|Match Date:||14th April, Sunday|
|Match Timing:||8:00 PM|
|Expected Crowd Turnout:||48,000|
|Match Venue:||Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium|
The Match 30 of the VIVO Indian Premier League 2019 will see last year’s runner ups Sunrisers Hyderabad welcome the high-flying Delhi Capitals at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Hyderabad. SRH started the contest with three wins from four matches. However, defeats against Mumbai Indians and KXIP stunted their progress in the competition. They will be looking to get their 2019 campaign back on track, although it won’t be easy against the formidable Delhi Capitals.
Capitals gave a big statement by easily defeating KKR by 7 wickets in their own backyard. It will, thus, be an interesting contest with Hyderabad’s famed spinners clashing against Delhi’s in-form batsmen.
Here is the detailed analysis of the Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Capitals IPL match:
|Key Players in form||SRH – David Warner, Mohammed Nabi|
DC– Shikhar Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada
|Weather Conditions||32 ℃, 39% Humidity, Winds up to 8 km/hr. No signs of rain.|
|Toss Advantage||Team batting second has won in four of the seven matches last season.|
|Pitch Conditions||Dry, Low-scoring, Spin-friendly pitch.|
|Venue Stats||Average Total (2018): 151|
Highest Total (2018): 182/3 (CSK)
Lowest Total (2018): 119/10 (KXIP)
|Ground Size:||Side Boundaries: 64 m, Straight Boundary: 82 m|
|Injury Updates||SRH – Kane Williamson (Shoulder) still remains a doubt for the match against DC.|
DC– DC have been dealt with major blow as domestic stars – Rahul Tewatia and Harshal Patel have been ruled out for the rest of the season. Although the former did feature for DC’s last game, it is not sure whether he will play on Sunday. It has been reported widely that the Capitals are considering Manoj Tiwary and Tushar Deshpande as replacements to the injured players.
|Home Advantage||Sunrisers Hyderabad|
|Head-to-Head||SRH 9 – 4 DC (0 Draw)|
|Form||SRH – W W W L L|
DC – W L L W W
David Warner, Jonny Bairstow, Vijay Shankar, Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (C), Siddharth Kaul.
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Colin Ingram, Chris Morris, Axar Patel, Hanuma Vihari, Trent Boult, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada.
|Impact Player||David Warner, Shikhar Dhawan|
SRH vs DC Dream11 Prediction
A predominantly bowling unit, Sunrisers Hyderabad caught everyone’s attention by hammering RCB for a massive 232 runs in the IPL match 11 at the Hyderabad. The partnership of Jonny Bairstow and David Warner just felt like a match made in heaven at the time. However, experts feared that SRH relied heavily on the explosive opening duo to get their runs. As long as they chipped in runs it would be fine, but what if they don’t? That was the exact thing that happened in their last two match against Mumbai Indians and King XI Punjab. Against MI, they did it right by restricting the visitors to 136/7. However, when it came to batting, they simply lost the plot once David Warner (16) and Jonny Bairstow (15) were back in the pavillion. SRH were ultimately bowled out for a paltry 96 runs.
Then against Punjab, the team lost Bairstow as early as in the second over. Had it not been for Warner’s inspiring 70*, Hyderabad would never have reached the 150 run total. Nonetheless, the target was still not enough as KXIP chased it down fairly easily. All of their domestic players except Vijay Shankar – Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, or Deepak Hooda – have to prove themselves with their bat.
One logical solution may be to bring in one more foreign batsman – either last year’s Purple cap winner Kane Williamson or Martin Guptill. But then, that would mean sitting one of Mohammad Nabi or Rashid Khan out.
If they are to progress further in to the Playoffs, this is a dilemma they need to solve.
Delhi Capitals look to be a settled side now, especially in the last couple of matches. Their batsman are playing well (courtesy Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, and Rishabh Pant). On the bowling front, Kagiso Rabada already leads the bowling charts having scalped 13 wickets. He is ably supported by Chris Morris (8 wickets). There is scope for improvement for Ishant Sharma and Sandeep Lamichhane, both of whom have 5 wickets to their names.
Impressive win by #DelhiCapitals. Not easy getting better of KKR at Eden Gardens, and they’ve done it with degree of ease. Way behind on points table still, but other teams should be wary as DC seem to be regrouping well
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) April 12, 2019
Going by their performances, it seems that Delhi Capitals hold the upper hand in this fixture. However, if the pair of Bairstow and Warner get going, the game may turn in SRH’s favour considering they enjoy the home advantage.
The Rajiv Gandhi Stadium has a very unpredictable surface. At times, it can give us a high-scoring matches such as SRH vs RR or SRH vs RCB and at others, there are low-scoring matches like the last one against Mumbai. It is, therefore, a wise move to field a balanced XI with 3-4 batsman, 2-3 all-rounders and upto 4 bowlers. Spinners stand a good chance to get wickets, so do include them.
SRH vs DC Dream11 Prediction Team 1
Jonny Bairstow, David Warner, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw, Vijay Shankar, Mohammed Nabi, Chris Morris, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kagiso Rabada, Sandeep Lamichhane.
SRH vs DC Dream11 Prediction Team 2
Rishabh Pant, David Warner, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Mohammad nabi, Chris Morris, Axar Patel, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Keemo Paul.