IPL 2020: Top 3 Picks for Delhi Capitals against Sunrisers Hyderabad

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The table toppers, Delhi Capitals go up against the last-positioned Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 11th game of the Indian Premier League. The game is scheduled to take place at 19:30 IST at Sheikh Zayed Stadium.

After a super-over win against Kings XI Punjab, Delhi Capitals registered an easy victory against the veteran Chennai Super Kings. Every department has performed at the top level and there is no much concern for the captain and team management with respect to the form of the players. The absence of Ravichandran Ashwin was covered by Amit Mishra, the veteran in the shortest format of the game.

Going to the game against SRH, Delhi Capitals are on the verge of getting Ishant Sharma back into their side. The pace department looks a bit weak in the absence of Ishant and could replace Avesh Khan in the upcoming game. Axar Patel starred against CSK and the captain will continue to expect the same kind of performances on Tuesday.

When Delhi capitals go against Sunrisers Hyderabad, here are the top three picks for the national capital side on Tuesday:

#1) Shreyas Iyer

One of the most touted players to occupy the No. 4 in the Indian National Cricket Team, Shreyas Iyer is leading his team from the front in the 13th edition of the league. In Delhi’s first game against Kings XI Punjab, Shreyas Iyer stopped the fall of wickets on one end and stitched a great partnership with Rishab Pant.

Against Chennai Super Kings in the second game, the Mumbai Ranji player scored 26 of 22 deliveries, providing the impetus to the strong finish when they were batting first. His captaincy has proved to be effective and will look to make it three on the trot when he faces David Warner led Sunrisers Hyderabad. Shreyas Iyer will be one of the top three picks of Delhi Capitals on Tuesday.

#2) Prithvi Shaw

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Touted as the next Sachin Tendulkar by pundits for his batting style and stroke-making skills, Prithvi Shaw will be one of the top three picks for Delhi Capitals against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Though the player failed to make it against KXIP, he found the groove against Chennai Super Kings.

The player not only provided the half-century opening partnership but also notched up a well-deserving half-century against the MS Dhoni-led side. He scored 64 of 43 deliveries which consisted of 9 fours and one six. He was on the pitch till the 13th overs before being dismissed. All the onus will be on the youngster against the strong bowling line-up of Sunrisers which consists of Mohammad Nabi, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and Sandeep Sharma.

#3) Shimron Hetmeyer

The West Indian international was bought by Delhi Capitals in the auction after RCB released him into the pool just after a season. In his first game, Hetmeyer failed to leave the mark behind as he was dismissed for a petty score. However, he will be one of the dangerous players on his day and can the game on his head.

In the last game of the previous season, for Royal Challengers Bangalore, Shimron Hetmeyer scored a quickfire half-century which helped RCB to win the game despite the giants like AB and Virat were dismissed. Shreyas Iyer will hope the same sort of performance from the West Indian when they face the Hyderabad side.