DC vs SHR, IPL 2023 Match 40 Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds

Only five days since they last played out a bottom of the table clash, Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad go head to head once more on Saturday. The hosts, Delhi Capitals, are favourites to win at 4/5 (1.8) with Sunrisers Hyderabad priced at 1/1 (2.00) to get the victory.

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

  • Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, Match 40
  • April 29, 2023 – 15:00 GMT
  • Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi

Pitch Report and Weather Conditions

This is a good batting wicket in Delhi and the ball will come onto the bat at good speed. The pace bowlers will also enjoy bowling on this surface but both teams will be targeting a score of 200+ if they bat first.

Thick cloud is expected on Saturday evening at the Arun Jaitley Stadium but there is every chance that it will remain dry without any interruptions. It will get progressively more humid as the game progresses.

Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad – Match Predictions

It was a very close contest at the start of this week and we expect nothing different in this match. Neither team have shown the consistency to propel themselves up the table but we are predicting another win for Delhi Capitals.

Probable 6s

There are some really powerful batters on both teams but neither group has been able to hit regular sixes and it is no surprise to see Delhi Capitals bottom of the six hitting table with Sunrisers Hyderabad one place above them! With Harry Brook, Aiden Markram, Rahul Tripathi and Heinrich Klaasen in the side, we are backing Sunrisers to clear the boundary the most on Saturday.

Our prediction: Sunrisers Hyderabad to hit most sixes in the match at 8/11 (1.73).

Probable Wickets

On a pitch which is likely to suit the spinners, it is a bit of a brave move backing a pace bowler to be the top wicket taker for a side. However, in humid conditions, we expect Bhuvneshwar Kumar to find plenty of swing and he has been bowling very well this season. He took two wickets in the reverse fixture and we suggest backing him to be Sunrisers’ top wicket taker in this match.

Our prediction: Buvneshwar Kumar to be Sunrisers Hyderabad’s highest wicket-taker at 9/2 (5.50).

Man of the Match

As ever there are a host of players on both teams who could be candidates for this award but Axar Patel’s form has been outstanding in 2023. His batting has developed beyond all expectations and he took 2-21 with the ball on Monday. He went on to get the Man of the Match Award in Hyderabad and we expect him to be awarded the same prize in this game.

Our prediction: Axar Patel to be the Man of the Match at 12/1 (13.00).

Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad

It was a narrow win for Delhi Capitals on Monday but they have now beaten Sunrisers Hyderabad in each of their last five meetings. Once again we are expecting a close contest between two teams who would love to get away from the base of the table.

Delhi Capitals

Keeper-batter Phil Salt has a 100% record for Delhi Capitals this season but has only contributed five runs from his two innings. We expect him to keep his place for this game although Rovman Powell is not far away from a recall.

Predicted XI: David Warner (c), Phil Salt (wk), Mitchell Marsh, Sarfaraz Khan, Manish Pandey, Aman Hakim Khan, Axar Patel, Ripal Patel, Anrich Nortje, Kuldeep Yadav, Ishant Sharma

Sunrisers Hyderabad

Aiden Markram’s side have been very consistent with their selection over recent games but they will be forced into a change with Washington Sundar now out for the rest of the tournament. We expect the rest of the XI who lost to Delhi Capitals on Monday to be given them the opportunity to exact revenge.

Predicted XI: Harry Brook, Mayank Agarwal, Rahul Tripathi, Abhishek Sharma, Aiden Markram (c), Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Nitish Kumar Reddy, Marco Jansen, Mayank Markande, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik

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Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad

Even though this game sees the bottom two sides face-off, these type of matches can often be the most entertaining. Both sides will be determined to go into Sunday not at the foot of the table and you can watch the entire match on the Sky Sports Cricket Channel or via the Sky Go App.

  • Sky Sports Cricket (TV)
  • Sky Go (Streaming)

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