Indian T20 League resumed after a break of around 5 months and Indian fans can't keep calm about it. In the upcoming match on the 22nd of September in the Dubai International Stadium Delhi will go against Hyderabad. Delhi had a very stunning start in the League with 6 wins out of 8 matches, while Hyderabad's position doesn't look so good as they are at the bottom of the table.
Hyderabad has just won a single match out of 7 they've played so far. Missing the services of Jonny Bairstow, Hyderabad will have a tough time competing in the League. However, Sherfane Rutherford is replacing Bairstow and he is in a tremendous form which could be a good thing for Hyderabad. Rashid Khan is another big asset for Hyderabad given he is supported by the pacers in the squad.
With the comeback of Iyer and Ashwin, Delhi is stronger than before. Although the team will miss Chris Woakes, the replacement Ben Dwarshius will compensate for that as he is a hard hitter in the lower order of batting. With Dhawan and Shaw, Delhi has a strong top order following the middle-order batsmen Pant, Iyer and Stoinis who complete their set of batsmen. Considering Dubai's flat pitch Rabada and Ishant Sharma and Nortje might be fit for bowling in those conditions.
The weather at Dubai Stadium is a little humid with no chances of precipitation. Hence, the skies will be clear. The temperature revolves around 30-32 degrees.
The pitch being completely flat gives batsmen an edge over bowlers. Also, Ashwin and Rashid will take the advantage of the pitch as it supports good spin. Both the teams have good pacers and we could see some good spell on this pitch.
Probable Playing XI For Hyderabad
David Warner, Wriddhiman Saha, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Kedhar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Sherfane Rutherford, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan.
Probable Playing XI For Delhi
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Steven Smith, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, R Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan.
Key Players: Hyderabad
David Warner, Kane Williamson
Key Players: Delhi
Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant