Coming off from a disappointing loss against Kings XI Punjab, SunRisers Hyderabad will take on Delhi Capitals on Tuesday (October 27) at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai.
As they are lying at the second last position in the points table, SunRisers Hyderabad has been virtually knocked out of the tournament. Although technically they are still alive in the game, they will have to win the match against Delhi Capitals, who are at the second position in the points table.
Here, let’s take a look at SunRisers Hyderabad playing XI against Delhi Capitals:
Jonny Bairstow (wk):
Jonny Bairstow would be disappointed with his performance against KXIP. While chasing the below-par target of 126 runs, he was out after scoring 19 runs off 20 balls. After his fall of a wicket, the team could not find stability and lost the match by 12 runs.
The England wicketkeeper-batsman will want to play a big knock against Delhi Capitals, who have a strong bowling line up.
SunRisers Hyderabad captain David Warner was upset with his team’s batting performance as they even failed to chase down a low target. He had given a good start to the team, scoring 35 off 20 balls but his score was the highest.
After facing an embarrassing loss, he will like to dominate against DC.
Manish Pandey, who was the match-winner for SunRisers Hyderabad against Rajasthan Royals, could not take the team across the line against Kings XI Punjab. Because of Jagadeesha Suchith outstanding catch, Pandey was sent early to the hut after scoring 15 runs off 29 balls.
The right-hand batsman has to play a big knock to keep their chances alive for playoffs.
Abdul Samad, the power-hitter, had only scored 7 runs losing his wicket cheaply to Mohammed Shami. He had also misfielded a couple of times during the match. In the last couple of matches, he has not been up to the mark. The youngsters have a good opportunity to show his mettle against DC, which has world-class bowlers.
The allrounder had put in his best effort from batting to bowling but could not take the team across the line against KXIP. He runs out Murugan Ashwin with his outstanding throw while with the bat, he scored 26 runs off 27 balls. He would be really upset not to take the game home but will look to give a match-winning performance against DC.
The allrounder was the match-winner for them against Rajasthan Royals. He had also picked up two wickets against KXIP but could not give the best with the bat.
Jason Holder, who will be playing the third match for SunRisers Hyderabad, will want to make it count against DC.
Priyam Garg had a huge responsibility to play as a finisher, but his performance has not been consistent. He was out after scoring three runs against KXIP even though the target was not daunting. With few matches left to play, the youngster will want to prove his worth.
Rashid Khan had ticked all the boxes right, but the results have not gone in favour of SunRisers Hyderabad. The spinner is the leading wicket-taker for them, snaring 14 wickets in 11 matches.
Sandeep Sharma got two wickets in his name against KXIP and with the help of other bowlers restricted them to 126 runs. He picked the wicket of struggling Glenn Maxwell and Mandeep Singh.
T Natrajan went wicketless although he was economical, conceding 23 runs in his four overs. He is the lynchpin for the team and has impressed everyone with his perfect yorkers.
Khaleel Ahmed, the left-arm pacer, has proved expensive throughout the tournament. In the last match against KXIP, he was the most expensive bowler and even didn’t pick wickets. But his replacement Shabaz Nadeem could not do much for SunRisers Hyderabad. So, he is likely to retain a place for them.