Both teams have had similar seasons so far
- Delhi have a quality spin attack for home conditions
- Sunrisers will bank on Indian batters to fire
Delhi Capitals are in good form, winning their last two matches, while Sunrisers Hyderabad have struggled of late this season, losing five out of their seven games, including the last three. Delhi Capitals are the favorites to win the match. Delhi Capitals have odds of 1.77 to beat Sunrisers Hyderabad.
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Sunrisers look down and out with their over-reliance on overseas batters, especially in spin-friendly conditions A such, they will find the going tough in Delhi, a venue where spinners will play a big role. SRH have odds of 2.03 to beat Delhi Capitals.
Head-to-head record, DC v SRH
Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad have faced each other 21 times, with Sunrisers Hyderabad winning 11 matches and Delhi Capitals winning 10. In their last three encounters, Delhi Capitals have won all three matches, including one earlier this season less than a week ago.
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The pitch at Arun Jaitley Stadium has been on the slower side, so the team winning the toss is likely to choose to bat first and set a target.
Delhi Capitals are the stronger team on paper, with a well-balanced squad and good form. Sunrisers Hyderabad, on the other hand, have been struggling with both their batting and bowling. Based on the current form and head-to-head record, Delhi Capitals are the clear favorites to win the match, with a win probability of around 70%. Sunrisers Hyderabad have a 30% chance of winning.
The average score at Arun Jaitley Stadium is around 160-170 runs. However, if a fresh wicket is used, the spinners might not come into play as much and we could see scores hover near the 180 mark.
Pitch and conditions
The pitch at Arun Jaitley Stadium has been on the slower side, with some turn on offer for the spinners. The batsmen will have to be patient and rotate the strike to score runs. The spinners are likely to play a crucial role in the match. The weather is expected to be clear, with no chances of rain.
Players to keep an eye on…
DC Predicted playing XI:
David Warner, Philip Salt (wk), Mitchell Marsh, Manish Pandey, Axar Patel, Sarfaraz Khan, Ripal Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Mukesh Kumar, Lalit Yadav
SRH Predicted playing XI:
Mayank Agarwal, Harry Brook, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Abhishek Sharma, Marco Jansen, Mayank Markande, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (c), T Natarajan, Umran Malik
Anrich Nortje: The South African pacer has been impressive this season with his pace and accuracy. He will be a key player for Delhi Capitals in the match, especially given that the SRH’s Indian batters struggle vs high pace.
Heinrich Klaasen: The South African wicketkeeper-batsman has been in good form in the limited opportunities he has got this season. He will be looking to make a big impact in the match.
IPL 2023, Match 40 predictions
Based on all of the above factors, we predict that Delhi Capitals will win the match.Recommended Bet by 10CRIC
DC v SRH Betting tips
Apart from betting on Delhi to win the match, check our other recommended bet about DC’s best bowler.
Kuldeep Yadav is likely to enjoy good purchase from the wicket and has several overseas batters in the opposition ranks to target. Back Kuldeep at 3.65 to be Delhi’s top bowler!