There is great sense of excitement among cricket fans around the globe as the second leg of IPL 2021 resumed in the UAE on September 19th. In match 33, the bottom-placed SRH are set to face DC, the top team in the tournament so far.
Although DC look well set to win this match based on today’s cricket match prediction tips but there is always a chance of an upset with the IPL being the most competitive and unpredictable T20 tournament around the world.
So can SRH revive their fortunes and get back on the winning track, or is it too late?
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SRH and DC will play their first match in IPL 2021 phase 2 at Dubai International Stadium, Dubai. DC will try to draw first blood and carry on their terrific winning form to stay on top. On the other hand, Sunrisers Hyderabad is staring down the barrel and has to win their remaining matches to stay in the hunt for claiming a spot in the play-offs.
DC has won 6 games out of 8 and is guaranteed a place in the top 4 if they win a couple of more matches. In contrast, SRH has managed only one win out of 8 and is rightly placed at the bottom of the points table.
If we check today’s match prediction and fantasy cricket tips, the odds are stacked heavily against SRH, but they did give a tough fight to DC during the super over thriller. Can SRH push through and emerge as winners this time?
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SRH has received a big blow as their star wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow will not be available for the rest of the matches. He has been replaced with West Indies player Sherfane Rutherford, but cricket match prediction tips suggest that Wriddhiman Saha will keep wickets and play as an opener. However, Kane Williamson will continue as the skipper and has to marshal his troop well to bring SRH back into the winning zone.
DC has a fantastic squad of players and has covered all their bases in batting, spin, and fast bowling. Openers Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw are in terrific form, with Shikar currently holding the orange cap with 381 runs and Prithvi in 4th place with 308 runs. Also, fast bowler Avesh Khan has been excelling bowling rhythm, grabbed 14 wickets at a healthy economy of 7.70 and placed 2nd in the purple cap race.
However, contrary to DC, the players from SRH are struggling to put in consistent performances, creating a headache for the team management. Barring Rashid Khan, no other bowler has made any impact. Also, in batting, there has been significantly less aggressive intent, and hence SRH is unable to win crucial moments that are reflected in their being at the bottom of the IPL points table.
Dubai International Stadium pitch generally favors chasing teams because of the dew, and a score of 180 seems to be a par score.
DC Possible XI Prediction
Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Marcus Stoinis, Lalit Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Anrich Nortje, and Avesh Khan.
SRH Possible XI Prediction
Finally, today’s cricket match prediction tips suggest that DC might register another win against SRH based on current form and depth in batting and bowling. But, if SRH manages to win the toss and chase, they can put up a good fight. The dew might come into the picture, and SRH might pull off an upset and spoil the party for DC.