The 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has now reached to its business-end and on Wednesday, the action becomes even tense as the Delhi Capitals (DC) will be taking on Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) battle it out to seal a place in the Qualifier 2.
Third-placed Delhi has the confidence of a dominating win over the Rajasthan Royals (RR), while SRH managed to seal a place in the top-4 despite losing their last two games by virtue of having a higher net run rate than Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP). This high-octane clash will take place in Visakhapatnam and both the teams will want to move one step closer to realizing their dream of winning the title.
ALSO READ: Eliminator (DC vs SRH): Probable Fantasy XI
Let us, try and churn out the best possible XIs of both the teams in the game:
Delhi Capitals (DC)
With Vizag also traditionally been spinners friendly, DC shouldn’t be making many changes after Amit Mishra and Ishant Sharma’s three-wicket helped them to register a crucial win on Saturday. On the other hand, Delhi’s batting seems quite balanced with Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, and Rishabh Pant scoring in excess of 400 while Prithvi Shaw’s lack of form at the top of the order is a cause for concern. Sherfane Rutherford has done decently for them this season while Axar Patel’s crucial performances will be a key against the right-handers in the SRH line-up.
Probable XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(wk), Colin Ingram, Sherfane Rutherford, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Trent Boult, Ishant Sharma, and Keemo Paul/ Sandeep Lamichhane
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)
Despite losing a close game against RCB, SRH should again field the same set of players although better performances are expected from the likes of Vijay Shankar and Martin Guptill with the bat. Yusuf Pathan might be seen making way for Deepak Hooda with the former KKR batsman looking out of sorts in the field. Rashid Khan will be crucial to their cause on Wednesday with his ability to turn up in the big matches being well documented.
Probable XI: Martin Guptill, Wriddhiman Saha(WK), Kane Williamson (C), Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Deepak Hooda, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Nabi, Khaleel Ahmed, and Basil Thampi