Sunrisers Hyderabad moved up in points table from seventh position to fifth after defending 134 against Rajasthan Royals. It makes the mid-table battle tougher, as teams that missed out in the first half of the tournament look to catch up in the second.
Sunrisers are known for defending below par targets and on a sluggish pitch in Ahmedabad, didn’t let Royals get close. While the bowling looks in good form, their top-order concerns remain. Shikhar Dhawan has four scores in the 30s but hasn’t gone on to convert those. Aaron Finch, after scores of 88 and 44, has three under 20 scores. In their last game, they had KL Rahul and Naman Ojha in the top four, ahead of David Warner, but they fell short of expectations. There is no consistency & stability in the batting as Sunrisers wouldn’t want to routinely leave it to their bowlers to win games.
Delhi Daredevils continue to put up a poor show to be at the bottom and will need to try and have to win most, if not all, of the remaining games to qualify for the playoffs. Playing at home has made no difference to their fortunes as they have lost three out of three at the Kotla. Kevin Pietersen is yet to play the type of game-changing knocks he is known for. Their bowlers have struggled for wickets, having picked up a total of seven wickets in the last three games. In seven games, they have only picked up 28 wickets. Sunrisers on the other hand have picked up 44 from the same number of games.
Indian Premier League – 2014: Match 32 – Delhi Daredevils vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi. May 10, 2014, Start time 16:00 (Local Time), 10:30 (GMT).
Head-to-Head in T20’s:
SRH have clean swept their three encounters against DD till now in the IPL history so far.
Pitch and Weather Report:
The Feroz Shah Kotla is usually has short boundaries and more importantly supports batting more match. There will be no dew factor as the match is scheduled evening.
Stats and Trivia:
Daredevils’ batsmen have scored the most hundreds in the IPL (5) but Sunrisers’ batsmen have scored none. However, Sunrisers’ David Warner has scored two hundreds while playing for Daredevils.
Amit Mishra has taken a hat-trick while playing for Daredevils – the only hat-trick by a Daredevils bowler in the IPL. This came against Deccan Chargers – the old avatar of his current franchise.
M Vijay and Dinesh Karthik‘s numbers so far are almost identical – 8 matches, 8 innings, 193 runs, average of 24.12. Their strike rates vary though. Karthik’s stands at 125.32 while Vijay’s at 114.20.