DC vs SRH Preview: Ricky Ponting’s favorite is creating problems for Delhi, Hyderabad is troubled by the injury of the key player


Mumbai: Struggling to maintain consistency in their performances, Delhi Capitals batsmen will face a tough test in IPL 2022 (IPL 2022) against the Sunrisers Hyderabad (DC vs SRH) pacers on Thursday. He will have to do his best to keep the team’s hopes alive. Delhi have lost five out of nine matches, raising questions about their performance and team composition. Head coach Ricky Ponting’s favorite Lalit Yadav is yet to live up to the expectations while Enrique Norkia, who was retained by Delhi ahead of the auction, has not been used much.

All-rounder Lalit has so far scored only 137 runs in 9 matches and has a strike rate of less than 110. He has taken four wickets. Delhi bowlers have not been able to leave much of an impact except for Kuldeep Yadav (17 wickets) and Khaleel Ahmed (11) wickets. Mustafizur Rahman has been able to perform well in pieces.

No batsman from Delhi has been able to maintain consistency in his performance. Captain Rishabh Pant (234 runs) has shown his aggressive attitude but he has not been able to play a long innings. His match with Sunrisers’ stormy bowler Umran Malik will be worth watching. Malik has been used only after the powerplay and then Pant is likely to be at the crease. Prithvi Shaw did well initially but could not maintain the momentum while David Warner would have to convert a good start into a big total.

It will not be easy for the Delhi batsmen in front of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran, T Natarajan and Marco Yansen. Sunrisers bowlers have played a vital role in their team’s victory so far and they will leave no stone unturned to take their team’s points from 10 to 12.

The only good news for Delhi is that they won’t have to face Washington Sundar, who has got injured again. Jagdish Suchit is likely to get a place in the playing XI in his place. Sunrisers opener Abhishek Sharma (324 runs) has done well and Delhi bowlers need to be careful with him. Captain Kane Williamson has not been able to perform as expected so far.

head to head
Total matches: 20
Delhi won: 09
Hyderabad won: 11

Probable playing XI
Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Lalit Yadav, Rovman Powell, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakaria.

Sunrisers Hyderabad: Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson (c), Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Shashank Singh, J Suchith, Marco Yansen, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik, T Natarajan

The match will start at 7.30 pm Indian time.