Day 11 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will feature a clash of two sides who are on the opposite end of the points table as Delhi Capitals will take on Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Delhi Capitals have won both the matches they’ve played so far in the IPL. SRH, on the other hand, has lost both the matches they’ve played so far.
Capitals would like to continue with their winning streak. Sunrisers obviously would like to register their first win of IPL 2020.
Capitals are coming off a clinical performance against three-time champions Chennai Super Kings. DC completely outclassed CSK in every department and beat them by 44 runs. They also rectified some mistakes they did in their first match.
Unlike their first match, their top order held up. Experienced Shikhar Dhawan scored a steady 35 runs. Youngster Prithvi Shaw scored an impressive 64 off just 43 balls.
Their bowling was phenomenal as well. Kagiso Rabada took three important wickets. Anrich Nortje, coming as a replacement for Chris Woakes, performed great as well. Spinners Axar Patel kept things tight. Also, Amit Mishra who has been inactive lately used his experience to build pressure as well.
Things have been all over the place for SRH. Their biggest problem has been failing in the aspect for which they’ve always been known, their bowling. Both Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and Rashid Khan have struggled to get something substantial.
Their middle-order has been lacking some steam as well. The management tried Wriddhiman Saha in the last match with the injury of Vijay Shankar. However, he just couldn’t do justice to number 4. SRH will probably promote Mohammad Nabi at number 4. Youngsters Priyam Garg and Abhishek Sharma will have to perform as well.
As per positives are concerned, their top order has shown some good glimpses in the form of David Warner, Johnny Bairstow, and Manish Pandey.
Fantasy XI team
DAVID WARNER (10.5) – David Warner has been getting starts. It’s a matter of time he gets a big inning for SRH.
JOHNNY BAIRSTOW (9.5) – Johnny Bairstow looked really good in the first game and he has been in form as well.
MANISH PANDEY (9) (C) – Manish Pandey has been in really good form and trying his best to keep the middle-order together. He’ll, therefore, be our captain.
SHREYAS IYER (9.5) (VC) – Iyer has been looking solid and can play irrespective of the situation. He’ll be our vice-captain.
MARCUS STOINIS (8.5) – Stoinis looked in phenomenal form in the first match with both bat and bowl.
RISHABH PANT (9.5) – Pant has looked solid as well. It’s just a matter of fact he converts his thirties into fifties and beyond.
KAGISO RABADA (9.0) – Rabada has been in great form. He has been leading the DC bowling line-up really well.
PRITHVI SHAW (8.5) – Shaw gained some form in the second match. Hope he can continue with it.
KHALEEL AHMED (8) – Khaleel Ahmed has been successful in the T20 circuit and looked good in the last match as well.
RASHID KHAN (9.5) – Rashid Khan is one of the best T20 bowlers in the world.
ANRICH NORTJE (8) – Nortje has impressed everybody with his pacy deliveries which even touch up to 150 kmph. He has been a great late replacement in place of Chris Woakes.
SRH is a top-quality side and is known for rectifying their mistakes. They will look to promote Mohammad Nabi at number 4 to strengthen their middle-order.
Capitals’ top order, on the other hand, will have to prove their consistency. I’m therefore having SRH to pull out an upset over DC.
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