IPL 2023 Predictions: Will Delhi Capitals sink SRH?


Delhi Capitals is set to take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in TATA IPL on Saturday, 29 April 2023 at 07:30 PM IST at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi, India.

DC is currently placed at the bottom of the points table whereas Sunrisers Hyderabad is at the ninth spot.

Both teams have won only two of the seven matches they have played so far.

They have played each other 21 times in the history of IPL so far where Delhi Capitals managed to win 10 matches while Sunrisers Hyderabad has won 11.

Interestingly, Delhi Capitals have won each of their last 5 matches against the Sunrisers.

Also, SRH have lost the last 2 matches played at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, so DC have the psychological edge going into this contest.

The surface at Arun Jaitley Stadium is generally on the slower side. The outfield is quick and the boundaries are short. Traditionally, spinners have found some purchase on this wicket.

The straight boundary is 61 meters long and the square boundary is 57 meters long. A total in the vicinity of 170 is likely here.

In their last match, DC emerged victorious by 7 runs.

Axar Patel was the star as he played a resilient knock of 34 runs and also picked up two wickets.

For SRH, Mayank Agrawal struck some form scoring 49 runs and Washington Sundar bagged three scalps.

However, Sundar will not play the upcoming matches for SRH as he has been ruled out of the entire tournament due to an injury.

Delhi is heavily reliant on David Warner to give them a good start but thankfully, the likes of Mitchell Marsh and Manish Pandey are hitting some kind of form.

On the flip side, Prithvi Shaw, Sarfaraz Khan and Phil Salt have failed to get going and that’s worry.

One of the players who could come good is Phil Salt. He is the current first-choice opening batter for England and it’s a matter of time before he finds his touch.

Axar Patel has showcased his all-round talent pretty well this season and is the second-highest run-scorer for the Capitals this season.

He has also picked up 6 wickets and along with Kuldeep Yadav, can be a handful for the SRH batters.

is a vital cog in the squad. He will partner with Kuldeep Yadav to ask tough questions to the Sunrisers’ batting.

The biggest talking point has been the return of Ishant Sharma who has played 2 matches and created a massive impact. He has brought back the winning mentality and is having a great impact in the dressing room as well.

In addition, the team also has Anrich Nortje and Mukesh Kumar, and together, the trio makes for a potent pace attack.

SRH has been struggling despite the presence of big names. They have one of the strongest pace attacks in Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik, Marco Jansen and T Natarajan but have failed to step up.

Surprisingly, it’s the lesser-known Mayank Markande who has emerged as the top bowler for the team.

Most teams have worked out that their marquee signing Harry Brook struggles against spin.

Delhi Capitals Likely Playing 11

David Warner(C), Philip Salt(WK), Mitchell Marsh, Sarfaraz Khan(WK), Manish Pandey, Axar Patel, Aman Khan, Ripal Patel, Anrich Nortje, Kuldeep Yadav, Ishant Sharma

Sunrisers Hyderabad Likely Playing 11

Mayank Agarwal, Harry Brook, Abhishek Sharma, Aiden Markram(C), Heinrich Klaasen(WK), Marco Jansen, Washington Sundar, Mayank Markande, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Umran Malik

Who will win

Delhi Capitals are the firm favourites for this match.

The return of Ishant Sharma has been lucky for the team which now has the winning momentum.

Also, the pitch will aid Delhi’s top quality spinners like Kuldeep and Axar.

Hence, we expect Delhi to win this contest.


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