IPL 2021: Delhi Capitals VS Sunrisers Hyderabad

Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad

In the 33rd match of IPL 2021, the top placed Delhi Capitals will take on the last-placed Sunrisers Hyderabad in Dubai on 22nd September. Delhi Capitals look all set to enter the playoffs with just two wins needed whereas it looks impossible for Sunrisers Hyderabad to enter the playoffs this season thus ending their five-year playoffs streak.

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Head to Head Records

Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad always indulged in close encounters with each other. However, their head to head record is as follows :

  • Matches Played: 19 matches
  • SRH Won: 11 matches
  • DC Won: 8 matches
  • Tie: 0 matches

Though Sunrisers Hyderabad has an edge over Delhi Capitals but in the last encounter, Delhi Capitals thrashed Sunrisers Hyderabad in a super over.

Dubai International Cricket Stadium Record

The pitch in the Dubai International Cricket Stadium is of type slow and pitches have been known to have a considerable amount of turn on occasions.

  • Matches Played: 93
  • Matches won by Batting first team: 38
  • Matches won by Chasing team: 54
  • No Result: 1

The average first innings score in test cricket is about 158; however, the dew factor may prove to be advantageous for the team batting second.

Delhi Capitals

Delhi Capitals

With 6 wins in 8 games, Delhi Capitals is sitting comfortably on the top of the points table. The captain Rishabh Pant along with coach Ricky Ponting has done a good job for the team in absence of previous captain Shreyas Iyer. Even after he is back, the team has decided to go with Rishabh Pant as the captain for the remaining season.

Predicted Playing XI

Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (C and WK), Shimron

Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, R Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan

Bench Strength

Ajinkya Rahane, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Lalit Yadav, Steve Smith, Umesh Yadav, Ripal Patel, Lukman Hussain Meriwala, Tom Curran, Sam Billings, Pravin Dubey, Vishnu Vinod, Ben Dwarshuis, Kulwant Khejroliya

Players to watch out

The opening partnership of Dhawan and Shaw is the reason for Delhi Capitals strong start in the first leg. Apart from them, firepower from Pant, Iyer and Hetmyer will also play a vital role. Besides this, the South African duo of Rabada and Nortje will also be effective on pitches of Dubai.

Sunrisers Hyderabad

Sunrisers Hyderabad

With just 2 points in 7 games, Sunrisers Hyderabad is placed at the last position in the points table. After sacking David Warner from captaincy, Kane Williamson was handed the job. However, let’s see what he has in the bag for the team.

Predicted Playing XI

David Warner, Jason Roy, Kane Williamson (C), Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Abdul

Samad, Sreevats Goswami (wk), Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan

Bench Strength

Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Virat Singh, Jason Holder, Mohammad Nabi, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul, Basil Thampi, Jagadeesha Suchith, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, Sherfane Rutherford

Players to watch out

With the absence of Jonny Bairstow, David Warner and Jason Roy opening partnership can do wonders for them. Apart from them, Kane Williamson and spin magician Rashid Khan can play the main role in the team’s victory.

Final Predictions

Though Sunrisers Hyderabad has a perfect squad but their middle order has let them down at the crucial stages. However, Delhi Capitals have done well and have an edge over Sunrisers Hyderabad because of Rishabh Pant and hard hitters in the middle. We are expecting Delhi Capitals to win the 33rd match of IPL 2021 and to get closer to sealing their spot for the playoffs. However, Sunrisers Hyderabad can surely turn things in their favour.