SRH vs DC Dream11: Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Capitals will lock horns in the 47th match of the IPL 2020. As the tournament is progressing towards its final stages, the race for the playoffs is getting interesting. Sunrisers Hyderabad are languishing at the bottom half of the table and one more loss can eliminate them from the tournament. Their performance has been below par so far and they quickly need to reorganize themselves in order to qualify further. Their over dependence on their openers has hurt them as the middle order has mostly failed get them out of tough situations. Whenever David Warner and Jonny Bairstow have fired, Sunrisers have found themselves on great situations. But the inconsistency of the middle order has affected them. With Williamson getting injured, the middle order seems even weaker. Though Manish Pandey and Vijay Shankar stitched together a brilliant century partnership against Rajasthan but the middle order collapse in the last match will disappoint them. They lost 7 wickets for just 14 runs. Sunrisers would like to put this disappointing show behind and win their next three matches in order to give themselves a chance to go further.
Delhi Capitals, on the other hand has been mostly brilliant this season. They have won seven games so far and one more win can confirm their qualification to the next stage. Their top scorer Shikhar Dhawan is No.2 on the orange cap list and he has carried the batting order on his own. The two centuries in two consecutive matches is and IPL record and it shows his temperament to not only give a good start but to play a long innings. Captain Shreyas Iyer has also led from the front averaging 38 with the bat but the form of other opener has been a concern so far. Prithvi Shaw got enough opportunities with the bat but was unable to have good scores consistently. Ajinkya Rahane opened in the last innings replacing Shaw but got out on the first ball of the match. The bowling has been their strength and they will look to continue to win this game and confirm their qualification.
Fixture Name: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Capitals
Competition: Indian Premier League 2020
Date: 27 October 2020
Time: 7:30 PM
Ground: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Chennai Super Kings 150/2 (18.4 overs) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore 145/6 (20 overs) by 8 wickets on 5 October 2020.
SRH Team Form: Lost to Kings XI Punjab by 12 runs.
DC Team Form: Lost to Kolkata Knight Riders by 59 runs.
Points Table Standings: SRH 7, DC 2
The pitch in Dubai has gone slower and slower. The average first innings score has decreased as the matches have passed. RCB could score just 145 against CSK while KXIP defended 126 runs in the last two games respectively. But there has been some dew in the second inning. Any score above 160 will be a tricky score to chase. There is no chance of rain and we expect a good game of cricket.
SRH vs DC Dream11 Team Prediction
SRH Team News
Injury update, unavailability– Sunrisers’ top order has been their strength and it’s the same story this time around. It's not clear if Kane Williamson has recovered from his adductor (thigh) injury. But either way, the Sunrisers are likely to go with Jason Holder, who also bolsters their lower-order batting. So Kane Williamson is likely to remain unavailable for this match.
Expected team changes– The team that SRH fielded in the last game did not play badly and were on top for most of the time. Only a sudden collapse of 7 wickets for 14 runs was enough for them to lose the match. Basil Thampi can replace Khaleel Ahmed for his ability to bowl consistent Yorkers. Other than this, no change is expected and they are expected to field the same eleven. So make your SRH vs DC Dream11 team Prediction accordingly.
SRH Playing 11 (probable)
David Warner (C)
Jonny Bairstow (wk)
Khaleel Ahmed/ Basil Thampi
DC Team News
Injury update, unavailability: After losing Ishant Sharma for the whole season and Rishabh Pant for 3 matches, Delhi Capitals haven’t had any injury concerns yet. Pant is back and that makes the eleven more balanced. Other than this, there are no injury concerns in the squad and they are likely to go with the same team.
Expected team changes– DC has performed well the whole tournament and they have found a more balanced eleven than the other sides. They replaced Prithvi Shaw with the more experienced Rahane but Rahane got out for a golden duck in the last game. They are likely to give him a run at the opening slot, so Rahane is set to retain his position. Other than this, the team looks settled.
DC Playing 11 (probable)
Shreyas Iyer (C)
Rishabh Pant (wk)
Delhi Capitals look like the stronger of the two teams. They are No.2 on the points table and have one foot in the playoffs. Though they lost the last game, they have always come back stronger with the help of their balanced eleven. The fast bowling looks in good shape and is prepared to defend any score. The spinners have also picked up crucial wickets in the middle overs. On the other side, Sunrisers have had a miserable tournament so far. Though they impressed with their middle-order performance against RR, overall they have been inconsistent. They now need to win all their games to give themselves a chance to qualify.
On a slow wicket, Delhi has more experience in their eleven as well. So expect DC to win this SRH vs DC Today Match Prediction game and go to the top of the points table.
Jonny Bairstow- Bairstow is one of the pillars of the Sunrisers batting lineup. He is having a decent tournament if not a great tournament. He is averaging 31 and has a highest score of 97. He has the ability to give a quick start to the SRH and can tackle the quality fast bowlers of Delhi if he negates the new ball. He scored 53 off 48 balls in the last game vs DC.
Shikhar Dhawan- Dhawan had a slow start to the tournament but then regained his from and struck two consecutive centuries. He is No.2 on the orange cap list just behind KL Rahul. Against an inexperienced SRH bowling, Dhawan will fancy his chances again and look to get another big score. He scored 34 off 31 balls in the last match vs SRH.
Rashid Khan- Rashid Khan has bowled well in this tournament though he has lacked any support from the other end. He is the leader of the bowling attack and the captain looks for him whenever he needs wickets. He bowls in the death and has a great chance to pick up wickets at that part of the innings. He is a genuine wicket taker and his googlies can be useful against left handed batsmen of Delhi. He bowled excellently in the last match vs DC and picked up 3 for 14 in his 4 overs.
Rishabh Pant- The wicketkeeper batsman is yet to make a decent contribution so far. Returning from the injury, he has struggled with his timing. He has his highest score of 128 against Sunrisers and fancies the leg spin of Rashid. He can a trump card in this SRH vs DC Dream 11 prediction. He scored 28 off 27 balls in last game vs SRH.
David Warner- The skipper is averaging 37 but he will be disappointed as he has often failed to get his team over the line so far. It will be a challenge for Warner against a quality Delhi pace attack but Warner is someone who relishes challenges. He needs to play a captain’s innings in order to challenge DC’s quality pace attack. He scored a well paced 45 off 33 balls in the last game against DC.
Anrich Nortje- Nortje has been brilliant along with Rabada this season. He has bowled with pace and has impressed everyone with his classical fast bowling. His ability to pick up wickets during any phase of the game separates him from the rest and also takes off the pressure from Rabada. He will be crucial against the likes of Warner and Bairstow in the powerplay. He was expensive in the last game against SRH and returned with figures of 0 for 40.
Manish Pandey- Pandey scored a brilliant 83 which included 8 sixes against Rajasthan. That was the best innings of the tournament for him. But he needs to be more consistent in order to hold the fragile SRH middle order. If he gets a good start, he can be really dangerous to the opposition. He could only score 3 runs off 5 balls in the last match vs DC.
Kagiso Rabada- The purple cap holder of the tournament, Rabada has picked up 23 wickets in just 11 matches. He is averaging 14.5 and can be a dangerous weapon against Warner and Bairstow. He has been the main wicket taker for Delhi. He has a lethal Yorker and an excellent bouncer too. He picked up 2 for 21 in his 4 overs in the last game against SRH.