The Delhi Capitals resume their incredible 2021 IPL campaign against the Sunrisers Hyderabad. The first phase of 2021 IPL ended with the Delhi Capitals on top of the table with 12 points. However, after the Chennai Super Kings‘ win over the Mumbai Indians, Delhi is now in the second position. Furthermore, Sunrisers Hyderabad is at rock bottom with just 2 points. The last time the teams played against each other, Delhi Capitals won after the Super Over. Delhi Capitals have a slight boost with the return of former captain Shreyas Iyer.
Moreover, the main question still remains whether Shreyas Iyer will feature in the starting XI or not. The former Delhi Capitals skipper missed the major part of the IPL due to a shoulder injury. He is deemed fit and is available for the side. Shreyas proves to be vital for the squad. However, the Capitals have had one of their best starts in the IPL. Furthermore, Shreyas Iyer is DC’s best choice at number 3 in the batting line-up.
Shikhar Dhawan is in terrific form. Whereas Rishabh Pant and Prithvi Shaw have also batted well. Avesh, Rabada, and Nortje will lead the pace attack, whereas Axar and Ashwin are the main spinners. However, Shimron Hetmyer wasn’t able to show his power-hitting skills in the tournament’s first half. He might make way for Australia’s Steve Smith.
Delhi Capitals predicted starting line-up.
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Steve Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, and Avesh Khan.