In the Qualifier 2 of the IPL 2020, Shreyas Iyer-led Delhi Capitals (DC) are facing David Warner-led SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) at Sheikh Zayed Stadium (Abu Dhabi). The winner of this match will face the defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) in the final of this tournament on Tuesday (10th November) evening at Dubai.
At the end of the league stage in the IPL 2020, Delhi Capitals finished in the second position in the points table with 16 points and SunRisers Hyderabad finished in the third position in the same points table with 14 points.
In the early playoffs of the IPL 2020, Delhi Capitals suffered a 57-run defeat in the Qualifier 1 match against Mumbai Indians (MI) while SunRisers Hyderabad claimed a 6-wicket victory against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Eliminator.
It is the third meeting between Delhi Capitals and SunRisers Hyderabad in the ongoing IPL 2020. SRH won both the previous matches of this season against DC.
IPL 2020, Qualifier 2: Delhi Capitals vs SunRisers Hyderabad (DC vs SRH) – Toss Report
Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer won the toss and decided to bat first. They made two changes in the playing XI as Shimron Hetmyer and Praveen Dubey have replaced Daniel Sams and Prithvi Shaw.
Shreyas Iyer (Image Credit: Google)
Iyer said, “We had two outings against SRH and I think this is a better outfield to bat against them. Putting on a good total would be a responsibility, and it’s a good surface too. You have to take the positives, and do the homework right and I think we have done that well. Rashid is an amazing bowler who can change the game. We have to be aware of him and play smartly. Pravin Dube and Hetmyer come in. It’s important to keep things simple, and it’s only a matter of executing our plan today.”
On the other hand, SunRisers Hyderabad captain David Warner confirmed that they have maintained their last winning combination.
Warner said, “We would have bowled first, so happy with the toss. You can see a few indentations on the pitch too and hopefully we can take some early wickets in the powerplay. We are supposed to win close games, and that was a kick in the backside to perform and we have performed well since then. Everyone knows their roles in the team. It’s a new wicket, new game, different kind of pressure. We have no changes, Wriddhiman Saha has a hamstring tear, so we’re playing the same team as the last game.”
IPL 2020, Qualifier 2: Delhi Capitals vs SunRisers Hyderabad (DC vs SRH) – Playing XIs
Delhi Capitals (DC): Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer (C), Rishabh Pant (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Praveen Dubey, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje
SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH): David Warner (C), Shreevats Goswami (wk), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Jason Holder, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sandeep Sharma, Thangarasu Natarajan