IPL 2015: Delhi Daredevils vs Sunrisers Hyderabad at Raipur, pick of the tweets
Designed by Srushti Takale

Delhi Daredevils (DD) play Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the 45th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at Raipur on Saturday. DD are coming in this tie with a loss against reigning champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) while SRH won a close contest against Rajasthan Royals (RR).

For DD, the chances of qualifying to the play-offs are over. They have a dented confidence as they endured a loss in their previous encounter. Though they tasted defeat, the openers gave a good start but failed to make them big. JP Duminy has been a standout performer and requires his other batsmen to start firing as it is the business end of the season now.

In the bowling department, Amit Mishra has consistently delivered the goods. Zaheer Khan’s entry has strengthened the pace unit with Angelo Mathews and Albie Morkel supporting him. Imran Tahir seems to leak a lot of runs but keeps the knack of picking up wickets.

On the other hand, SRH did a good job with the bat. The opening pair of David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan have provided a solid start often. The highest point was to see Eoin Morgan return to his best, as he played a knock, which helped SRH pile more than 200 runs.

The bowling has been decent with Bhuvneshwar Kumar spearheading the pace attack. Moises Henriques and Praveen Kumar have assisted him well as the management had chosen to drop both Dale Steyn and Trent Boult. Karn Sharma is the only specialist spinner in the team and has done a fine job so far.

SRH, who still have a chance of qualifying to the play-offs, will desperately look for a win while for DD, there’s a lot of pride to play for.