DD VS SRH – This article brings to you the preview, team news and top Funtasy picks for the 42nd match of IPL 2018 between Delhi Daredevils and Sunrisers Hyderabad.
One more defeat and Delhi Daredevils will further terminate the slightest of chances for making the play offs. Even though they are still mathematically alive in the race holding the bottom spot, it is highly unlikely for them to reach the top 4.
Sunrisers Hyderabad, on the other hand, are one hurdle away from qualification. The Orange Army now square off with Dehli Daredevils at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium on Thursday.
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Delhi Daredevils Team News
If you are a Delhi fan, you would probably want to see Glenn Maxwell on bench for the rest of the season. The Australian batsman has managed to rack up just 133 runs in 9 innings so far, while his fielding has also been sloppy at times.
But just to give you a little reminder, Maxwell has been handy with the ball in the previous few games and Kotla deck could well be the reason of his inclusion against Mumbai.
Jason Roy who has scored 97 from three innings is likely to make his way into the playing XI in place of Dan Christian. Besides, bowling looks well balanced with Trent Boult , Avesh Khan and Liam Plunkett providing frequent breakthroughs.
Playing XI (Last Match): Prithvi Shaw, Glenn Maxwell, Shreyas Iyer (capt), Rishabh Pant (wk), Naman Ojha, Vijay Shankar, Daniel Christian, Liam Plunkett, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Trent Boult
Sunrisers Hyderabad Team News
Seems like Sunrisers Hyderabad are defending everything that is coming there way. Skipper Kane Williamson himself is in sublime form, having scored at an average of 51.25 in the ongoing season of the IPL.
The loopholes in batting segment have been filled up efficiently by some world class bowling with the likes of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Siddarth Kaul and Sandeep Sharma. All-rounder Shakib Al Hassan too comes up with strong credentials.
Playing XI (Last Match): Alex Hales, Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson (capt), Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma
Top Funtasy Picks
Delhi Daredevils: Shreyas Iyer – The young right hander, having taken the reigns of captaincy from Gautam Gambhir, is playing exceptionally well irrespective of wickets and match conditions.
Sunrises Hyderabad: Kane Williamson – The SRH skipper has thus far displayed great durability against toughest of oppositions. His resistance with a blend of strokes may lure you to pick him first up.
Punt Pick: Jason Roy – The English opener could be introduced yet again in the scheme of things in place of out-of-form Daniel Christian.