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DC vs SRH, IPL 2020: Delhi, Hyderabad name playing XI

IPL 2020: In the virtual semi-final, Warner and his boys will be considered favourites.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: November 9, 2020 9:02:23 am
ipl, ipl 2020, ipl srh, ipl srh team 2020, ipl srh team 2020 players list, ipl srh squad, srh team, srh team 2020 players listSunrisers Hyderabad will be led by David Warner. (SRH)

After an underwhelming first half, Sunrisers Hyderabad have picked up the momentum just at the right time and the team would look to maintain the same in their clash against Delhi Capitals. Capitals, on the other hand, had an impressive start, which lasted till the first nine games, but since then the team has went on to lose five out of their next six matches.

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In the virtual semi-final tonight, David Warner and his boys will be considered favourites, considering their current form. Leading the side from the front, Warner has been in rich form of late and with Kane Williamson in the middle-order and Jason Holder at depth, the team has plenty of prowess in their batting department. Capitals, on the other hand, will look to start afresh, especially the batsman. In their previous encounter against Mumbai Indians, the batters failed to produce any fight and it was all-rounders Marcus Stoinis and Axar Patel, who saved the team from humiliation.

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19:09 (IST)08 Nov 2020
Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing XI):

David Warner(c), Shreevats Goswami(w), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Jason Holder, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan

19:09 (IST)08 Nov 2020
Delhi Capitals (Playing XI):

Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Praveen Dubey, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje

19:09 (IST)08 Nov 2020
Toss Update:

Delhi Capitals have won the toss and have opted to bat.

18:49 (IST)08 Nov 2020
Pitch Report:

The pitch is expected to be hard and has a decent amount of grass on it. It's a good batting surface, but the fast bowlers should enjoy themselves with the new ball. Stats say bat second.

18:30 (IST)08 Nov 2020
What's the form guide for both the teams?

DC and SRH have taken rather contrasting paths to reach the top four. The Shreyas Iyer-led DC registered seven wins from their first nine matches and despite the dip in the latter stages of the season, made it to the playoffs. However, they lost four games in a row before beating RCB in the last league match. On the other hand, SRH had only three wins against their name from the first nine matches. But the David Warner-led unit turned the tide and have now made it to the Qualifier 2 registering four wins on the bounce.

17:30 (IST)08 Nov 2020
Can upbeat SRH beat inconsistent DC?
17:00 (IST)08 Nov 2020
What's DC and SRH's record in IPL playoffs?

DC: Delhi Capitals has featured in IPL playoffs seven times. It has won just one outing and lost six, and has never made a final (1:6).

SRH: Sunrisers Hyderabad has played ten playoff matches in the history of IPL. It has won five games, while losing five (5:5).

16:45 (IST)08 Nov 2020
What's the head-to-head record?

The two teams have faced each other 17 times so far, and SRH has dominated DC with an 11-6 head-to-head record. Earlier this season, SRH (219/2 in 20 overs) beat DC (131/10 in 19 overs) by 88 runs at the Dubai International Stadium on October 27.

16:00 (IST)08 Nov 2020
What are the approaching milestones?

  • Shreyas Iyer needs 67 runs to complete 500 runs in IPL 2020.
  • Ajinkya Rahane requires 69 runs to complete 4000 IPL runs.
  • David Warner is 5 sixes away from completing 200 IPL sixes. 
  • Shahbaz Nadeem needs 3 wickets to complete 50 IPL wickets. 

15:30 (IST)08 Nov 2020
Ricky Ponting on Delhi's death bowling against MI

Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting lamented that his bowlers were miles off in the death overs against Mumbai Indians in Qualifier 1. "It was mainly the execution through our first few overs, the first over went for 15-16, so you are on the back foot pretty much straight away there. We did fight our way back into the game. We crawled our way back, from sort of 7-14 (overs) were in our favour, they were only about 120/4," said Ponting. Delhi ended up leaking 78 runs in the last five overs.

14:48 (IST)08 Nov 2020
Watch:Natarajan’s yorker that deceived the great AB

T Natarajan stood tall as he stunned Ab de Villiers with a yorker in the Indian Premier League 2020 Eliminator between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore.

He produced a memorable yorker under pressure, one for the ages. Bowled cross-seam, it began from outside leg stump, even as it curled in and dipped viciously.

To counter it, de Villiers cleared his front leg and tried desperately to shovel it to the leg side but failed to connect. It landed on a leg stump line where his front leg was initially placed before he side-stepped, sneaked under the flailing wood, and crashed into the middle stump.

