In their previous match, Delhi put up a poor performance and went down to the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) by 6 runs. Bowling first, they conceded 195 runs and claimed only three wickets. In fact, Shardul Thakur was the only bowler to claim wickets in the game. Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman and Chetan Sakariya all went wicketless, which is not a good sign for DC.
They had the batting to chase the total but after Prithvi Shaw and David Warner fell early, the middle and lower order got exposed. Mitchell Marsh and Rishabh Pant got brisk starts but could not carry on. Rovman Powell and Axar Patel fought hard but it was not enough
DC predicted XI: Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Lalit Yadav, Rovman Powell, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya
Hyderabad finished second best to the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in their last match. For a change, their bowling was insipid as Chennai notched up 202 for 2. T Natarajan claimed both the wickets to fall. Umran Malik was taken to the cleaners in the last match, so it will be interesting to see how he reacts.
In the batting, Nicholas Pooran scored a brisk fifty but it came too late to have any impact on the match. Abhishek Sharma has been in impressive form while Kane Williamson is getting a few good scores but not at a great pace. Rahul Tripathi and Aiden Markram experienced rare failures, which hurt the team further.
SRH predicted XI: Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson (c), Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Shashank Singh, Jagadeesha Suchith, Marco Jansen, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik, T Natarajan
Top fantasy picks for DC vs SRH clash: David Warner, Rishabh Pant, Axar Patel, Abhishek Sharma, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran
–Renin Wilben Albert