Sunrisers Hyderabad have been fairly successful of late, winning 2 titles and qualifying for the play-offs regularly. DC on the other hand, have not won the title yet, and more disappointingly, haven’t even reached the final yet.
These two teams have faced each other 17 times in total since SRH was renamed, out of which SRH have won 11 times, and DC could only muster 5 wins, with one match being abandoned. This season SRH have already beaten DC twice and will be looking for a 3rd straight win.
SRH lost both their opening 2 matches, and were rock bottom of the table before their clash with Delhi Capitals. However, they regrouped and beat the table toppers with an impressive bowling performance, led by Rashid Khan and Bhuvaneshwar Kumar. They followed that up with another impressive victory of Chennai Super Kings, but faltered against Mumbai Indians.
After that they scored 200+ against KXIP for a huge win, before throwing away the game from a winning position against RR. They then lost to a resurgent CSK side by 20 runs, and followed it up with a 3rd consecutive defeat against KKR, clearly suffering from the absence of Bhuvaneshwar Kumar. However, in their match against Rajasthan Royals, despite losing both their openers early, SRH secured an impressive win with a huge partnership between Pandey and Shankar.
However, then they had an incredible collapse from a winning position to lose against KXIP. They followed that up with brilliant victories over DC and RCB. Their most impressive victory was over MI by 10 wickets that secured 4th place for them. Having qualified for the play-offs, SRH then put in another fighting performance to win their 4th consecutive match in the eliminator, thereby qualifying for the 2nd qualifier.
The Delhi Capitals won their opening two matches to get off to the perfect start, and were top of the table before they lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad. However, they regained momentum and went on to win a hattrick of games. Their batting top order looks fairly consistent, with notable contributions from at least two of the top order batsmen in every game so far, followed by some big hitting by the likes of Stoinis and Hetmyer after them.
The bowling looks very good, however, with very economical spells by the spinners and a brilliant pace partnership between Rabada and Nortje. DC lost to MI by a narrow margin, before coming back to win brilliantly against RR. A couple of key injuries to Amit Mishra and Rishabh Pant is a very worrying sign, however, with their replacements not performing so well. DC have won 4 of their last 6 matches, and defeated CSK by scoring 25 runs off the last over for a memorable victory.
However, they lost against KXIP in disappointing fashion. They followed that up with another big defeat against KKR. And then made it 3 defeats in a row after being beaten by SRH. A 4th consecutive defeat to MI meant that a win against RCB was absolutely crucial for DC to finish in the top 4, and they did just that with a brilliant run-chase.
DC led the league table for a long time but eventually finished in 2nd spot with 8 wins in 14 matches. They had a NRR of -0.109 , and gave some solid performances with the bat and ball both, to qualify for the qualifier. However, they lost badly to MI in Qualifier 1, and now have a second shot at making their first final.
Betting Preview, Picks And Prediction
To Win The Match
SRH are the favourites to win the match with odds of 1.80 as per LeoVegas, which is because they are the most in-form team in the tournament right now, with 4 back to back impressive wins to book a place in Qualifier 2. DC, on the other hand, have lost 4 of their last 5 matches, and are looking vulnerable again, and are 2.00 to win this match and reach their first ever final.
Top Team Batsman
SRH captain David Warner is unsurprisingly the favourite to be their top batsman in this match with odds of 3.00. His opening partner Johnny Bairstow has odds of 3.50, while the dependable Kane Williamson has odds of 5.00. The consistent Manish Pandey has odds of 4.50, which is an attractive bet.
Shikhar Dhawan is, as usual, the favourite to be Delhi’s top batsman in this match with odds of 3.50. He has been the top scorer for DC in the last 4 matches, with back to back unbeaten centuries in 2 matches, becoming the first player ever to achieve this feat. His opening partner Prithvi Shaw has odds of 4.50 despite his poor form of late, while captain Shreyas Iyer has odds of 4.50. Ajinkya Rahane is the new 2nd favourite at 4.00 after his impressive innings in the previous match against RCB.
Highest Opening Partnership
SRH are favourites @1.84 to have the highest opening partnership in this match. This is primarily because they have a fixed opening pair, who have both been prolific this season. Warner and Bairstow are vital for any success SRH aim to have. DC openers are currently struggling, with Shaw and Dhawan both tanking in the previous match.
Top Team Bowler
Rashid Khan is unsurprisingly SRH’s favourite to be the top team bowler at 2.62, followed by Jason Holder at 4.00 and Khaleel at 4.50.
South African pace spearhead Kagiso Rabada is in brilliant form of late, and is DC’s favourite to be the top bowler, at 3.50. He is followed by compatriot Nortje at 3.75, who is famous for his searing pace.
Total Runs In The Match
Odds of there being more than 327.5 runs in this match are 1.69, as per LeoVegas. This seems highly achievable as both these teams are in good batting form, and both teams have deep batting line-ups full of all-rounders, hence some big totals are expected.
Individual Player Betting
- Jonny Bairstow to score more than 24.5 runs has odds of 1.87 , which is a tempting bet as he would like to bounce back with a solid innings. Shikhar Dhawan to score more than 29.5 runs has odds of 1.87,which is arguably the safest bet in this match as he has scored back to back centuries as well as 3 more 50’s in his last 6 matches.
- SRH to hit the most sixes depends heavily on their openers, and the odds are 2.05. DC to hit the most sixes also has odds of 2.05, which is understandable as they have Stoinis and Dhawan, who prefer the aerial route more often than not.
- Rashid Khan to take 2 or more wickets has odds of 2.30 which is a given with his form, Rabada to take 2 or more wickets has odds of 1.95, which is a safe bet as he almost always takes a couple of wickets.
Our Top Betting Picks
- SRH to win the match @1.80
- SRH to hit the most sixes @2.05
- SRH to have the Highest Opening Partnership @1.80
- Rabada to be DC’s top wicket-taker @3.00