Will a young Delhi Capitals side continue their winning streak and clinch their third straight win in the season or will Sunrisers Hyderabad still in the hunt of their first win of the tournament as both the teams face each other at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in match number 11 of the Dream11 IPL 2020, on Tuesday.
Delhi Capitals will be very confident going into this game as they have two back-to-back wins in their bag with a convincing victory over the experienced Chennai Super Kings in their last game and will look to continue their winning streak and retain the top spot in the table.
Meanwhile the Sunrisers Hyderabad are still searching for their first win in the season and will look to fancy the young Delhi side to gain their first points in the table.
We look into some of the important talking points going around ahead of tonight’s match between Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Will SRH’s top three fire?
While there have been a few notable batting performances from the Hyderabad batsmen, they are yet to fire as a unit. The likes of Jonny Bairstow, David Warner and Manish Pandey will be up against DC bowling line-up, who seems inexperienced except Rabada, but have performed well in recent times, and it would be very interesting to see how they fare off against each other.
Rishabh Pant(DC) vs Bhuvneshwar Kumar(SRH)
Rishabh Pant have always been a promising talent, but the issue with him has been consistency and temperament always. He looks good in his innings and then suddenly plays a rash shot and gets out. That has been the story of Rishabh Pant in general as well as in this tournament, promising starts with shameful ends. But tonight it might be different for the young left-hander as he will be up against Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Although Bhuvneshwar has the best economy rate in the IPL, no one has dominated Bhuvneshwar in the IPL as much as Rishabh Pant. Pant averages 65 against Bhuvneshwar with a strike rate of 250. Pant also has his highest IPL score of 128 against the Sunrisers, and he will fancy his chances against them tonight.
Overall (15 matches – DC:6 | SRH:9)
DC and SRH have fared off against each other 15 times in the IPL so far and SRH have the better numbers with 9 wins out of the 15 matches played whereas DC have won only 6
Recent (Last 5 matches)
SRH have a slender upper hand in the recent head-to-head numbers as well, with three wins against DC in the previous five matches.
LAST 5 GAMES
DC won by 2 wickets
DC won by 39 runs
SRH won by 5 wickets
SRH won by 10 wickets
SRH won by 7 wickets
Milestones to lookout for
– Rishabh Pant is 3 dismissals away from 50 IPL dismissals
– Rishabh Pant is 6 sixes away from 100 IPL sixes.
– Shikhar Dhawan is 3 sixes away from 100 IPL sixes for the Delhi franchise.
Delhi Capitals: 1 Prithvi Shaw, 2 Shikhar Dhawan, 3 Shreyas Iyer (capt), 4 Rishabh Pant (wk), 5 Shimron Hetmyer, 6 Marcus Stoinis, 7 Axar Patel, 8 Amit Mishra, 9 Kagiso Rabada, 10 Anrich Nortje, 11 Avesh Khan
Sunrisers Hyderabad: 1 David Warner (capt), 2 Jonny Bairstow (wk), 3 Manish Pandey, 4 Vijay Shankar/Wriddhiman Saha, 5 Mohammad Nabi, 6 Abdul Samad, 7 Abhishek Sharma, 8 Rashid Khan, 9 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 10 Sandeep Sharma, 11 Khaleel Ahmed/T Natarajan
Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad
Venue – Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium
Toss – 7pm IST
Match Time – 7:30pm IST
Match can be viewed on the Star Sports Network and the Disney + Hotstar VIP subscription
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