Abhishek Tripathi, New Delhi changed the player, the coach turned and the name changed too, but the fate of Delhi’s capital was not changed. Since the IPL began, the Delhi capitals used hundreds of experiments, many captains changed, but they did not have any particular advantage. This time, Ricky Ponting was looking at coach and Sourav Ganguly as the advisor that the team would do well, but after winning in two matches, they lost their air. Especially in the last game against Kings XI Punjab, the defeat of Shreyas Iyer has broken the morale of the team. Now he will have to meet Sunrise Hyderabad in his home ground Ferozeshah Kotla on Thursday.
The trouble with Bottom Line: Delhi has a good team but its players, especially Rishabh Pant, are lacking in patience. Delhi Capital captain Shreyas Iyer will have to overcome the problem of the undeclared performance of the lower order against Sunrise Hyderabad, which runs in a spectacular form. Most depressed batsmen have not been able to tie against Kings XI Punjab. Earlier this was the same against Kolkata Knight Riders. On the other hand, Sunrise has been very proud of winning two consecutive wins. Delhi has done a fantastic start by defeating former champions Mumbai Indians three times, but since then the lower order has been the victim of their problems. Delhi has won two out of four contestants. The team could not make six runs in the last over against KKR, and the match was up for a super over. Kagiso Rabada’s superb Yorker could win the super over in the super over. Against Punjab, Delhi lost the last seven wickets in eight matches and lost by 14 runs. Apart from Rabada, bowlers like Trent Bolt and Ishant Sharma are from Delhi. Nepal’s leg-spinner Sandeep Lemichane has also done well.
Sunrise is strong: David Warner, who came back after a one-year ban, is in excellent form. The team also has Johnny Bairstow. Warner and Bairstow have hundreds of partnerships in all three matches this season. After a 118-run partnership against KKR, he scored 185 against the Royals against 110 and RCB. Both Warner and Bairstow scored a century in the last match against RCB. Against the Royals, Warner scored 69 runs in 37 balls but scored an unbeaten 100 in 55 shots against RCB. In the first match against KKR, he scored 85 runs. After losing the first match by KKR to six wickets, Sunrisers made a comeback on the way to victory, and now they would like to set up a hat-trick. Afghan spinner Muhammad Nabi and Rashid Khan also played the role of a facilitator in the triumph while pace bowler Sandeep Sharma took four wickets but veteran fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar is under the scope of average performance in death overs.
Potential team of SRH
David Warner, Johnny Bairstow, Ken Williamson (Captain), Vijay Shankar, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Rashid Khan, Bhubaneswar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Shahbaz Nadeem.
Potential team of DC
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (Captain), Rishabh Pant, Colin Ingram, Hanuma Vihari, Harshal Patel, Chris Maurice, Amit Mishra, Sandeep Limechane, Kagiso Rabada.