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After qualifying for the playoffs, Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore suffered a similar fate as they both lost their respective matches after making it to the top-four. Royal Challengers Bangalore weren't as lucky as the Capitals as they were knocked out of contention by Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Delhi Capitals lost to Mumbai Indians, but having secured the second position on the ladder, they have another opportunity to make amends and qualify for the finale. They have a difficult assignment at their hands as they take on Sunrisers Hyderabad, who are coming off a superb win over Royal Challengers Bangalore. As the match is a virtual semi-final, adrenaline will be rushing through and the team that keeps its nerves is likely to feature in the grand finale. This match is to be played at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi, on 8th November.
Delhi Capitals got off to a flying start to the tournament and looked to be on course for the most part before stuttering at the end of the league stage. They managed to just grab the second spot on the ladder by winning the last league match against Royal Challengers Bangalore, but then again looked completely out of sorts against Mumbai Indians. As apparent from their recent record, the Capitals are undoubtedly far from their best.
The Capitals have won just five matches out of their last six and have a lot of standing questions. Their opening pair hasn't scored runs for ages now as Prithvi Shaw never really seems settled in the middle. While Shikhar Dhawan has scored heaps of runs, he has been a bit too inconsistent in the last few matches. The Capitals will take heart from the way Ajinkya Rahane performed against RCB, but overall the Capitals' top-order needs a major overhaul.
While making too many changes is never really advisable in high-pressure games, we might see Marcus Stoinis being promoted up the order. Prithvi Shaw has been a walking wicket and while he can play the slam, bang, and wallop brand of cricket, his inconsistency is putting too much pressure on his team's middle-order.
With the likes of Pant and Stoinis not firing of-late, the Capitals seem to be a kind of side that depends heavily on its bowlers. Without Shimron Hetmyer, they lack someone who can smash the bowlers right from the word go and, therefore, they are more suited for the middling totals, which is unlike the totals we have seen in Abu Dhabi of late.
Delhi's batting may look out of sorts given their recent performances, their bowling still seems to be pretty lethal. Kagiso Rabada may have failed in a couple of recent matches, but he is more than capable to turn around the match on its head. Besides, Rabada's performance in the tournament, on the whole, has been top-notch. With Anrich Nortje doing well too, Delhi's pace attack looks sorted. Even with Ashwin's availability under the clouds, Delhi seem well equipped with spinners.
All in all, Delhi Capitals have a lot of work to do before they get out to challenge Sunrisers Hyderabad. There are apparent issues with their batting lineup and if they can resolve those, Delhi certainly have a bowling attack that can win them matches.
Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Marcus Stoinis, RR Pant, Shimron Hetmyer, Praveen Dubey, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje.
Sunrisers Hyderabad found their perfect eleven a bit late, but they'd take in given the form they've been in of late. Exactly opposite to Delhi Capitals, the Sunrisers Hyderabad are coming off four back to back wins and will be brimming with confidence. They defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore in the eliminator and will be looking to get an entry into the finale by winning the upcoming contest as well.
Ever since getting their combination right, only in the last match did Sunrisers Hyderabad appear to be a little vulnerable with the bat as Wridhimann Saha had to sit out of the last match. Shreevats Goswami didn't really get a chance to make a mark as he was dismissed pretty early in the innings. Unless he is unfit, we expect Saha to jump back into the playing eleven.
Also, the inclusion of Jason Holder has added much-needed depth to the Sunrisers Hyderbad's batting order that earlier seemed to be wafer-thin after Kane Williamson. With David Warner, Manish Pandey, and Kane Williamson among the top-order, Sunrisers' batting looks settled. Furthermore, they have good fire-power available in the lower-middle order should it get to that.
Even though it's their batting that has shown massive improvement of late, it's actually their bowling that has won them matches. Sandeep Sharma has been pretty tight with his lines and lengths in the powerplay overs, making it difficult to hit his swinging deliveries. Plus, with Jason Holder available, the Sunrisers now have someone experienced at the top and that has limited the damage caused by Bhuvneshwar Kumar's absence.
The things that have been working for the Sunrisers is that they have five full-time bowlers available who all can bowl in tight channels. Hitting Rashid Khan has proved to be almost impossible in the tournament thus far and is likely to be the case in the upcoming match as well. With Natarajan bowling yorkers with excellent accuracy at the death and Holder available to hold the other hand, the Sunrisers have a bowling attack that can keep even the best of batting units down to manageable totals. Overall, they have an immaculately balanced team and their recent wins reflect that. Given the confidence they have, beating Sunrisers Hyderabad will be a colossal task.
David Warner, Shreevats Goswami, Manish Pandey, KS Williamson, Priyam Garg, Jason Holder, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, S Sharma, T Natarajan.
It is a high-pressure game and runs on the board can be of significant advantage. Having said that, determining a safe score will be a difficult task, especially with dew likely to play a role. Also, eight of the last nine matches here at Abu Dhabi have been won by the team batting second. Both sides have done well batting second of late and we expect the captain winning the toss to the tried and tested recipe of fielding first.
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There was no dew whatsoever in the eliminator and that will certainly play in the minds of both the skippers. Dew have proven to be a game-changing element in recent games and a lot rest on that here in this game as well. Apart from dew, the surface conditions are likely to be perfect to bat on considering that any surface at Abu Dhabi hasn't been used for a long time now. As compared to that at the beginning of the tournament, the weather now is going to be less severe on the players. Going by the weather forecasts, we expect dew to make an impact in this game as well. Setting a total will be difficult and, therefore, the team batting first will want to post a total of at least 180 runs on the board to feel safe.
Check out the Dream11 fantasy team lineup for the second qualifier in IPL 2020, which is to be played between Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad.
We have assumed that Ravichandran Ashwin and Wriddhiman Saha will both be fit to play this upcoming fixture. Don't forget to check back the latest updated team lineup right after the toss.
Delhi Capitals had the luxury of getting two chances to qualify for the next round and given by the way they have performed, it seems that they probably needed it the most. Sunrisers Hyderabad, on the other hand, seem to be in a rampaging form at the moment. On paper as well, the Sunrisers seem to be a better-balanced team between the two. They have a more experienced captain with Holder and Williamson available, who both have wealth of experience behind them. Given that as well as the other reasons stated above, Sunrisers Hyderabad are certainly firm favorites to emerge on top in the upcoming fixture.
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Shaw looked in the pristine form at the beginning of the season, but in the recent matches, he has more been like a walking wicket. In his last eight innings, Shaw has managed to score just 49 runs at an average of just over 6. Also, he has the most number of single-digit scores for any top-order batsman in the competition - eight in thirteen innings. It is pretty unlikely that he will hit a personal score of over 18 in the upcoming match.
Delhi Capitals' poor fate in recent matches has largely been because of the poor show by their top-order. Sunrisers, on the other hand, have used the powerplay to their advantage. With David Warner at the top for the Sunrisers, we expect this trend to continue and Sunrisers to have the higher score at the end of the powerplay.
With over 500 runs in this season as well, David Warner is the only batsman who has scored as many runs in six consecutive seasons. He has been in superb form this year as well and generally plays well in big games. Given that the Sunrisers do not really have a solid middle-order, Warner is likely to bat more responsibly and should easily score 29 personal runs.
We saw a low-scoring match in the eliminator whereas it was a little different in the first qualifier. We are likely to see a fresh surface in this match where batting should be easy. Just because the last match happened to be a low scoring encounter, we are getting great odds at this one. This is certainly an excellent chance to double your money.
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