Sunday’s blockbuster will see Sunrisers Hyderabad will lock horns with Delhi Capitals in the Qualifier 2 of IPL 2020 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. The winner of this game will set up a date with Mumbai Indians in the grand finale on November 10 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Hyderabad’s game has gone up in the second half of the competition and will be oozing with confidence after beating top teams. Wriddhiman Saha, who missed the last tie owing to injury, might return to action against Delhi Capitals. Strike bowler Rashid Khan enjoys a massive record against them giving away only 76 runs from 120 deliveries and scalping 10 wickets.
Skipper David Warner has led a single-handed charge first-up against the likes of Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje. Scores of 45 and 66 from Warner have also given SRH opening stands worth 77 and 107 against Delhi which have been instrumental in their successes against them.
On the other hand, Delhi Capitals will have to beat their inner demons to emerge victorious against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Kagiso Rabada will have to set the records straight and whenever he has delivered the goods, Delhi’s victory has followed. Incidentally, Rabada has not been at his best, going wicketless in three of the last four outings.
IPL 2020: Qualifier 2: Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad from 7:30 PM IST at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi
The Eliminator added more mystery in reading the wicket with no dew setting in during the second half. So that ought to play on the minds of both teams on what to do with the toss.
Predicted Playing XI
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner, Shreevats Goswami/Wriddhiman Saha, Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Jason Holder, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Shabaz Nadeem, T Natarajan, Sandeep Sharma
Delhi Capitals: Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, R Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje
Match Prediction – Who will win the match?
Sunrisers Hyderabad are one of the two teams alongside Mumbai Indians against whom Delhi Capitals have not managed to secure a win in IPL 2020. Going by their recent performance, Hyderbad might keep their record intact registered third straight win over the Shreyas Iyer-led side.
However, you cannot rule out Delhi considering they have some quality match-winners in their ranks.