Confident SRH look to extend home dominance
Sunrisers Hyderabad are formidable at home, but will that be enough to topple the dangerous Delhi Daredevils in IPL 2017
Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Daredevils face off on Wednesday in Hyderabad and there is little to separate the two – be it in terms of their position in the IPL table or their biggest positive going into the contest. Where SRH are third in the table with three wins out of five matches, DD are fourth with two wins in four. Sunrisers brought to an end their two game losing streak with a win over Kings XI Punjab, Delhi lost their recent encounter against Kolkata Knight Riders after back-to-back wins.
In their most recent outing, SRH held their nerve to defeat Kings XI Punjab in a thriller on Monday night. The match affirmed the notion that SRH have the best well-rounded bowling attack; Bhuvneshwar Kumar got the ball to swerve, collected five wickets and extended his lead at the top of this season’s wicket-taker’s list, while Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi proved they were extremely shrewd operators with the ball.
The Delhi Daredevils could have had three wins if only Manish Pandey hadn’t taken the Kolkata Knight Riders over the line in the previous match. Given the composition of their side, the Delhi Daredevils clearly do not want to put the young batsmen through the pressure of run chases and prefer batting first. The Zaheer Khan-led side clearly think with the experience they have in the bowling attack, they are better suited to defending totals.
When & Where:
19 April 2017, 20:00 Hrs IST at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad
Current Status in IPL 2017
SRH: Matches –5, Won – 3 ,Lost – 2 (WWLLW)
DD: Matches – 4, Won –2, Lost – 2 (LWWL)
Probable XI:David Warner (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Moises Henriques, Yuvraj Singh, Naman Ojha (wk), Deepak Hooda, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Birindar Sran/Ashish Nehra, Siddarth Kaul
Daredevils might perform another reverse-swap in their XI to bring back Shahbaz Nadeem in place of Mohammed Shami. He will better suit the conditions in Hyderabad. Corey Anderson missed out of the Kolkata match with sickness and should be back into the eleven – at the cost of Angelo Mathews.
Probable XI:Sam Billings, Sanju Samson, Shreyas Iyer, Karun Nair, Rishabh Pant (wk), Angelo Mathews/Corey Anderson, Chris Morris, Pat Cummins, Amit Mishra, Mohammed Shami/Shahbaz Nadeem, Zaheer Khan (c)
Head to Head
Overall: Matches played – 8, SRH Won – 5, DD – 3
In IPL 2016, the Delhi Daredevils defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad on both occasions in the league season.
Our Prediction for the game:
In battle of the ball, batting will be very crucial . Both teams will look to bat 1st then will try to defend as they are doing it in this season. Toss will be very crucial
Our Prediction goes with SRH 63% – DD 37%
Sunrisers (39) and Daredevils (33) are among the top teams on the table for most wickets taken this season. Daredevils’ position is especially impressive considering they have played only four games so far this season.