SRH vs DC: SRH were off to a perfect start this IPL season. After a narrow loss against KKR in their first match, the team had recorded three back-to-back wins, putting them just behind CSK in the points table at the end of their fourth game. However, their performance took a major hit, and they were on the losing side in their last two encounters. Their performance against Mumbai Indians had been disastrous. SRH, who were playing on their home ground, lost to MI by a monstrous 40-run margin. This game hit SRH’s momentum and so was evident in their next game against King XI Punjab, who defeated SRH with 6 wickets in hand. The team dropped from the second position to the current, sixth position.
SRH, who will be playing after a gap of eight days, might have leveraged the ample downtime to recover from the losses. The Sunrisers Hyderabad will be playing against Delhi Capitals in the match 30 of the ongoing Indian Premier League. While SRH are coming from two consecutive losses, DC are coming into this game strong, with two consecutive wins.
The biggest cause of worry to the Hyderabad team should be the form of Shikhar Dhawan, who scored an unbeaten 97 off 63 balls. To add to their worries, the game will be played in Hyderabad, where Shikhar Dhawan has played a lot, given his long-standing association with the Hyderabad franchise.
PITCH & CONDITIONS
The Hyderabad pitch has surprised everyone in the last match. The pitch that started off with the impression of being a batsman’s paradise, suddenly turned into a slow wicket, with the winning team scoring a mere 137 runs. The host team failed to achieve this meagre target and were all out for 96. However, it is speculated that the surface might suit the batsmen again, owing to the long gap, which may have flattened the surface. No rain is in the forecast in Hyderabad.
The two teams have gone head-to-head 13 times so far. SRH has been the better side in majority of the occasions, with 9 wins to their name, versus the 4 wins to DC. The tale remains when you look at the stats pertaining to the games played in the Hyderabad ground, with the hosts winning 3 out of the total 4 games played there.
Skipper Kane Williamson will be playing this game, as confirmed by Tom Moody. He might come in place of Mohammad Nabi in the playing XI, to give SRH a major advantage in the batting department. Khaleel Ahmed, who has been declared fit, is set to play this game and will most likely replace Siddarth Kaul. Deepak Hooda might be replaced by Shahbaz Nadeem.
Probable XI: David Warner, Jonny Bairstow (WK), Kane Williamson (C), Vijay Shankar, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shahbaz Nadeem, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma.
All players from the DC team have been consistent and have delivered whenever the team is expecting from them. There is no need for the team to make any major changes. Colin Ingram, who took the team to victory with a six in the last match, has been contributing the vital runs at the number five position. The bowling department of the team has been steady too. They have been able to restrict the opposition to decent scores, with their average score for opposition being 161.
Probable XI: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (C), Rishabh Pant (WK), Colin Ingram, Chris Morris, Axar Patel, Rahul Tewatia, Trent Boult, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma.
PROBABLE TOP PERFORMERS
Kane Williamson – SRH | Prithvi Shaw – DC
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The prediction is for the SRH to get back to the winning ways with this game.
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