In the 33rd match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 Delhi Capitals (DC) will be locking horns with Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in their first match of the second phase of IPL 2021 on Wednesday (September 22). Delhi and Hyderabad have had a contrasting season so far as the former is seated at a place in the points table while the latter are languishing at the bottom of the table with just a solitary win in seven games.
DC and SRH have locked horns with each other in 19 games and Hyderabad has won 11 of them while Delhi has won only eight matches. Delhi has won six games out of eight games in the first phase of the IPL 2021 while Hyderabad managed to win just two out of seven games. Delhi Capitals were on a roll in the first leg of the season and would be looking to start from where they left. Delhi team management handed the responsibility of leading the side on the shoulders of young India cricketer Rishabh Pant.
Sunrisers Hyderabad would be aiming to put the disappointments of the first phase aside and make a fresh start under the leadership of captain Kane Williamson. Williamson was appointed the captain of the franchise as they witnessed a dull start to the season. In UAE, they would be hoping for a different start and spoil the chances of the top-ranked sides.
Delhi Capitals (DC)
Senior batsman Shikhar Dhawan and his opening partner Prithvi Shaw have been the biggest reasons for the recent success of DC. In UAE, the duo will be aiming to give DC a fine start and help the team to reach teh playoffs comfortably. The team will look for another solid start from the middle-order players like Steve Smith, Ajinkya Rahane, and Marcus Stoinis. They will be bolstered with the comeback of Shreyas.
The team has a perfect balance of all-rounders as well and the presence of Axar Patel, R Ashwin, and Amit Mishra makes the spin attack lethal. The pace department also comprises star players like Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Ishant Sharma, Avesh Khan, and Umesh Yadav amongst others.
Probable XI: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Steven Smith, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, R Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan.
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)
David Warner will be aiming to get his form back in the remaining games and prepare himself for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup which will be held in the UAE. SRH team needs to perform better in terms of their Indian bench for that would put lesser pressure on the big names in the side.
Probable XI: David Warner, Wriddhiman Saha, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Kedhar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Sherfane Rutherford, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan.
Fantasy XI suggestion 1:
Wriddhiman Saha, Rishabh Pant, David Warner, Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson, Prithvi Shaw (c), Marcus Stoinis, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan, Rashid Khan (vc)
Fantasy XI suggestion 2:
Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan (c), David Warner (vc), Prithvi Shaw, Kane Williamson, Marcus Stoinis, Rashid Khan, Avesh Khan, Kagiso Rabada, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and R Ashwin