- Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) have an 11-9 head-to-head lead over Delhi Capitals (DC).
- Sunrisers Hyderabad is currently ranked fifth in the IPL 2022 points table, while Delhi Capitals are ranked seventh.
- Both teams have played nine games, with Hyderabad winning five and Delhi winning four.
Sunrisers Hyderabad, Warner’s former team with whom he had a fall out last season, will face Delhi Capitals for the first time this season in a crucial encounter in the race for the IPL 2022 playoffs.
This season, the Capitals have had their moments, but they have also been inconsistent. Injuries and COVID-19 have played a role, but with their entire team on the field again, Rishabh Pant and his squad must deliver if they want to compete in the playoffs. With a game in hand and a much higher net run rate, a win for DC tonight would leave them just two points behind fourth-placed RCB.
Sunrisers, on the other hand, has been more consistent, although only in bursts. They lost the first two games, won the next five, and then lost the next two again. With DC potential of scoring large, SRH’s bowlers must get back into the swing of things.
DC Vs SRH Head To Head
So far in the Indian Premier League, SRH and DC are almost equally matched in head-to-head encounters. SRH has won 11 games out of 20 games, while DC has won 9. Last season, Delhi Capitals beat SRH in both matches. This will be the first time that both teams will face each other in the IPL 2022.
Having said that, let us take a closer look at their past 5 meetings
DC Vs SRH Last 5 Encounters
22nd September 2021: Delhi Capitals won by 8 wickets
25th April 2021: Delhi Capitals won by 2 wickets (Super Over)
8th November 2020: Delhi Capitals won by 17 runs
27th October 2020: Sunrisers Hyderabad won by 88 runs
29th September 2020: Sunrisers Hyderabad won by 15 runs
Additional Stats Of DC and SRH
DC highest score against SRH: 189
SRH highest score against DC: 219
Most runs for DC: 2,732 (Rishabh Pant)
Most runs for SRH: 2,080 (Kane Williamson)
Most wickets for DC: 99 wickets (Axar Patel)
Most wickets for SRH: 151 wickets (Bhuvneshwar Kumar)
Lowest total defended by DC against SRH: 155
Lowest total defended by SRH against DC: 162
Despite losing two games in a row, SRH has the right combination to beat Delhi on any given day.
Therefore, Sunrisers Hyderabad is expected to win the match.