SRH is definitely in the urge to win games now. They need wins to compete in the points table because they have lost four games in the six they have played. The arrival of Proteas players somehow changed the equation of SRH, but still, they lost the last two consecutive games.
On the other hand, DC has just won its first game against KKR. And Warner & Co might be keen to capitalize on their momentum from the hard-fought KKR game.
Head to Head
Matches played: 21
SRH Won: 11
DC Won: 10
Time: 7.30 PM IST
Venue : Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Hyderabad
A good wicket to bat on. The last match played here witnessed good T20 scores from both sides. So it is going to be the wicket for batters and fast bowlers.
What to Expect?
The lone warrior of DC, the skipper David Warner needs support from other batters to score well. Despite the loss in the last two games, SRH seems staunch with the kind of players and the form they are in.
Probable Playing XIs
SRH Possible XII:
Henrich Klaasen(wk), Mayank Agarwal, Harry Brooks, Rahul Tripathi, Abhishek Sharma, Aiden Markram(C), Washington Sundar, T Natarajan, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik, Mayank Markande
DC Possible XII:
David Warner, Prithvi Shaw, Manish Pandey, Phil Salt, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Rovman Powell, Abhishek Porel, Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Khaleel AhmedAhmed, Ishant Sharma
Fantasy Picks for the SRH vs DC Match
Captain/Wicketkeeper : P Salt
The aggression of Salt hasn’t been displayed over Indian venues so far. Like the other sensations of this tournament, P Salt is a big name in the making.
Vice Captain : M Jansen
Jansen’s height is a vital factor in his success in this IPL. The natural nip he gets off the deck makes it difficult for the batters to pick. Considering the DC batting, Jansen can be a key player for us.
Batsmen : Warner, Tripathi, Manish
Manish hasn’t done well so far. But his potential to play throughout the innings would help him post some decent runs on board.
Tripathi, being the fighter of SRH, will never miss the chance of performing well on home ground.
Warner, the skipper, doesn’t need much explanation. He has just won a game for his troops.
All rounders : Markram, Jansen, Marsh,Axar
Markram can make any day count with his magnificent striking ability.
Marsh and Axar might use these conditions to get DC to a winning spot. They both are key in the middle.
Bowlers : A Nortje, Natarajan, Ishant
All three fast bowlers will enjoy bowling here on this wicket. Nortje’s speed and Ishant’s swing with the new ball will be key for DC. At the same time, Natarajan would make use of his home advantage.