Today it is the clash between the 3rd spot in the rankings and the last in the ranking in the league, with DD just having 4 points in the bag and SRH is standing with 13 points in the table.
Delhi Dare devils is still having a chance to go for the play-offs but the road towards the playoffs is very difficult to make up as they have already played 8 matches with 4 points in the bag
Delhi Daredevils: Regular captain Zaheer Khan continues to be monitored since suffering a hamstring injury against Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens and he will sit out of this clash as well. In his absence, Karun Nair will continue to lead the side. If Daredevils opt to rejig their XI, then the West Indies duo of Marlon Samuels, who joined the squad recently, and Carlos Brathwaite might get a look in place of Sam Billings and Corey Anderson.
Probable XI: Sanju Samson, Karun Nair (c), Marlon Samuels/Sam Billings, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Carlos Brathwaite/Corey Anderson, Chris Morris, Shahbaz Nadeem, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Mohammed Shami
Sunrisers Hyderabad: They have no reason to make any changes to their playing XI. With Mohammed Siraj and Siddharth Kaul delivering in tandem, veteran seamer Ashish Nehra is expected to remain on the sidelines.
Probable XI: David Warner (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson, Moises Henriques, Yuvraj Singh, Naman Ojha (wk), Bipul Sharma, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Siraj, Siddharth Kaul
Did you know?
– SRH average 42.16 per wicket this season – the most by any team in a season in IPL, going past RCB’s 41.99 last year.
– DD have not played with the same XI for 29 successive games now. The last time they did so was in the 2015 edition.
– SRH have lost the fewest wickets in the Powerplay overs – four – and average 112.25 per wicket. With the ball they have taken most wickets among all sides – 16.
What they said:
“There have been times where we’ve played pretty good cricket. There have been times where we’ve lost close games. The three games that we lost were relatively close. The last couple of games we’ve not played well.” – Daredevils mentor Rahul Dravid summing up his side’s campaign
“Siraj is learning on the go and that is what we expect. It is fantastic. That is the quality of this Sunrisers unit. We are not harsh critics but we allow the guys to get chances and the way he has come out and taken his chances is fantastic.” – Sunrisers skipper Warner is pleased with Siraj’s rise