique Narje, 11 Kagiso Rabada
Wriddhiman will be the focal point of Saha’s fitness, as if he is still unfit, chances are SRH will stick with Srivats Goswami, as Jason Holder, Rashid Khan and Kane Williamson are also too valuable to be dropped for Johnny Bairstow. Also, by combining these four foreign players, the Sunrisers have won their last four matches.
Probable XI: 1 David Warner (Capt), 2 Wriddhiman Saha / Shreevats Goswami (Wk), 3 Manish Pandey, 4 Kane Williamson, 5 Priyam Garg, 6 Jason Holder, 7 Abdul Samad, 8 Rashid Khan, 9 Shahbaz Nadeem, 10 Sandeep Sharma, 11 T Natarajan
Statistics and general knowledge
– Delhi has won only 1 of their 7 matches in IPL.
– Wriddhiman Saha is 21 runs away from completing 2,000 runs in IPL.
– David Warner is the 5th batsman to become the 6th batsman to hit 200 sixes in IPL.
– Ajinkya Rahane is 69 runs away from completing 4,000 runs in IPL.
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