Indian Premier League, 2018

Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Dardevils

The Big Picture

When you are down and out and have absolutely nothing to lose, a sense of liberation tends to bring the best out of you. This is exactly what the Delhi Daredevils have been displaying in the past few games ever since Shreyas Iyer was handed over the reigns. Delhi has plundered a total in excess of 190 runs in their last three matches soley due to youthful shenanigans and fearless cricket by their youngsters in Prithwi Shaw, Rishabh Pant and their skipper Shreyas Iyer. The trio were at their belligerent best in the last game against RR, scoring pulsating fifties at a strke-rate in excess of 140. While their batting has been superb, bowling still remains a cause of concern with the likes of Avesh Khan and Liam Plunkett going in for plenty.

If Delhi’s batting has been in red-hot form, their opponents have mastered the art of choking down their opposition while defending a middling target. Sunrisers possess a potent bowling attack in Rashid, Shakib, Kaul and Sharma and even though they are without their star Bhuvneshwar Kumar, the attack has been imperious in defending lowly targets of 132 and 151 in their last two matcjes against KXIP and RR.

Where: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad

When: 05 May 2018, 8:00 PM

Pitch Conditions:

The pitch at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium is usually a belter for the batsman while slowing down considerably as the game progresses.

Statistics over the years: While over the past ten years, the average first innings score has gone from 170 to 165, the team batting first has won 31 times (37.1%) while the chasing side has won 43 times i.e 57.3%.

Team News and Playing 11

Delhi Daredevils

  • Liam Plunkett who was clobbered in the last match might pave way for Dan Christian.

DD Playing 11: Prithvi Shaw, Colin Munro, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia/Jayant Yadav/Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Liam Plunkett/Junior Dala, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Trent Boult

Sunrisers Hyderabad

  • SRH have been without the services of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Kane Williamson expects the vile fast bowler to be fit for the encounter against DD.
  • Wriddhiman Saha is having a forgetful IPL with the bat. Shreevats Goswami could slot in for him.

Probable XI:

Wriddhiman Saha (wk)/Shreevats Goswami, Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson (c), Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Deepak Hooda, Sandeep Sharma, Rashid Khan, Basil Thampi/Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul,Alex Hales

Where to watch Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Dardevils?

The viewers can watch the match live on Star Sports 1/HD and can also live stream the match on Hotstar.com