The Core of Batting lies in the top order only for the Hyderabad as Middle Order lacks experience and form in this year IPL.
Delhi Capitals have much better bowling line-up as compared to Sunrisers Hyderabad.
The last loss of Sunrisers Hyderabad must be hurting them as they lost out of a strong position and would like to improve their performance.
As the Playoffs are coming near, the significance of each league match is getting higher. As all the teams are competitive this year it is very hard to count out any team as besides CSK everyone has a chance to qualify for the Playoffs. Today is also a big game in the context of the Playoff spots when Delhi Capitals will square off against Sunrisers Hyderabad at Dubai International Stadium. Sunrisers Hyderabad has to win this match to stay in the run of the Playoffs. David Warner and Jonny Bairstow have been the pillar of the Batting department fro the team. Manish Pandey and Vijay Shankar has shown Glimpses of good form against Rajasthan royals but failed to carry forward in the previous game against Punjab. With the Inclusion of Jason Holder, it gives support to a rusty middle order and also an extra bowling option for the Captain. Natarajan has been impressive with his accurate yorkers at the death. Sandeep Sharma also manages to make some early inroads in opponents batting lineup in the Powerplay. Performance of Rashid khan is a crucial factor for the success of the team.
Delhi Capitals though seems to be in Good Position according to the Points table but they haven't qualified yet for the Playoffs and might be concerned with their previous two losses. Shikhar Dhawan is in amazing form in this year IPL holding the batting lineup together for the Capitals. The experiment of Rahane opening the batsman has failed as he looks out of touch . Shaw would be a better option at the top of the order. Iyer and Pant also have to play their part in the middle order so that Hetmyer and Stoinis can provide the late flourish in the death overs. Bowling has been disciplined and impressive of the Capitals besides the last game against KKR. Rabada and Nortje have been the pick of the bowlers for the Capitals picking up wickets at regular intervals. Ravi Ashwin and Axar Patel also bowl in tandem in the middle overs and try to restrict the batsman from going big in the middle overs.
Dubai is where DC is comfortable playing in and it will be happy to be back. It has the bowling attack to take advantage of the conditions and the large outfield also serves it well. We have seen the average scores come down to around 159 in Dubai and this will only come down further. Teams would be aiming for the target something around 160 in the first innings.
Team winning the Toss would like to bat first as the pitch tends to become slower and slower as the Match Progresses . Chasing the total could become difficult for the Teams.
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