Delhi Capitals will face Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in Qualifier 2 of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) and former India batting coach Sanjay Bangar thinks Shikhar Dhawan and Kane Williamson will play a crucial role in the road to the final of their team on Sunday. . Both teams have taken quite contrasting paths to reach the top four and now only one of them can keep their chances of winning the title alive.
Delhi Capitals had seven wins from their first nine games, reaching the playoffs despite the dip in the final stages of the season.
However, they lost four games in trot before defeating Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the final league game to secure a place in Qualifier 1 where they faced a defeat at the hands of Mumbai Indians (MI).
Dhawan is the lead run scorer for the Capitals with 525 runs. The left-handed batsman was the mainstay in Delhi’s at bats. It has also smashed into the ongoing IPL for two centuries and is in red hot form.
“He’s a great competition player, World Cup, ICC Championship, when he needs to, he has always been fired for the team he played for. He knows what the state is,” Bangar said on the Star Sports show Game Plan.
“He knows the SunRisers Hyderabad inside out because he’s played for them, he knows how to handle Rashid Khan and he’s going after him. So, I believe Shikhar Dhawan is going to be a brilliant brilliant player, if Delhi Capitals has to. Win this game, “he added.
On the other hand, SRH only had three wins against their name from the first nine games. But the team turned the tide, registering four wins in a row to bounce back.
In their last match against RCB, Kane Williamson had broken his 14th IPL half century as SRH kept their final hopes alive. Bangar thinks Williamson will play a key role in SRH’s line-up.
“He has become equally important to SunRisers Hyderabad … how a David Warner is on top, but you could see his temper in the last game, the ability to take pressure and then back pressure on the opponent is a crucial quality,” which not many people have, ”said Bangar on Star Sports show Game Plan.
“So, I think he will be a crucial element if SRH has to continue his march of five games in a row. So he will be critical,” he added.
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