The Indian Premier League is one of the most highly anticipated annual sporting events. Especially in a country where cricket is not just a sport but a religion, IPL has become a window to the crazy obsession this country has with cricket. This season has had the fans peeled to the screens owing to the fact that each match is palpable with tension and the teams consist of some of the best national and international players.
Today’s match will be a clash of the giants- Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad. Both the teams have a lot of potential to show and honestly, we can’t even pick a favourite from the two.
In a format like the Indian Premier League, momentum plays an important role. While a team on a roll can make the impossible look regular, teams which haven't managed to hit the right note can snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Going into match 16 of the league, while Sunrisers Hyderabad are definitely on a roll, Delhi Capitals need to buck up.
From the Hyderabadi team, picking Rashid Khan and David Warner would be a wise decision. Rashid Khan is one of the best performing leg-spinner in the IPL and having a great bowler by your side can never go wrong. Over his 32 match IPL career, he has taken 39 wickets, making him a promising choice.
On to the contenders, Delhi Capitals who have been having some bad luck this season, you should opt for Rishabh Pant. He is a great batsman with high explosive power. He performs well, be it behind the wicket or ahead of it, there’s no denying that he can change the outcome of the game at any time.
Delhi Capitals have failed to drive home the advantage from positions of strength in both their losses so far. In fact, even in the game against KKR, they made an easy chase look difficult, almost ended up losing and finally managed a tie before Kagiso Rabada bowled a beautiful over.
For Hyderabad, it has been about growing from strength to strength. After losing the opening game to Kolkata from a winning position, the Sunrisers regrouped and came back strongly. While their first win against Rajasthan Royals was a good game of cricket, they decimated Royal Challengers Bangalore in their third game.
Riding on centuries from David Warner and Jonny Bairstow, SRH put on 231/2 from their 20 overs before bundling out RCB for just 113. The 118-run win will definitely fire-up the team when they walk into the game at the Feroze Shah Kotla on Thursday. Both of the players are consistent performers and should be a part of your squad. It would also be wise to pick the leg spinner, Rashid Khan as he lends the game an extra layer of complexity and adds to the exciting nature of the sport.
On to Delhi Capitals, choose one their bowlers-Axar Patel who has shown consistent performance and is a great expert at the game. His game sense allows him to manipulate any situation in his favour. Rishabh Pant and Shikhar Dhawan on the other hand are great run scorers who are adept at batting, can offer a great performance to their teams and give an exciting twist to the match.
We hope that the above mentioned players give you an edge over the competition when it comes to the IPL Fantasy League, 2019. Each of the players are rather promising in terms of their performance and we are eagerly looking forward to the outcome of the match.