Indian Premier League, Delhi Capitals Sunrisers Hyderabad Face-off: Kagiso Rabada vs Johnny Bairstow
IPL 2020, DC vs SRH: Johnny Bairstow appeared in good touch, scoring a half-century in SRH’s opening game.© BCCI / IPL
Kagiso Rabada is probably the best fast bowler in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 so far, and it is no surprise that he has always been in the thick of things for the Delhi Capitals as the team celebrates two wins in two matches is. Sunrisers Hyderabad can possibly be as far away from any team as any number of points can scrape the bottom of the barrel. But one of his great points has been Johnny Bairstow, who has tried to keep the rest of the team’s batsmen, especially captain David Warner, in a bad rhythm.
So, when Rabada and Bairstow meet in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, it will definitely be an important fixture as the new bowler will want to continue with his good work, while the English wicketkeeper-batsman will certainly want to trump the South African.
Rabada has five wickets in two matches in IPL 2020 and bowled three crucial deliveries in the Super Over over Kings XI Punjab. He has taken 36 wickets in 20 matches with an economy of 7.99 and has taken two wickets.
Bairstow, on the other hand, has played only 12 IPL matches, this being his second season but already has 511 runs with a century and three fifties and a strike rate of 152.08. Champagne stats, those.
Both are youngsters of IPL cricket and make bright promises. There should be a lot of confrontation between the two top exporters of their ware on Tuesday.