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Dhawan keen to build on to his good form, help DC continue winning run

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

will be keen to build on to his new found form ahead of and also help Capitals continue their winning run in the IPL in their match against here on Sunday.

A confident are coming off two back-to-back victories against Royal Challengers and a strong Kolkata Knight Riders outfit.

After Friday's win over KKR, have climbed to fourth spot with eight points from seven matches and they would not want to slide down the ladder at any cost.

Dhawan roared back into form with an unbeaten 97 off 63 balls to power Delhi to a seven-wicket win overs hosts KKR.

Chasing 179, Rishabh Pant (46 off 31 balls) played a perfect second fiddle to Dhawan, curbing his shots and showing immense maturity in a 105-run partnership from 69 balls, which virtually killed the contest as Delhi reached the target with seven balls to spare.

Although Dhawan missed out on a well-deserved century, he must have got his confidence back and he would like to continue the good job.

Besides Dhawan and Pant, and have also been among runs and the Delhi batsmen would be looking to fire in unison against

Even Delhi's unit comprising Kagiso Rabada, Chris Morris, Ishant Sharma did well to restrict KKR on a good batting track.

In contrast, have suffered defeats in their previous two games and would be desperate to get back to winning ways.

Hyderabad will draw confidence from the fact that they had thrashed Delhi when the two teams met last time in Ferozshah Kotla.

Having restricted Delhi to 129 for eight, the Sunrisers achieved the target in 18.3 overs, handing the home team a five-wicket defeat.

Although the Sunrisers looked threatening in their first three games when and stitched century-plus stands, once the duo got out cheaply, the Hyderabad middle-order was in complete disarray.

Sunrisers' middle-order fell apart against Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab in their last two games with the likes of Vijay Shankar, Manish Pandey, and falling flat.

On the front, the pace trio of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and have been decent while the Afghan spin duo of and have also been impressive in the middle overs.

But they failed to contain Kings XI Punjab batsmen, especially KL Rahul, the other day.

Hyderabad will hope that their bowlers give a good account of themselves against the Delhi batsmen on Saturday.

The Teams (from):

Delhi Capitals: Shreyas Iyer(capt), Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant(wk), Colin Ingram, Keemo Paul, Axar Patel, Rahul Tewatia, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma, Hanuma Vihari, Ankush Bains, Harshal Patel, Manjot Kalra, Chris Morris, Sherfane Rutherford, Jalaj Saxena, Sandeep Lamichhane, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan, Nathu Singh, Bandaru Ayyappa,

Sunrisers Hyderabad: (capt), Basil Thampi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Hooda, Manish Pandey, David Warner, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Jonny Bairstow, Wriddhiman Saha, Martin Guptill, Vijay Shankar, T Natarajan, Ricky Bhui, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul, Shreevats Goswami, Khaleel Ahmed, Billy Stanlake, Abhishek Sharma,

Match starts at 8 pm.

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First Published: Sat, April 13 2019. 14:45 IST
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