It is a battle of two sides who are struggling to hold their own in the Indian Premier League 2019 season will see Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Delhi Capitals (DC) face off on Sunday.
This match #30 on Sunday will give an idea as to how these two sides will move in the points tally. SRH have lost their last two matches in IPL 2019, while the Capitals have won their last two. Interestingly, SRH have beaten DC by five wickets in their previous encounter of the season by five wickets. Jonny Bairstow (48 off 28) won the match for Hyderabad.
It is the opening duo of David Warner (349 runs, SR 146.63) and Jonny Bairstow (263 runs, SR 161.34) that has been leading the charts for Hyderabad. Their brittle middle-order, however, is a cause of concern as they plot their way up the table.
Usually, SRH have a tight bowling unit, but this season they have been leaking runs. Mohammad Nabi (seven wickets, ER 5.49) has surprised everyone with his effective lines. Sandeep Sharma (eight wickets, ER 7.22) has impressed too, but the continued poor returns of Bhuvneshwar Kumar is a worry.
The improved form of Shikhar Dhawan (249 runs, SR 128.35) is a welcome positive for the Capital side. There are runs from Rishabh Pant (222 runs, SR 166.91) and Shreyas Iyer (221 runs, SR 122.09) as well, which augurs well for DC.
With the ball, it is the irrepressible Kagiso Rabada that is leading the attack. With 13 scalps, he has been enjoying a very good IPL, Chris Morris (eight wickets) has also impressed so far.
Fantasy Players to Watch
David Warner is making up for his lost time with consistent performances this season. His presence could bring a lot of fantasy points to your side.
Jonny Bairstow has been excellent with his performances, ever since the season started. The England wicket ‘keeper will be a good pick for your side.
Shikhar Dhawan enjoys scoring runs, especially when he is in form. The opener has shown that he is close to finding his best.
SRH: 1 David Warner 2 Jonny Bairstow (WK) 3 Kane Williamson (C) 4 Manish Pandey 5 Vijay Shankar 6 Deepak Hooda 7 Abhishek Sharma 8 Rashid Khan 9 Bhuvneshwar Kumar 10 Khaleel Ahmed 11 Sandeep Sharma
DC: 1 Prithvi Shaw 2 Shikhar Dhawan 3 Shreyas Iyer (C) 4 Rishabh Pant (WK) 5 Colin Ingram 6 Chris Morris 7 Axar Patel 8 Keemo Paul 9 Rahul Tewatia 10 Kagiso Rabada 11 Ishant Sharma
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