Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Daredevils will come up against each other for the first time in VIVO IPL 2018 when they meet in Match 36.
The Sunrisers, who sit comfortably at the top of the table, haven’t played in five days. Prior to the break, they converted three nearly lost causes to wins and six points. They defended 118 against Mumbai Indians, 132 against Kings XI Punjab and 151 in their most-recent match against the Rajasthan Royals. The bowling department – even without the injured Bhuvneshwar Kumar in their last three matches – is definitely the team’s stronger suite. Captain Kane Williamson and coach Tom Moody have tried to infuse a bit of muscle to the batting by including the experienced Alex Hales at the top.
A decision regarding Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s participation will be taken on match day;if he is fit and available for selection, the SRH management will have tricky decision to make – who do they leave out?
The Daredevils, who have 3 wins from 9 matches, can ill afford another loss. In their most recent outing, they held their nerve to clinch two points in the rain-affected match against the Rajasthan Royals. This is the Daredevils’ final away match of the season; they play their remaining four matches at home. They’ll want to win this and return home with the confidence of a win behind them.
When: May 5, 08:00 PM IST
Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
The wicket here is considered as a flat track, which tends to slow down as the game progresses. This means that the spinners would enjoy bowling here than the pacers.
Venue Stats IPL
|Matches won batting first||21|
|Matches won bowling first||31|
|Average 1st Inns scores||155|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||146|
|Highest total recorded||223/3 (20 Ov) by CSK vs SRH|
|Lowest total recorded||80/10 (19.1 Ov) by DD vs SRH|
|Highest score chased||217/7 (19.5 Ov) by RR vs DC|
|Lowest score defended||129/8 (20 Ov) by MI vs RPS|
Head to Head
|Total Matches Play||10|
|Won by Sunrisers Hyderabad||6|
|Won by Royal Delhi Daredevils||4|
Teams’ Form in their Last Five Matches (most recent first)
Sunrisers Hyderabad: W W W L L
Delhi Daredevils: W L W L L
Bhuvneshwar Kumar recovering fully from a back injury if he will plan then he will replace Sandeep Sharma
DD is not looking for any change
Sunrisers Hyderabad : Kane Williamson (c), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Alex Hales, Shikhar Dhawan, Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Rashid Khan, Basil Thampi, Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Carlos Brathwaite, Ricky Bhui, Deepak Hooda, T Natarajan, Mohammad Nabi, K Khaleel Ahmed, Sachin Baby, Chris Jordan, Tanmay Agarwal, Shreevats Goswami, Bipul Sharma, Mehdi Hasan
Delhi Daredevils : Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Prithvi Shaw, Colin Munro, Glenn Maxwell, Vijay Shankar, Liam Plunkett, Amit Mishra, Shahbaz Nadeem, Avesh Khan, Trent Boult, Gautam Gambhir, Jason Roy, Mohammed Shami, Rahul Tewatia, Harshal Patel, Daniel Christian, Jayant Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Manjot Kalra, Abhishek Sharma, Sandeep Lamichhane, Naman Ojha, Sayan Ghosh, Junior Dala
Shikhar Dhawan, Alex Hales, Kane Williamson(c), Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar/Sandeep Sharma, Basil Thampi, Siddarth Kaul
Prithvi Shaw, Colin Munro, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Glenn Maxwell, Vijay Shankar, Liam Plunkett, Amit Mishra, Shahbaz Nadeem, Avesh Khan, Trent Boult
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Stats that matter
- As per the numbers, Sunrisers are the worst batting team in every phase – Powerplay, middle and death overs – of an innings this season. They are also the best bowling team in every phase of an innings.
- The average score batting first in day-night games at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium last season was 172. That par score has come down considerably this season, to 134.
- Sunrisers have not lost a game defending a total this season, in three games. Daredevils have won just one of five games while chasing a target this season.