The Delhi DareDevils are about to host Sunrisers Hyderabad for Match 42 of IPL 2018 today. The hosts are at the bottom of the table and the visitors are at the top of the points table. The Delhi DareDevils need to win this game to keep their hopes for playoffs alive. On the other hand, the Sunrisers Hyderabad are looking to win this game and finish the series as one of the top two teams.
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The Delhi DareDevils badly need a win for survival in this tournament as they won only three out of ten games to date. They managed to put a huge score against the Sunrisers Hyderabad earlier but could not manage to wind up the opponents and lost the game. They are over-dependent on Overseas batsmen like Colin Munro, Glenn Maxwell, and Jason Roy. But the trio departed for single-digit scores in nine innings. They contributed only 293 runs off 10 games.
Dropping Amit Mishra and going for a pacer in the spinner-friendly ground is criticized by the experts in the game against Sunrisers Hyderabad at Hyderabad. The team is dependent on Trent Boult since the beginning for a terrific pace attack. Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw, and Rishabh Pant are the impact batsmen for the team. The duo of Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer contributed 750 runs off 10 innings till now.
Though Amit Mishra faced issues in making a good start, he picked 6 wickets off 9 games with a miserly economy rate of one run for one ball. The pair of Trent Boult and Amit Mishra stood as the combined highest wicket-takers for the team. Trent Boult is the highest wicket-taker for the team and his total number of wickets is more than the total wickets taken by second and third highest wicket-takers for the team.
Coming to the visitors, their bowling is the best of the IPL teams. The man in form is the skipper Kane Williamson who scored back to back the fifties except for two single-digit scores. Each bowler has their own style of restricting the opponents in their own style.
Out of eleven encounters to date, the Delhi team won 4 games and Sunrisers won 7 games. The hosts are looking to make the most of home advantage and make a bounce back by winning this game.
The Sunrisers Hyderabad will play Chennai Super Kings on May 13th and Delhi DareDevils will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore on 12th May in their next fixtures.