Abu Dhabi: Off to the very best begin with two wins on the trot, a assured Delhi Capitals will hope to maintain the juggernaut rolling after they tackle the winless Sunrisers Hyderabad in an IPL match right here on Tuesday. Either side have endured contrasting campaigns up to now.
Delhi head in to the sport after two morale-boosting victories. The Shreyas Iyer-led aspect edged previous Kings XI Punjab in an exhilarating Tremendous Over earlier than thrashing Chennai Tremendous Kings comprehensively to leap to the highest of the factors desk.
Alternatively, Sunrisers are the one aspect but to register a win within the event, having misplaced each their video games and David Warner and his males will likely be determined to show issues round.
Of their opening encounter, regardless of opener Jonny Bairstow (61) and Manish Pandey (34) placing Sunrisers in a successful place in a chase of 164, the workforce didn’t cross the road.
Towards Kolkata Knight Riders, the middle-order failed to fireplace and the workforce settled for a below-par complete which the bowling unit couldn’t defend.
Wriddhiman Saha was notably gradual and could be anticipated to play an innings extra appropriate to the format.
For Delhi, the South African tempo duo of Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje has regarded sharp with the brand new ball whereas spinners Axar Patel and Amit Mishra have carried out splendidly within the absence of Ravichandran Ashwin.
Ashwin suffered an damage within the workforce’s first outing and is prone to miss the match in opposition to Sunrisers.
“It is not a major injury, he bowled in the nets yesterday, he will comeback very soon. He is being monitored by physio, today again he will bowl at the nets. Maximum, he might miss one more match,” Amit Mishra mentioned in a pre-match presser.
In batting, the onus will likely be on seniors similar to Shikhar Dhawan to put the muse, and he could have the proficient Prithvi Shaw on the high of the order for firm.
Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer have additionally regarded in good nick, after rescuing the workforce from a spot of hassle within the first sport, the 2 pitched in with precious runs in opposition to CSK.
Australian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis has proved he’s useful with the willow whereas Shimron Hetmyer may also praise the sturdy batting line up.
For Sunrisers to do properly, they would want to look past Warner and Bairstow. The aspect should click on as a batting unit to submit its first win of the season on Tuesday.
The 2016 champions changed the injured Mitchell Marsh with Afghanistan off-spinner Mohammad Nabi, who performed a fast cameo with the bat and in addition bowled a cheap spell later.
Nevertheless, with the batting unit letting them down in each outings, Sunrisers may think about bringing in Kane Williamson, who has recovered from his damage, to offer stability to the line-up. He could be coming rather than Nabi.
Sunrisers spinners led by Rashid Khan proceed to impress however the aspect is missing an out and out tempo bowler who can hit the deck and push the batsman again off size.
Australian quick bowler Billy Stanlake is an possibility however with solely 4 abroad slots obtainable, his inclusion appears unlikely.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (C), Jonny Bairstow, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Shreevats Goswami, Virat Singh, Priyam Garg, Wriddhiman Saha, Abdul Samad, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Jason Holder, Abhishek Sharma, Bavanaka Sandeep, Sanjay Yadav, Fabian Allen, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, KhaleelAhmed, Sandeep Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Siddharth Kaul, Billy Stanlake, TNatarajan, Basil Thampi.
Delhi Capitals: Shreyas Iyer (C), Ravichandran Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shimron Hetmyer, Kagiso Rabada, Ajinkya Rahane, Amit Mishra, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ishant Sharma, Axar Patel, Sandeep Lamichhane, Keemo Paul, Daniel Sams, Mohit Sharma, Anrich Nortje, Alex Carey (wk), Avesh Khan, Tushar Deshpande, Harshal Patel, Marcus Stoinis, Lalit Yadav.