IPL 2021, SRH vs DC: Here is the statistical preview
Sunrisers Hyderabad will take on Delhi Capitals in the 20th game of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 at Chepauk. The Orange Army claimed their first victory this season in the previous game against Punjab Kings. They would hope to carry this momentum. Meanwhile, the Capitals recently handed a six-wicket defeat to defending champions Mumbai Indians. Here is the statistical preview.
A look at the head-to-head record
Sunrisers Hyderabad have had the edge over Delhi Capitals in the IPL so far. In 18 head-to-head meetings, Hyderabad have managed to win 11 matches with a win percentage of 61.11. On the other hand, Delhi have earned seven victories against SRH (win percentage: 38.89). Notably, SRH won two out of three matches against DC in the IPL 2020.
Here are the top performers
DC batsman Ajinkya Rahane has aggregated 397 runs from 17 games at a strike rate of 105.87 against SRH. As far as bowling is concerned, Kagiso Rabada has scalped 11 wickets with a best haul of 4/22 against them. Against Delhi Capitals, David Warner owns 442 runs at 40.18, while Sandeep Sharma has snapped up 18 wickets with a best haul of 4/20.
The key battles to watch out for
In the IPL, Warner has scored 57 runs off 35 balls against Rabada, while Rabada has dismissed him thrice. Rabada has also dismissed Kane Williamson once (20 runs off 16 balls). Steve Smith has managed to score 20 runs off 27 balls against Rashid Khan, while Khan has dismissed him once. Prithvi Shaw has fallen to Khaleel Ahmed twice in 13 deliveries.
Khaleel and Ashwin can be dangerous in the powerplay
Left-arm seamer T Natarajan has been ruled out of the IPL 2021 due to a knee injury. In his absence, the onus of lies on Khaleel. He can rupture the DC top-order, considering Prithvi's poor record against left-arm bowlers. Similarly, Ravichandran Ashwin can thwart the likes of Warner, Jonny Bairstow and Kane Williamson. He owns 42 wickets at 23.45 in the powerplay.