De Villiers last moments with his feet and the bat suggested how good the ball was: the feet had moved out frantically and the bat came down at rapid pace as he tried to get some wood on leather, but it was not to be. The ball was too good even for the fastest hands in the business. 

14:25 (IST)08 Nov 2020
Jason Holder on SRH's late success

West Indies captain Jason Holder, whose late inclusion galvanised a much-improved Sunrisers Hyderabad, praised his side’s bowlers for “using brains” as much as skills which earned them a place in the second IPL qualifier against Delhi Capitals.

Sunrisers bowlers stifled RCB to a paltry score of 131 and won the ‘Eliminator’ by 6 wickets with Holder playing an important all-round role with 3 for 25 and 24 not out off 20 balls.

“For me, it’s all about execution. We have had lots of discussions about certain players and in the heat of the battle, it’s all about executing. Led by our bowlers, we have used our skills and our brains,” Holder said at the post-match press conference.

14:07 (IST)08 Nov 2020
Can Stoinis be the gamechanger for DC?

With 314 runs and nine wickets to his name, Stoinis is having one of his best IPL seasons, but the all-rounder said the team’s victories mean more than his individual performance.

“It’s always nice to make runs, but it’s always better for the team when you win. So hopefully I’ll be doing everything that I can and prepare as well as I can tonight and tomorrow morning, but at the end of the day just hopefully we get that win.”

Quizzed as to what motivates his team, Stoinis replied, “The thought of some silverware, and a trophy for the Delhi Capitals’ franchise is all the motivation we need.

“This is what every professional cricketer plays for — to win big competitions like the IPL. So motivation is always there.”

13:15 (IST)08 Nov 2020
'DC have got to play fearless cricket against SRH'

Delhi Capitals all-rounder Marcus Stoinis on Saturday said playing “fearless cricket” could see them emerge victorious against a resurgent Sunrisers Hyderabad in the second qualifier and continue their march towards a maiden IPL title.

Even though his team’s form has dipped lately, Stoinis reckoned that fearless cricket will benefit them against SRH here on Sunday.

“I think we’re going well. We’ve got to play some fearless cricket, and it’s a great opportunity for us. In these long tournaments, there’s a good chance most teams are going to go through those ebbs and flows,” said Stoinis.

“…But if you gave me this opportunity at the start of the season — that we’d finish second, and we’ve got one game to win to get into the final — I think everyone here would take that.” 

12:52 (IST)08 Nov 2020
Kane Williamson’s masterstrokes

The Eliminator against Bangalore was hanging in balance when Kane Williamson swung it towards Sunrisers Hyderabad with three shots: a late cut and two slog sweeps at various pressure points in the chase. These three shots reveal his temperament, skill and technique.

What does his long-time coach have to say about the three shots which stood out vs RCB [FIND OUT] 

12:27 (IST)08 Nov 2020
SRH bowling strength

Rashid Khan’s parsimonious economy rate of less than six runs per over, the unheralded T Natarajan’s subtle variations and Sandeep Sharma’s ability to get some swing upfront only add to the strengths of Warner’s team.

12:01 (IST)08 Nov 2020
Daniel Sams' poor show with the ball

Daniel Sams’ poor show with the ball so far is a concern for the Capitals and they might explore the option of bringing back Shimron Hetmyer in place of the left-arm seamer, which will also add some batting firepower.

In that case, Marcus Stoinis might have to bowl his full quota of overs alongside Rabada, Nortje, Ashwin and Axar Patel. 

11:45 (IST)08 Nov 2020
Weak spots that DC can exploit

For the Capitals the weak spots which they can exploit is the inexperience of two middle-order players — Priyam Garg and Abdul Samad — who are playing some of the biggest matches of their nascent careers.

In the event Capitals make early inroads, it will be a test of character for the young but talented duo.

11:30 (IST)08 Nov 2020
Wriddhiman Saha's availability in dark clouds

Wriddhiman Saha’s groin injury, which ruled him out of the eliminator, might also keep him out of the second qualifier.

“We have faith in (Shreevats) Goswami. He has been around for some time and we need to give confidence,” said Holder, whose 13 wickets in six games along with crucial middle- order contributions, has been the ‘x factor’ for his side. 

11:12 (IST)08 Nov 2020
Delhi's bowling strength

The bowling unit has done well save a few occasions like the first qualifier, where Mumbai Indians batting took them apart.

Kagiso Rabada (25 wickets), Anrich Nrtje (20) and Ravichandran Ashwin (13) have done exceedingly well in most of the games. 

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