Updated: Sep 23, 2021
IPL 2021 DC vs SRH Dream11 Team, Probable Playing XI, Toss, Pitch and Match Preview: Delhi Capitals lock horns with Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 33rd match of this season in Dubai
The Big Picture
The Sunrisers Hyderabad have won only 1 match so far in this picture and it is a do or die situation for them here on. If we talk about DC, they have won 6 out of the 8 matches played this year and look well placed to finish in the top four. If we talk about the Head-to-head between these two teams, SRH have an upper hand overall. Although, if we look at their last 6 matches played in 2019 & 2020, they have won three games each. The competition between these two teams is so even that this year's match also got decided in the Eliminator which Delhi won.
Delhi Capitals (DC)
Shikhar Dhawan has been the most consistent player for DC and is the top run-scorer for them. In fact, he also tops the overall list of run-scorers this year in IPL along with KL Rahul (PBKS). Shaw played a brilliant knock in the previous encounter against SRH, Overall, he is the second-highest run-scorer for DC this year and more importantly he is scoring at a phenomenal strike rate of 166.48!
When we talk about bowling, A Khan has been the pick of the bowlers with 14 wickets to his name and he also stands second overall in IPL 2021. Another good news for them is that their former captain, S Iyer, is also back in the squad and so far everything looks merry for Delhi.
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)
SRH are reeling at the bottom of the IPL table with only 1 win out of the 7 matches played this year. The SRH management also ousted Warner from captaincy to accommodate the best performing foreign players but that didn’t work in their favour either. The problem with SRH has been that although their batsmen have looked in decent form, they haven’t been able to score briskly enough to take their team through to win.
To add to the woes of SRH, their top-scoring batsman - J Bairstow has opted out of the remainder of this IPL season. This means that Warner should be back in the team considering Bairstow’s unavailability. R Khan, like every year, has been the pick of the bowlers with his splendid haul of 10 wickets at an average of 17.20 and an outstanding economy of 6.14.
Match Details, Pitch Conditions & Toss
Match No 20: Indian Premier League
Match: Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad
Date & Time: 22nd September 2021, Wednesday– 7:30 PM IST
Live Telecast: Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar
Dubai International Stadium is a fantastic sporting wicket that keeps bowlers as well as batsmen interested in the game. Power play overs are very crucial for the fast bowlers in which they can pick up wickets. Overall, Sides batting first have won more matches in here as compared to the sides batting second.
Probable Playing XI
Delhi Capitals: R Pant (C) (WK), S Dhawan, P Shaw, S Hetmyer, S Iyer, M Stoinis, A Patel, A Nortje, K Rabada, Avesh Khan & R Ashwin.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner, W Saha (WK), A Samad, V Singh, K Williamson (C), Rashid Khan, S Kaul, J Holder, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, K Ahmed and K Jadhav.
Delhi Capitals: S Dhawan, P Shaw and R Pant
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner, K Williamson and Rashid Khan
Delhi Capitals: R Pant, M Stoinis and P Hetmyer
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner, A Samad and W Saha
Death over Bowlers
Delhi Capitals: K Rabada & A Khan
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Bhuvneshwar Kumar & K Ahmed
Most Runs in IPL 2021
Delhi Capitals: S Dhawan (380) and P Shaw (308)
Sunrisers Hyderabad: J Bairstow (248) and D Warner, M Pandey (193)
Dream 11 Picks:
DC vs SRH Dream11 - Wicketkeepers
With No Bairstow, R Pant should be the first choice keeper; Saha if selected can spring a surprise though.
DC vs SRH Dream11 - Batsmen
David Warner and S Dhawan are the obvious top two batsmen. P Shaw goes in as the third batsman and K Williamson as the fourth batsman.
DC vs SRH Dream11 - All Rounders
M Stoinis & J Holder would go in as the first choice all-rounders with Stoinis leading for his batting and Holder for his bowling. A Patel, as always, is likely to remain in contention.
DC vs SRH Dream11- Bowlers
Rashid Khan chooses himself in any team but because the pitch is seam friendly, K Rabada wouldn’t be a bad choice either, A Khan & B Kumar would end up being the other bowlers.
DC vs SRH Dream11 - Captain and Vice-Captain
D Warner could play a crucial role for SRH followed by S Dhawan for Delhi. Both have a point to prove; D Warner being dropped from captainship and Dhawan who isn't picked in the World cup squad for India. From the bowlers, A Khan, Rabada, Kumar & Rashid any player can be dangerous.
P Shaw purely based on the form he has been in and goes in as the first choice Vice-Captain whereas K Williamson for the class player he is. From the bowlers, T Natrajan can spring a surprise.
Fantasy League Disclaimer: All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players. Pictures used in this post are the courtesy of the respective official Instagram handles of teams and players and are for representational purposes only.