Former Indian cricketer Sanjay Bangar has opined that Delhi Capitals need Shikhar Dhawan to be at his best. At the same time, SunRisers Hyderabad will hope Kane Williamson to replicate his last innings when the two franchise meet each other in the second qualifier on Sunday (November 8).
Kane Williamson had played a crucial knock against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the eliminator. Although the pressure was mounting on him, he didn’t give away his wicket and stood until the last ball to seal the deal for them. He amassed an unbeaten 50 of 44 balls while stitched up 65 runs partnership with Jason Holder. Sanjay Bangar feels that Williamson will have to play a similar knock against DC.
He said that the New Zealander soak in the pressure and put that back on the opponent, which is a crucial quality to beat any team.
“He’s (Williamson) gone be equally important for SunRisers Hyderabad…how a David Warner is important right at the top, but you saw in the previous game, his temperament, the ability to soak-in pressure and then put the pressure back on the opponent is a crucial quality, which not many people have,” Bangar said while speaking on Star Sports’ show Game Plan.
“So, I believe, he’s going to be a crucial element, if SRH have to continue their march of winning five games in a row. So, he is going to be critical,” he added.
Shikhar Dhawan will be pivotal for Delhi Capitals: Sanjay Bangar
Like Kane Williamson, Sanjay Bangar feels Shikhar Dhawan is important for Delhi Capitals. As Dhawan was the part of SRH set up until 2018, the former Indian cricketer believes that the top-order batsman better understands SRH’s attack. So, he will have to play a big knock.
“He’s (Dhawan) a big match player…World Cup, ICC Championship, whenever he is required he has always fired for the team, which he has played for. He knows what is the state, he knows the SunRisers Hyderabad in and out, because he has played for them, he knows how to tackle Rashid Khan and he goes after him,” said Sanjay Bangar.
“So, I believe, Shikhar Dhawan is going to be a brilliant, brilliant player if Delhi Capitals have to win this game,” he added.
The team which wins the second qualifier will enter the grand-finale and will take on Mumbai Indians on November 10.