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IPL 2017: Delhi Daredevils vs Sunrisers Hyderabad – Match Preview and Fantasy Picks

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In this article, we look at the preview and fantasy picks of the match between the Delhi Daredevils and the Sunrisers Hyderabad.

The Delhi Daredevils take on the Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Ferozshah Kotla Stadium looking to overcome their disappointing form. The Daredevils were bundled out for 67 in their last game against the Kings XI Punjab, their lowest total in the IPL, and need to improve quickly if they are to qualify for the playoffs. Sunrisers, on the other hand, have been in good form and thrashed the Kolkata Knight Riders in the last game. They would be looking to carry their winning momentum.

Delhi Daredevils Team News:

Delhi have struggled in their batting department so far and their young guns have been extremely inconsistent. Players like Karun Nair and Shreyas Iyer have struggled to get big scores and Sanju Samson has been their only in form player. Rishabh Pant too has faded after a strong start and he would like to get back into some rhythm.

Sam Billings got out for a duck in the last game and bringing in Carlos Braithwaite would be a handy option. The Caribbean all-rounder would provide depth in their batting and can also chip in with a few overs. Zaheer Khan is expected to be back in place of Mohammed Shami. Karun Nair would open with Sanju Samson in Billings’ absence.

Sunrisers Hyderabad Team News:

The Sunrisers were clinical in their last game against KKR and would not tinker too much with their eleven. Their openers Shikhar Dhawan and David Warner have been in sublime form, and Kane Williamson has played a few blinders as well. Yuvraj Singh would look to get back among the runs.

The bowling was brilliant in the last game and Siddharth Kaul and Mohd. Siraj have been the unsung heroes. They are expected to keep their place in the Sunrisers starting XI.

Fantasy Picks:

Top Batsman: David Warner

The Australian scored a scintillating century against KKR and is the current orange cap holder. Warner has led his team from the front after a slow start and would look to give his team a good start once more. He along with Dhawan has been brilliant at the top of the order and would look to carry his form in this game as well.

Top Bowler: Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Bhuvi has been the go-to man for Warner in crunch situations and has more often than not delivered. Bhuvneshwar has picked up wickets at the top of the order and has also contained the batsmen in the death overs with some brilliant yorkers. He is the current Purple Cap holder and would look to carry on his good form.

Top All Rounder: Chris Morris

The South African is arguably the best player of the Delhi outfit and has been very good with both bat and ball. Morris has scored some blinders with the bat and has also picked up crucial wickets. Delhi need him to be at his best to have any chance of qualification for the playoffs.

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