Date: 25th April 2021
Time: 7:30 PM (IST)
Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
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Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad — the two teams from Qualifier 2 of IPL 2020 — will be facing each other once again in the Indian Premier League. Notably, at the mega encounter between the two in the previous season, they were Delhi Capitals who had emerged victorious to eventually lose the finale to Mumbai Indians. Now, before SRH and DC meet again and the rivalry between them deepens.
Sunrisers Hyderabad finally tasted victory in IPL 2021 after a 9-wicket win over Punjab Kings in their previous match. However, given that the side have won just one of their four games played so far, they have only 2 points to their credit and a net run-rate of -0.228. Meanwhile, story of their upcoming opponents, Delhi Capitals is exactly opposite. They have started the ongoing edition with the same vigour and supremacy as they fared in the previous season of the mega event. With 3 wins from 4 games, the side has 6 points in their kitty with a net run-rate of 0.426, the best in the points table.
In a big blow to the side their star pacer T Natarajan has been ruled out of the mega event due to injury. However, the way other pacers, especially Khaleel Ahmed performed in the side’s previous game wouldn’t let them miss Nattu much. Kane Williamson is back in the playing XI and that will help the side for sure in terms of batting and experience. SRH would be happy with the way they performed in their previous game.
The side have done a fairly good job so far. Their chasing in the tournament has been brilliant, however, they would try to focus on their game while setting a target. Shikhar Dhawan has been in sensational touch for the side. The way Amit Mishra performed in the previous game, he is definitely going to make it to the playing XI.
Head to Head (Overall)
Matches played: 18
Sunrisers Hyderabad: 11
Delhi Capitals: 7
No Result: 0
Shikhar Dhawan: The star opener of Delhi Capitals is in terrific form currently. He has scored 231 runs across just 4 matches in the ongoing edition at an amazing average of 57.75. What has impressed the most is the strike rate (148.07) at which he has scored the runs.
Amit Mishra: On the Chennai pitch against Mumbai Indians, Mishra emerged out be the standout bowler with figures of 4/24 in the game. He went wicketless at the Wankhede wicket but the turning wicket at Chepauk has been a paradise for him. He is definitely going to be a key player while SRH meet DC on Sunday.
Avesh Khan: The right-arm pacer has impressed everyone this season. He is leading the wicket-takers’ chart for the IPL 2020 runners-up. With 8 wickets from 4 games, Avesh is at the third spot in the overall wicket tally in IPL 2021.
Probable Playing XI
David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Kane Williamson, Virat Singh, Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Kedar Jadhav, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Siddarth Kaul
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Steven Smith, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Lalit Yadav, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan