Table toppers Delhi Capitals will take on SunRisers Hyderabad on Tuesday at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. The two teams are at different ends of the spectrum, with Delhi Capitals having won both matches so far, while SunRisers Hyderabad is the only team in IPL 2020 that has not yet taken a win. It’s not like Delhi has been spectacular – they got lucky against Kings XI Punjab, then beat a sub-par CSK team. SRH, however, is so far upset with their big names to set the stage on fire. Delhi Capitals’ highest rank came to the match against Chennai Super Kings and could have a field day against SRH’s bowling that hasn’t gone well so far.
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Prithvi Shaw: The Delhi opener was in top form against Chennai Super Kings, scoring 64 out of 43, nine fours and six. The boy looked good and found the boundary at will. Shaw will try to take advantage of the fact that SRH bowlers are not at their best and get his team off to a flying start.
Rishabh pants: The wicket-keeper-batsman came to bat for Shreyas Iyer against CSK, scoring 37 from 25 balls. Surprisingly, Pant’s boundaries went hand in hand, and it’s rare for the left-handed to fail to clear the fence. However, his pass rate was still good enough to take Delhi Capitals to a score of 175. He could take on Rashid Khan in the middle overs, which is sure to be a tough task.
Kagiso Rabada: The South African fast bowler has been absolutely sensational in the two games so far. In the previous match, Rabada took three wickets for just 26 runs on his four overs. He is currently the second highest wicket-taker in IPL 2020 with a total of five wickets, two behind Mohammad Shami, who has played one more match.
David Warner: It is time for the Australian to get started this season. He was unlucky to be exhausted early in SRH’s opening game and despite scoring 36 against KKR in the second game, he was far from his best. SRH needs Warner to shoot at the top, but he will rule out his job against Rabada.
Manish Pandey: The stylish right-handed has looked the best in the SRH camp. He scored 34 against RCB and followed it with a fine 38 ball 51 against KKR. Pandey should score well, especially in an SRH mid-range that looked disappointing in Kane Richardson’s absence.
Rashid Khan: After failing to impress against RCB, Rashid Khan picked his first wicket in IPL 2020 against KKR and was the standout bowler for his team in the match, giving away 25 runs on his four overs. Rashid will take on some talented hitters from the Delhi outfit and SRH will need their big player to fire if they want to get on board.
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