IPL 2020: Qualifier 2, DC vs SRH – SRH Predicted Playing XI
Wriddhiman Saha missed the Eliminator owing to an injury, and with no update on his fitness yet, it is unlikely that he would feature in the team.
Updated - Nov 8, 2020 9:48 am
The Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) will be in another elimination clash when they meet the Delhi Capitals (DC) in the second Qualifier of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). It has been that kind of week for the Orange Army.
The situation demanded them to beat the top three sides on the table in their last three league encounters, and for lifting the title, they need to repeat the same. Having won the Eliminator against the Royal Challengers Bangalore, one box has been ticked.
Their rivals Delhi Capitals have aplenty to fix and they have faltered heavily in the second half of the league. Sitting atop the table with seven wins in nine games, the Capitals’ top-two finish appeared only a matter of time.
Although, they produced some contrasting results in the latter half of the tournament, and are entering into this game after five losses in their last six games. On Sunday, they will meet a team that they have failed to beat twice already.
Here is the Predicted Playing XI for the Sunrisers Hyderabad for SRH vs DC game:
Openers: Shreevats Goswami, David Warner (C)
The Sunrisers must be fretting over the availability of their wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha, who was doing a phenomenal job ever since he was given the job of opening after the exclusion of Jonny Bairstow from the eleven.
Saha missed the Eliminator owing to an injury, and with no update on his fitness yet, it is unlikely that he would be a feature in the team. In his absence, Shreevats Goswami will continue to partner with skipper David Warner as the opener.
After missing out with the bat in the last game, Goswami must be keen to make the opportunity count. The last he played a game before the Eliminator was in the 2018 season.
Middle Order: Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg
Both Manish Pandey and Kane Williamson have been the pillars of the SRH’s batting unit. Despite not having much support from others in the middle-order, both the batsmen have continued to play their natural game and have contributed to the team sensibly.
It was on the back of Williamson’s 44-ball 50* that the Sunrisers managed to get across the line in the last game against Virat Kohli’s RCB.
Contrary to expectations, Priyam Garg has failed to capitalise on the opportunities that he has gotten. Even in the last game, he managed to score merely seven runs off 14 balls.
All-Rounders: Abdul Samad, Jason Holder
Much like his young counterpart Priyam Garg, Abdul Samad has had an utterly underwhelming tournament this year. Without any notable contribution with both bat and ball, he would want to utilise the remaining opportunities in his favour.
On the other hand, Jason Holder has continued to make his presence felt. He bagged three crucial wickets in the last game, giving away merely 25 runs, whereas with the bat, too, he scored 24 from 20, and took the team across the line.
Bowlers: Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan, Shahbaz Nadeem
Though Sandeep Sharma went wicket-less in the last game, he has been in red-hot form this year and has bagged 13 wickets in 12 fixtures.
Much like Sharma, Rashid Khan also did not get a breakthrough with the ball, though he, like always, managed to suffocate the batsmen and controlled the flow of runs.
Rashid has bagged 19 wickets at an economy rate under six this year. The yorker-expert T Natarajan has constantly been amongst the wickets for the team, and he will pick himself alongside spinner Shahbaz Nadeem.