Delhi Capitals will face off against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 33rd match of the Indian Premier League. It will be a game between a team in second place against a struggling side. The team from Hyderabad has had a miserable competition so far and will now want to play some good live cricket. That is in order to turn their fortunes around and salvage some pride.
Second on the table, Delhi Capitals will get on the pitch on Wednesday to strengthen their chances to qualify for the play-offs. For Delhi, a big boost comes with Shreyas Iyer being available, who can really change a game with the cricket bat. Although the Mumbai player will not lead the team, Rishabh Pant wearing the arm band, his presence at No 4 should give great balance to the side. With Chris Woakes opting out, we might see South African pair Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada partnering again. Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw will start at the top.
The only concern for the 2020 finalists has been their middle order in Shimron Hetmyer and Steven Smith. If the two click, Delhi Capitals have a great chance to win the title.
Delhi Capitals squad: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Sam Billings, Shimron Hetmyer, Steven Smith, Vishnu Vinod, Axar Patel, Chris Woakes, Lalit Yadav, Marcus Stoinis, Ripal Patel, Tom Curran, Amit Mishra, Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Lukman Meriwala, Manimaran Siddharth, Praveen Dubey, Umesh Yadav, Shams Mulani, Aniruddha Joshi
The Sunrisers Hyderabad have managed to win one game out of the seven that they have played. When the league was halted in May, the 2016 champions were languishing at the bottom of the table. With no Jonny Bairstow, Kane Williamson and David Warner will have to change the batting combination. Jason Roy could get a spot.
Their bowling looks balance with Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and T Natrajan. The team might either want Khaleel Ahmed or Sandeep Sharma to come in and choose one between Jason Holder and Rutherford.
Sunrisers Hyderabad squad: David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Priyam Garg, Shreevats Goswami, Virat Singh, Wriddhiman Saha, Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma, Jason Holder, Kedar Jadhav, Mohammad Nabi, Vijay Shankar, Basil Thampi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jagadeesha Suchith, Khaleel Ahmed, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Siddarth Kaul, Jason Roy
Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad have faced each other 19 times in the IPL. Delhi have won 8 matches while Hyderabad have won on 11 occasions.
While Delhi Capitals play to cement a spot in the top two, for Hyderabad it is more a about survival. David Warner and company are the wooden-spoon holders and desperately need a win. The Delhi Capitals have recieved a boost in Shreyas Iyer being available and they definitely look the ones to ace the game and win the game.
Date and Time:
September 22, 2021 (Wednesday), 7:30 PM IST
Dubai International Stadium, Dubai