DC vs SRH, IPL 2021: Rishabh Pant’s big task to prove his captaincy: With Shreyas Iyer set to return after missing out on the first phase of the IPL 2021 due to injury, it will be a big test for Rishabh Pant to prove his captaincy when they begin their phase 2 campaign against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Dubai on Wednesday. Pant will continue to lead Delhi Capitals despite Shreyas Iyer’s return and all the eyes will be on him, especially on his leadership abilities, in the remainder of the tournament.
After underachieving for many years, Delhi Capitals reached the final of the IPL for the first time last year in UAE under Shreyas Iyer’s captaincy. While Iyer led the side to the finals in the IPL 2020 edition, his then deputy – Rishabh Pant – did a commendable job in the absence of the regular skipper in the first phase of the IPL 2021. Follow DC vs SRH Live on InsideSport.co.
Rishabh Pant led the side atop the IPL 2021 standings, with six wins in eight games before the tournament was suspended in May. Pant has more than 3300 runs in T20 cricket so far but has struggled for runs in the last two seasons, failing to replicate his 2018/19 exploits. While the franchise has put faith in the talented wicketkeeper-batsman, it will be interesting to watch if he can lead Delhi Capitals to glory.
DC vs SRH, IPL 2021: Meanwhile, when both teams DC and SRH met previously in the first phase, the game went into the Super Over. While it shouldn’t have gone to Super Over in the first place, Delhi Capitals held their nerves throughout the game and eventually turned out victorious. Opting to bat, Capitals posted 159-4 with the help of Prithvi Shaw’s 53 and thirties from skipper Rishabh Pant and Steve Smith. In reply, Sunrisers managed the exact total on the back of Kane Williamson’s unbeaten 66 off 51 paired along J Suchith’s 14 off 6 balls. J Bairstow (38 off 18) was another key contributor with the bat. In the Super Over, Delhi Capitals received 8 runs target and chased it down on the sixth.
Sunrisers Hyderabad, on the opposite, is languishing at the bottom of the league standings with just a solitary win in seven games and needs to quickly turn around things to stay alive in the competition. Their batting mainstays David Warner and Manish Pandey were off-color in the first phase and the side will be hoping for some change in fortune with the change in venue.
Moreover, Delhi Capitals will also be eying to reclaim the top spot in the points table with a win against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Chennai Super Kings went ahead of the Delhi Capitals in the league standings with their 20 runs win over Mumbai Indians in the phase 2 opening clash on Sunday.
DC vs SRH Match Details:
Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, Match 33
Date: September 22, Wednesday
Time: 07:30 PM IST
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Hotstar app
DC vs SRH Players to watch out for:
- Shikhar Dhawan – 380 runs in 8 innings; Avg – 54.28 (Orange cap holder)
- Prithvi Shaw – 308 runs in 8 innings; Avg – 38.50
- Avesh Khan- 14 wickets in 8 innings; Eco – 7.70
- Kane Williamson – 128 runs in 4 innings; Avg – 128.00
- David Warner – 193 runs in 7 innings; Avg – 32.16
- Rashid Khan – 10 wickets in 7 innings; Eco – 6.14
IPL 2021 – Points Table
|Chennai Super Kings||8||6||2||0||0||12||+1.223|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||7||5||2||0||0||10||-0.171|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||7||2||5||0||0||4||-0.494|
DC vs SRH live streaming: How to watch DC vs SRH live scores?
Fans can watch and enjoy IPL 2021 Live on the Star India Network channels in 8 languages. Other than English & Hindi, the league will be broadcasted in 6 regional languages.
All the action of IPL 2021 will also be simulcasted and LIVE STREAMED on Star’s video on demand platform Disney+Hotstar. But for that either IPL FANS will have to take annual or monthly subscriptions to the platform.
DC vs SRH, IPL 2021 Squads:
Delhi Capitals (DC) Squad:
Shreyas Iyer (C), Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tom Curran, Ajinkya Rahane, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Axar Patel, Chris Woakes, Ishant Sharma, Lalith Yadav, Marcus Stoinis, Praveen Dubey, Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Rishabh Pant, Shimron Hetmyer, Steve Smith, Umesh Yadav, Ripal Patel, Vishnu Vinod, Lukman Meriwala, M Siddharth, Sam Billings
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) Squad:
David Warner, Abhishek Sharma, Basil Thampi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jonny Bairstow, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan, Vijay Shankar, Wriddhiman Saha, Virat Singh, Priyam Garg, Mitchell Marsh, Jason Holder, Abdul Samad, Kedar Jadhav, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman and Jagadeesha Suchith
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