IPL 2021: DC vs SRH Match Prediction (22/09)

The third match of the IPL 2021 since the restart will see DC going up against SRH in a bid to regain the top spot from CSK. DC watched CSK move level on points following their win over MI. Meanwhile, SRH sit at the bottom of the standings having had a very poor season so far.

DC vs SRH – Match Preview

The DC vs SRH prediction looks at the third IPL game since the restart and this will be a meeting between two clubs who are at the opposite ends of the table. The match will take place at the Dubai International Stadium. The start of this match will be at 19:30 IST on September 22, 2021. This match promises to be quite intriguing even if there is a substantial difference between the two teams on the table.

DC vs SRH – Predicted Playing XIs

Rishabh Pant's Delhi Capitals make a winning start to their IPL 2021 campaign
Rishabh Pant's Delhi Capitals have been one of the most improved IPL teams in the past few years (Image Source: Sportzpics/Deepak Malik)


DC have slipped just behind CSK in the race to finish top of IPL 2021. A major boost for the team will be the availability of Shreyas Iyer, who was missing in the previous rounds. Rishabh Pant is also expected by the DC vs SRH match prediction to turn out to be a crucial contributor. The consistent set of results in the first half of the season is likely to be continued by the team.


The absence of players like Jonny Bairstow adds to the blows that SRH had suffered from their mediocre form earlier in the campaign. SRH are bottom of the table owing to a poor and inconsistent start. It is ironic that SRH started showing signs of certain improvement before the season was paused.

Let us take a look at the odds for the match:

DC to win: 4/6

SRH to win: 6/5

DC vs SRH Head-to-Head record in IPL | H2H IPL stats

  • Matches Played: 19
  • DC Won: 8
  • SRH Won: 11
  • Tie/NR: 0

The two teams are very difficult to separate the two teams based on DC vs SRH head to head record. SRH might have been able to get a slender edge with 11 wins compared to the eight wins picked up by DC, but the outcome of the game could be very different if the schedule was all about Delhi vs Hyderabad.

 Players to Watch out for in DC vs SRH IPL match:

David Warner has always been a key player for SRH vs PBKS in the IPL history
David Warner has always been a key player for SRH in the IPL history (Image Source: BCCI/IPL)

In today’s IPL match against Delhi, Sunrisers will have to a strong composure in the batting line-up. The openers in the form of Jonny Bairstow along with David Warner will press for massive fireworks with the bat. The bowling department spearheaded by Rashid Khan and Khaleel Ahmed will make use of the pitch without a shade of doubt.


Shikhar Dhawan yet again played with control for his well-made 45 vs MI
Shikhar Dhawan yet again played with control for his well-made 45 vs MI (Image Source: BCCI/IPL)

After a successful start in the 14th edition of the VIVO IPL, Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw along Rishabh Pant will go hammer and tongs against the opposition’s bowlers. Kagiso Rabada and Avesh Khan will give the necessary push with the ball. It is believed that DC’s strong bowling department can play a pivotal role in today’s IPL match outcome.

DC vs SRH Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Tip 1: DC to win the game @ 4/6

DC will be spurred on by the need to go back to the top of the table. SRH, meanwhile, have been inconsistent and struggling for positive results throughout the season. DC have suffered at the hands of SRH in recent seasons and the DC vs SRH prediction see this game as an opportunity for revenge.

Tip 2: DC top batsman Shikhar Dhawan @ 2/1

Shikhar Dhawan is the leading scorer in the IPL 2021 with 380 runs so far. The 35-year-old comes into the game after having had a decent turnaround of performances in the games for India against Sri Lanka. Even though he has not played since July, Shikhar Dhawan is the top pick by DC vs SRH match prediction to get the most runs for DC.

Tip 3: DC with most sixes @ 21/20

The absence of Jonny Bairstow severely hampers SRH. Jonny Bairstow has the second-highest number of sixes in the 2021 season. Even though DC have not been able to lead this part of the table, the absence of some key players for SRH puts them in the pole position.

These are the odds given by bookmakers at the time of writing this article. The odds are subject to change and it is recommended to check with the bookmaker for the latest prices.