SRH vs DC: Match preview, head-to-head records and pitch report

Rajdeep Saha


SRH vs DC: Match preview, head-to-head records and pitch report

14 Apr 2019: SRH vs DC: Match preview, head-to-head records and pitch report

Sunrisers Hyderabad take on an upbeat Delhi Capitals in match number 30 of the Indian Premier League 2019 season.

The Orange Army have now lost two successive matches after winning three on the trot.

They will be aiming to bounce back against Delhi boys, who had thrashed Kolkata at the Eden to register their fourth win.

Here is the detailed match preview.

Fact: Head-to-head meetings between the two sides

The two teams have faced each other on 13 occasions with SRH dominating DC nine times. In Hyderabad, they have played four games and SRH have a 3-1 advantage. This season, we saw SRH beating DC at the Kotla.

SRH batting: SRH will need to bat well against spirited DC

SRH will need to think beyond David Warner.

The Orange Cap holder has been in supreme form, but the rest of the side hasn't supported him.

Jonny Bairstow will need to fire atop.

The inconsistent middle-order is the biggest issue for SRH and players cannot stay in Warner's shadow.

They have to take the mantle if they need to go the distance this term.

Fact: Rashid and Nabi crucial for SRH's show with the ball

SRH have bowled well as expected but Bhuvneshwar has been a major let down. The side needs to rotate the bowlers as they have depth. It looks one dimensional at the moment. Spinners Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi are crucial for SRH's hopes.

DC batting: DC will be tested by SRH bowlers

Delhi will need to build on from their batting show against KKR.

It was a complete performance and with Dhawan getting back to form, DC couldn't have asked for more.

The side has a solid batting line-up and there is quality all around.

Rishabh Pant's heroics in the middle will be essential for the visitors.

The batting will be tested by SRH's bowling unit.

Fact: DC's bowling unit will look to trouble SRH

Purple Cap holder Kagiso Rabada leads the line for DC. He is in supreme form with the ball and can create issues. Ishant Sharma and Chris Morris bring more solidity in pace. Axar Patel will look to shoulder the responsibility of spin department.

Info: Pitch report, TV listing and timing

The pitch would assist the batsmen and we can expect a big total.

Both teams bowl well though and that can determine the outcome.

Team winning the toss could choose to field first.

The match is scheduled to start at 8:00 PM IST.

One can watch the match live on the Star Sports Network and can stream the same on Hotstar app.