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IPL 2022 DC vs SRH, 50th Match Preview: Inconsistent Delhi face Hyderabad in tussle for top half

Sunrisers Hyderabad
Sunrisers Hyderabad
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The biggest attraction of the match will be David Warner coming up against his old franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad.

LIVE SCORES - Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, Match 50

Warner vs SRH

The two parted ways after the last season following a controversy. David Warner was not only stripped off SRH's captaincy mid season but the Australian opener was also not included in the playing XI for the last few games and was at the hotel instead of being at the ground.

Warner was not at his best in the first few matches but given the performances that he had put in over the years, being one of the most successful batters in the history of the IPL, he certainly deserved a longer rope.

Understandably, the Hyderabad management decided to take a different route. It will now be interesting to see how the opening pair of David Warner and Prithvi Shaw fare against the likes of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Marco Jansen with both capable of swinging the ball both ways from different angles.

Tussle for top half

Hyderabad are currently placed at the fifth spot after winning 5 games on the trot. They have lost back to back matches and the team will be looking to get back to winning ways to hold on to their spot in the top half.

Likewise, a win will catapult Delhi Capitals into the top half given their superior net run rate. 

Williamson short of runs

Abhishek Sharma has been a revelation for Sunrisers Hyderabad at the top of the order. 

The team will expect his opening partner captain Kane Williamson to return to form as well.

Will this be the game for Pant?

Delhi have shown signs of brilliance but haven't been able to be consistent. However, not many would disagree that they do have the squad to last till the very end. If they can get on a roll, they can cause the other teams some trouble.

It's only that things are not coming together for the franchise at once. When their batting fires, the bowling doesn't, and vice versa.

Rishabh Pant has played a couple of impressive knocks but hasn't been able to go big. Perhaps, this will be the game for the Indian wicketkeeper batter to come good.

Predicted Playing XIs

Sunrisers Hyderabad
- Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson (c), Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Shashank Singh, Washington Sundar, Marco Jansen, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik, T Natarajan

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 Sakariya

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