Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Delhi Capitals (DC) will face each other in Abu Dhabi on Sunday in Qualifier-2 of the 13th season of IPL. The Sunrisers are in high spirits at the right time in the tournament.
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Delhi Capitals (DC) will face each other in Abu Dhabi on Sunday in Qualifier-2 of the 13th season of IPL. The Sunrisers are in high spirits at the right time in the tournament. The winning team of this match will face Mumbai Indians (MI) in the final. The match will be played from 7.45 pm Nepal time.
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)
The last four matches for Sunrisers Hyderabad were ‘do or die’, but the team won all of them. On the other hand, the team of Delhi Capitals, which performed brilliantly in the opening matches, deviated from the rhythm as it reached the last stage of the tournament. The credit for the return of the Hyderabad team, which performed poorly in the early stages, goes to captain David Warner, who made great use of his players.
Delhi Capitals (DC)
Delhi Capitals, who have won 7 of the first 9 matches, have lost 5 of the last 6 matches, which has dealt a blow to the plans of captain Shreyas Iyer. While young captain Iyer would like to take the team to the final for the first time in the 13th season of the tournament, Warner would like to repeat the success of 2016 and make the team the champion for the second time. If Warner manages to win the next two matches, he will be credited with winning with the least experienced players in the tournament.
Delhi’s biggest concern is the top order of the team
The biggest concern for the Delhi team is their top-order batsmen. Shikhar Dhawan (525 in 15 matches) has done well overall but has failed to play big innings in the last few matches. The weaknesses of the young Prithvi Shaw (228 from 13 matches) were exposed against better fast bowling. While veteran Ajinkya Rahane (111 in 7 matches) has done well in just one match so far.
Openers not giving a good start
Team coach Ricky Ponting is upset that the openers are out without opening an account. This has happened 9 times in the tournament, in which Dhawan 4, Shaw 3, and Rahane returned to the pavilion 2 times without disturbing the scorers. With the exception of the first qualifier against Mumbai Indians, the bowlers of the team have now performed well. Kagiso Rabada (25 wickets), Enrique Nortje (20), and Ravichandran Ashwin (13) have done well in most of the matches,
The Sunrisers’ batting is strong because of this
The Sunrisers batting unit has achieved rhythm in the last few matches, which is also acknowledged by the team’s all-rounder Jason Holder. Holder said, “We have done well in batting with an aggressive start. Apparently, it was led by Warner who was well supported by Riddhiman Saha. Johnny Bairstow also did well and Manish Pandey kept the rhythm. The team has a calm-minded batsman in the form of Ken Williamson. ‘
Saha will not play in qualifier-2
Saha Eliminator was not part of the team due to injury and is unlikely to play in the qualifiers. The West Indies captain, who has taken 13 wickets in 6 matches of the tournament, said, “We have faith in Srivastava Goswami. He has been with the team for a long time, his confidence needs to be boosted. ‘
The bowlers of SRH have done an excellent job
In bowling, Sunrisers have bowlers in forms like Sandeep Sharma, Holder, Shahbaz Nadeem, T Natarajan, and Rashid Khan. Sandeep has done well in the power play and Natarajan has done well in the death overs. Rashid has proved to be quite economical in the middle overs. The only weak link in the team is the middle order batting, where youngsters like Priyam Garg and Abdul Samad have to go through the biggest challenge of their careers.