J Suchith comes in for Sunrisers Hyderabad
Delhi Capitals chose to bat vs Sunrisers Hyderabad
On a pitch that he thought was dryer than usual, and with the hope that there won’t be much dew later in the night, Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant chose to bat in Chennai and beefed up his spin-bowling stocks with Axar Patel.
Axar has been sidelined since the start of the tournament with Covid-19 but recently linked up with the squad. Given the left-arm spinner said getting out of quarantine was the best moment of his life, after his Test debut, he must be raring for some action.
Sunrisers made one change too. Their captain David Warner said Bhuvneshwar Kumar “pulled up sore” and as a result had to be replaced with J Suchith.
Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Steve Smith, Rishabh Pant (capt&wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, R Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (capt), Jonny Bairstow(wk), Kane Williamson, Virat Singh, Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Kedar Jadhav, Rashid Khan, J Suchith, Khaleel Ahmed, Siddarth Kaul
Alagappan Muthu is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo