Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) take on Delhi Capitals (DC) in Match 20 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 at the Chepauk Stadium, Chennai. SRH finally got off the mark in the points table in their previous game, beating Punjab. DC, meanwhile, have carried from the great work they did in the previous season and have registered three wins in four games.
SRH have a dominant record against DC, beating them 11 times in seven meetings. They also defeated DC twice in the league stage last year. But all that will not matter as DC arrives for this clash in imperious form at the moment.
Overall - Matches – 18 | Hyderabad - 11 Wins | Delhi - 7 Wins
Last five games - Hyderabad - 2 Wins | Delhi - 3 Wins
Chennai’s Chepauk stadium has been a tough nut to crack for the batsmen and a paradise for the spinners. Spinners in Chepauk have averaged 25.4 runs per wicket in comparison to 55.9 at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium. The contrast in these numbers underlines why your bowling attack should comprise of spin bowlers.
Another pattern established at Chepauk is the cease in the flow of runs in the second half of the innings. The batting average in the last 10 overs has dropped to 16.1 from 38.9 in the first 10 overs. Hence, batsmen at the top-order will have the best batting conditions and should form the fulcrum of your batting resources.
Here are a few tips that might help you in creating your fantasy team for the 17th match of IPL 2021, between Punjab Kings and Mumbai Indians. While you could go for the above team, you also have the option of choosing your own team from cricket.com’s Fantasy Research Centre. Based on algorithms, we have come up with one team.
It is hard to look past Shikhar Dhawan as your fantasy captain at the moment. The left-hander is in exquisite form, with scores of 85 and 92 in the first four games. Dhawan has also proved his mettle on the sluggish track of Chepauk, anchoring DC to their run chase of 138 against Mumbai with a knock of 45. Since IPL 2020, Dhawan has amassed 849 runs at an average of 47.2, shaping him as the safest bet to double your fantasy points.
Our Criclytics player projector predicts Dhawan could score 42-62 runs in this match
Jonny Bairstow has been the highest run-scorer for SRH this season. Scoring 173 runs at an average of 57.7, Bairstow is the only one who seems to have decoded the Chepauk pitch. He bats at the top, thus getting better batting conditions and has made full use of it with two fifties to his name.
Our Criclytics player projector predicts Bairstow could score 26-40 runs in this match
With four wickets in two games, Khaleel Ahmed has the best wickets-per-match ratio for an SRH bowler this season. Scratch that, Khaleel has the best wickets-per-match ratio for SRH ever since the teams were reset in 2018. He has picked 31 wickets in only19 games (wickets-per-match ratio of 1.6). Needless to say, wickets are all that matters for a bowler in fantasy. Moreover, Khaleel takes only 8 credit points. Thus, he is one of the best bargain picks available for this match.
Our Criclytics player projector predicts Khaleel could pick 0-1 wickets in this match
The second-highest wicket-taker in IPL history (164), Amit Mishra is the master of bowling on low and slow tracks. He showcased his wiliness against Mumbai which was his first match of the season. Mishra’s spell of 4 for 24 broke the back of Mumbai’s innings. With a number of right-handers in SRH’s middle order, Mishra can once again spin DC to a victory.
Our Criclytics player projector predicts Mishra could pick 1-2 wickets in this match