Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) picked up their first win in the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) with a nine-wicket win over the Punjab Kings (PBKS) after losses in their first three matches.
Their next match is against the Delhi Capitals (DC) on Sunday, April 25 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
The Sunrisers have a decent head-to-head record against the Capitals and they would be looking to add one more win to their tally.
The Rishabh Pant-led DC are currently placed third in the points table with three wins from their first four games. In their last match, they beat the five-time champions Mumbai Indians (MI) by six wickets. They also have a decent net run rate of 0.426.
It very hard for Sunrisers to stop the young players of the Delhi Capitals.
Match – Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Capitals – 20th match
Venue – MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Time – 7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT
Where to watch live – Star Sports Network, Hotstar
The pitch at the Chepauk has turned out to be a tough one for batting. Scores above the 140-run mark can be tricky to track down. Both teams have strong bowling attacks and are able to defend low totals.
The temperature will be around the 31 degrees Celsius mark with the humidity in the high-60s.
Avg first innings score: 154 (9 matches in IPL 2021 at the Chepauk)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 4, Lost – 5, Tied – 0
Probable Playing XIs:
David Warner (C), Jonny Bairstow (WK), Kane Williamson, Virat Singh, Kedar Jadhav, Abhishek Sharma, Vijay Shankar, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Mohammad Nabi.
Bench: Jason Roy, Shreevats Goswami, Basil Thampi, Jagadeesha Suchith, Shahbaz Nadeem, Wriddhiman Saha, Jason Holder, Sandeep Sharma, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Abdul Samad, Manish Pandey
Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Steve Smith, Rishabh Pant (C & WK), Marcus Stoinis, Lalit Yadav, Chris Woakes, Amit Mishra, Ravi Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan
Bench: Shimron Hetmyer, Shams Mulani, Axar Patel, Tom Curran, Anrich Nortje, Aniruddha Joshi, Vishnu Vinod, Sam Billings, Ripal Patel, Lukman Meriwala, Ishant Sharma, Praveen Dubey, Umesh Yadav, Ajinkya Rahane
Played – 18 | Sunrisers Hyderabad – 11 | Delhi Capitals– 7 |N/R –
Batsman to watch out for-
Shikhar Dhawan and Rishabh Pant ,Shikhar being outstanding in the form from the match 1 of the tournament has scored 231 runs with a tremendous strike rate and the current orange cap holder.
Rishabh Pant plays spin very well and may be a x factor in the game.
Bowler to watch out for-
Rashid Khan– Sunrisers Hyderabad
Rashid Khan has decent numbers against the Capitals. In 40 overs, the young leg-spinner has picked up 13 wickets at an economy rate of 5.43. He has best figures of three for seven.
In the ongoing league ,Rashid has picked up 5 wickets and can be crucial at the slow pitch of Chennai.
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