In their last meeting, the Sunrisers beat DC by 15 runs.
The Delhi Capitals (DC) were cruising along in the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL), but they have a few issues to address. Shreyas Iyer and Co. have lost back-to-back matches and are in danger of getting displaced from the top two. In their previous game, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) thrashed them by 59 runs.
Another loss might lead to them press the panic button with two games left. The Capitals will next be facing the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Tuesday, October 27 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. In their last meeting, it was the Orange Army, who came out trumps.
However, SRH won’t be high on confidence, especially after their defeat to Kings XI Punjab (KXIP). The Sunrisers are now staring at elimination, losing seven out of their 11 encounters thus far in the event.
Pitch and Conditions
The pitch in Dubai has been decent for batting over the time period. However, it has started to help the spinners to quite a large extent. Chasing can be tricky on the surface and hence, putting runs on the board should be the way forward for the teams.
The playing conditions will be warm with the temperature around the 29 degrees Celsius mark. The humidity will mostly be in the mid-40s.
Playing Combinations for SRH vs DC
David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Priyam Garg, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan
Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Tushar Deshpande/Harshal Patel, Anrich Nortje
Probable Top Performers for SRH vs DC
Rashid Khan– Sunrisers Hyderabad
Rashid Khan has been a tough nut to crack thus far. He has been the standout bowler for the Sunrisers, having picked 14 wickets from 11 matches at a healthy economy rate of 5.29.
Even in his last meeting against the Capitals, he picked up crucial wickets and helped his team win by 15 runs. If Rashid starts hitting the right channels, the DC batters will again be in for a tough ask next time.
Shikhar Dhawan– Delhi Capitals
Shikhar Dhawan was straining to find his rhythm with the bat in hand. But then, he found his mojo back with a couple of centuries on the trot. In 11 games, the veteran left-hander has 471 runs at an average and strike-rate of 58.87 and 148.11 respectively.
Dhawan failed in the last game but will be keen to make amends. He isn’t a power hitter by any means but knows the art of getting runs.
SRH vs DC Head to Head
Played- 16 |SRH won- 10 | DC won- 6 | N/R- 0
At neutral venues (outside India)
Played- 3| SRH won- 2 | DC won- 1 | N/R- 0
Average first innings score: 171 (19 matches in IPL 2020)
Record of chasing teams: Won- 7 | Lost- 12
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.