Preview- DC vs SRH, Match 11 of IPL 2020
Having come off fresh from a 44-run victory over the Chennai Super Kings in their previous IPL game, the Delhi Capitals (DC) will lock horns with the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), who suffered a tame defeat to the Kolkata Knight Riders in their last outing, at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium tonight.
The last time these two teams met was at the Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam last year in the eliminator. SRH posted a total of 162 for 8 off their allotted 20 overs in the 1st innings, with only Martin Guptill and Manish Pandey registering scores of 30 or more and Keemo Paul taking 3 wickets for DC. In reply, DC chased the total down off the penultimate delivery of their innings with the help of a half-century from Prithvi Shaw and 49 from Rishabh Pant.
DC vs SRH Head-To-Head record:
Since SRH’s introduction to the IPL, the two teams have faced each other 15 times, with the Hyderabad-based franchise leading 9-6 over DC. The last 5 encounters have seen SRH triumph thrice, while the Capitals won the last couple of matches, including the eliminator last year.
Team News: Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)
Kane Williamson had said during the SRH-KKR encounter that he is fit and available for selection. His exact words to the commentators were, “We have had a lot of time off, the opportunity to get into the gym. We always deal with these little things and try to get on top of them sooner. Yeah, available (when asked if he’s available for the next game), ready.”
“I guess it’s always the balance between the players you want to pick, the areas you want to address, and the surfaces that you are presented with and the opposition,” he added.
Other than Williamson’s availability, Vijay Shankar, who ‘tweaked his back’ and missed out on the previous game, might return in place of Wriddhiman Saha, whose 31-ball 30 batting at 4 did not help the Sunrisers’ middle-order batting woes. Manish Pandey suffered a blow to his hand while fielding in the KKR game, but noti=hing serious has been reported on that.
Sunrisers Hyderabad Probable Playing XI: David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Thangarasu Natarajan
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Team News: Delhi Capitals (DC)
Ravichandran Ashwin injured his left shoulder in the Delhi Capitals’ opening game against Kings XI Punjab and has been out of action since. Skipper Shreyas Iyer said after the coin toss took place against Chennai Super Kings, “Ashwin is doing pretty well, but we want to give him a 2-3 game rest so that he feels better.” Ishant Sharma, who suffered a back injury in training ahead of DC’s opener against KXIP, has not yet fully recovered, with no official word on his fitness yet.
Delhi Capitals Probable Playing XI: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan