The Delhi Capitals are a franchise looking to make a name for themselves in the IPL after changing their name back in 2019. This DC vs SRH clash puts together a franchise that has won one IPL title and is now looking to build on that, against one that is still to win a title and desperately wants to do so. The Delhi Capitals have still yet to reach an IPL final, the only team with that by the side of their name, can this be the year they do it?
The Delhi Capitals play at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi, and they are hoping to add to the buzz that has been around the ground since their name change. This is a chance for the franchise to make a new start, and last season was a move in the right direction for them, but more is still needed to win a title. They have something to build on, and because of that, they have become one of the more interesting IPL franchises.
The Sunrisers Hyderabad have won the IPL title before, they secured their first and only title back in 2016 and have also reached a final in 2018, although were beaten by the Chennai Super Kings in that one. They play their home games at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium and will be looking to bring more success to that stadium in 2020 and beyond.
Those looking to get involved in this game will be able to do so either via their TV or a live internet stream. The IPL has negotiated deals with broadcasters all over the world to get the games out to as many people as possible, so be sure to check out who is covering games in your country ahead of the new season.
Both teams will begin the new season dreaming of a trip to an IPL final, another one in the case of the Sunrisers but what would be a first for the Capitals.
With the Sunrisers boasting some big names and interest in the Delhi Capitals growing all the time, plenty of people will be interested in catching SRH vs DC live. The aim for these two will more than likely be the same, to make the playoffs, so it is likely that the points on offer here will be crucial, something else that will attract interest. Those looking to watch on TV should check out the TV listings in your country, the IPL has negotiated many different deals around the world with television providers, so catching a game should be pretty straight forward to do. Elsewhere, those looking to live stream the games can do that too, with many different streaming services having the rights to show IPL games for their customers.
The most recent match between Delhi and Sunrisers occured on 08 Nov 2020 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium. The DC vs SHR scorecard is below.
|Priyam Garg||b: Stoinis||17||12||0||2||141.67|
|David Warner||b: Rabada||2||3||0||0||66.67|
|Manish Pandey||c: Nortje b: Stoinis||21||14||3||0||150.00|
|Kane Williamson||c: Rabada b: Stoinis||67||45||5||4||148.89|
|Jason Holder||c: Dubey b: Patel||11||15||1||0||73.33|
|Abdul Samad||c: (Sub) b: Rabada||33||16||2||2||206.25|
|Rashid Khan||c: Patel b: Rabada||11||7||1||1||157.14|
|Shreevats Goswami||c: Stoinis b: Rabada||0||1||0||0||0.00|
|Shahbaz Nadeem||not out||2||3||0||0||66.67|
|Sandeep Sharma||not out||2||4||0||0||50.00|
|Total||(20.0 Ov, RR: 8.60)||172/8|
|Fall of wickets: 2-43 (Priyam Garg, 4.4), 1-12 (David Warner, 1.1), 3-44 (Manish Pandey, 4.6), 5-147 (Kane Williamson, 16.5), 4-90 (Jason Holder, 11.4), 6-167 (Abdul Samad, 18.3), 7-167 (Rashid Khan, 18.4), 8-168 (Shreevats Goswami, 18.5)|
|Marcus Stoinis||b: Khan||38||27||5||1||140.74|
|Shikhar Dhawan||lbw: Sharma||78||50||6||2||156.00|
|Shreyas Iyer||c: Pandey b: Holder||21||20||1||0||105.00|
|Shimron Hetmyer||not out||42||22||4||1||190.91|
|Rishabh Pant||not out||2||3||0||0||66.67|
|Total||(20.0 Ov, RR: 9.45)||189/3|
|Fall of wickets: 1-86 (Marcus Stoinis, 8.2), 3-178 (Shikhar Dhawan, 18.3), 2-126 (Shreyas Iyer, 13.6)|
It is worth looking back to last season when making a DC vs SRH prediction. These two teams played in three low scoring games last season, where runs were at a premium and in all of the meetings, one big run-scorer made the difference.
Despite losing the first game, the Delhi Capitals came back and won the last two meetings of 2019, so they won the overall series 2-1 to give them confidence coming into the new season. If they are to push forward to the next level and compete for the IPL title like they are hoping to then they are going to have to do just as good, if not better, against teams like the Sunrisers Hyderabad this season.
The Sunrisers Hyderabad have been faring well in recent years after their IPL title win in 2016 and that has made them of great interest to spectators. There will no doubt be many checking in on the DC vs SRH live score when they play, and watching the game is the best way to do that. The Delhi Capitals are also a team likely to attract interest, a year on from their name change, can the players who head out onto the field for them show that this is a new team, and one that can finally land an IPL title?
There is no doubt that the Delhi Capitals are one of the most interesting franchises in the IPL right now with their upturn both on and off the field, something that must be factored in when making a SRH vs DC match prediction.
The Sunrisers are the type of team that the Delhi Capitals need to be competing with if they are to seriously challenge for IPL honours both in 2020 and in the future. If you want to win the IPL, these are the type of tough games you need to be winning.
Our DC vs SRH head to head figures which are below cover the Delhi team from the start of their existence, so when they were called the Daredevils as well as when they changed to become the Capitals.
Games played: 18
Delhi Capitals wins: 7
Sunrisers Hyderabad wins: 11
In total when looking at the full picture, the Sunrisers have the better record here, with nine wins compared to six for Delhi. This is to be expected when you look at the way in which these two franchises have played over the past few years, although the more interesting stat comes when you look at the games last season.
Since changing their name to the Delhi Capitals, they have won two of the three games played between these teams. Those were a game away in the regular season last season, and a playoff game too. They were huge games, and the new look Delhi Capitals come out on top, fans and those associated with the club will be hoping that trend continues.
For the Capitals, this season is all about building on what they did last season, and specifically against the Sunrisers that means solidifying their record from last season. They won two of the three meetings then, the latest two, so another win to start the new season would make it three in a row.
While the Sunrisers are all about trying to continue their quest to compete with the best, for the Capitals, this is all about taking small steps and gradually getting involved. The name change was the start of their move, last season they moved a little further forward, and we need to see the same again in 2020 from them.
We had a total of three DC vs SRH IPL 2019 meetings, with Delhi coming out as winners in two of those. They did lose the first though, which was at home before winning away in Hyderabad and then winning a playoff game to continue their quest for an IPL title.
All three meetings last season had one thing in common, and that is they were all low scoring games. While some fans may prefer games that are full of boundaries, these games proved to be tense, tight affairs and great to watch.
The first DC vs SRH 2019 battles saw a Sunrisers Hyderabad victory. As mentioned above, these were close, low scoring games and the Capitals put just 129 on the board in their first innings. Shreyas Iyer scored 43 from 41 runs, and we saw a cameo at the end from Axar Patel who scored 23 from 13, but elsewhere runs were short in coming. Mohammad Nabi was one of three Hyderabad bowlers to take two wickets, and he also kept things tight with just 21 runs conceded from his four overs.
With few in the Delhi Capitals team making a score, it was left to Jonny Bairstow to win the game for the Sunrisers. His 48 from 28 balls was not only enough to take the game for his team but also enough to win him man of the match in this one. No one else in the team scored over 20, so the Bairstow knock was a vital one.
The Delhi Capitals were born in 2019 and this SRH vs DC 2019 fixture was the first time fans saw the new look Delhi team at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. Their first visit was a winning one too, a game that showed this franchise has the chance to turn things around and be a force now that they are known as the Capitals.
Delhi went into bat first and put 155/7 on the board after 20 overs. This wasn’t a huge total, despite good knocks from Shreyas Iyer scoring 45 and Colin Munro scoring 40. Khaleel Ahmed led the Delhi bowling attack in this innings, he took three wickets in the game and conceded 30 runs. The Sunrisers came out to bat with a reachable total in front of them but failed to fire when it mattered. Jonny Bairstow scored 41 while David Warner hit his half century scoring 51, but away from those two there was nothing else to come from the Sunrisers. They eventually fell to a poor 116 all out, leaving Delhi to win the game by 39 runs. Kagiso Rabada took four wickets in the game, while Keemo Paul took home the man of the match award after three wickets for just 17 runs.
The SRH vs DC 2018 meeting was the last one between these teams when Delhi were named the Daredevils. They failed to win the game, after posting a reachable total for the Sunrisers to chase down in the game.
Batting first, Delhi was led by Prithvi Shaw who scored 65 runs off 36 balls and Shreyas Iyer, who backed him up nicely with 44 from 36. In total, Delhi reached 163/5 from their 20 overs, slowed down by Rashid Khan who led the Hyderabad bowling attack with two wickets. The Sunrisers went out to bat and controlled the game, playing at a comfortable pace to win with one ball to spare. Although it looked close, the Sunrisers could have gone at a quicker pace if needed. Alex Hales with 45, Shikhar Dhawan with 33 and Kane Williamson with 32 not out led the team to victory, and although they all played well it was Rashid Khan who took home the man of the match award for his first innings bowling performance.