DC vs SRH : Delhi Capitals concentrate on batting

Delhi Capitals concentrate on batting. DC will hope their batters complement the bowling unit as they attempt to complete a season double against Sunrisers Hyderabad on April 29 in a matchup of IPL underdogs in New Delhi, where back-to-back victories have given them some momentum.

After DC’s thrilling seven-run victory on Monday, the two teams are entering the game, and SRH will be anxious to repay the favour and end their three-match losing streak.

The previous day, skipper David Warner led his squad with skill against his former team, controlling the chase with the spin of Axar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav, while seamer Mukesh Kumar held his own in the final over while fending off 12 runs.

While Ishant Sharma and Anrich Nortje also did a good job of bowling, the middle-over spin team of Axar and Kuldeep only conceded 43 runs while taking three wickets in their eight overs combined.

Manish Pandey and Axar Patel did manage to take the Capitals from 62 for five to 128 for five, but their batting let them down.

Although captain David Warner has typically carried the bulk of the load, his innings lacked the usual finesse because he faced the most dot balls in the powerplay this IPL 2023.

The fact that Delhi has had a difficult time finding a reliable opener at the other end has just increased his concern.

The previous day, Mitchell Marsh looked well during his brief outing against SRH, but 31 runs in five innings tells his story. Phil Salt was also attempted, but he was out for a duck.

Sarfaraz Khan and Aman Hakim Khan have also had difficulties, and if not for Axar, Delhi’s IPL performance may have been embarrassing.

The spin all-rounder has proven to be a formidable batsman, and Delhi Capitals has to move him up the order to make the most of his abilities.

SRH, on the other hand, appeared to be winning for the majority of their last game, but things suddenly turned around since the pursuit got off to a sluggish start, which ultimately proved costly.

Harry Brook has had trouble getting going on the powerplay after scoring his first IPL century. The England batter was unable to give SRH a start with scores of 13, 3, 9, 18, and 7.

Rahul Tripathi has waned after scoring a 74 not out against Punjab Kings, while Mayank Agarwal has two 40+ scores so far. Even Abhishek Sharma has had trouble scoring runs.

Aiden Markram, the captain, and Heinrich Klaasen haven’t been able to do much either; thus, SRH will need to improve their batting if they are to have any chance of a reversal.

The bowlers have appeared more coordinated as the spinners have supported the seamers.

They will want to deliver another strong performance with the ball. If Bhuvneshwar Kumar was on the money with 2 for 11 the other day, spinner Washington Sundar was just fantastic when he took three wickets in the 8th over to leave DC at 72 for 5.

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