The Delhi Capitals (DC) are set to face SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) in game 33 of this season’s Indian Premier League (IPL).
Delhi are currently second in the table, level on points with the Chennai Super Kings. A win today will all but confirm their place in the playoffs, but it will not be easy because of one man – Rashid Khan.
The Afghanistan spinner is among the best bowlers in the world in the T20 format. He has been one of the stars of the IPL over the years, and he could well be the difference-maker for SRH later today.
Rashid Khan: Stats against Delhi in IPL
Khan has faced Delhi 11 times over the years. In those games, he has managed to pick up 14 wickets, which is a stunning return. That’s his second-best record against any active-IPL side at the moment, which should concern the Capitals ahead of the game today.
If that wasn’t enough, his economy rate against Delhi is incredible as well, just 5.63 runs per over, the best record by any bowler against the capital franchise. That makes him one to watch out for ahead of the match, but there’s more.
Khan’s record at The Dubai International Stadium, the venue for today’s game, is magnificent as well. Among bowlers who have bowled over 20 overs there, he maintains the best economy rate, which should convince you that he’ll be a big threat in this afternoon’s game. (Stats Credit: NDTV)
SRH have to win today
Kane Williamson’s men are in a world of trouble at the moment. They are currently bottom of the table having won just one of their first seven games.
They simply have to win this afternoon to have any chance of mounting a comeback. History is on their side in this fixture, which should give them a boost going into the game.
Hyderabad and Delhi have played 19 games against each other over the years. The men in orange have won 11 of those games and if Rashid Khan steps up this afternoon like he usually does, that number will go up to 12.