On Wednesday, the join table topper’s Delhi Capitals will start their second leg match by playing against last place Sunrisers Hyderabad who have won just one out of the last seven matches which is a big disappointment for Kane Williamson and his team. Delhi Capital was the only team to beat with Rishabh Pant’s men doing amazing and scintillating in the first leg. After the tournament got postponed in May due to COVID-19, the return of the injured Shreyas Iyer has provided a massive boost to the team as they try to win the IPL for the first time this year. Delhi hopes that they pick up from where they left in India and their first test comes from Sunrisers Hyderabad who has already won the tournament.
While Sunrisers Hyderabad had a nightmare of a start with David Warner getting stripped from the captaincy midway, it was Kane Williamson who then lead the team but also performed not up to the mark as they sit in the last spot. On the other hand, Delhi Capital couldn’t ask for a better start, as they won six out of the eight games sitting on the second spot alongside Chennai Super Kings.
Ahead of the UAE restart, Sunrisers was dealt with a huge blow as Johnny Bairstow opted out of the tournament being the team’s top run-getter this year. They meanwhile added Sherfane Rutherford in place of Johnny Bairstow for the remainder of the tournament.
The Delhi Capitals on the other played with a lot of positivity despite Iyer’s injury. They would hope to regain that form, and nothing would be better than setting a first scorer in the United Arab Emirates.
It’s a must-win game for the Sunrisers Hyderabad as they fight for their place in the tournament, meanwhile, a win for the Delhi Capitals will make them table-toppers once again leapfrogging Chennai Super Kings.