The Delhi Capitals are a franchise looking to make a name for themselves in the IPL after changing their name back in 2019. This DC vs SRH clash puts together a franchise that has won one IPL title and is now looking to build on that, against one that is still to win a title and desperately wants to do so. The Delhi Capitals have still yet to reach an IPL final, the only team with that by the side of their name, can this be the year they do it?
The Capitals play out of the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi, and being good at home will be key to their chances moving forward. The off-field changes are long behind them now, and now it is the turn of the cricketers to carry this franchise forward.
Last 5 matches:
DC vs SRH
The Sunrisers Hyderabad finally got their first IPL title win in 2016, though haven’t been able to add to that since then. Their win did put them on the front foot though, and it would be no surprise to see further titles make their way to Hyderabad.
DC vs SRH IPL 2019
We had a total of three DC vs SRH IPL 2019 meetings, with Delhi coming out as winners in two of those. They did lose the first though, which was at home before winning away in Hyderabad and then winning a playoff game to continue their quest for an IPL title.
All three meetings last season had one thing in common, and that is they were all low scoring games. While some fans may prefer games that are full of boundaries, these games proved to be tense, tight affairs and great to watch.
DC vs SRH 2019
The first DC vs SRH 2019 battles saw a Sunrisers Hyderabad victory. As mentioned above, these were close, low scoring games and the Capitals put just 129 on the board in their first innings. Shreyas Iyer scored 43 from 41 runs, and we saw a cameo at the end from Axar Patel who scored 23 from 13, but elsewhere runs were short in coming. Mohammad Nabi was one of three Hyderabad bowlers to take two wickets, and he also kept things tight with just 21 runs conceded from his four overs.
With few in the Delhi Capitals team making a score, it was left to Jonny Bairstow to win the game for the Sunrisers. His 48 from 28 balls was not only enough to take the game for his team but also enough to win him man of the match in this one. No one else in the team scored over 20, so the Bairstow knock was a vital one.
DC vs SRH Prediction
It is worth looking back to last season when making a DC vs SRH prediction. These two teams played in three low scoring games last season, where runs were at a premium and in all of the meetings, one big run-scorer made the difference.
Despite losing the first game, the Delhi Capitals came back and won the last two meetings of 2019, so they won the overall series 2-1 to give them confidence coming into the new season. If they are to push forward to the next level and compete for the IPL title like they are hoping to then they are going to have to do just as good, if not better, against teams like the Sunrisers Hyderabad this season.
DC vs SRH Live Score
The Sunrisers Hyderabad have been faring well in recent years after their IPL title win in 2016 and that has made them of great interest to spectators. There will no doubt be many checking in on the DC vs SRH live score when they play, and watching the game is the best way to do that. The Delhi Capitals are also a team likely to attract interest, a year on from their name change, can the players who head out onto the field for them show that this is a new team, and one that can finally land an IPL title?
Those looking to get involved in this game will be able to do so either via their TV or a live internet stream. The IPL has negotiated deals with broadcasters all over the world to get the games out to as many people as possible, so be sure to check out who is covering games in your country ahead of the new season.
Both teams will begin the new season dreaming of a trip to an IPL final, another one in the case of the Sunrisers but what would be a first for the Capitals.
DC vs SRH Head to Head
Our DC vs SRH head to head figures which are below cover the Delhi team from the start of their existence, so when they were called the Daredevils as well as when they changed to become the Capitals.
Games played: 15
Delhi Capitals wins: 6
Sunrisers Hyderabad wins: 9
As you can see, things are fairly even, although the two wins last season from the Delhi Capitals certainly pulled the teams closer together. Before that, the Sunrisers Hyderabad had good control of the head to head record between these two, which is fair when you consider that this is a team that has won the IPL and lost in another final recently.
For the Capitals, this season is all about building on what they did last season, and specifically against the Sunrisers that means solidifying their record from last season. They won two of the three meetings then, the latest two, so another win to start the new season would make it three in a row.
While the Sunrisers are all about trying to continue their quest to compete with the best, for the Capitals, this is all about taking small steps and gradually getting involved. The name change was the start of their move, last season they moved a little further forward, and we need to see the same again in 2020 from them.
Apr 4, 2019 – 16th Match at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi (night)
Delhi Capitals 129/8 (20 ov) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad 131/5 (18.3/20 ov)
Sunrisers Hyderabad won by 5 wickets (with 9 balls remaining)
Best Batsman: Jonny Bairstow 48 (28) & Best Bowler: Mohammad Nabi 2/21 (4)