IPL 2019, Match 16: DC vs SRH – Batsmen and Bowlers to Watch for at Delhi
Gone are those days when we used to effusively praise batsmen for their astounding run. With the inception of the shortest version of the game, over the years bowlers have had ruled the roost and subsequently, the fielders have had set their standards high. Here, we have picked at least five players who could continue their sheer domination (batsmen and bowlers to watch) during the match 16 of DC vs SRH Hyderabad, for the IPL 2019 season at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in New Delhi.
Amidst all the storm, the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) has left an indelible mark, in many ways. Beyond the variables, the different trait of players further set a pinnacle for distinct teams with IPL becoming one of the hottest platforms for the young breed of cricketers from one season to another.
It is interesting to note that the combination of players with the chopping and changing has worked in patches. However, in another way, the formulas at times have paid rich dividends–to settle the case for distinct teams.
On the other side, it has been seen youngsters giving their best to learn a thing or so while receiving tidbits from their seniors. With predicament at times kneeling down star-studded teams, apart from the rollercoaster ride, the positives have further paved a way for teams—to bolster during every passing game.
Away from theatrics, the ongoing season hasn’t perfectly witnessed the significant contests between the teams while relying on their marquee players too.
Let’s have a look at the key players which includes batsmen and bowlers who could deliver in the impending DC vs SRH game at Feroz Shah Kotla.
The harbinger of hope for Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) David Warner has been in rollicking form. He had so far slammed one hundred and two half-centuries to don the Orange Cap.
The southpaw has been accelerating SRH’s innings since he set his foot at the iconic Eden Garden’s Kolkata.
In three matches, explosive opener batsman Warner has amassed 254 runs to lead from the front.
Concurrently, Warner is averaging at staggering 127 with his strike-rate of 175.17. He has further belted 23 fours and 10 sixes.
With Warner breathing fire, he’s serving as an engine for the SRH.
Audacious in nature, Rishabh Pant has already set his hallmark with his magnificent hitting prowess. The Delhi Capitals’ (DC) heavyweight makes big hitting ridiculously easy whenever he is on the song.
Meanwhile, he’s sitting fourth on the list of this year’s top run-getters. He has accumulated 153 runs in four matches at an average of 51. With his strike-rate higher than powerhouses like Chris Gayle, Warner and Jos Buttler, Pant has entertained crowds while playing some innovative shots.
He would be keen to shoulder responsibility for Capitals at their den.
Jonny Bairstow’s maiden edition of the IPL had won him a massive fanbase. Following a promising start, the wicketkeeper-batsman has notched up his maiden hundred against RCB. And with that game, he alongside Warner had forged a hat-trick of hundred-plus run stand for the opening wicket.
With SRH enjoying the top-two positions for the batsmen, Bairstow did not disappoint team management and fans. He has delivered according to the expectations by deflating the oppositions with his exceptional range of shots.
So far, Bairstow has scored 198 runs at an average of 66. He further maintained his average as 66 with his strike-rate reading impressive 166.39.
To be succinct, senior Afghanistan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi indeed came out of a syllabus question for the RCB. He has grabbed his opportunity by replacing regular skipper Kane Williamson.
Williamson has not only bagged four wickets while playing his maiden IPL game of the season, but he has broken the spine of hosts batting line-up.
While relying on his basics, Nabi is second on the list with best bowling figures of the season after Kings XI Punjab’s (KXIP) hat-trick boy Sam Curran. The 34-year-old off-spinner Nabi has conceded just 11 runs to eke out four scalps in his quota of four overs.
It would be tough for SRH to sideline him for the about-to-happen game in Delhi.
While bowling all-six Yorkers, Rabada might have got four on spot, but he has defended 11 runs during the home game against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).
Known for throwing a challenge, Rabada has bowled remarkably well to become a protagonist with a ball for the Capitals.
So far, he has snared six scalps while conceding 122 runs in 15.4 overs. Until now, Rabada had played all four games for the Capitals.
He is there for Capitals to deliver while rolling over his golden arm.
Tahir Ibn Manzoor
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