Hello, good evening and welcome to CricketCountry’s live cricket blog and updates’ post of the match No. 40 in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017, between Delhi Daredevils (DD) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). The game will be played at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi, and the heat will be completely on the hosts, who are currently at the bottom in the points table. With just 2 wins and 6 defeats in 8 matches, DD are languishing at the bottom and now need to win all the games and depend on others to have any slim chances of making it to the next round. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Delhi Daredevils (DD) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), IPL 10, Match 40
The defending champions SRH, on the other hand, are comfortably sitting at the third spot with 6 wins from 10 games. With one game bearing no result, they have 13 points at the moment. A win here will take them to the second spot ahead of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and almost seal them a berth in the playoffs. They have been terrific so far, especially at home, where they are unbeaten. But this game against DD will give them a chance to prove they are equally good on the road as well.
For Delhi, things have gone from bad to worse. After losing two star players in Quinton de Kock and JP Duminy even before the tournament started, they have now lost skipper Zaheer Khan as well. Zaheer missed the last game and has been ruled out of the contest against Hyderabad too. In his absence, Karun Nair will continue to lead the side. He has had a terrible run with the bat so far and will look to get some runs under his belt. The good news for them though is the availability of Marlon Samuels, who joined the squad a couple of days back as de Kock’s replacement. The man of the finals for West Indies in their two World T20 wins will add muscle to the fragile DD batting.
Talking about the head to head record, Sunrisers Hyderabad have a 6-3 advantage over the Daredevils. From the 9 matches these two sides have played, SRH have been victorious on 6 occasions.
Delhi Daredevils: Zaheer Khan (c), Mohammed Shami, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mayank Agarwal, Jayant Yadav, Amit Mishra, Sam Billings (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Chris Morris, Carlos Brathwaite, Karun Nair, Chama Milind, Syed Khaleel Ahmed, Pratyush Singh, Aditya Tare (wk), Ankit Bawne, Pat Cummins, Kagiso Rabada, Navdeep Saini, Murugan Ashwin, Shashank Singh, Corey Anderson, Rishabh Pant (wk).
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Moises Henriques, Yuvraj Singh, Deepak Hooda, Naman Ojha (wk), Ben Cutting, Bipul Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Ashish Nehra, Ricky Bhui, Kane Williamson, Siddarth Kaul, Abhimanyu Mithun, Mustafizur Rahman, Barinder Sran, Vijay Shankar, Chris Jordan, Mohammad Nabi, Eklavya Dwivedi, Pravin Tambe, Ben Laughlin, Tanmay Agarwal, Mohammed Siraj.