After defeating the dominating side like Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi Capitals will now board to Hyderabad to lock horns with Sunrisers Hyderabad at their home ground. Sunrisers Hyderabad had two of the previous matches following three matches winning streak after the defeat in an opener against Kolkata Knight Riders. On the other side, Delhi capital has got a strong comeback in the opening department as their experienced player Shikhar Dhawan is back in the form. For Sunrisers Hyderabad, the bowling his the strength, but they are not able to take out wickets in the middle overs with having bowlers like Rashid Khan, Mohammed Nabi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Kane Williamson might come back to the team in an order to give the middle order a strength, following his training session in the nets. Williamson’s return to the playing Xi will make a way for M Nabi to the pavilion, which is a tough call as he is an in-form player. For Delhi Capitals, the team might bring back Sandeep Lamichhane replacing Keemo Paul and might be Amit Mishra, is the condition will favour spinners or behave slowly. Delhi Capitals needs the opening department to work together, whereas Sunrisers Hyderabad needs to work on their middle order.
Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Vijay Shankar has done some useful job for the team whereas Manish Pandey and Yousuf Pathan has not been in the spark so far. In result, the team is mostly relying on the openers David Warner and Jonny Bairstow. Prithvi Shaw’s 99 against Kolkata Knight Riders in Kotla was the highest by the youngster but wasn’t able to continue the same. Shikhar Dhawan played really well in the previous clash against Kolkata Knight Riders, but this needs to be consistent if Delhi Capitals want to enter playoffs.
What to expect:
The pitch will play a key role on Sunday. Sunrisers Hyderabad openers David Warner and Jonny Bairstow showed some devastating cricket in the early two games but them Mumbai Indians restricted them. The conditions are expected to be warm throughout the game. Sunrisers Hyderabad won the match in the previous clash at Feroz Shah Kotla, hence the avenge spark from Delhi capitals hint towards the high-scoring game.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner, Jonny Bairstow (WK), Kane Williamson (C), Vijay Shankar, Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Yusuf Pathan, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul
Delhi Capitals: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer (C), Rishabh Pant (WK), Colin Ingram, Chris Morris, Axar Patel, Sandeep Lamichhane, Rahul Tewatia/Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner, Jonny Bairstow(w), Vijay Shankar, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Deepak Hooda, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar(c), Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma, Kane Williamson, Ricky Bhui, Shreevats Goswami, Wriddhiman Saha, Martin Guptill, Shahbaz Nadeem, Shakib Al Hasan, Abhishek Sharma, Basil Thampi, Billy Stanlake, K Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan
Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Colin Ingram, Chris Morris, Axar Patel, Rahul Tewatia, Keemo Paul, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma, Hanuma Vihari, Colin Munro, Ankush Bains, Manjot Kalra, Sherfane Rutherford, Jalaj Saxena, Amit Mishra, Sandeep Lamichhane, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan, Nathu Singh, Bandaru Ayyappa, Jagadeesha Suchith