The Delhi Capitals will resume their IPL 2021 campaign on Wednesday in Dubai when they face the Sunrisers Hyderabad, who are currently in last place. To the advantage of the capital side, skipper Shreyas Iyer will return to the tournament after missing the first leg due to injury; not to forget the fact that they are now second in the table with 12 points from eight matches.
Hyderabad's fortunes, on the other hand, are abysmal, as they are at the bottom of the standings with only one win in seven games.
This might work in Delhi's favour as they try to reclaim first place from Chennai Super Kings. Shikhar Dhawan (380 runs in eight games), Prithvi Shaw (308 runs), Rishabh Pant (213 runs), and Ajinkya Rahane provide excellent batting alternatives (8 runs in 2 games) Steve Smith (104 runs in six games) and Shimron Hetmyer (84 runs in six games) both contribute to the team's win in the first leg.
In the second leg, Delhi Capitals will be without the services of England's all-rounder Chris Woakes, who had appeared in three games for the side in the first leg. However, the Capitals receive a boost with the comeback of Shreyas Iyer in the squad. DC also roped in Australian all-rounder Ben Dwarshuis to replace the outgoing Englishman.
IN: Ben Dwarshuis, Shreyas Iyer
OUT: Chris Woakes
SRH, in their worst start to an IPL season, find themselves reeling at the bottom of the table with only one win in seven games. Ahead of their final game of the first leg, the SRH made a change in their leadership, appointing Kane Williamson as their captain. The side lost wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow and the SRH announced Sherfane Rutherford as replacement.
IN: Sherfane Rutherford
OUT: Jonny Bairstow
Delhi Capitals (DC) Rishabh Pant (c), Shreyas Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Axar Patel, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Prithvi Shaw, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan, Lalit Yadav, Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Chris Woakes, Anrich Nortje, Steve Smith, Umesh Yadav, Ripal Patel, Lukman Hussain Meriwala, M Siddharth, Tom Curran, Sam Billings, Pravin Dubey, Vishnu Vinod
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) Kane Williamson (c), David Warner, Manish Pandey, Virat Singh, Priyam Garg, Abdul Samad, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Siddharth Kaul, T Natarajan, Abhishek Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Jonny Bairstow, Wriddhiman Saha, Shreevats Goswami, Basil Thampi, Jason Holder, Jagadeesha Suchith, Kedar Yadav, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Jason Roy
Head-to-head and other stats
DC vs SRH Head to Head
DC Won: 8
SRH Won: 11