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As difficult as it must be to read about Delhi Daredevils and their less-than-impressive displays season after season, the same must be said for those who write it. Cricket Betting Tips For five straight years, they have not managed to finish above sixth in the final IPL rankings, and in their history they have finished with a wooden spoon thrice.
2018 was supposed to be different, but despite making some impressive buys, Delhi still figure at the bottom of the table, with only six points from a possible 20.Cricket Betting Tips Free Shreyas Iyer's team still has four games left, and will know anything less than four wins will leave their hopes of qualifying for playoffs close to impossible - no team has ever qualified with 12 points, and DD will surely not want to be in a position to find out if they can be the first.
They had players showing that they can help turn around their fortunes - the likes of Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw, Trent Boult and recently, Amit Mishra have been in good form, but Delhi still haven't found the kind of collective performance to kill off games. They will pray their last four games, all at home, allow them just that.
Things could not be more different for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Cricket Tips Free At the opposite end of the table, they are just a win away from qualifying for the playoffs. They are on an undefeated streak that goes back until 22nd April. Their next five games have all resulted in wins - home, away, chasing, defending, comprehensive, nervous and heists - SRH are on a roll. They just need the one to become the first team to get through.
When: May 10, 2018 at 8 pm IST
Where: Feroz Shah Kotla, New Delhi
What to expect: A warm evening, but importantly no rain around.
Head to head: DD 4 - 7 SRH
At the venue: DD 1 - 2 SRH
Delhi Daredevils: Glenn Maxwell's form is a real concern for the hosts, but expect Delhi to give the Australian another go at the top after his unfortunate dismissal in the last game. Naman Ojha too should get another go for DD.
Probable XI: Pritvi Shaw, Glenn Maxwell, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Naman Ojha, Vijay Shankar, Daniel Christian, Liam Plunkett, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Trent Boult
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Expect the current league leaders to stick to their winning combination from the last game.
Probable XI: Alex Hales, Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Shakib Al Hasan, Wriddhiman Saha, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma
- Shreyas Iyer vs Rashid Khan: Iyer has hit 48 runs off 29 deliveries fom Rashid without getting dismissed - the most scored off Rashid by a batsman in IPL.
- The SRH bowler who troubled Iyer the most is Sandeep Sharma who dismissed him thrice in 30 balls.
- Rashid Khan in IPL 2018 -
vs RHB: 30 overs, 11 wkts @ 16.72 with a wkt every 16.45 balls (6 x 6s)
vs LHB: 10 overs, two wkts @ 49.50 (9 x 6s)
- Siddarth Kaul has been excellent in the death overs phase having taken six wickets at an ER of 6.60. He has done exceptionally well in the middle phase as well taking five wickets at an ER of 6.00. In comparison, he has taken only two upfront in the Powerplays conceding at 10.25.
In the three matches this season at the Kotla, pacers have taken 20 wickets at 25.80 with a wicket every 16.85. In comparison, spinners have taken only 30 wickets at a much higher price of 33.20 per scalp with a SR of 22.80.
IPL 2018 trends:
- SRH has the best ER this season (7.24) while DD has the worst (9.21).
- SRH has the lowest scoring rate this season (7.68) while DD have scored at 9.23, which is only behind CSK's 9.35.
What they said:
"Obviously, it has not gone to plan but that is cricket. I just think it does sometimes (work), sometimes it doesn't. I don't think we played that badly, to be honest. A couple of those game only one batsman sort of got away from us" - Colin Munro.