The Sunrisers Hyderabad will take on the Delhi Capitals in a must-win clash in Dubai. For Shreyas Iyer led DC, a win here would make their job simpler in qualifying as the top-2. SRH and David Warner would have only themselves to blame as they lost from the jaws of victory last game vs KXIP. SRH won the last time these 2 sides met earlier in this tournament by 15 runs.
SRH should have won the game against the Kings where they needed 30 to win off as many deliveries and 7 wickets remaining in the hut. But they ended up losing the game by 12 runs thanks to some brilliant death bowling by KXIP bowlers as well poor batsmenship from the SunRisers batters. Every game from now on is a must win for them and will also hope other results go in their favor.
DC on the other hand, has all but qualified for the playoffs and a win may very well ascertain their spot in the top-2. They were completely outplayed in all departments in the last game by KKR who beat them comprehensively by 59 runs.
Key players from both sides
Batsman – Jonny Bairstow, David Warner, Shreyas Iyer, and Rishabh Pant.
When Jonny Bairstow and David Warner were batting in the last game vs KXIP, it seemed they will cruise through the target of 127 comfortably but it was not the case. So in this game, SRH would want one of them if not both to play through the innings so such collapse does not happen again. Shreyas Iyer has been scoring consistently but not as free-flowing as we used to see him in the past, while the DC keeper Rishabh Pant has been struggling since his return from injury. So this could be the game where both these talented batsman find their best form in this tournament.
All Rounder- Vijay Shankar, Jason Holder, Marcus Stoinis, and Axar Patel.
Vijay Shankar played a key role in winning a game with bat for SRH nit son long and looked certain to do the same last game vs KXIP after settling well on a slow surface. His dismissal sparked off a major batting collapse resulting in a defeat. He along with West Indies skipper Jason Holder have to play an important role in the middle-order unlike what they did in last game. A couple match winning knocks in the early part of the tournament and few wickets here & there has been the case of Stoinis so far and has not played consistently. Axar Patel has been bowling well in different phases of the innings and has been handy with the bat as well.
Bowlers – Rashid Khan, T Natarajan, Kagiso Rabada, and Anrich Nortje.
The South African duo of Rabada(purple cap holder) and Nortje are by far the best opening and death overs bowling pairs in this IPL. They have taken 37 wickets between them and look set to get much more. Rashid Khan has been phenomenal with the ball for SRH as usual but the results have not been in his team’s favor till now. Natarajan was impressive yet again with his economical spell where he mixed up his variations well rather than bowling only yorkers.
Battles to look forward
- Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje vs David Warner and Jonny Bairstow
- Rashid Khan vs Rishabh Pant
- Jason Holder vs Shikhar Dhawan
It will battle of world-class opening batsmen of SRH Warner & Bairstow against two of the best pacers in this IPL Rabada & Nortje. It is going to be an exciting contest and whoever comes on top will hand their team an advantage. Rashid Khan has been brilliant in containing the batsmen and if he is able to get the wicket of a dangerous Pant, it will be great for SRH. Shikhar Dhawan missed out last game and will be hoping to make amends but may face threat in the form of lanky pacer Jason Holder who has picked some crucial wickets so far.
Head to Head between DC and SRH.
- Matches Played: 16
- SRH Won: 10
- DC won: 6
Significant Approaching Milestones.
47- Rishabh Pant needs to score more 47 runs to reach 2000 IPL career runs.
Venue: Dubai international cricket stadium, Dubai.
Date & Timings: October 27, 2020, at 7.30 PM IST.
Weather: Clear with the temperature around 31 C.
Pitch: Likely to be a slow surface with possible due later on.