Sunrisers Hyderabad v Delhi Daredevils, IPL 2013, Hyderabad May 3, 2013

Delhi look to build on recent success

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Match facts

Saturday, May 4, 2013
Start time 2000 (1630 GMT)

Big Picture

Sunrisers Hyderabad are among the four teams who are closer to achieving the magic number of nine wins - Chennai Super Kings having already touched the marker - to qualify for the playoffs, assuming there are no major upheavals. They need at least three more wins out of their remaining six matches, four of which are to be played in Hyderabad, their fortress. They take on a resurgent Delhi Daredevils side, the captain of which had his smile restored after consecutive wins in Raipur.

Daredevils' campaign is under life-support - they need six wins in six matches - but every extra breath they draw will be at the expense of others, a fact Sunrisers need to be wary of. Daredevils have a strong pool of impact players; the same group took them to No. 1 in the points table last year. David Warner has been the best of them all this year - with four half-centuries - and has been pushed down from his usual top-three batting spot to lend some stability to a fragile middle order. Their bowling is pace-heavy, but slightly more dependable than their batting. Now if only Virender Sehwag and Mahela Jayawardene - the only other two batsmen to have scored half-centuries for Daredevils this season - can raise their games against arguably the most well-rounded bowling attack, Daredevils can continue to smile.

The pitch in Hyderabad is on the slower side and offered generous turn to the spinners in the last match. It also helps the faster bowlers because the batsmen find it difficult to hit through the line. The pace-bowling spearheads of both teams have a similar make-up - Dale Steyn and Ishant Sharma against Morne Morkel and Umesh Yadav - but there is a wide gulf otherwise. Amit Mishra, Karan Sharma and Thisara Perera have tasted success this season. If Shahbaz Nadeem, Irfan Pathan and Ashish Nehra are able to adjust to the conditions, another tight contest can be expected.

Form guide


Sunrisers Hyderabad WLLWW
Delhi Daredevils WWLWL

Watch out for...

73*, 0, 63*, 187, 63, 0, 110, are Shikhar Dhawan's most recent scores. Dhawan also accumulated 969 runs in the last two editions of the IPL without getting noticed. That one innings against Australia, however, has propelled him to the spotlight and he is reveling in it. His shots are the same, but they now create a flutter, his name crops up frequently in post-match presentations and his Poirot-esque moustache adds weight to his on-field persona. That swagger has translated into two unbeaten half-centuries in three innings this IPL, taking his tally to 15 half-centuries in the tournament - 10 more than Yuvraj Singh.

Umesh Yadav and Morne Morkel are Daredevils' antidote to Steyn and Ishant. They hunted as a pair last season, picking up 19 and 25 wickets respectively. This year, Yadav is the top wicket-taker for Daredevils, but Morkel hasn't had the same impact - he has six wickets against Yadav's 13. Morkel has leaked runs too; his economy rate is 8.41 this year while it was 7.19 last year. If he can find his form - the signs of which he showed in his last match - Sunrisers could get a taste of their own medicine.

Stats and trivia

  • Both teams have bowled 195 overs in the tournament. But whereas Daredevils have conceded 1506 runs, Sunrisers have only given away 1356 runs.
  • Karan Sharma's economy rate this season is 5.71, the lowest for any bowler who has bowled a minimum of 10 overs.

Quotes

"Now we are playing winning and entertaining cricket. You never know what can happen with that - we can even sneak into the playoffs through the back door."
Delhi Daredevils fast bowler Morne Morkel

Devashish Fuloria is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • POSTED BY RiznyF on | May 4, 2013, 5:09 GMT

    Best of friends, business partners now find themselves captaining opposing teams. IPL 6 creates such dramas doesn't it. But DD needs a win here way more than SRH. Plus the lankans players have additional pressure now, since they have to return home early if they don't perform. Hope DD gives a chance for Jeevan Mendis to prove himself here, he along with Van de Merwe have been the only foreign players to still not get a fair chance. Rohrer is good but a genuine allrounder instead is only going to help DD's cause.

  • POSTED BY krishna_IND on | May 4, 2013, 15:23 GMT

    Expecting a good score from viru, but i want SRH to win.

  • POSTED BY krishna_IND on | May 4, 2013, 15:19 GMT

    cmon DD score 150 odd runs,to stay alive in the tournament.For this to happen viru and warner should deliver,which is difficult in this pitch,against that bowling lineup.so my vote is for SRH

  • POSTED BY on | May 4, 2013, 14:10 GMT

    In champions trophy squad which selected today CSK 5 members (Dhoni, Raina, Vijay, Aswin and Sir Jadeja) SRH has 3 members(Dhawan, Ishanth, Mishra) RCB has 2 (Kohli, Vinay) DD has 2 (Yadav, Irfan) MI has 2 ( Dinesh Karthik, Rohit) PW has Buvwi indian team selected for Champions Trophy

    None from KKR, RR, Kings XI

  • POSTED BY devdevabrata on | May 4, 2013, 13:56 GMT

    All the person who gives comment don't ever underestimate viru who is a match winner on his day also not mahela who have more stability than sanga and perera the 3rd consecutive world cup finalists captain and more who is as dangerous as Steyn infect in recent days who takes more wicket than Steyn already Delhi have a player in compare to perera named Irfam who win US (India) in many matches by his all sound capacity and don't forget luck supports the brave and so friends lets wish Delhi a good game and cheer for our great batsman viru go Delhi my and goes wishes with you just phad dalo love you Delhi best of luck for today's game

  • POSTED BY Tal_Botvinnik on | May 4, 2013, 13:18 GMT

    IF SRH win today they move to no.3 and the pressure will start to brew on RR,MI and mostly KXIP. DD doesn't have the attack to suit the low and slow hybrabhad pitch. My suggestion is to bring Jeewan for Rohrer and botha for morkel because morne hasn't been at his best and extra pace might prove handful for the SRH batsmen.

