Delhi is expected to win this match given that they have the winning momentum even though Hyderabad has a better Head-to-Head record.
The 11th match of the Indian T20 League 2020 will be played between Delhi and Hyderabad at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. We have got the best Delhi vs Hyderabad team prediction for today’s match.
Delhi vs Hyderabad Match 11 is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.
The table-toppers, Delhi, have had a great start to the tournament with two wins in two games. They are one of the two teams, with the other being Rajasthan, who are unbeaten so far. Delhi won their second match convincingly against Chennai. Their top-order had a good outing in that game leaving the middle-order very little to do. Moreover, their bowling has been top-notch in terms of being economical and taking wickets. They would like to continue with their balanced line-up and carry the all-round performance to Abu Dhabi to make it three in a row.
On the other hand, Hyderabad started in the worst possible way with two losses in two games. They are going through the same problem of overdependence on their top-order in this edition of the tournament as well. With the likes of David Warner and Jonny Bairstow not completely living up to the expectations, the middle-order has been exposed in both the games. However, they have a good head-to-head record against Delhi and will be hoping to bounce back and register their first win of the season.
Today’s Probable Playing 11:
Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer (C), Rishabh Pant (WK), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Harshal Patel.
Ajinkya Rahane, Harshal Patel, Ishant Sharma, Keemo Paul, Sandeep Lamichane, Alex Carey, Tushar Deshpande, Lalith Yadav, Daniel Sams, Mohit Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin.
David Warner (C), Jonny Bairstow (WK), Manish Pandey, Abdul Samad, Vijay Shankar/Wriddhiman Saha, Abhishek Sharma, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed.
Virat Singh, Priyam Garg, Jason Holder, T Natarajan, Wriddhiman Saha/Vijay Shankar, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Kane Williamson, Shahbaz Nadeem, Bavanaka Sandeep, Billy Stanlake, Fabian Allen, Basil Thampi, Sanjay Yadav.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for MyTeam11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Jonny Bairstow, Rishabh Pant
Batters – David Warner (c), Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer (vc), Prithvi Shaw
All-Rounders – Mohammad Nabi, Marcus Stoinis
Bowlers – T Natarajan, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for MyTeam11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Rishabh Pant (vc)
Batters – David Warner, Manish Pandey, Abhishek Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw (c)
All-Rounders – Mohammad Nabi, Marcus Stoinis
Bowlers – Khaleel Ahmed, Rashid Khan, Kagiso Rabada
Injury & Availability News
Manish Pandey walked off the field in the last game and there is no update on his injury. Kane Williamson is available for selection while Ravichandran will miss this game as well as a precautionary measure.
Delhi vs Hyderabad Weather Report
The weather continues to be promising for a cricket match with zero chances of rain. The temperature will be around 33-34 Degree Celsius with the dew factor coming into play in the latter half of the game.
The pitch at Abu Dhabi has been equally good for batting and bowling. It was observed to be giving initial seam movement for the fast bowlers followed by some assistance to the spinners. The batters need to spend some time initially to get runs on this pitch as observed in the last match.
Average first innings score: 166 (Considering IPL 2020 matches at this venue)
Record of the chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 1, Tie – 0
MVP for MyTeam11 Fantasy from each team
Rishabh Pant – Delhi – Rishabh Pant has scored the most number of runs against Hyderabad since 2018 in Indian T20 League. He has a strike rate of 173 against them and an average of 55.8. Also, he strikes at the rate of 250 against Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who is Hyderabad’s main death overs bowler.
Jonny Bairstow – Hyderabad – Jonny Bairstow had a brilliant start to the season with a fifty against Bangalore. Even though he missed out in the last game, he averages 44.5 against Delhi with a strike rate of 151. Moreover, his average in the Indian T20 League is 51.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection
Captain Options – Jonny Bairstow, David Warner, Prithvi Shaw
Vice-Captain Options – Rishabh Pant, Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer
Today’s Delhi vs Hyderabad Probable Winners
Delhi is expected to win this match.