On Tuesday (27th October) evening, SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Delhi Capitals (DC) will take on each other at Dubai International Cricket Stadium (Dubai) in the 47th match of the IPL 2020.
Both teams will play their 12th match of this season. While SunRisers Hyderabad are in the second position in the IPL 2020 points table with 14 points (7 wins and 4 loses), Delhi Capitals are in the seventh position in the same points table with 8 points (4 wins and 7 loses).
It will be their second meeting this season. They met for the first time this season during the 11th match of the IPL 2020 (at Abu Dhabi on 29th September 2020), where SunRisers Hyderabad won by 15 runs.
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IPL 2020, Match 47: SunRisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Capitals (SRH vs DC) – Stats Preview
Teams’ forms in IPL 2020
Recent results (in last 5 matches)
SRH (oldest to latest) – Lost, Lost, Lost (Super Over), Won and Lost
DC (oldest to latest) – Lost, Won, Won, Lost and Lost
|Top run-scorers||David Warner (370 runs)||Shikhar Dhawan (471 runs)|
|Jonny Bairstow (345 runs)||Shreyas Iyer (382 runs)|
|Manish Pandey (310 runs)||Marcus Stoinis (232 runs)|
|Top wicket-takers||Rashid Khan (14 wickets)||Kagiso Rabada (23 wickets)|
|Thangarasu Natarajan (11 wickets)||Anrich Nortje (14 wickets)|
|Khaleel Ahmed (8 wickets)||Axar Patel (8 wickets)|
Records of SRH and DC in the UAE
|Team||Matches||Won||Lost||Tied (W/L)||No Result|
Records of SRH and DC at Dubai International Cricket Stadium (Dubai)
|Team||Matches||Won||Lost||Tied (W/L)||No Result|
Crucial personal stats
SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH)
i) Manish Pandey has already scored 938 T20 runs for SunRisers Hyderabad. Adding 62 more runs, Pandey will become the fourth batsman to score 1000 T20 runs for this team.
i) Kane Williamson has scored 1483 runs for SunRiseres Hyderabad. He is 17 runs away to complete his 1500 runs for SRH. After David Warner (3641 runs) and Shikhar Dhawan (2768 runs), Williamson will be the third batsman to score 1500 T20 runs for this team.
ii) Kane Williamson has hit 48 T20 sixes for SunRiseres Hyderabad. Hitting two more sixes, he will become the third batsman to hit 50 T20 sixes for this team. David Warner (133 sixes) and Shikhar Dhawan (54 sixes) were the first two batsmen to hit 50 T20 over boundaries for this team.
Delhi Capitals (DC)
i) Wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant has scored 1953 T20 runs for Delhi Capitals. Adding 37 more runs, Pant will become the third overall batsman to score 2000 T20 runs for this team. The first two batsmen in this list are Virender Sehwag (2382 runs) and Shreyas Iyer (2063 runs).
i) Shreyas Iyer (2063 runs) is 112 runs away to surpass Virender Sehwag (2174 runs) and become the most IPL run-scorer for Delhi Capitals.
Australia produced a remarkable comeback to beat England in the third ODI by three wickets at Old Trafford on Wednesday night, winning the series in the process.
The home side were dramatically lost two wickets in the first two balls of the day, but thanks to a Jonny Bairstow century got to 302-7 to set a decent total.
Australia were in deep trouble at 73-5, but then came the highest sixth wicket stand in a run chase all limited overs international cricket from Alex Carey and Glenn Maxwell.
The pair put on 212 to get their side within touching distance of victory, with Mitchell Starc hitting the winning runs.
Both Carey and Maxwell were given lives during their mammoth innings, which James Anderson believes will be playing on the England players’ minds.
‘England will be ruing those mistakes in defence of 302, the no ball from Jofra Archer getting Alex Carey caught at third man and Jos Buttler dropping Glen Maxwell off the bowling of Adil Rashid, both very costly mistakes,’ Anderson said on the BBC.
‘But fair play to Australia. It’s all well and good getting those second lives, then going on to build that partnership as they did, it was pretty faultless after that.
‘They timed it to perfection, it was really impressive.’
Australia legend Shane Warne praised the courage of Carey and Maxwell to dig their team out of a very deep hole.
‘What a game of cricket,’ Warne said on Sky Sports. ‘I felt for the Australians and when they lost Maxwell and Carey, I thought “oh no, what’s going to happen!?”
‘But I thought they showed a lot of courage from the position they were at 73-5, they had no chance of winning that game. 300 was an over-par score and to get there the way they did showed a lot of courage. Two hundreds from Carey and Maxwell, fantastic.’
England recovered from a miserable start to their innings as Jason Roy and Joe Root fell to the first two balls of the match, to post 302-7 from their 50 overs.
