Series: Indian Premier League 2022
Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
Date & Time: May 05, 07:30 PM LOCAL
What to expect: Three out of Delhi’s four wins in the season have come at the Brabourne Stadium. SRH have won both their outings here so far. The ground has seen totals at both ends of the spectrum and has also been distinctly spin-friendly.
Match-ups and strategy:
Umran Malik’s extra pace against some of DC’s power-hitters promises to produce some exciting cricket, but another of those key battles early up would be between their powerplay enforcer- Prithvi Shaw – against the swing of Bhuvneshwar Kumar. He’s been dismissed twice and scores at just run-a-ball against Bhuvneshwar. This could set the tone early.
Probable XI: Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Rishabh Pant, Lalit Yadav, Rovman Powell, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya
Match-ups and strategy: Kuldeep Yadav has been the bedrock of Delhi, winning the Man of the Match award in all their four wins, and for SRH to put pressure on the spinner, an option lies in the form of Rahul Tripathi. The batter has a strike-rate of 242 against Kuldeep although he’s also been dismissed once. This battle promises to be exciting while also forming a key part of the bigger puzzle.
The injury to Washington Sundar in the previous game puts his participation in doubt and SRH will be hard-pressed for someone to replace him.
Probable XI: Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Shashank Singh, J Suchith/Shreyas Gopal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Marco Jansen, Umran Malik, T Natarajan
Did you know
-Kane Williamson has won eight out of nine tosses this season
– Rishabh Pant has a strike-rate in excess of 145 in five of the six innings he has faced more than ten balls. However, only once has he managed to last for 30 balls or more
– DC’s results so far read: W L L W L W L W L
What they said:
Moving forward from where we are, we’ve obviously got to win every game to make it to the finals. There’s a strong competition, two teams we have got to come against – Punjab Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad, who are pretty much similar points to us. We could get that upper hand if we beat Sunrisers. We then go into the top four, but obviously, we need RCB to start losing as well. It’s quite a congested table, but exciting for the rest of the tournament – David Warner analyses the possibilities.
(Stats inputs by Deepu Narayanan)
Delhi Capitals Squad: Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Lalit Yadav, Rovman Powell, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya, Mandeep Singh, Srikar Bharat, Sarfaraz Khan, Tim Seifert, Lungi Ngidi, Ashwin Hebbar, Praveen Dubey, Khaleel Ahmed, Anrich Nortje, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Ripal Patel, Yash Dhull, Vicky Ostwal
Sunrisers Hyderabad Squad: Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson(c), Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran(w), Shashank Singh, Washington Sundar, Marco Jansen, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik, T Natarajan, Sean Abbott, Ravikumar Samarth, Shreyas Gopal, Jagadeesha Suchith, Glenn Phillips, Vishnu Vinod, Priyam Garg, Kartik Tyagi, Romario Shepherd, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Abdul Samad, Saurabh Dubey