• IPL Preview: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Daredevils

    by  • May 12, 2016 • Cricket

    The Sunrisers Hyderabad look to retain at top of the table, while Delhi Daredevils will be hoping to regain some momentum and hold on to play-off spot.

    Delhi Daredevils, that have got a wealth of talented players – will be looking to get back to winning ways after two straight defeats against Pune and Punjab.

    Zaheer Khan’s side face a tough competition as they travel to Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium to face the tournament leaders Sunrisers Hyderabad on May 12.

    The hosts are in red-hot form and are currently find themselves at top of the table with fourteen points from ten games (winning 7 and losing only 3), David Warner’s men are level on points with the Gujarat Lions but with a superior net run rate and have played a game less, the Sunrisers are leading at the top.

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    It would be an easier for the Sunrisers to cement its position at the top by scoring a comfortable win against the Delhi Daredevils.

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    Sunrisers’s duo David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan are capable to led the team to victory more than once. Kane Williamson, Moises Henriques and Deepak Hooda and Naman Ojha are in the middle of the batting order.

    The tourists are currently ranked fourth in the IPL table with 10 points. However, the Daredevils, mentored by Rahul Dravid, need to buckle up and get back to winning ways.

    Expected Playing XI’s

    Sunrisers Hyderabad would not look to change with a side that has taken them to the top of the table.

    David Warner, Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson, Moises Henriques, Yuvraj Singh, Naman Ojha (wk), Deepak Hooda, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Barinder Sran, Mustafizur Rahman, Ashish Nehra

    After consecutive defeats in the previous two matches, possible amendments could come in the form of Imran Tahir and JP Duminy.

    Quinton de Kock (wk), Karun Nair, Sanju Samson, Rishabh Pant, Sam Billings, Carlos Braithwaite/Jean-Paul Duminy, Chris Morris/Imran Tahir, Amit Mishra, Mohammed Shami, Zaheer Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem

    This will be the first encounter between the two teams this season. Sunrisers Hyderabad need to retain their position at the top and the Delhi Daredevils need to get all three points to make sure that they stay in the race for playoffs.