Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Capitals : UNDERDOGS HYDERABAD || Indian Super League 2021 Match 20
Indian Super League 2021 Match 20
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Capitals – April 25th
The Delhi Capitals have been remarkable in this edition so far, winning three out of their four matches. Although they have encountered some personnel worries with conventional skipper Shreyas Iyer being ruled out of IPL 2021, Delhi has managed well under Rishabh Pant’s direction.
Key to their fates has been Shikhar Dhawan, who presently holds the Orange Cap with 231 runs to his name. Although DC’s ace speedster Kagiso Rabada is still to fire in IPL 2021, they will begin Sunday’s match as favourites.
Possible playing XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Steve Smith, Rishabh Pant (c&wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Lalit Yadav, Amit Mishra, Ravi Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada and Avesh Khan.
But DC lock horns with positive Sunrisers Hyderabad side who won their first match in IPL 2021 earlier in the week against the Punjab Kings. Jonny Bairstow has been the superstar of the show for the 2016 IPL victors, whose middle order has seemed very tenuous in recent games. Nevertheless, the inclusion of Kane Williamson should help in this respect as SRH look to close out their Chennai leg with a victory.
Possible playing XI: David Warner (c), Virat Singh, Siddharth Kaul, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Kane Williamson, Kedar Jadhav, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Vijay Shankar, Khaleel Ahmed and Bhuvneshwar Kumar/Sandeep Sharma.
The venue, Pitch Report, and Toss Prediction:
Even competition between the bat and ball looms in Chennai on Sunday. As witnessed in previous games, the wicket is on the slower side, with the spin bowlers obtaining a lot of purchase off the pitch. The pace bowlers have also done well by changing their pace.
Nevertheless, the batters will look to be assertive in the powerplay overs. With dew projected to play a part in the second half, both sides will look to chase upon winning the toss. 160-170 should be a viable total, with the spin bowlers likely to have the main say in the result of the match.
Although the Delhi Capitals are the favourites going into the match, Sunrisers Hyderabad’s bowling line-up, which features Rashid Khan, will be a tricky nut to crack. But with Axar Patel expected to return to the team, DC will fancy their prospects in what guarantees to be an exciting game of cricket in Chennai.
As mentioned, Delhi begins this game at the odds of 1.64, whereas Sunrisers Hyderabad is at 2.15. Considering Hyderabad’s previous game, they do hold a lot of confidence and will be unhappy with the gap in these odds. However, they would like to attack as underdogs and get on top of their games. They surely possess the firepower to upset all odds. We reckon, if Sunrisers bat first, they should comfortably post a modest total to defend with the likes of Rashid Khan.