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Sunday, 8 November 2020

Out-of-form Delhi Capitals tough to win against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Rashid Khan could prove to be a game changer

Preview:Out-of-form Delhi Capitals tough to win against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Rashid Khan could prove to be a game changer

Fight between Delhi and Hyderabad in IPL Qualifier-2 against Mumbai in the final at Abu Dhabi
Delhi have lost both their matches against Hyderabad this season, with the team winning 8 of the last 9 matches in Abu Dhabi winning.

Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad will meet in the semi-finals of IPL 2020 Qualifier-2 today. The winning team will play Mumbai in the final. The journey of both the teams to reach here has been quite different. Delhi won seven of the first nine matches and lost four in a row. They then beat Bangalore in the final league match and booked a place in the playoff top-2, which is why they are getting a second chance to play in the final today. Hyderabad, on the other hand, won only 7 of the first 9 matches. While now unbeaten from the last four matches!

Team Combination of Delhi confused, Hyderabad fairly clear

Seeing the recent performance of both the teams, the Hyderabad team will come out in this knockout match with great clarity. They know what their playing-11 will be like, what kind of changes can be made looking at the pitch and the opponent. On the other hand, the Delhi team is confused. Who to field in the opening? Whether to drop the Earth show or not, how to include Shimron Hetmeyer in the middle order and which Indian fast bowler to place in the team. So clearly, the Hyderabad team will come on the field with a good mindset.

Rashid Khan vs Delhi Capitals

The match we are seeing as Hyderabad vs Delhi could actually prove to be Rashid Khan vs Delhi. Rashid has had his hands up while playing against Delhi since 2019. He bowled 20 overs in the meantime and is 10 wickets faster at an economy rate of just 3.86. He has also dismissed Shreyas Aiyar, Rishabh Pant, Shimron Hatmeyer, Marcus Stoinis and Akshar Patel 2-2 in all T20s overall. In this, Rashid's 4 overs are more likely to prove decisive.

The importance of the toss

The second batting team has won 8 of the last 9 matches played in Abu Dhabi. Due to the mist, the team bowling in the second innings cannot grip the ball and hence the chasing team benefits. In Teva, both the teams will choose to bowl first after winning the toss.

Out of the form of the earth and Sam out of the seat may have

The form of the earth is a matter of concern for Delhi. He has scored 49 runs in the last 8 innings at an average of 6.1. In the meantime, he has been out for zero three times. Earth has managed to score in double digits only 5 times out of 13 this season. It could be that Delhi will drop him in a crucial encounter and Ajinkya Rahane will open with Shikhar Dhawan. As well as Daniel Sams can also be shown the way out. In playing-11, Shimron Hetmeyer and Hershel Patel can replace him.

Saha injury to any update will

There have been no news updates on Sunrisers wicketkeeper Riddhiman Saha's injury. Shrivats Goswami will continue keeping in Teva. The team doesn’t seem to be making any other changes. The Sunrisers can't imagine looking ahead to David Warner, Ken Williamson, Rashid Khan and Jason Holder among the foreign players. His team is looking more settled in this encounter.

Read in Gujarati news 

Delhi's potential playing-11: Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Aiyar (captain), Shimron Hatmeyer, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Marcus Stoinis, Hershal Patel, Akshar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, R. Ashwin, Enrich Nortj

Hyderabad potential pleinga 11: Hyderabad playing 11 : David Warner (captain), Shreevats Goswami (wk), Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Priam Garg, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Rashid Khan, Sandeep and tea. Nataraja

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