Rashid Khan has had figures of 8-0-21-6 at an economy rate of 2.62 against DC in 2020.
Last updated: 7th Nov,2020 4:47PM
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) might have had their stutters, but of late, they are on a role. After decimating table-toppers Mumbai Indians (MI) by 10 wickets in their last league game, David Warner and Co knocked Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) out, winning the Eliminator by six wickets after being asked to chase down 132.
It goes without saying the Sunrisers have peaked at the apt time. The Orange Army would be in for another must-win game, this time against the Delhi Capitals (DC) in the Qualifier 2 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, November 8.
Pitch and Conditions
The pitch in Abu Dhabi was slow the other night. If it turns out that way, then the spinners must be licking their fingers. Run-making won’t be impossible, but the batters will have to put their heads down.
Chasing should be the way forward for the teams. The playing conditions will be cool with the temperature around 30 degrees Celsius. The humidity will be in the 50s with dew to play a part.
Playing Combinations for DC vs SRH
Prithvi Shaw/Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (C), Marcus Stoinis, Rishabh Pant (wk), Axar Patel, Daniel Sams/Shimron Hetmyer, Kagiso Rabada, Harshal Patel/Tushar Deshpande, Anrich Nortje, Ravi Ashwin
David Warner (C), Wriddhiman Saha (wk)/Shreevats Goswami, Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Jason Holder, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan
Probable Top Performers for DC vs SRH
Rashid Khan– Sunrisers Hyderabad
Rashid Khan has tormented the Capitals’ batters thus far in the tournament. In two games, he has had figures of 8-0-21-6 at an economy rate of 2.62. Needless to say, the DC batters have found the SRH spinner a tough nut to crack.
Overall, in 15 games, the Afghanistan spinner has 19 wickets to show for his efforts. Like the DC batsmen, even the other sides have found it difficult while facing him.
Shreyas Iyer– Delhi Capitals
Shreyas Iyer is someone, a team can depend on without many fears. He knows the art of playing at different gears. In the ongoing edition, the youngster has 433 runs at an average and strike-rate of 30.92 and 123.36 respectively.
The Capitals’ batting has shown signs of inconsistency and Iyer can’t afford to let his guard down. The SRH bowling is in excellent form and Iyer will be in for a challenging task.
DC vs SRH Head to Head
Played- 17 |DC won- 11 | SRH won- 6 | N/R- 0
At neutral venues (outside India)
Played- 4 | DC won- 1 | SRH won- 3 | N/R- 0
Average first innings score: 162 (21 matches in IPL 2020)
Record of chasing teams: Won- 13 | Lost- 8
Match timings – 06:00 PM local time, 07:30 PM IST
TV – Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Select, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 2 HD, Star Sports 1 Select HD, and Star Sports 1 HD Hindi.
Live Streaming – The match can be streamed online on Disney + Hotstar VIP.