Delhi Daredevils started the tournament with back-to back defeats but have bounced back strong under Shreyas Iyer. With a sparkle of confidence, they will face the table-toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad in match 36 of IPL Season 11. The Sunrisers will work on their batting to sustain their first place in the points table. Find the playing 11 (probable) of SRH and DD below.
Overall: Matches – 10
Sunrisers Hyderabad – 6
Delhi Daredevils – 4
Punters Heavy On- SRH
Sunrisers Hyderbad and Delhi daredevils will face off at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.
|Matches won batting first||21|
|Matches won bowling first||31|
|Average 1st Inns scores||155|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||146|
|Highest total recorded||223/3 (20 Ov) by CSK vs SRH|
|Lowest total recorded||80/10 (19.1 Ov) by DD vs SRH|
|Highest score chased||217/7 (19.5 Ov) by RR vs DC|
|Lowest score defended||129/8 (20 Ov) by MI vs RPS|
(The above stats only include IPL matches played at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium)
The Hyderabad pitch usually favors bowlers. While it helps seamers at the opening, the wicket slows down and favors spinners in the later part.
How do the teams stack up?
Alex Hales who opened the batting has justified his selection with a brilliant knock against Rajasthan. Shikhar Dhawan’s form has been substandard following his injury. But skipper Kane Willaimson manages to compensate for Dhawan’s form. The middle order is faltering with poor shots of Manish Pandey, Wriddhiman Saha. Yusuf Pathan and Shakib Al Hasan are decent with the bat but fail to finish with a big score. Bowling has been SRH’s biggest advantage since the start of the tournament. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar is expected to return after recovery.
SRH Probable Final Playing 11:
Shikhar Dhawan, Alex Hales, Kane Williamson (C), Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Rashid Khan, Siddharth Kaul, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma
Players to watch out for: Kane Williamson, Sandeep Sharma, Siddharth Kaul
The young trio of DD – Prithivi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant has been Delhi’s strengths in the last couple of matches. Colin Munro and Glenn Maxwell have been inconsistent with the bat. Vijay Shankar’s performance in the middle order is comforting but he needs to sustain longer on field. Trent Boult has been good with the ball, especially at the death overs. But other bowlers like Liam Plunkett and Avesh Khan need to step up and stop conceding runs. The playing XI of Delhi is likely to remain the same.
DD Probable Final Playing 11:
Prithvi Shaw, Colin Munro, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Vijay Shankar, Liam Plunkett, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Trent Boult
Players to watch out for: Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Trent Boult