DC vs SRH IPL 2023 Match Preview & Prediction | Match 40
DC vs SRH is a fixture that is a must-win for both teams, who are struggling to pick up points in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 season. Delhi Capitals (DC), who have won back-to-back games, will be confident ahead of the clash as they defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the only meeting between the two teams this season.
Arun Jaitley Stadium will host the match on Saturday at 7:30 PM.
DC players and coaching staff will be relieved as the franchise got the maximum points from their last two games. However, the batting remains a concern. Apart from David Warner and Manish Pandey, all the batters are inconsistent this season. Mitchell Marsh, Sarfaraz Khan, Phil Salt, etc., are struggling. Rilee Rossouw might make a return to the playing 11.
Anrich Nortje and Ishant Sharma have stepped up their game in the last two games. The South African pacer took two key wickets against SRH, while Ishant, too, provided excellent support. On the other hand, spinners played a crucial role in grabbing a second consecutive win. Axar Patel, who made a vital 34, took two wickets. Also, fellow spinner Kuldeep Yadav was economical.
SRH desperately needs two points after losing three in a row. The batting unit let them down against DC last week. The IPL 2016 champions failed to chase down 145 at home. Aiden Markram, Abhishek Sharma, Harry Brook, and Rahul Tripathi failed to deliver. Opening batter Mayank Agarwal top-scored with 49, while there were good contributions from Heinrich Klaasen and Washington Sundar, who picked up a three-wicket haul earlier in the match.
The bowling unit produced an improved performance. Bhuvneshwar Kumar led from the front, taking the wicket of Phil Salt in the powerplay and breaking a 69-run partnership between Manish Pandey and Axar Patel. Washington Sundar, too, found his rhythm. The young spinner smothered the DC middle order.
DC vs SRH Head-to-Head Stats
In the 22 meetings between DC and SRH, both teams won 11 matches each.
DC vs SRH Last 5 Meetings
DC & SRH IPL 2023 Stats
- Top Run-scorer: David Warner – 306 runs (DC); Mayank Agarwal – 164 runs (SRH)
- Most Wickets: Kuldeep Yadav – 7 wickets (DC); Mayank Markande – 8 wickets (SRH)
- Most Sixes: Axar Patel – 9 sixes (DC); Aiden Markram – 6 sixes (SRH)
DC vs SRH – Who Will Win?
Both teams must pick up two points to retain their hopes of a playoff spot. The recent results between the two franchises show that DC has a slight edge over SRH. With successive wins, the Capitals will be more confident. Meanwhile, the ‘Orange Amy’ will want to end their losing streak and begin a run of consistent performances.