Sunrisers Hyderabad to Win the Match
Our Prediction is Sunrisers Hyderabad to win the match!
Host Sunrisers Hyderabad will be focused to get their campaign back on track when they face Delhi Capitals in the 30th game of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Hyderabad on Sunday.
Sunrisers Hyderabad will need to raise their game with bat and ball after losing two games in a row. Captain Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be hoping that side can deliver a clinical performance in front of home crowds in Hyderabad.
On the other hand, Delhi Capitals registered a comfortable win over Kolkata Knight Riders due to splendid performances from Shikhar Dhawan and Rishabh Pant. The franchise will be keen to continue their two-match winning streak in this game.
2016 IPL Champions will be looking to make a strong comeback in their home fixture after suffering back-to-back defeats in the competition. From vulnerability in the middle-order to bowling issues, Sunrisers will need to find a solution to these problems.
In the batting department, the home side has been heavily reliant on the likes of David Warner and Jonny Bairstow to do the bulk of the scoring. Australia’s David Warner is currently the leading-run scorer in the competition with 349 runs in 6 matches at an average of 87.25. He was certainly the standout performer in the previous game played against Kings XI Punjab. Warner scored 70 off 62 balls with the help of six fours and a six to help Sunrisers post a decent total on the board.
Opening batsman Jonny Bairstow has certainly exceeded expectations in his debut IPL season and has scored 263 runs in six innings with one century to his name. Bairstow will be keen to put runs on the board for Hyderabad after a string of low scores in the previous two games.
The middle-order needs to deliver in order for Sunrisers to get back to winning ways. Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar and Deepak Hooda need to produce consistency with the bat.All-rounder Yusuf Pathan also has struggled to score runs in this year’s competition. He certainly needs to spend time at the crease to find form with the bat.
In the bowling department, the likes of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma and Siddharth Kaul will need to make early inroads with the new-ball. Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi have been excellent so far this season.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar (captain), David Warner, Vijay Shankar, Manish Pandey, Mohammad Nabi, Yusuf Pathan , Jonny Bairstow (wk), Deepak Hooda, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul.
Khaleel Ahmed, Vijay Shankar, Jonny Bairstow, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, S Sharma, Ricky Bhui, KS Williamson, Deepak Hooda, David Warner, Abhishek Sharma
Delhi Capitals delivered a clinical performance with bat and beat to beat Kolkata Knight Riders by seven wickets in game played at Eden Gardens. With this result, Delhi climb to fourth place in the league table with eight points to their name. The side led by Shreyas Iyer will be looking to continue their good form against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Delhi Capitals made changes in their last game against Kolkata Knight Riders as Kemo Paul was slotted into the playing XI.Opener Prithvi Shaw needs to consistent with the bat at the top of the innings for the side. He once perished for a low score against Kolkata.
Opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan came back to form in style and smashed unbeaten 97 runs off 63 balls with the help of eleven fours and two sixes. Before this game, Dhawan struggled to get runs for the side. The big positive is the Dhawan finding form with the bat and helping Delhi upstage Kolkata at Eden Gardens.
Captain Shreyas Iyer has shown some sort of consistency with the bat in the games played so far this season. He has scored 221 runs in 7 matches at an average of 31.57 Wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant also delivered a crucial performance with the bat. He scored 46 off 31 balls with the help of four fours and two sixes. He put on a 105-run partnership with Shikhar Dhawan to see Delhi win their second game in a row this season.The big worry for Delhi Capitals has been the form of all-rounders Chris Morris and Axar Patel, who have not scored runs for the side.
In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Kagiso Rabada, Chris Morris and Ishant Sharma to pick up wickets with the new-ball. Axar Patel and Sandeep Lamichhane also have done a decent job for the side in this year’s competition.
Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Colin Ingram, Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Axar Patel, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Sandeep Lamichhane/Kemo Paul.
Colin Munro, Keemo Paul, Shreyas Iyer, Amit Mishra, Chris Morris, Prithvi Shaw, Kagiso Rabada, Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan, Axar Patel, Ishant Sharma
The wicket prepared for this game will be decent one for batting. Spinners are expected to get some help from the surface. The weather forecast for the game on Sunday is going to partly cloudy.
Both the teams will be looking to win the toss and bowl first on this pitch. The wicket tends to be slow in the first half. Majority of the games played here in recent times have been won by sides batting second.
Sunrisers Hyderabad is a formidable unit in their home conditions and will be keen to get back to winning ways. With the opening pair of David Warner and Jonny Bairstow in splendid form so far this season, there is no doubt that Sunrisers Hyderabad will fancy their chances to beat Delhi Capitals in this contest!
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