The IPL 2021 season, the 14th edition of the cash-rich cricket league has its 20th matchday on 25th April when SunRisers Hyderabad will lock horns against Delhi Capitals at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
After three back-to-back losses, SunRisers Hyderabad finally saw the face of victory against PBKS as they halted the intimidating Punjab batting order to just 120 runs, thanks to sheer brilliance in bowling.
Khaleel Ahmed led the bowers with triple strikes, while Abhishek Sharma added two more scalps. Added with Rashid Khan’s economic bowling, the target set at 121 runs was a walk in the park for Jonny Bairstow (63) added with support from Warner and Williamson as they won the match by 9 wickets.
Full Squad: David Warner (c), Kane Williamson, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Sreevats Goswami (wk), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Virat Singh, Jason Roy, Jason Holder, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T. Natarajan, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, Siddarth Kaul, Basil Thampi, Jagadeesha Suchith, Kedar Jadhav, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman.
Delhi Capitals avenged their 2020 IPL final loss against Mumbai Indians in the rematch on Tuesday, marking a 6-wicket victory. A 4-wicket haul from the veteran Amit Mishra, added with two strikes from Avesh Khan reduced the defending champions to a total of 137.
The chase began with Shikhar Dhawan’s 45, added with Steve Smith (33) and Lalit Yadav’s unbeaten 22 towards the end saw DC reaching the target on the first ball of the final over.
Full Squad: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (c/wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Chris Woakes, R Ashwin, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Lalit Yadav, Pravin Dubey, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Ishant Sharma, Avesh Khan, Steve Smith, Umesh Yadav, Ripal Patel, Vishnu Vinod (wk), Lukman Meriwala, M Siddarth, Tom Curran, Sam Billings (wk).
Waging Odds: SunRisers Hyderabad (2.16) vs Delhi Capitals (1.78)
Sunrisers Hyderabad are the underdogs and are priced at 2.16, meaning if you bet ₹100 on them and if they win the match, you’ll be making ₹216.
Delhi Capitals are priced at 1.8 and are the favourites. Betting ₹100 on them will earn you ₹183 if they come out as winners.
The Chepauk pitch is the polar opposite of Mumbai, favouring the bowlers over batsmen. Both SRH and DC have names in their batting cavalries that can put up good knocks, but more importantly, both sides have shown impressive bowling in their previous games.
The return of Williamson will get SRH the power boost in batting, but considering everything else, DC have been ticking the right boxes so far in both departments and will have a slight edge.
It will likely be a victory for Delhi Capitals.