Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) have lost five of their last six away matches, but will hope to take advantage of their 3-1 record over Delhi Capitals (DC) at Feroz Shah Kotla, when they meet in IPL 2019.
Delhi have been alternating wins with losses this season, but have won three of their last four at Kotla. Also, the home side of the day has won four of the last five H2H matches, which could be a factor.
Rishabh Pant and Shikhar Dhawan feature in the top-six batsmen of the season, while Kagiso Rabada remains in the top-five bowlers. Not everything is rosy though, as only Sandeep Lamichhane (ER 7.0) has been able to keep it tight, while the other regular bowlers are hovering close to eight runs per over.
The Sunrisers have Rashid Khan (ER 6.25) drying up runs, but the usual suspects Bhuvneshwar Kumar (ER 10.63), Siddharth Kaul (ER 7.54) and Sandeep Sharma (ER 8.36) have been struggling. Mohammad Nabi’s figures in the last game (4-0-11-4) does give management a pleasant headache in the selection of the overseas contingent.
There’s no headaches with the bat however, as David Warner and Jonny Bairstow became the first pair in IPL history to claim three consecutive century partnerships. They have already added 182 runs in 18 powerplay overs so far, without losing a wicket.
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Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Vijay Shankar, Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Yusuf Pathan, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul
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Lamichhane (DC) was benched for a couple of games, but figures of 4-0-27-2 and 4-0-29-1 highlight his frugal side.
Meanwhile, Rashid (SRH) has picked up just two wickets so far, but has 30 dot balls to his name.
DC have just a 35.37% win-rate as the pre match outsider (29 of 82), the worst among all current sides. DC have a 36.99% win-rate when batting first (27 of 73), which rises to 46.67% while chasing (42 of 90).
SRH, however, have won five of the six H2H matches while chasing. SRH have never lost to DC after winning the toss (W4).