The red-hot Delhi Capitals will take on the struggling Sunrisers Hyderabad in Match 11 of IPL 2020.
Both teams have had contrasting starts to their IPL 2020 campaign. The Shreyas Iyer led Delhi Capitals have won both their matches, whereas David Warner and his men are still to open their account this season.
Ahead of the big match between Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad, we bring you all the important fantasy cricketing tips of the match.
Head To Head
Matches Played 15
SRH Won 9
DC Won 6
Match Timings and Venue
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Timing: 7:30 IST on 29 September (Tuesday)
The match will be played in hot and humid conditions in Abu Dhabi in the middle of the desert. Even at night, the temperatures will be around 35-36 degree Celcius.
Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad – Fantasy Tips
The Sunrisers Hyderabad are in desperate need of their first win of the season. They will once again depend on their top order of skipper David Warner, Johnny Bairstow and Manish Pandey.
The think tank of SRH would wish that they collective click together and lead the charge against the capitals. The middle-order so far of the SRH has disappointed everyone. The likes of Saha, Abhishek Sharma and others have not batted with intent and they have never looked threatening.
They need inspiration from somewhere and the man that can provide them just that is Rashid Khan. The handy lower-order batsman can be promoted up the order and should be given a license and express himself. SRH have been very rigid with their selection and should make some surprising changes in their batting to stun DC.
Mohammad Nabi also needs to put his hand up and contribute with both and ball. He needs to make most of his chances as Kane Williamson is still recovering from his injury.
The bowling attack of SRH also needs to be aggressive and show the opposition that they mean business. The likes of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed and Natrajan bowl at a similar speed which makes their attack one dimensional.
They can look to include the tall Aussie fast bowler Billy Stanlake in their line-up who will add a different dimension to their bowling. He should be given the role to run in bowl fast and intimidate the batting of Delhi Capitals.
Key Players: Warner, Rashid, Bairstow.
Meanwhile, the Delhi Capitals are performing like invincibles in IPL 2020 so far. They won a nail bitter against KXIP and then dominated the Chennai Super Kings.
The Capitals seems to have all bases covered as they are a very balanced side in all departments. Their batsmen the likes of Dhawan, Shaw, Iyer bat sensibly and given the platform to Marcus Stoinis and Rishabh Pant to express themselves in the death overs.
They will look to follow the same template when they take on the out of form SRH. Their bowling attack too has been brilliant so far they have kept constant pressure on the opposition.
Even without Ashwin the spin duo of Axar Patel and Amit Mishra were sensational in the last match as they gave away only 41 runs in their combined 8 overs.
Plus the two South African speedsters Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje have virtually been unplayable. Whenever Iyer has introduced him into the attack they have delivered and scalped important wickets. They will again be eyeing the top order of SRH and take their wickets so that get into their fragile middle order.
Key Players: Iyer, Pant, Amit Mishra, Rabada
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar/ Saha, Priyam Garg, Mohammad Nabi/ Billy Stanlake, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan.
Delhi Capitals: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Mohit Sharma/ Avesh Khan.
Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad: Fantasy Picks
Captain – Warner ©, Rishabh Pant
Vice-Captain – Johnny Bairstow, Marcus Stoinis
Batters – Warner (c), Bairstow (VC), Rishabh Pant (C), Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer
All-Rounders – Marcus Stoinis (VC), Nabi
Bowlers – Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Anrich Nortje
It looks like the Delhi Capitals will improve their head to head record against the Sunrisers Hyderabad. Unless SRH decides to be proactive and surprise DC it is going to be one-way traffic.
Finally, Delhi Capitals to win their 3rd consecutive match of the season with Rabada and Pant producing match-winning performances.