Due to their strong bowling, the Delhi Capitals team will start as a winning contender against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League (IPL) match to be held here on Sunday, in which Rishabh Pant’s offensive skills and Rashid Khan’s clever bowling are interesting. You can see the competition. This will be the 10th and last match of the season on the wicket of Chepak, who was the target of critics due to his slow nature.
Pant and Sunrisers captain David Warner will be here praying for a favorable wicket to bat. In the nine matches that have been played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chepauk, the teams scored over 170 runs on only two occasions. On this pitch, the batsmen have so far gone through rigorous examination. On such a wicket, ‘power hitting’ has proved to be significant and in such a situation, the ability of the Delhi captain to play long shots will prove to be important here.
Shikhar Dhawan is in good form but Prithvi Shaw has not been able to run after the first match but batsmen depending on timing may have to struggle here instead of strength. In such a situation, Pant’s responsibility increases. Hyderabad have played all four of their matches in Chennai and now they are aware of the nature of this wicket. The proof of this is a nine-wicket win over the Punjab Kings in the last match after three consecutive defeats.
Sunrisers lack strong Indian players but the inclusion of New Zealand captain Kane Williamson in the playing XI balances his batting. T Natarajan is out due to injury and Manish Pandey has been able to score at a strike rate of 112. In such a situation, more responsibility has been placed on foreign players Warner, Johnny Bairstow, Williamson and Rashid.
Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid has again shown consistency in his performance and his match against Pant is likely to be interesting. Bowling is the weaker side of the Sunrisers as none of Sandeep Sharma, Siddharth Kaul and all-rounder Vijay Shankar have left an impact. After taking eight overs from Rashid and Bhuvneshwar Kumar in this way, Delhi will have 12 overs in which they can focus on scoring a good score. Delhi’s bowling is strong. The cause of concern for him has been the bowling of Ravichandran Ashwin but he is hopeful that Chepak’s slow wicket will be more than the flat wicket of Mumbai.
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The teams are as follows…
Delhi Capitals: Rishabh Pant (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Chris Woakes, R Ashwin, Akshar Patel, Amit Mishra, Lalit Yadav, Praveen Dubey, Kagiso Rabada, Enrich Nortje, Ishant Sharma, Avesh Khan , Steve Smith, Umesh Yadav, Ripal Patel, Vishnu Vinod, Lukman Meriwala, M Siddartha, Tom Karen, Sam Billings.
Sunirajers Hyderabad: David Warner (Captain), Kane Williamson, Johnny Bairstow, Manish Pandey, Srivats Goswami, Riddhiman Saha, Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Virat Singh, Jason Holder, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Bhuvneshwar Kumar , Sandeep Sharma, Khalil Ahmed, Siddartha Kaul, Basil Thampi, Jagdish Suchit, Kedar Jadhav, Mujib-ur-Rehman.
Matches: The evening will start at 7.30 pm.