Two sides with a very similar begin to the new campaign, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Capitals, go head-to-head in a bid to proceed with their stay in the top four of the Indian Premier League 2019 standings. Having lost their opening match of the season against Kolkata Knight Riders, Sunrisers Hyderabad were absolutely dominant in the next two matches. Delhi, then again, crushed Mumbai Indians in a clinical fashion in their opener before losing two and winning one (through Super Over) in their next three matches.
Jonny Bairstow and David Warner looked at gander getting it done against Royal Challengers Bangalore, scoring a century each, and containing them would be the biggest headache for Delhi skipper Shreyas Iyer after he saw his side lose 7 wickets for only 8 runs as their pursuit of 167 runs against Kings XI Punjab derailed in an astonishing manner.
While SRH have looked an increasingly settled outfit in the initial three matches of the season, DC have been conflicting but then to strike the perfect balance in terms of squad selection. Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Iyer, Colin Ingram and Rishabh Pant have been among runs yet it’s the failure to draw a favourable result from tricky situations has seen the capital franchise wanting more.
Delhi Capitals (some time ago Delhi Daredevils) and Sunrisers Hyderabad have played an aggregate of 12 matches against one another, with the last winning 8, double the amount of matches won by Delhi (4). In Delhi, the success rate further supports SRH, with the Southern side claiming 3 wins from four matches played at the venue.
The fixture will likewise see David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan take on their previous sides and the two are by and by additionally the top-scoring players in this specific installation for their current teams. Dhawan (357) leads the charts for Delhi, while Warner (276) does the same for Hyderabad.
Delhi’s Chris Morris (5 wickets) is the most beneficial bowler for the franchise in this particular fixture, while Bhuvneshwar Kumar (5 wickets) has the same number of dismissals to his name for the Sunrisers.
The Sunrisers were triumphant in both of their matches against Delhi Capitals last season, pursuing down 164 and 188 respectively in the two fixtures. Dhawan and Kane Williamson were the heroes with the bat in Hyderabad last year but the former now has switched allegiance to Delhi. Rishabh Pant had scored 128* during the last meeting between the two teams.