Date: 22nd September, 2021
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
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The Phase 2 of IPL 2021 finally commenced in UAE on September 19, 2021 with Chennai winning the tournament opener of Phase 2 against Mumbai. Delhi and Hyderabad are set to face each other in the fourth game of the second leg on September 22, 2021. The last time these two met saw a Super Over, with Delhi eventually winning the game.
The Rishabh Pant-led franchise had a phenomenal start this season, currently placed 2nd on the table and it will aim to keep the momentum going in the remaining half of Indian T20 League. The opening duo of Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan is most crucial for the franchise, with the latter being an excellent captain choice. Besides, all-rounder Marcus Stoinis is also another bankable choice. With Delhi’s former captain Shreyas Iyer returning back to the squad, it’ll be interesting to see his contribution as well. Lastly, Avesh Khan and Kagiso Rabada are smart bowling choices from the franchise.
Unlike their opponents, Hyderabad have had a slow start to Indian T20 League 2021, currently languishing at the bottom of the table, winning only 1 out of the 7 games. Given that, David Warner and Kane Williamson’s contribution will be crucial in the batting department, as the side will miss the services of Jonny Bairstow. Lastly, Rashid Khan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be of utmost importance and are smart vice-captain choices for fantasy.
Probable Playing XI
Delhi- Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, Steven Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan, Ishant Sharma, Anrich Nortje
Hyderabad- Wriddhiman Saha, David Warner, Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Kedar Jadhav/Vijay Shankar, Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan.
Dafa Bet Prediction of the Game:
Though Hyderabad have won 11 out of 19 games against Delhi, given the latter’s recent form and considering the UAE factor, they are likely to start off as favourites in Phase 2.
Recent Form- Talking about the recent match-up between the sides, the game went on to a Super Over wherein Delhi eventually won against Hyderabad. Delhi are currently placed 2nd in the points table, while Hyderabad are languishing at the bottom.
UAE Factor- Notably, in the last edition which took place in UAE, both the teams made it to the playoffs, with Delhi finishing at the 2nd position, whereas Hyderabad stood third.
Wicketkeepers: Rishabh Pant
Batsmen: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Kane Williamson, David Warner, Shreyas Iyer, Steven Smith, Manish Pandey
All-rounders: Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel
Bowlers: Avesh Khan, Kagiso Rabada, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar
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