About the Match
Delhi Daredevils (DD) will play their forth match of current edition and first match against the IPL debutant Sunrisers Hyderabad (SH) on Friday. The match will be played at DD home ground Feroz Shah Kotla stadium, Delhi on April 12, 2013 at 8 PM IST. Both the teams will be playing for the first time against each other.
Delhi Daredevils (DD)
DD has had one of the worst starts to the IPL losing all their three matches played till now. They have been desperately missing their swashbuckling opener Virender Sehwag and the good news is that he might finally play this match as he has recovered from the injury. The biggest and probably the only positive as of now for DD is David Warner. He is in superb form and if both the openers Sehwag and Warner play superbly, DD is capable of achieving any score. The other players including the skipper Mahela Jayawardene have not been able to deliver and they would like to do so today. The bowling of the DD looks the weakest with Ashish Nehra and Morne Morkel both going for lots of runs and not getting wickets as well. DD needs to really pick up their bowling so that they can either restrict the opposition or ensure that their team defends the total put up by their batsmen.
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SH)
SH have been on the other hand got off to a superb start winning their first two matches and losing their just one game out of the three played till now. The batting of the team has not been among the best but the individuals have made the difference. Cameron White has been the pick of the batsmen playing superbly with a half century in the last match. SH skipper Kumar Sangakkara has got starts but he has not been able to convert them into a big scores. The biggest asset of SH is their bowling unit. Dale Steyn, Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra have been in superb form and have caused all kind of troubles to every opposition. Infact Steyn is among the top wicket takers till now in IPL 6 and has been among the most economical as well. The team is doing superbly as a unit and looks good in all departments presently.
DD is a strong team but the team as a unit needs to perform instead of relying too much on individual performances. With Sehwag playing the game, the team should get the required boost to the confidence and also would like to go out to win this match and end their worst losing streak till now. On the other hand, SH has rather surprised almost everyone with their performance and they have been doing superbly as a team. SH lost their last match against RCB as their bowlers did not perform too well and they will rely a lot on their bowlers again. DD is playing on their home ground and with Sehwag back in the side, the team looks comparatively strong on the paper and for today they are our favorite to win this match.
Delhi Daredevils, 1.61 @ William Hill