DC vs SRH Dream11: It’s time for the penultimate match of the IPL 2020 where Delhi Capitals will lock horns with Sunrisers Hyderabad. The contest is expected to be a thrilling one as the team winning will be just one step away from the title, whereas the losing team will go home.
For Capitals, things couldn’t have gone worse in the last few games. They have looked completely opposite to what they looked in the first half. After winning 7 from the first 9 games, they lost 4 in a row before just getting past the Royal Challengers to qualify. But a poor performance against Mumbai Indians in the first qualifier has brought them to figuring out their eleven again. Shikhar Dhawan has been the top scorer for them this season but whenever he hasn’t performed, nobody from the eleven has taken the responsibility to play a big innings. Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant are two powerhouses of DC’s batting but a big score is due from them. Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje have been the pillars of their success and DC will want their key performers to perform on a big stage.
The Sunrisers, meanwhile, are peaking at the right time. At one stage, they had just three wins from nine games but are now on a 4-match winning streak which includes a big win over Capitals as well. The players seem to know their roles very clearly. Their bowling is looking extremely dangerous and only once in the last 6 games, they have conceded over 150. David Warner is looking at his usual best well supported by Kane Williamson in the middle order. But their middle order lower order still looks brittle and inexperienced except Jason Holder, who has been an inspired addition to their eleven. SRH will look to continue their winning momentum and move one step closer to the trophy.
Fixture name: Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad
Competition: Indian Premier League 2020
Date: 8 November 2020
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Ground: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Sunrisers Hyderabad 132/4 (19.4 overs) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore 131/7 by 6 wickets.
DC (recent last) L L L W L
SRH (recent last) L W W W W
Points Table Standings in league stage: DC 2, SRH 3
Pitch Report: The pitch in Abu Dhabi has been bowler friendly in the last few games. In the last game too, RCB could just muster 131 in the first innings which SRH found hard to chase. The pitch has certainly gone slow as compared to the start and it will be difficult for the batsmen to score runs freely. Expect team winning the toss to field first because of the dew factor which can play a big role in deciding the outcome of the match. The temperature will be 24 degrees and there is no forecast for rain.
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DC Team News
Injury update, unavailability- There are no injury concerns in the DC squad as of now and all their players are available for selection.
Expected team changes- Prithvi Shaw has looked completely out of touch and has scored just 49 runs in last 8 matches while Daniel Sams has an economy rate of 9.50 in his three wicketless outings. Capitals will most likely bring back Shimron Hetmyer to strengthen the middle order in place of misfiring Prithvi Shaw, with Rahane moving up to open the innings. One of Harshal Patel or Tushar Deshpande are expected to replace Daniel Sams.
DC Playing 11 (probable)
Shreyas Iyer (C)
Rishabh Pant (wk)
Harshal Patel/ Tushar Deshpande
SRH team news
Injury update, unavailability- Wriddhiman Saha missed the Eliminator because of an injury. There has been no official update since then, and it’s unlikely he will play this match. Vijay Shankar is yet to recover from his hamstring injury and will be unavailable once again. Apart from these two, all the players are available for selection.
Expected team changes- No changes are expected from SRH and they are likely to go with their winning combination.
SRH Playing 11 (probable)
David Warner (C)
Shreevats Goswami (wk)
DC vs SRH Today Match Prediction
The momentum is with Sunrisers and they will start the game more confidently than Delhi. They seem to be the team which has peaked at the right time. The things are going their way and their bowling looks penetrating too. Sandeep Sharma has picked up wickets almost everytime with the new ball. The addition of Jason Holder has made Sunrisers a formidable side and he, along with T Natarajan have controlled the death overs superbly. Capitals, on the other hand, have lost their path completely and their middle order looks shaky. They will need their main Indian players like Dhawan and Iyer to fire in this knockout. They will have a tough competition in the form of Rashid Khan in the middle overs. Toss can play a huge role in the match. Delhi has to play out of their skin to stop the Sunrisers’ winning juggernaut in this DC vs SRH Today Match Prediction. The pressure will be on both the teams because of the knockout, but the team which holds its nerves better is likely to play the final.
Shreyas Iyer- The skipper has been due a big innings for a long time now. He was impressive in the first half but has struggled since then. The big game might bring a big innings from his bat.
Iyer this season: Runs 433, Avg. 31
Shikhar Dhawan- Dhawan has been one of the highest run scorers of this tournament. He is the only batsman to score two centuries this IPL. In an important game, Dhawan can give Delhi the start they desperately need.
Dhawan this season: Runs 525, Avg. 43.75
Anrich Nortje- Nortje has bowled with extreme pace and has been a part of a successful DC fast bowling attack this season. His ability to pick up wickets at any phase of the game makes him a trusted pick in the SRH vs DC Dream11 Prediction.
Nortje this season: Wkts 20, Bowl Avg. 22
David Warner- Warner will be a must pick in most fantasy teams. He is one of the most consistent players of IPL and has shown excellent form of late with the bat. That makes him one of the top contenders for the orange cap too. In an important match, he would like to lead his team by example.
Warner this season: Runs 546, Avg. 42
Warner against DC this season: Runs 111, Avg. 55.5
Jason Holder- Holder has been a surprise performer for the Sunrisers. He has taken the tournament by storm with his skills with the ball and his flamboyance with the bat. He has been a big part of Sunrisers’ success in the last few games.
Holder this season: Wkts 13, Bowl Avg.14
Holder against DC this season: Matches 1, Wkts 1
Rashid Khan- Rashid has been one of the most important members of the SRH lineup. This season has been no different and he has been miserly in the middle overs. He has a good record against Delhi batsmen and has dismissed them atleast once.
Rashid this season: Wkts 19, Bowl Avg. 16.73
Rashid against DC this season: Wkts 6, Bowl Avg. 3.5
Sandeep Sharma- Sandeep has been extremely impressive with the new ball this season. He has picked up wickets almost every time in the powerplay.
Sandeep this season: Wkts 13, Bowl Avg. 26
Sandeep against DC this season: Macthes 1, Wkts 2, Bowl Avg. 13.5
Kagiso Rabada- Rabada’s last few games haven’t been as good as they were before. But his skills and wicket taking abilities with the new ball and at the death will be important for DC in this game, especially against Warner and Williamson. He is second on the list of purple cap.
Rabada this season: Wkts 25, Bowl Avg. 19