Delhi Capitals is set to host the Sunrisers Hyderabad at Feroz Shah Kotla in the 16th fixture of the Indian Premier League 2019. Delhi Capitals have to bounce back after a sluggish defeat while visitors look in no mood to stop after back-to-back sensational victories. Both the teams will collide at Delhi on Thursday in another intriguing contest featuring two batting powerhouses.
Delhi Capitals are going through a topsy-turvy campaign as they have managed to win two games and losing as many in their four league games. With the home crowd backing them, the hosts would be hoping to land a counterpunch against the Orange Army heading into the upcoming match. Their middle order has collapsed on a few occasions, including their previous encounter in which they lost seven wickets for just eight runs. Shreyas Iyer has to lead his troops well in the times of adversity if they want to make it into the playoffs. Delhi Capitals have the potential to go all the, but they seem to succumb under pressure which will not help their cause.
Sunrisers Hyderabad, on the contrary, is flying high after two consecutive defeats against the Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore, respectively. On the paper, visitors possess the most balanced team in the league which makes them one of the strong title contenders. David Warner and Jonny Bairstow stitched the highest partnership in the IPL history in the last game when the iconic duo scored 185 runs for the opening wicket. With match winners like David Warner, Vijay Shankar, Rashid Khan in their ranks, the Sunrisers would be eyeing to register their third victory on the trot.
Date: Thursday, April 5, 2019
Time: 8:00 PM IST
Venue: Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
League: Indian Premier League
Live Telecast: Star Network
Online Streaming: Hotstar
- Delhi Capitals might replace Avesh Khan with Ishant Sharma.
- The hosts will look to strengthen their batting lineup in this fixture.
- SunRisers Hyderabad is unlikely to tinker their playing XI.
- Kane Williamson, but he is unlikely to replace anyone.
Head-to-head: (Last 5 matches)
Sunrisers Hyderabad – 3
Delhi Capitals – 2
Sunrisers Hyderabad Squad
David Warner, Jonny Bairstow, Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Yusuf Pathan, Rashid Khan, Deepak Hooda, Shakib Al Hasan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (c), Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul, Kane Williamson, Martin Guptill, Ricky Bhui, Shreevats Goswami, Wriddhiman Saha, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mohammad Nabi, Abhishek Sharma, Basil Thampi, Billy Stanlake
Delhi Capitals Squad
Shreyas Iyer (c), Colin Munro, Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Hanuma Vihari, Colin Ingram, Jalaj Saxena, Rahul Tewatia, Rishabh Pant, Ankush Bains, Sandeep Lamichhane, Manjot Kalra, Chris Morris, Sherfane Rutherford, Keemo Paul, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Trent Boult, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma, Nathu Singh, Bandaru Ayyappa
Probable Playing XI
Delhi Capitals – Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Colin Ingram, Chris Morris, Hanuma Vihari, Harshal Patel/Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma, Sandeep Lamichhane
Sunriseres Hyderabad – Jonny Bairstow, David Warner, Vijay Shankar, Yusuf Pathan, Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Sidhharth Kaul
- Prithvi Shaw
- Shikhar Dhawan
- Shreyas Iyer
- Rishabh Pant
- Kagiso Rabada
- Jonny Bairstow
- David Warner
- Mohammad Nabi
- Vijay Shankar
- Rashid Khan