A battle of the two extremes takes place in the Indian Premier League 2020 on Tuesday as leaders Delhi Capitals take on bottom-table Sunrisers Hyderabad. While Delhi remains one of the most balanced sides in this year's competition, Hyderabad has had struggles in the middle-order that has seen them being deprived of victories on two occasions already.
David Warner, Jonny Bairstow, and Manish Pandey are the only batters who have managed to get runs for SRH but they would now be up against DC bowlers who have been among the most successful in taking wickets in this edition of the IPL.
DC and SRH have faced each other a total of 15 times in the IPL, of which the Sunrisers have won 9 and lost 6. When it comes to Abu Dhabi, SRH has lost both of their matches played here while Delhi too lost their only match at the venue. Whichever side goes on to win on Tuesday, will register its maiden victory at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium.
Both on paper and in performances, Delhi looks far more settled in comparison to Hyderabad. Possessing one of the finest talents in the league -- both in terms of overseas lot and Indian -- Delhi have a clear edge over Hyderabad.
David Warner's Sunrisers included Mohammad Nabi in the line-up against Kolkata Knight Riders after Mitchell Marsh was ruled out of the competition due to an injury. Although the veteran Afghanistan cricketer proved economical with the ball and gave a fine cameo with the bat, his contributions weren't enough for SRH to win the match.
Caribbean all-rounder Keemo Paul has played just two games against Hyderabad, however, he has gotten six wickets for Delhi Capitals.
He has not made it to the playing XI so far in IPL 2020 and it will be intriguing to check whether the group the executives remember him for the XI for the following match, politeness his brilliant record against SRH.
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Previous Purple Cap victor Bhuvneshwar Kumar has 11 wickets to his name in 13 matches among DC and SRH. Kumar should lead the movement bowling assault from the front to guarantee that the Capitals don't post an absolute that is past SRH's scope.
DC vs SRH Probable Playing XI:
DC Playing XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer (C), Rishabh Pant (WK), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma
SRH Playing XI: David Warner (C), Jonny Bairstow (WK), Manish Pandey, Mohammad Nabi, Wriddhiman Saha, Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddharth Kaul, T Natarajan
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