IPL 2020: Delhi Capitals (DC) will clash with Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in Abu Dhabi tonight in the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League. Although, DC have won both their matches in the Dream11 IPL 2020, SRH is yet to open their account. However, SRH leads in head-to-head record against DC with an advantage of 9-6.
Lets take a look at 5 players who could have the utmost impact in tonight’s game.
1. SHIMRON HETMYER
Shimron Hetmyer was the best batsman for Guyana Amazon Warriors in this year’s Caribbean Premier League (CPL). He was their highest scoring batsman with 267 runs in 11 matches. Although, Hetmyer may not have much experience in the IPL, but he gave a glimpse of his batting skills with a match-winning 75 off just 47 balls during a successful run chase against SRH in Bengaluru in 2019 IPL.
2. KAGISO RABADA
One of the most talented and fearsome fast bowlers in the world today, South Africa’s Kagiso Rabada has already picked up 36 wickets in 20 IPL matches. His bowling average of 16.94 and strike rate of 12.72 are both the best stats for a bowler in IPL’s history.
3. RISHABH PANT
The wicket-keeper batsman has scored 1806 runs in 56 matches in the IPL so far, but more impressive is the rate at which he has scored these runs. With a strike rate of 160.92, Pant has the third-highest strike rate in the history of the IPL, only behind West Indian and KKR duo Andre Russell and Sunil Narine. He was in great form in the 2018 IPL as he scored 684 runs in 14 matches at a shocking strike rate of 173.6.
4. DAVID WARNER
The Australian opener is the highest scorer in the IPL for a foreign batsman, and the fourth-highest overall. His batting average of 42.77 and strike rate of 142.11 makes him one of the most aggressive batsman in IPL’s history. Warner has finished as the highest run-scorer in 3 IPL seasons, in 2015, 2017 and 2019 – a world record.
5. JONNY BAIRSTOW
David Warner’s opening partner, Jonny Bairstow has the best batting average (min. 500 runs) in the IPL. So far he has scored 511 runs in just 12 matches at an explosive run rate of 51.1 and at a strike rate of 152.08. In his 12 IPL innings, Bairstow has already scored a century and three half-centuries.