While Delhi Daredevils have lost their way to the playoffs, the Sunrisers Hyderabad are fast approaching the finish line. Delhi will play this match for pride and Hyderabad will play to seal their place in the playoffs. The reverse fixture between DD and SRH was a close call; nevertheless, the unbeaten Sunrisers won the game. Find the predicted playing XI of DD vs SRH below.
Overall: Matches – 11
Sunrisers Hyderabad – 7
Delhi Daredevils – 4
Punters Heavy On: DD
The Daredevils will host the Sunrisers at Feroz Shah Kotla for their second face-off.
|Matches won batting first||30|
|Matches won bowling first||32|
|Average 1st Inns scores||162|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||147|
|Highest total recorded||231/4 (20 Ov) by DD vs KXIP|
|Lowest total recorded||66/10 (13.4 Ov) by DD vs MI|
|Highest score chased||214/3 (17.3 Ov) by DD vs GL|
|Lowest score defended||118/4 (11 Ov) by DD vs KXIP|
(The above stats only include the IPL matches played at Feroz Shah Kotla)
The wicket at Feroz Shah Kotla is expected to be a flat deck suitable for the DDs. It will support the batsmen with little help for spinners.
How do the teams stack up?
Young Prithvi Shaw has been Delhi’s revelation this season. He had smashed Sunrisers’ best bowling unit in the reverse fixture. Glen Maxwell will open with Shaw and he is expected to hit out of the park. Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant strengthen Delhi’s middle order. However, Pant must redress his flaws from the last match. Dan Christian had a poor game in his previous encounter with SRH; the squad will want this veteran all-rounder in form. The bowling unit might see changes- Amit Mishra will be accompanied by Shahbaz Nadeem; and Mohammad Shami is likely to replace Avesh Khan.
Alex Hales and Shikhar Dhawan let down the opening partnership in the last match against RCB. Kane Willaimson has been SRH’s star striker this season. Manish Pandey and Wriddhiman Saha in the middle order have dropped the ball. Deepak Hooda might come in place of Manish Pandey; but, Saha will be in the playing XI since he is the best keeper available. Sunrisers’ bowling has been phenomenal as they have defended any score. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar is expected to stay out of this game due to workload issues. Hence, Basil Thampi will join the SRH squad.
Probable Final Playing 11 DD vs SRH
DD : Prithvi Shaw, Glenn Maxwell, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Vijay Shankar, Liam Plunkett, Amit Mishra, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mohammad Shami, Trent Boult
Players to watch out for: Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer
MI : Shikhar Dhawan, Alex Hales, Kane Williamson (C), Deepak Hooda, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Rashid Khan, Siddharth Kaul, Basil Thampi, Sandeep Sharma
Players to watch out for: Kane Williamson, Sandeep Sharma, Siddharth Kaul