Delhi Capitals are up against Sunrsiers Hyderabad in Qualifier 2 of the Indian Premier League on Sunday with an aim to qualify for their first-ever finals. The team has struggled to reach the finals in the past despite some good and consistent performances and on Sunday, they face the same question again. Can they qualify for the finals?
In the previous game, everything went wrong for Delhi Capitals. They struggled with the ball from the first over itself. Daniel Sams leaked 19 runs off the first over where Quinton de Kock pounced on the bowler. Despite taking the wicket of Rohit Sharma in the second over, the team couldn’t strike at regular intervals, which helped Mumbai Indians to post a good total. The poor bowling from the likes of Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada in the death overs put them on a wrong pedestal.
Nobody wants to listen or think about Delhi Capitals’ batting. It is and was awful for the team since their last five games. The openers have failed to score well in the powerplay and it has become common for the team. One of the other openers has failed to even open the account on several occasions. It is a big problem for the side in a big game like Qualifier 2.
On Sunday, with multiple things at stake, here are the top three picks for Delhi Capitals at Sheik Zayed Stadium:
#1) Marcus Stoinis
The Australian all-rounder was bought by the team in the auction who had an average season with Royal challengers Bangalore in 2019. However, the player proved himself with some fine knocks in early games and went on to support the side in crucial games. In the previous game too, Marcus Stoinis saved the grace for Delhi Capitals. If not for Stoinis’ determination, Delhi Capitals would have bundled out early.
Time to tee off once more… with everything on the line 🏌️🔥
Best of luck, @SunRisers 🤜🏻🤛🏻#DCvSRH #Dream11IPL #YehHaiNayiDilli @MStoinis pic.twitter.com/0GpsRHR0YT
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) November 8, 2020
Against Sunrisers Hyderabad, the player will have a similar role to play with both bat and ball. He will be one of the top three picks for the Delhi Capitals on Sunday.
#2) Kagiso Rabada
The South African pacer is a key player for the Delhi-based outfit and it proved in the previous game also. If Kagiso Rabada fails, the bowling unit struggles get going. In the previous game against Mumbai Indians, Kagiso Rabada had a poor outing with the ball as the opposition scored 42 from his four overs. The player was taken to the task by Hardik Pandya in the death overs and the player went wicketless.
However, the comeback is always stronger and sweet for the gritty players. He will be one of the top three picks for Delhi Capitals against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
#3) Ravichandran Ashwin
The only bowler who conceded less than 9 runs per over in the game against Mumbai Indians, Ravichandran Ashwin was the most successful bowler of the game for Delhi Capitals. He also struck thrice in the game which stopped Mumbai Indians from getting an even bigger total. Ravichandran Ashwin has a good record against David Warner and will look to continue the record. Against Sunrisers Hyderabad, he will be one of the top three picks for the side.