2nd in the table Delhi Capitals take on last-placed Sunrisers Hyderabad in clash of two teams on the opposing ends of the table. DC would like to start their phase 2 as they finished their first phase, and Sunrisers have no room for mistakes and will be treating every game as a final. Let’s overview Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad.
When: Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 7:30 PM IST
Where: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Pitch Report: Doube paced pitch which is showing some assistance to the seamers. This will be key for both the teams as they have lots of fast bowlers.
DC has got Shreyas Iyer back from his shoulder injury due to which he missed the first phase. Bringing him into the lineup might mean that Steven Smith misses out.
DC is likely to play just one out of Axar or Amir Mishra, it is likely to be the former as he adds strength in batting depth as well.
Stoinis and Hetmeyer will likely complete their middle order, with their two South-African quicks completing their tail. Pant will still be leading the capitals even with Iyer back.
Ben Dwarshius has come in as a replacement for Chris Woakes. Kulwant Khejroliya is also bought in for M Siddharth. No Injury update for Delhi Capitals.
Probable starting XI
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Shimron Hetmeyer, Marcus Stoinis, Ravi Ashwin, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan.
Warner was stripped out of captaincy in the middle of the first phase, it’ll be interesting to see if makes the team again. Bairstow withdrawing from the tournament will give his English compatriot, Jason Roy a chance to shine.
SRH has strong foreign all-rounders in Rashid Khan and one of Jason Holder and Mohammed Nabi is likely to play.
Bowling will be led by Bhuvneshwar Kumar, supported by other Indian fast bowlers. Their middle order consists of young Indian prospect Abdul Samad.
T. Natrajan made it back from injury for the start of IPL 2021, phase 2. Shane Rutherford, the top scorer in CPL has been bought in as Jonny Bairstow’s replacement. No current injuries in the SRH squad.
Probable starting XI
Jason Roy, Wridhimman Saha, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Jason Holder, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed.
Rashid Khan vs Rishabh Pant
Ravi Ashwin vs Kane Williamson
Bhuvneshwar Kumar vs Shikhar Dhawan
Stats that matter in Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad
- Rashid Khan has 17 wickets in 12 games at Dubai, with an economy of 4.55
- Sunrisers have won 3 out of the 4 games in which the teams have faced off in UAE.
- Ashwin is one wicket away from 250 T20 wickets.
- Shikhar Dhawan is the rightful owner of the orange cap and will look to continue his scintillating form into phase 2
- Pant’s strike rate has dropped from 162 in 2019, to 120 this season.
- The game in the first phase ended in a thrilling super over, won by Delhi Capitals.
Head to head
Matches played: 19
DC: Won 8
SRH: Won 11