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After facing back to back defeats in the opening two encounter, Sunrisers Hyderabad are staring at a tough road ahead. A test of character awaits them as they aim to shrug off a poor start to the tournament. Up next in the tournament, they are set to face Delhi Capitals, who are yet to end up on the wrong side of the result.
The Capitals are coming off a lucky escape and a remarkable win in their last two matches and will be brimming with confidence. This match is between the two teams placed at the extreme ends of the competition and both teams will be desperate to register a win, albeit for different reasons. The Capitals will want to maintain their supremacy at the top of the table whereas the Sunrisers will want to stay out of the hole they are slowly getting into. Considering the stakes involved, we expect this match to be a cracker of a contest. The match is to be played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, on 29th September 2020.
After getting off to a fortunate start, Delhi Capitals exhibited why they could be a threat in this edition of the tournament as they handed Chennai Super Kings a deflating defeat. The win pushed Delhi Capitals to the top of the table and they now have 4 points in 2 matches. Almost everything seemed to be falling well into the right places for the Capitals as their batting and bowling both worked like clockwork against the Super Kings.
The Capitals have now won two wins in two matches and they already appear to be a solid team on paper. Shreyas Iyer was exceedingly good as a captain against CSK and his move to keep Rabada's three overs for the death immensely helped their cause. Coming in for Ravichandran Ashwin, Amit Mishra filled in beautifully, giving away just 23 runs in his four overs. Their other bowlers played their part to perfection too as none of there was no single bowler on the day that the Capitals were able to target.
Arguably the biggest improvement that the Capitals showed compared with the one in their first match is the contribution by their top-order. Prithvi Shaw appeared to have learned from his mistake and played risk-free shots that fetched him runs at a pretty brisk pace. He eventually finished with a personal score of 64, which included nine fours and a six. Delhi Capitals got off to a rather sedate start, but once Dhawan and Shaw got set, it was all crash, bang, and wallop.
Delhi Capitals' improvisation was seen in their leadership too as instead of following their regular batting lineup, Rishabh Pant came in to take advantage of the superb opening partnership. Iyer and Pant both played reasonably well as Delhi eventually finished with a total of 175. After having a poor first game, Shimron Hetmyer didn't get a chance to bat and didn't have a great night in the field as well. Given that Delhi Capitals have an array of hard-hitting batsmen available, Hetmyer might not have a long rope to make a name for himself.
Going by Delhi's performance in the first two matches, it is really hard to find a flaw in the way they have done. They have a superb fast bowling attack with Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje both bowling in fine rhythm. Avesh Khan was their only weak link in the last game as he gave away 42 runs off his four overs. They do have the services of Marcus Stoinis, who didn't bowl in the last match, but is more than capable with the ball. All in all, Delhi Capitals have been one of the better sides of the tournament so far and it really won't be surprising if they continue to rack up wins after wins in their upcoming fixtures.
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, RR Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada.
Fortune just doesn't seem to be favoring the Sunrisers at the moment. They snatched a loss from the jaws of defeat in their opening match and went on to exhibit a subpar performance with the bat in their second encounter. Sunrisers Hyderabad is the only team that is still to get off the mark as far as the wins column is concerned.
Sunrisers Hyderabad seems to be struggling with the problem that a lot of teams struggle in T20 Cricket. With no reliable batsman available outside of the top-three, Sunrisers are too top-heavy and are likely to always struggle to close their innings with a flourish, unless, of course, they make changes to their eleven. Injury to Mitchell Marsh hasn't helped their case either and now find themselves in all sorts of trouble.
Considering that Mohammad Nabi was pretty good against Kolkata Knight Riders, Sunrisers Hyderabad now have the problem of finding the right combination of their overseas players. Jason Holder still hasn't completed his six-day mandatory quarantine and is unexpected to feature against the Capitals. There have been discussions going around to include Kane Williamson in the playing eleven and given the way Sunrisers just stumbled their way once Warner was dismissed, we might see Williamson in the playing eleven sooner rather than later. Another tactical change that Hyderabad might make is to send Mohammad Nabi at two-drop, but that, too, would expose their weak lower middle-order to class bowling of Delhi Capitals.