This was thanks largely to a wonderful century from Jonny Bairstow, who was eventually bowled for a classy 112 from 126 balls.
There were very useful contributions from Sam Billings (57) and Chris Woakes (53*) to set a tricky target.
Australia looked to be struggling badly in their chase as they slipped to 73-5 when Marnus Labuschagne was run out.
It would take a monumental effort from there to achieve victory and that’s what they managed thanks to centuries from Alex Carey and Glenn Maxwell took them almost all the way.
Maxwell fell for 108 in the 48th over and Carey went for 106 in the final ball of the 49th, but they had broken the back of the innings, leaving their side needing 10 from the final over.
It was not a foregone conclusion for Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins, but the former hit his very first ball for six off Adil Rashid and they got over the line with two balls to spare.
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Michael Vaughan criticised England skipper Eoin Morgan following England’s nerve-shredding defeat against Australia and believes the World Cup winning captain’s decision to hand Adil Rashid the decisive final over cost his side the game.
England looked set to clinch the series when they reduced the tourists to 73-5 but a record breaking partnership between Glenn Maxwell and Alex Carey, both of whom scored centuries, helped Australia to within touching distance of their target of 303.
Morgan bowled part-time off-spinner Joe Root for eight overs over the course of the Australian innings and although the Test skipper picked up the wickets of David Warner and Mitchell Marsh, Vaughan felt Rashid should have been brought on earlier to turn the screw when Maxwell and Carey were new at the crease.
Vaughan also felt the final over should have gone to a pace bowler with both Mark Wood and Tom Curran available, but Morgan went with Rashid who was twice dispatched to the boundary by Mitchell Starc who knocked off the winning runs and subjected England to their first ODI home series defeat in five years.
‘I don’t think Eoin Morgan had a great night,’ said Vaughan on BBC Test Match Special. ‘Not using Adil Rashid until Alex Carey and Glenn Maxwell were both in and on about 40 and bowling Joe Root for eight overs.
‘I know he got two wickets but I thought that was overkill. Bowling a leg-spinner in the last over when you could use a pace bowler and hide it to the long boundary.’
Despite the defeat, Morgan drew positives from the outcome and reserved special praise for Jonny Bairstow who returned to his best, scoring a century which helped England post a competitive total having lost two wickets during the first over of the match.
‘We were still in the game (going into the last over),’ Morgan said. ‘When you can break big partnerships and the ball is offering a little bit and it is probably getting more difficult to bat as the innings goes on, you’re never out of the game.
‘Having someone like Adil Rashid gives us that option as well, even when the game is getting away from us. But Australia, given their performance today, were too good for us.
‘I think it started in the first over, losing two wickets for no runs and then post over 300 is a huge positive for us. I think Jonny Bairstow was outstanding today, well supported by Sam Billings and Chris Woakes again with the bat.
‘Then pegging Australia back with early wickets, we thought we were right in the game but Australia fought back really hard, Carey and Maxwell played outstandingly well and we couldn’t seem to get them out, which obviously cost us the game in the end.’
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Ahead of the 2020 Indian Premier League, we spoke to Rajasthan Royals coach and former Australia international Andrew McDonald about the tournament, England stars Jofra Archer and Jos Buttler, former Australia captain Steve Smith and cricket legend Shane Warne.
So, this year’s IPL was moved to Dubai because of the coronavirus pandemic and is taking place six months after its scheduled date. How’s Dubai treating you so far?
So far, so good! Clearly, the first part of it was to get everyone here safely. So far, so good in that respect, and we’ve obviously got the contingent from England arriving soon to give us a full squad. Hopefully that goes well and we can get cracking next week. I think all the boys are really excited to get into it after such a long lay-off.
It’s safe to say preparation hasn’t been ideal – you’re still waiting for some of your squad to arrive, while you’re going to have to get used to living and training in bio-secure bubbles…
Look, I guess it’s the same for everyone. We tried to look at the positives with the delay. We’ve had a new coaching staff come together and we made a few changes at the auction as well so we had some significant changes overall and I suppose if the IPL had taken place in April then potentially it would have been a bigger challenge to get that group connected and understand how the different coaches operate and get a better understanding of the players.
So during that time and that lay-off we got the opportunity to connect with the coaches and understand them better and for them to understand me as a head coach. The players were also able to connect so we feel that in a funny way we’re probably better prepared than we may have been had we assembled in March. In most competitions your international players arrive relatively late anyway but we’ve had almost a month with our local players plus David Miller who has been fantastic. It’s rare to get that kind of input.
Will it help having a large English and Australian contingent? Those guys have been playing more cricket than most recently…
One of the positives is definitely that those guys have been playing. That’s the advantage we probably do have. Clearly the challenge for our local players plus David Miller this month has been to get some kind of match sharpness. We’ve got limited practice games but we feel as though we’re doing the best we can. We’re trying to look at the positives and focus on what we are doing well rather than what we haven’t got or haven’t done. It’s quite easy in a Covid world to look at what you haven’t got but it really is the new norm and we’ve got to work our way through the problems it creates.
