DC vs SRH IPL 2021: It will be difficult for Kane Williamson to stop Rishabh's storm, Delhi and Hyderabad match
Delhi Capitals team, strengthened by the return of Shreyas Iyer, will aim to maintain their first leg form when they resume their campaign against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Wednesday. Delhi are currently in second place with 12 points from eight matches, while Sunrisers have only two points from seven matches and are at the bottom. Sunrisers have won only one match so far.
The Rishabh Pant-led side finished the first leg with a win and would like to start with a win in the UAE as well. To do this, they have good attacking batsmen who can take down any good attack and Sunrisers will be no exception. Opener Shikhar Dhawan (380) will be desperate to vindicate the Indian selectors, who did not include him in the T20 World Cup squad. He will open the innings with young Prithvi Shaw. Delhi's middle-order, which also includes Pant, Steve Smith and Marcus Stoinis of Australia and West Indies' Shimron Hetmyer, has been strengthened by Shreyas Iyer's return from injury.
Delhi's bowling attack is also strong, with Avesh Khan (14 wickets) and Kagiso Rabada bowling brilliantly in the first leg. Rabada has been bowling effectively in the powerplay and the death overs. Apart from this, there are spinners like experienced Ravichandran Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Axar Patel, Lalit Yadav and Praveen Dubey in the Delhi team.
As far as Sunrisers are concerned, a win will boost their morale and help them stay in the tournament. However, he will miss Jonny Bairstow, who has decided to pull out of the second leg. In such a situation, Australian opener David Warner will have to take more responsibility. The team also needs good contributions from Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Wriddhiman Saha, Kedar Jadhav, Abdul Samad and Vijay Shankar. He will be led by Rashid Khan in the bowling, who will have to put in a disciplined performance to curb Delhi's batsmen at the Dubai International Stadium.
Delhi Capitals: Rishabh Pant (Captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Prithvi Shaw, Ripple Patel, Shikhar Dhawan, Shimrom Hetmyer, Shreyas Iyer, Steve Smith, Amit Mishra, Anrik Notreje, Avesh Khan, Ben Dwarshuis, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Kulwant Khejroliya , Lukman Meriwala, Praveen Dubey, Tom Curran, Umesh Yadav, Axar Patel, Lalit Yadav, Marcus Stoinis, Ravichandran Ashwin, Sam Billings and Vishnu Vinod.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Kane Williamson (Captain), David Warner, Manish Pandey, Sherfane Rutherford, Wriddhiman Saha, Shreevats Goswami, Rashid Khan, Vijay Shankar, Muhammad Nabi, Abhishek Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddharth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan, Basil Thampi , Sandeep Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Abdul Samad, J Suchit, Jason Holder, Virat Singh, Priyam Garg, Kedar Jadhav, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, Jason Rai.