One area where Sunrisers have always been strong is bowling. With Mitchell Marsh injured, their pace attack now appears to be heavily over-reliant on Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who the other teams are now preferring to just playoff. Khaleel Ahmed and T Natarajan are inexperienced and can be erratic under pressure. The surfaces here in UAE are assisting spinners more than they are assisting pacers and for that reason having Mohammad Nabi to complement Rashid Khan might be the way to go for them in the upcoming match. In case they decide to leave Nabi out, over-reliance on Rashid Khan could prove to be costly.
With the dearth of experienced Indian batsmen in the lower middle-order, Sunrisers Hyderabad have a huge problem to solve. Vijay Shankar's injury didn't help their cause either and the Sunrisers will be desperately hoping for Shankar to get fit. He would not only add depth to their batting but is also capable to bowl a couple of useful overs, in case one or two bowlers aren't up to the mark. It doesn't feel nice to languish at the bottom of the table and would be desperately searching for a win. They depend heavily on Bairstow and Warner, and even if one of them manages to deliver, Sunrisers Hyderabad will be in for business.
David Warner, Jonny Bairstow, Manish Pandey, KS Williamson, Abdul Samad, Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan.
Toss hasn't played a big role thus far in the tournament. In fact, in seven out of eight matches played, the team losing the toss ended up winning the match. Also, the team batting first has enjoyed success more often than not so far. Given these statistics, batting first seems to be the go-to option. However, the conditions at Abu Dhabi will be better suitable for chasing, and with the dew factor coming into the picture, the captain winning the toss is expected to field first.
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There have only been three matches played at Abu Dhabi so far, but the trend has been pretty clear. Barring the innings by Mumbai Indians, in which they scored 195, the totals have more or less hovered around the 150-run mark. The surface favors spinners more than it does seamers and both sides will be wary of that. Although the chances of rain are next to zero, there will be a nice and steady breeze flowing across the ground and that could make hitting towards one side of the ground a little difficult. Dew has been a factor here and we expect it to come into the picture yet again. A total of 155 is about par here and the team winning the toss should be looking to post a total of at least 165 runs on the board.
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It's the battle between the bottom dwellers and the team that is placed at the top of the table. As much as it appears to be a mismatch, it certainly is not. Sunrisers Hyderabad have immense firepower at the top of their batting order, which can demolish even the best of the bowling attacks. However, it's the middle-order they are struggling with. Delhi Capitals, on the other hand, are coming off a superb win over Chennai Super Kings and will be brimming with confidence. They have a lethal bowling attack and strong batting unit with hard-hitting batsmen available right through. Owing to the recent performances of the two sides, Delhi Capitals will be a more confident side between the two. Bet on Delhi Capitals to register a win in their upcoming contest against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
While Sunrisers' batting hasn't been in fine form in the two matches gone so far, their openers have done reasonably well. Also, their opening two batsmen are their best batsmen and they are likely to utilize the field restrictions to get their team off to a flying start. On the contrary, Delhi's firepower is more in their middle-order. Considering those factors, betting on Sunrisers to have the highest score after 1st 6 Overs should be the way to go.
David Warner looked in stupendous form against Kolkata Knight Riders before he was dismissed rather softly to an innocuous delivery from Varun Chakravarthy. He has a terrific record in the history of the Indian Premier League and thrives against spin and pace both. The added responsibility of captaincy generally brings the best out of him. With that said, we think that he shouldn't have any trouble whatsoever of scoring more than 27 runs.
Unlike Sharjah Cricket Ground, the surface at Abu Dhabi is a lot slower and the boundaries here are a lot bigger. As suggested by the historical average of first innings totals, scoring here won't be easy. Given that both sides have excellent bowling attacks at their disposal, the match total should not exceed 327 runs.
This bet could be viewed as an extension to the above bet of David Warner hitting a personal score of more than 27. He is a firm striker of the ball and is expected to take advantage of field restrictions and go over the top. Even in his short innings of 36 against KKR, he hammered two fours and one six. Hitting a six and a four shouldn't be too difficult for him.
This is more of a contrarian bet with an excellent risk-return ratio. Manish Pandey looked in solid form in both the Sunrisers' matches and will be brimming with confidence. Besides, he is known to play risk-free Cricket and the chances of him losing his wicket early are bleak. There is a reasonably high probability of Pandey being the top-scorer for the Sunrisers and the returns on offer make this bet lucrative. This bet is an excellent proposition for those looking to be a bit adventurous.
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