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IPL 2021 Match 33: DC vs SRH Predicted Playing 11 for Both

IPL 2021 UAE DC vs SRH: David Warner’s place in question as we look at the predicted playing 11 and key fantasy players for both the teams.

It’s match 4 in the second phase of Vivo IPL 2021, and it’s the table-toppers Delhi Capitals taking on the bottom-ranked team, Sunrisers Hyderabad. Even as both the teams are have had contrasting fortunes in the first half, they would be starting afresh in the second half. 

From the team standpoint, Delhi Capitals will have Rishabh Pant as their main captain instead of their primary captain Shreyas Iyer. Whereas Kane Williamson, who replaced David Warner as Sunrisers Hyderabad’s captain in the first leg would continue to lead the side in the second phase. 

So, as we wait for the match to begin, what’s the playing 11 both the teams could adopt for the DC vs SRH Match 33? Let’s find out in this article. Before that, let’s look at the key match details. 

Match Details:

  • Type: IPL 2021 Match 33 DC vs SRH
  • When: September 22, 2021
  • Where: Dubai
  • Time: 7:30 pm IST

IPL 2021 DC vs SRH: Predicted Playing XI for Delhi Capitals:

The return of Shreyas Iyer in the squad solves a big headache which Delhi Capitals were facing in the first half. With Iyer at 3, a firing Top-order, a young and inspirational captain, Rishabh Pant, a brilliant all-rounder Marcus Stoinis at 5, the only question that Delhi would have is the selection of the number 6 player. 

Delhi Capitals have Shimron Hetmyer, Sam Billings, Steve Smith, and Tom Curran for this spot. But given the history and current form, it should most-likely be Shimron Hetmyer playing at 6. It makes for a beautiful left-right combination for Delhi Capitals with 3 lefties and 3 righties in the top 6. 

Axar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin shall continue to lead the spin bowling all-rounder duties at 7 and  8 respectively. Given the success of Avesh Khan in the first half, he will join Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje as the leading pacers of the squad. So, here’s the predicted playing 11 for Delhi Capitals vs SRH. 

IPL 2021 UAE DC vs SRH: Predicted Playing 11 for Delhi Capitals

Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (C&WK), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Ravi Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje & Avesh Khan. 

IPL 2021 DC vs SRH: Predicted Playing XI for Sunrisers Hyderabad

The biggest question for Sunrisers Hyderabad would be whether or not to play David Warner. Well, had Jonny Bairstow being available, David Warner would have definitely not played the game. But with Bairstow not there, will SRH play Jason Roy ahead of Warner? 

Technically, SRH should not do this blunder. David Warner is such a quality player, and one of the most consistent overseas batsmen in IPL. A few bad matches don’t make him a bad player. With SRH almost on the brink of elimination, they should definitely play Warner at the top alongside Wriddhiman Saha. 

The other question for SRH would be the choice of the fourth overseas player. It would be a clear case of horses for courses method. Given that Dubai is assisting pacers more, it should be a no-brainer to select Jason Holder ahead of Mohammad Nabi Apart from this, two among Kedar Jadhav, Abdul Samad, Vijay Shankar, and Abhishek Sharma should play at 5 and 6. Of the four, Kedar Jadhav and Abdul Samad seem the most-probable candidates.

The final choice would be the selection of the third pacer between Khaleel Ahmed and Sandeep Sharma. Seeing the priority in phase 1, it should be Khaleel getting selected above Sandeep. However, given that T Natarajan is tested covid positive, Sandeep Sharma should replace him as the final pacer in the squad. 

IPL 2021 UAE DC vs SRH: Predicted Playing 11 for Sunrisers Hyderabad:

David Warner, Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson (C), Kedar Jadhav, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed & Sandeep Sharma

So that completes the predicted playing 11 for both the teams. Coming to the player selection, Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw seems the best bet. In the bowling, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan, T Natarajan should be played as all are wicket-takers. Jason Holder is a good buy given his wicket-taking abilities along with decent runs down the order. 

Top Fantasy Players to Pick for DC vs SRH: 

Batsmen: Shikhar Dhawan, David Warner, Prithvi Shaw, and Manish Pandey

All-rounders: Jason Holder and Marcus Stoinis

Bowlers: Kagiso Rabada, Rashid Khan, and Avesh Khan

CVC Choice: Shikhar Dhawan and David Warner (Kagiso Rabada)

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