IPL 2020: Where DC went wrong in their clash against SRH?
As Delhi Capitals (DC) lost their third consecutive match in a row, they have de-escalated to the third spot in the points table. A win would have virtually sealed their playoffs spot. Here, we account for what went wrong for DC in their clash against SRH.
It is certainly a situation to introspect for Delhi Capitals (DC), who lost by a massive margin of 88 runs. One of the most promising teams of the season, DC were swept for 131 in 19 overs. As the in-form team lost by such a huge margin, we analyze the points where DC went wrong.
DC misread the pitch
Despite being well aware of the pitches slowing down in Dubai, DC chose to ball first on winning the toss. They certainly misread the pitch and should have been inclined to opt for batting, as the pitch often deteriorates in the second innings.
As reiterated by skipper Shreyas Iyer in the post-match presentation, the match slipped significantly when SRH batsman smashed 77 runs in the powerplay itself. A little economical bowling could have reduced the target.
Inappropriate batting order
Just when DC got a major blow on the loss of Shikhar Dhawan’s wicket in the first over itself, it was not at all a wise decision to send Marcus Stoinis at number three. The situation demanded some momentum and consolidation in the middle, much contrary to Marcus Stoinis hard-hitting style. Skipper Shreyas Iyer should have walked in to provide much-needed stability. Iyer coming in as the number six batsman was a poorly charted out plan.