Preview by Prakhar
In the crowded central table of the IPL 2022 point table, Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad are only two points apart, but in the same location. The battle for the top four finishes will be even tougher, with each team playing four more games afterwards.
Both teams are also willing to let some of the key players find shape as the business ends. For example, SRH is anxious for captain Kane Williamson, who is only 50 years old this season, to find his touch again.
It's also the first SRH conflict since former championship captain David Warner suddenly left the team last season. Whether it's Warner's motive or not is just speculation, but in the case of DC, he needs to go from a good start and get the high praise he's avoided.
Delhi's performance is chaotic, so the first option, 11 will play more games and needs to be more consistent. This is a similar battle for SRH after losing 5 games in a row and 2 games in a row. Success so far has been based on fast-paced units, and several other departments need to take greater responsibility.
These raise some major issues and both teams want to get out of the fight in central Taiwan.
When: May 5, Thursday at 19:30 IST
Where: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
What to expect: Three of Delhi's four wins this season took place at Braburn Stadium. SRH has won two outings so far. Ground confirms the sums at both ends of the spectrum and is very suitable for spin. Three of Delhi's four wins this season took place at Braburn Stadium. SRH has won two outings so far. Ground confirms the sums at both ends of the spectrum and is very suitable for spin.
Match-ups and strategy:
Umran Malik's additional stride against some of DC's power batsmen is expected to produce exciting cricket, but another important early battle is their power executor Pritt Vy Shaw countering Bhuvneshwar Kumar's swing. Is to do. He was fired twice and ran the ball to score against Bhuvneshwar. This allows you to set the tone early.
Probable XI: Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Rishabh Pant, Lalit Yadav, Rovman Powell, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya
Match-ups and strategy:
Kuldeep Yadav is the cornerstone of Delhi and has won the Best Player Award for all four victories. One option for SRH to put pressure on spinners is at Rahul Tripathi. He was also fired once, but the batter hit 242 against Kurdeep. At the same time as an important part of the larger puzzle, the battle should be exciting.
Washington Thunder's injury in the previous match cast doubt on his involvement, and SRH will have a hard time replacing him.
Probable XI: Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Shashank Singh, J Suchith/Shreyas Gopal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Marco Jansen, Umran Malik, T Natarajan
Did you know
-Kane Williamson won 8 out of 9 throws this season
-Reshab pants had a strike rate of 145 or more in 5 of the 6 innings that faced more than 10 balls. But he managed more than 30 goals only once
-The DC results so far are as follows: WLLW L W L W L
What they said:
From now on, it's clear that you have to win every game to get to the final. The competition is fierce and we have to face two teams, Punjab Kings and Hyderabad Sunrise, who have scores very similar to us. You can gain an edge by defeating Sunrisers. Then we're in the top four, but obviously we also need an RCB to start losing. It's a pretty crowded table, but it's exciting for the rest of the game-David Warner breaks through the possibilities.
(Stats inputs by Prakhar)
Delhi Capitals Squad: Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Lalit Yadav, Rovman Powell, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya, Mandeep Singh, Srikar Bharat, Sarfaraz Khan, Tim Seifert, Lungi Ngidi, Ashwin Hebbar, Praveen Dubey, Khaleel Ahmed, Anrich Nortje, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Ripal Patel, Yash Dhull, Vicky Ostwal
Sunrisers Hyderabad Squad: Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson(c), Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran(w), Shashank Singh, Washington Sundar, Marco Jansen, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik, T Natarajan, Sean Abbott, Ravikumar Samarth, Shreyas Gopal, Jagadeesha Suchith, Glenn Phillips, Vishnu Vinod, Priyam Garg, Kartik Tyagi, Romario Shepherd, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Abdul Samad, Saurabh Dubey