The 47th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will witness Delhi Capitals colliding SunRisers Hyderbad in the reverse fixture at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai.
Delhi Capitals have got derailed in their last couple of matches although they are still at the number two position in the points table. Against Kolkata Knight Riders, they were badly beaten in all areas and lost the match by 59 runs.
To boost their confidence, Delhi Capitals will eye to win against SunRisers Hyderabad, who are lying at the second last position in the points table.
Here, let’s look at Delhi Capitals predicted playing XI for the fixture:
In the last match against KKR, Prithvi Shaw was dropped while Ajinkya Rahane was given the opening position. But the results didn’t change. Rahane was also out for a duck. Also, before that match, batting at number three position, he had scored 2 and 8 against Royals and CSK respectively.
So, Prithvi Shaw is likely to get his place back in the playing XI as the opener. He will have to play a big knock to set the stage on fire from the very start of the game.
In-form batsman, Shikhar Dhawan was out after scoring six runs leaving his team struggling to chase down the mammoth target of 195 runs against KKR.
To take the team to victory, he will have to play a big knock because his opening partner is already struggling.
Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer always has the burden to rebuild the inning for his side after the openers lost his wicket. As a result, he has not been able to play freely. The openers will have to give a good start to the team so that Iyer could carry on the momentum.
In the last match, after Dhawan and Rahane lost their wicket, Iyer build the innings with Rishabh Pant, but it could not help the team to win the match.
The wicket-keeper batsman, Rishabh Pant, has not been able to accelerate the innings for Delhi Capitals after he has returned to the team after recovering from injury. In the last match, he had scored only 27 runs in 33 balls.
Apart from batting, his wicketkeeping has also not been up to the mark, especially against fast bowlers. The youngster forms the crux of the middle-order. He will have to get good runs on the board to take them to win against SRH.
The power hitter, Shimron Hetmyer, was out after scoring 10 runs off 5 balls. He might be disappointed with his performance because the team needed him to play a big knock. Against SRH, the Windies need to play a fiery knock to get the team across the line.
Marcus Stoinis, the fast-bowling allrounder, had a disappointing match against KKR. Although he took two wickets, he proved expensive, giving away 41 runs in his four overs quota.
As far as batting is concerned, he has lost his wicket early in the last two matches as the team has also failed to register the victory.
Delhi Capitals was expecting Axar Patel to play firey knock against KKR like he did against CSK to seal the deal for them. But the allrounder could not repeat the same stint. Also, he was only given one over to bowl where he conceded seven runs.
Kagiso Rabada is the game-changer for Delhi Capitals. He has umpteenth time delivered breakthroughs to the side. Against KKR, when they needed to break the partnership between Nitish Rana and Sunil Narina, Rabada picked the wicket of the latter although it could not help the team to guide them to victory. But he will always remain their match-winner.
KKR batsmen badly thrashed Ravichandran Ashwin. He conceded 45 runs in three overs while went wicketless. His poor outing hurt the team as KKR set up a mammoth target of 195 runs. The only spinner of the team will have to bounce back stronger against SRH.
Anrich Nortje was the only one who had given impressive performance. He ran through the top-order of KKR, picking the wicket of Shubman Gill and Rahul Tripathi. Overall, the Proteas returned with a bowling figure of 4-0-27-2. He is the key player for Delhi Capitals and will play a crucial role to take the game home against SRH.