The pitches on Chennai have been the scourge of teams that are full of stroke-makers. Slow, uneven bounce and breakouts are common in Chennai. When SRH suffered their last defeat here, Warner did not mince many words pointing out just how bad the Chennai surface was. This time around he has his task cut out against a rampaging Delhi Capitals side that is eyeing the top spot in the VIVO IPL 2021 table.
SRH is languishing that the bottom end of the table with just one win from their four games. On paper SRH have a great team, however, one of their greats needs to hold the batting line-up together. Williamson needs to be given the responsibility of playing a sheet-anchor role and ensuring SRH bat right down to the last ball of the match.
DC would be looking to capitalize on their batting and bowling form. Dhawan has been nothing short of great at the top. Ashwin too has been an asset and a revelation for the side. Steve Smith’s entry has given the team a much-needed performance boost. Look to him to play Rashid Khan. That will be a great contest.
DC Versus SRH IPL 2021- Match Preview And Details
Time- 19.30 PM
Venue- MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Teams: Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad
Captains: Rishabh Pant (DC) and David Warner (SRH)
DC would be hoping to continue with their winning ways and benefit from the form of their openers. Pointing has infused this side with a lot of character, maturity, and self-belief. The game is expected to be a slow, low-scoring affair. Spinners are going to play a major role. This is why the role of Ashwin in DC and Rashid Khan in SRH will be the key in terms of scores put on the board. Expect the team that wins the toss to bowl first on this slow Chennai track.
Delhi Capitals (DC) Probable Playing XI and Squad
Rishabh Pant (c & wk)
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Steven Smith, Lalit Yadav, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Ishant Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Umesh Yadav, Chris Woakes, Aniruddha Joshi, Sam Billings, Axar Patel, Lukman Meriwala, Tom Curran, Praveen Dubey, Anrich Nortje, Vishnu Vinod, Manimaran Siddharth, Shams Mulani, Ripal Patel
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) Probable Playing XI and Squad
David Warner (c)
Jonny Bairstow (wk)
David Warner(c), Jonny Bairstow(w), Kane Williamson, Virat Singh, Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Kedar Jadhav, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Siddarth Kaul, Wriddhiman Saha, Shreevats Goswami, Manish Pandey, Mohammad Nabi, Jason Roy, Shahbaz Nadeem, Jason Holder, Sandeep Sharma, Basil Thampi, Jagadeesha Suchith, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Priyam Garg, Abdul Samad
DC Versus SRH Match VIVO IPL Match 20 Predictions
There is no doubt that DC looks much balanced and in-form side in this encounter. SRH might play well in patches, but their bowling line-up does not seem confident at all. Bhuvaneswar Kumar needs to get the openers out early and Rashid Khan’s role would be to stem the runs in the middle-overs. However, DC has firepower. Dhawan, Pant, Stoinis, Hetmyer, Smith, the list goes on and on. This contest is likely to be a one-sided affair with DC coming out on top in a comfortable fashion.