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DD, SRH, IPL 2018

Delhi Daredevils vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Updates: Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of the VIVO IPL 2018. We head to Match 42 where table-toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) take on Delhi Daredevils (DD) at Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi. We will bring you updates and interesting posts from the social media.

The teams last met in Hyderabad on Saturday and SRH sneaked past DD in a close encounter. SRH start favourites owing to their form but DD, despite their ordinary show this season, might end up giving the Hyderabad side a run for their money.

SRH have been a fantastic bowling unit, who has excelled in the art of defending sub 150 scores with relative ease. Delhi, meanwhile, have a power-packed line-up of belligerent young batsmen. Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer have done phenomenally, and Vijay Shankar off late has finished well. The concern lies with their foreign players, who have failed to come good.

In short, this contest will be between Delhi’s young batters against SRH, by far the best bowling unit. Delhi have nothing to lose. All wins from hereon will get them to 14 points, not a sure shot mark for advancing to Playoffs but they will still stand an outside chance. A win for SRH will take them to 18 points, which means they will have advanced to the Playoffs.

Head to head, DD have only won 4 out of their 11 encounters against the Hyderabad unit.

Likely XIs

Delhi Daredevils: Prithvi Shaw, Jason Roy/Colin Munro, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Naman Ojha, Dan Christian, Vijay Shankar, Liam Plunket, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Trent Boult

Sunrisers Hyderabad: Shikhar Dhawan, Alex Hales, Kane Williamson (c), Shakib Al Hasan, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Rashid Khan, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma

Editorial team of CricketCountry.