IPL ’21 match preview: DC versus SRH

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The Delhi Capitals will face Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL 2021’s 33rd match at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

After a strong performance in India’s leg, DC has moved up to second place on the points standings.

Meanwhile, the Sunrisers are bottom, having lost two games in a row.

They absolutely need a win to get back on track.

Pitch report, terms, and TV schedule

The game will be place at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. It will start at 7:30 p.m. IST.

So far, the track at this location has aided fast bowlers.

Meanwhile, in Dubai, the temperature will be about 35 degrees Celsius.

An examination of the head-to-head record

Sunrisers Hyderabad leads the IPL by a significant margin over Delhi Capitals.

Hyderabad has won 11 of 19 head-to-head confrontations, with a win percentage of 57.89.

Delhi, on the other side, has eight triumphs over SRH (win percentage: 42.11).

Notably, during the 2019 IPL, DC has won four of seven matches versus SRH.

Rishabh Pant will remain captain

Even though Shreyas Iyer has recovered from his injury, Rishabh Pant will continue to lead DC.

The DC had brought in Ben Dwarshuis to replace Chris Woakes, who had withdrawn from the remaining matches due to personal reasons.

Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Steven Smith, Iyer, Pant (captain, wicket-keeper), Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, R Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan are among the probable XI.

Jonny Bairstow will be missed by SRH

Jonny Bairstow, who had opted out of the rest of the season to focus on international duties, will be missed by SRH.

WI all-rounder Sherfane Rutherford has taken his position.

SRH would like to make a comeback under Kane Williamson.

David Warner, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), Kane Williamson (captain), Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan are the probable XI.

Here are the top scorers

Pant has 431 runs in 13 games against SRH with a strike rate of 146.59.

Umesh has 12 wickets to his name in the bowling department, with the highest bowling performance of 3/26.

Williamson has scored 471 runs at a strike rate of 134.95 against DC, while Sandeep has taken 18 wickets with the top match haul of 4/20.

What happened in the previous encounter?

The previous meeting between DC and SRH ended in a Super Over.

DC amassed 159/4 in 20 overs.

The SRH middle-order struggled in the run chase, with Williamson the lone fighter (66*).

Jagadeesha Suchith’s late appearance rescued SRH from sinking.

In the Super Over, SRH may score seven runs.

The likes of Dhawan and Pant comfortably won it for DC.