Delhi look solid on paper
Delhi Capitals look solid on paper as they head into this contest against Sunrisers Hyderabad at Chepauk in Chennai. They beat Mumbai here last time and have odds of 1.68 to pull it off in this match too. However, their task will be cut out against a more settled Sunrisers Hyderabad.
SRH made some huge selection calls in the last match and may finally have hit upon the right tempo to win games in Chennai. The dew is also becoming a bigger factor in run chases which means that SRH have one issue sorted. They have odds of 2.05 to win this game, but might be better off than those odds suggest.
Overall records in favour of SRH
Sunrisers Hyderabad have won 11 of the 18 matches between these sides with Delhi winning seven. SRH have the bowling attack to test Delhi in this game, especially if they can get rid of Shikhar Dhawan early.
RECOMMENDED BET: SRH know the Chennai surface better and are a more balanced side now, giving them odds of 1.68 to beat DC.
The record, though, is a lot more even in the last couple of years with both sides winning three matches apiece in the six games played across two seasons.
Keep an eye on…
Kane Williamson: He has given Sunrisers Hyderabad the balance they sought so badly. They now have a middle-order batsman capable of countering pace and spin, with an ability to anchor or go berserk.
Kagiso Rabada: Rabada hasn’t hit the form that Delhi would have wanted him to and the Chepauk surface isn’t helping his case. Can the South African be smarter with his variations to try and make more impact?
TIP: Kane Williamson is back in the mix and is the right candidate to push Delhi, giving him odds of 13.00 to win the Player of the Match award.