The 11th match of IPL 2020 will witness a clash between the table-toppers and the bottom-most team as per current standings. Delhi Capitals are the only side other than Rajasthan Royals, who are unbeaten so far. On the other hand, SunRisers Hyderabad have not been able to put a complete performance so far, ending up on the losing side twice.
After prevailing in the super over against Kings XI Punjab, Delhi Capitals convincingly beat Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in Dubai. While their batting line-up is yet to produce a demolishing performance collectively for the reputation it holds, their much-vaunted bowling department has so far lived up to the hype. The South African pair of Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada have been spot on with the new ball and in death, allowing hardly anything to the opposing batsmen.
The spin-bowling department has also fared well with the left-arm spinner Axar Patel producing two economical spells of bowling. The injury to Ravichandran Ashwin has not disturbed their flow as Delhi Capitals have an experienced Amit Mishra to bank on. Amit Mishra, who is the second-highest wicket-taker in IPL history, played his first match of IPL 2020 against CSK. While he was not amongst the wickets, the leggie conceded only 23 runs in four overs. Marcus Stoinis looks in red-hot form too to handle the all-rounder’s responsibilities.
In contrast, SunRisers Hyderabad desperately need their opening pair in David Warner and Jonny Bairstow to produce a magical performance. The left-right opening pair that looked unstoppable last season from the outset has failed to do the same so far. There is an injury cloud over Manish Pandey too that could hurt the 2016 champions if it is a serious one. Their bowling line-up could also go a notch higher; however, firstly Hyderabad’s batting line-up needs to click.
IPL 2020: Delhi Capitals vs SunRisers Hyderabad: Match Prediction:
Delhi Capitals, which has a balanced line-up and carry the momentum of winning back to back games, remain the favourites. SunRisers Hyderabad faces the old problem of their overdependence on the opening pair and having a brittle and an inexperienced middle-order. Delhi Capitals, who trail in the head to head battle against SRH, will most likely win the match.