VIVO IPL 2017
40th Game : Delhi Daredevils vs Sunrisers Hyderabad
Delhi Daredevils vs Sunrisers Hyderabad:
Delhi will be under severe pressure as they host Sunrisers Hyderabad at Feroz Shah Kotla in the 40th game of Indian Premier League. Karun Nair is shouldering a big responsibility of having to lead the side in place of injured Zaheer Khan. Pat Cummins and Kagiso Rabada are two world class pacers at their disposal to rattle defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad. Sam Billings and Sanju Samson must bring their best game forward if Delhi wants to move on from the drubbing suffered at the hands of Kings XI Punjab. Delhi will aim to produce better result with the bat. Delhi have only managed two wins out of eight games played and are languishing at the bottom half of the table.
The main area of concern has been their batting that has letdown multiple times despite showing superlative efforts with the ball. Zaheer might skip this game due to hamstring injury sustained in the Indian Premier League as veteran pacer might require time to recover for the remainder of the games in the competition. This will no bigger test as they will Sunrisers Hyderabad at home and will be desperate to win the game to stay alive in the race for the qualifying for the playoffs.
Hyderabad will provide tough test as Warner produced a magical ton to decimate in-form Kolkata Knight Riders. Warner might be peaking at the right moment as Sunrisers are starting to get their act together as the tournament is reaching its final phase as they take on Delhi at Kotla. Hyderabad will fancy their chances of winning against Delhi who were shot out for 67 runs against Kings XI at Mohali in their last game. Hyderabad came out on top in the last contest as Dhawan and Williamson starred for the side in their win over Delhi Daredevils. The big question is that will the hosts really put up a fight with the bat or will Hyderabad rule the roost?