It’s hard to believe that Delhi Daredevils are currently placed at the bottom of the table after making an impressive start to the season. After losing a close match to Royal Challengers Bangalore, they won two successive matches but after that they have not won a single game. 5 straight losses in five games have dented the chances of Delhi Daredevils progressing to the other round. The positive side of their campaign is that they have now left with 5 home matches out of 6 which can be fruitful if Delhi wants to succeed. Delhi Daredevils lost the game to Kings XI Punjab by the margin of 10 wickets and it not only about the losing margin but the way they have performed. They were bundled out for 67 runs, the second Lowest score of this season. On the other hand, Sunrisers Hyderabad have performed extremely well and in last match they registered a mammoth target of 209 runs against Kolkata Knight Riders and won the match. Their players are contributing regularly with Warner and Bhuvneshwar being the prime one. The only positive thing which Delhi Daredevils can take in to the game is Sunrisers Hyderabad have only won a single away game this season.
Last time they played: Kane Williamson got his first match of this season and he made it count. He scored 89 out of 51 balls thus making the total of Sunrisers Hyderabad to reach 191 runs. Delhi Daredevils responded well in the chase but they fell 15 runs short at the end. Hyderabad went on to win the match.
Head to head battle: Delhi Daredevils have a forgetful head to head battle against Sunrisers Hyderabad. They have only won two games against the Hyderabad franchise. While Sunrisers Hyderabad have won 7 of the total nine games played between them.
Delhi Daredevils: LLLLL
Sunrisers Hyderabad: WWDLW
Delhi Daredevils: Zaheer Khan the regular captain of Delhi Daredevils continue to be monitored due to his injury and is unlikely to play. Karun Nair will remain the acting Captain for the franchise. Marlon Samuels has joined the team now and can be selected in the squad in place of Sam Billings. Carlos Braithwaite can also get a second chance in place of Corey Anderson. Jayant Yadav have been impressive against David Warner in recent past and he could be included in the team for that purpose.
Probable XI: Sanju Samson, Sam Billings/Marlon Samuels, Karun Nair, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Corey Anderson/Carlos Braithwaite, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Jayant Yadav/Shahbaz Nadeem, Amit Mishra, Mohd Shami.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: They are unlikely to make any changes. Mohd Siraj and Sidharth Kaul continue to impress and they will be considered against the veteran Ashish Nehra, despite Delhi being a home ground for Nehra.
Probable XI: David Warner, Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson, Yuvraj Singh, Naman Ojha, Moises Henriques, Bipul Sharma, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sidharth Kaul, Mohd Siraj/Ashish Nehra.
Players in the Spotlight:
Kane Williamson: The iconic Kiwi batsman made a blistering start to his IPL season against the same opponent in last match. He has been scoring runs since then but haven’t scored a big innings ever after. He would be hopeful to score few more runs for his team.
Marlon Samuels: Delhi fans would be hoping that this hard hitting West Indian batsman gets a game for the Delhi Daredevils. He can be devastating for the opponent and can win games single handely. He would be in Spotlight if selected in the team.
Where: Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
What to expect: Only two matches have been played here so far and pitch have behaved like a batting one. The temperature would be hot and humid in the evening and will be around ten thirties.
Toss Prediction: Chasing is always good at shorter format, so team winning the toss will choose have a bowl first.
Match Prediction: Home ground won’t do wonders for Delhi Daredevils unless they play as a unit. Sunrisers Hyderabad are the favourable winner for the game while Delhi Daredevils home support can add to their rescue.
* Choose Sunrisers Hyderabad as first to place your bets and then make a profitable cut.
* Match odds for the game are 74-75 Sunrisers Hyderabad.