Delhi Daredevils are yet to settle down with their feasible combination © AFP
Delhi Daredevils are yet to settle down with their feasible combination © AFP

An inconsistent Delhi Daredevils (DD) team take on the in-form Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in Match 52 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016 at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium, Raipur. Even after almost completing the tournament, DD are yet to settle down with their feasible combination. SRH, who are on top of the table of the ninth edition of IPL, are having a pretty settled line-up with all the players in form which makes them the favorites for the match. The only blow that SRH received recently is the exclusion of Ashish Nehra which DD can utilise for their benefit. Before the match, here is the likely XI for DD. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD, Delhi Daredevils vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2016, Match 52 at Delhi

Top-order: Of the very few players who have a fixed spot in the line-up is opener Quinton de Kock. De Kock, after a brilliant century, failed to maintain the level of consistency unlike the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli. The line-up goes through constant changes and the one who can be expected to open alongside de Kock will be Mayank Agarwal. Following these two, it is Karun Nair who comes out to bat. Nair is a potential domestic batsman and can do justice to the position.

Middle-order: The DD batting has a number of young Indian players who construct the middle and lower-middle-order batting. Sanju Samson is the most experienced among them and can be sent at No. 4 for sure. Skipper Zaheer Khan can go with JP Duminy for No. 5 which will bring in a good balance. They have the hard-hitting India Under-19 player Rishabh Pant who can come out at No. 6 and ensure quick runs. DD also have Chris Morris who bats well and score good runs.

Bowlers: The bowling attack is led by the captain, Zaheer himself. Match after match, Zaheer has proved to be the most crucial element of the bowling and has been quite economical. Morris is another name upon whom the bowling will depend. Zaheer has Imran Tahir and Amit Mishra as the spin options while Shahbaz Nadeem completes the team.

Delhi Daredevils likely XI: Quinton de Kock (wk), Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Sanju Samson, JP Duminy, Rishabh Pant, Chris Morris, Imran Tahir, Amit Mishra, Shahbaz Nadeem, Zaheer Khan (c).

(Paulami Chakraborty, a singer, dancer, artist, and photographer, loves the madness of cricket and writes about the game. She can be followed on Twitter at @Polotwitts)