IPL Preview: DD find tough opponent in SRH in a must-win match
Raipur: Delhi Daredevils, struggling after a rousing start in IPL 9, will have to fire all cylinders to surpass Sunrisers Hyederabad which are already through to play offs in what promised to be a cracker of a match at Raipur on Friday evening.
In a simple equation, the DD have to win both of their remaining matches to qualify for knock out stage of the IPL, though finding in Sunrisers a potent rival if one goes by the current form.
DD mentored by Rahul Dravid and captained by Zaheer Khan have based their performance on younThegsters comprised of De Cock, Karun Nair, Sanju Samson and Under-19 player Rishabh Pant. Though they have some experienced hands with them also likes of Duminy, Imran Tahir and comparatively experienced Chris Morris.
Sunrisers have with them a formidable opening pair in skipper David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan followed by dynamic Yuvraj Singh and Kane Williomson. They are backed by in-form bowlers Bhuvnesh Kumar, Mustafizur Rahman and Barinder Sran.
Sunrisers have slight handicap as their main strike bowler Ashish Nehra has been ruled out due to hamstring injury.
Warner-Dhawan is one the most consistent opening pairs in this IPL.
The form of right arm leg spinner Amit Mishra may come handy for DD.
DD have in Carlos Brathwaite and Chris Morris some of most exciting lower order batsmen.