Rajasthan Royals have appointed Australia legend Shane Warne as a mentor for this tournament. How pleased are you to have someone of that experience around the squad?
It’s fantastic to have him involved. He’s pretty familiar with the franchise, he was here back in 2008 as captain when we won. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience. We’ve got three leg-spinners and a couple of off-spinners, so within that space he will be absolutely fantastic. But also from a tactical space it will be great to bounce some ideas off him. He’s here for a limited time so we will tap into that as soon as we can. We’ve spoken over the last few weeks and we’re excited to be able to tap into that resource. We’re lucky to have him on board.
The Royals finished 7th last year, but were just one point outside the play-offs. Can you finish in the top-four this year?
Any time you sit back and reflect on a tournament, it’s about improvement. That starts before the auction and looking at which players you’re going to retain and sign. As you said, we weren’t far off last year. We want to have an opportunity to win the title. Everyone sets out to win. You don’t sit there and think “we just want to do this or that”, you want to win every competition you enter. We feel as though we’ve got some good depth to be able to navigate through the tournament. As always you need an element of luck so to say you can predict what’s going to happen is not rational but we believe we can genuinely compete.
As ever, all the squads look super strong. Do any teams stand out for you?
I think in a normal set-up, with no moving parts and bubbles, you can probably have an educated guess about what’s going to happen. But there’s been a lot of upsets in other sports during lockdown, probably because of those moving parts. So we feel that more than ever, things off the field are going to significantly influence what happens on the field. That’s our challenge, to make sure our players are in a safe and happy place, to make sure they’ve got time away from the game.
We don’t know how the players are going to react. Every squad looks strong on paper, but I think some teams aren’t going to perform probably in that predictable manner. It’s exciting. If you can make heads or tails of what’s going to happen, you’re a better judge than I am! All we can do is prepare properly.
You’ve appointed Steve Smith as captain. With the likes of Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes also in your squad, are you confident you’ve got the right man?
Yeah, definitely. He’s got some great support around him. To have depth in leadership is significant. They all bring something different too so to have that many leaders around will be great. That’s really exciting for me, to know that no challenge or problem will be too big for the group. We think we’ve got the right man for the job, but he’ll have ample support around him.
Jofra Archer is a T20 gun. You must be licking your lips at the prospect of working with him?
Absolutely. It’s great. That type of player just lights up the game. He’s compulsory viewing isn’t he? You don’t know what’s going to happen when he’s got the ball in his hand. He can turn games, as we saw during the Australia series. He can have such an impact. Sometimes he’s just too good for the opposition, which is an awful thought for batsmen, knowing you can get genuinely knocked over without doing much wrong.
Jos Buttler is another world-class player and has been in great form this summer…
Yeah, as you say he’s another player who is currently playing and that’s the real positive. He’s in good form so that’s a real positive for us. Jos is a significant player for us at the top of the order. He sets the tone. He’s a fantastic player and can take games away from the opponent. That benefit of having played recently and being match-hardened is a real positive. We can’t wait for that last contingent of players to arrive. I think they will give us a real boost just with their presence.
Will he open the batting?
Yeah, I think that’s his best position. Most of the other teams will be planning for him to bat at the top so I don’t think I’m giving much away there. He’s a guy who likes walking out and taking it on in that first six overs. That’s obviously a crucial part of the game, but he does have the flexibility to move up or down which can be beneficial. Not all players have that ability but he will mainly be opening.
How great will it be to welcome Ben Stokes into the camp, providing he can make the trip?
Clearly our thoughts are with Ben and his family. We don’t know what that looks like right now but if he were to join us and play, it would be great to work with him. But first and foremost, our thoughts are with him and his family during this difficult time. The focus isn’t on cricket. Clearly it will be a bonus if he does arrive, but thoughts are with him right now.
Lastly, you’ve had real success as a coach at Melbourne, Victoria and Leicestershire – but what challenges do you expect from your first IPL?
It’s the speed of the tournament. For me, it’s about managing the squad off the field. Tactically and physically, most coaches have that covered, but the big challenge is going to be keeping the group connected. We’ve got 12 new players and plenty of overseas guys so we need to get them going quickly. It’s one hell of a challenge this year.
Then it’s about pressure. You’ve got fans, stakeholders demanding results so as a coach you do feel alive. The IPL has an extra edge to it for sure. I don’t think there’s a bigger tournament in the world so I’m just really grateful to have this opportunity and thankful to Rajasthan but also the BCCI for getting the tournament up and running in the current landscape. Everyone should be pretty proud and may the best team win.
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