Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Daredevils
The 21st game of Indian Premier League will see reigning champions Sunrisers Hyderabad square off against Delhi Daredevils at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad. The two sides are coming into this game on back of closely contest previous games as Hyderabad edge out Kings XI Punjab by five runs while Delhi was upstaged by Kolkata Knight Riders in the last over of the innings.
Sunrisers Hyderabad have won three games out of five in the competition while Delhi is not far behind in the points table with two victories out of four games played in the Indian Premier League. Delhi will look to bat first at Hyderabad as two of the last three games have won by side batting first. David Warner led the way from the front with the bat for Sunrisers while Yuvraj Singh will need to fire in the next few games to make sure Sunrisers stay afloat in the top half of the points table.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar has continued his run with ball in hand as he bagged five wickets to help Sunrisers snatch victory from jaws of defeat against Kings XI Punjab. He is currently holds Purple Cap for most wickets by a bowler in the Indian Premier League and has taken 15 wickets from 5 games played followed by his teammate Rashid Khan who has been the find of the season for Sunrisers. Shikhar Dhawan and Moises Henriques need to put runs on the board for Sunrisers if the reigning champions went to successfully defend the title this season of Indian Premier League.
Delhi does possess one of the most potent bowling attacks of the Indian Premier League with speedster Pat Cummins and Kagiso Rabada in the ranks. Zaheer Khan will crucial for the side as he is known as a great bowler to left-handers as Warner might the man on target in this game. The left-handed batsman will be keen to continue his run with the bat while Chris Morris and others will have to come up with plans to stop his belligerence.
Shahbaz Nadeem might get to play in this game as Mohammad Shami might face the axe. Amit Mishra might hold his place as surface might be conducive for spinners. The last season saw Delhi Daredevils outclass Sunrisers Hyderabad in the two games played in the competition. Hyderabad will keen to settle scores with the side that they did not beat last season.