    @Baseball-sucks: SRH has a very poor N.R.R,Even 9 wins won't be enough(remember RCB lasy year) and they are known to struggle away from home. DD's chances are over. IF they are to come back they need 6 massive victories and MI,RR,KXIP,SRH,KKR have to perform badly .

  • POSTED BY on | May 4, 2013, 12:50 GMT

    attack by same bowling sequece and yorker in last 5 overs of fast bowler. SRH will make their supporter very happy by winnnnnnnnnnnn.

    Dont loose heart, give spirit to every bowling, fielding, keeping.

    my suggession abt batting is to take - 1 boundary in every over & take 4 single . that will give 96 runs in first 12 over. and in last 6 over hit 6 six by all the batsman. it is not too difficult. play by plan. it will give u total at least 170. and i think 6 six in last six over is also Dhoni's master plan. look every match of CSK u will find some sixes in last few overs.

    this is not only dhoni's rule i think this is the rule of T2o cric. Go ahead SRH. U have good teammates.Go ahead. Yow will can. -partha from Bangladesh.

  • POSTED BY Mayan820 on | May 4, 2013, 12:41 GMT

    Vb03 . . . If you only lived in South Africa, like me, you will know that J.P. Duminee will not participate in this IPL, because he is still recovering in South Africa from an achilis tendon injury he picked up in the test series against the Ausies last year. We all hope that he will have recovered by the time the Champions Trophy starts on the 6th of June. They say that he is about 80 - 90% on his way to a full recovery at this point in time. He is included in the 15 man Protea squad that will contest the Champions Trophy.

  • POSTED BY vsroc on | May 4, 2013, 12:21 GMT

    Posted by Venkat Sraman

    SRH continues to play well in IPL6.They have an edge over DD in today's 48th match of IPL6.

  • POSTED BY on | May 4, 2013, 12:17 GMT

    attack by same bowling sequece and yorker in last 5 overs of fast bowler. SRH will make their supporter very happy by winnnnnnnnnnnn.

    Dont loose heart, give spirit to every bowling, fielding, keeping.

    my suggession abt batting is to take - 1 boundary in every over & take 4 single . that will give 96 runs in first 12 over. and in last 6 over hit 6 six by all the batsman. it is not too difficult. play by plan. it will give u total at least 170. and i think 6 six in last six over is also Dhoni's master plan. look every match of CSK u will find some sixes in last few overs.

    this is not only dhoni's rule i think this is the rule of T2o cric. Go ahead SRH. U have good teammates.Go ahead. Yow will can.

  • POSTED BY RiznyF on | May 4, 2013, 5:09 GMT

    Best of friends, business partners now find themselves captaining opposing teams. IPL 6 creates such dramas doesn't it. But DD needs a win here way more than SRH. Plus the lankans players have additional pressure now, since they have to return home early if they don't perform. Hope DD gives a chance for Jeevan Mendis to prove himself here, he along with Van de Merwe have been the only foreign players to still not get a fair chance. Rohrer is good but a genuine allrounder instead is only going to help DD's cause.

  • POSTED BY krishna_IND on | May 4, 2013, 15:23 GMT

    Expecting a good score from viru, but i want SRH to win.

  • POSTED BY krishna_IND on | May 4, 2013, 15:19 GMT

    cmon DD score 150 odd runs,to stay alive in the tournament.For this to happen viru and warner should deliver,which is difficult in this pitch,against that bowling lineup.so my vote is for SRH

  • POSTED BY on | May 4, 2013, 14:10 GMT

    In champions trophy squad which selected today CSK 5 members (Dhoni, Raina, Vijay, Aswin and Sir Jadeja) SRH has 3 members(Dhawan, Ishanth, Mishra) RCB has 2 (Kohli, Vinay) DD has 2 (Yadav, Irfan) MI has 2 ( Dinesh Karthik, Rohit) PW has Buvwi indian team selected for Champions Trophy

    None from KKR, RR, Kings XI

  • POSTED BY devdevabrata on | May 4, 2013, 13:56 GMT

    All the person who gives comment don't ever underestimate viru who is a match winner on his day also not mahela who have more stability than sanga and perera the 3rd consecutive world cup finalists captain and more who is as dangerous as Steyn infect in recent days who takes more wicket than Steyn already Delhi have a player in compare to perera named Irfam who win US (India) in many matches by his all sound capacity and don't forget luck supports the brave and so friends lets wish Delhi a good game and cheer for our great batsman viru go Delhi my and goes wishes with you just phad dalo love you Delhi best of luck for today's game

  • POSTED BY Tal_Botvinnik on | May 4, 2013, 13:18 GMT

    IF SRH win today they move to no.3 and the pressure will start to brew on RR,MI and mostly KXIP. DD doesn't have the attack to suit the low and slow hybrabhad pitch. My suggestion is to bring Jeewan for Rohrer and botha for morkel because morne hasn't been at his best and extra pace might prove handful for the SRH batsmen.

    @Baseball-sucks: SRH has a very poor N.R.R,Even 9 wins won't be enough(remember RCB lasy year) and they are known to struggle away from home. DD's chances are over. IF they are to come back they need 6 massive victories and MI,RR,KXIP,SRH,KKR have to perform badly .

  • POSTED BY on | May 4, 2013, 12:50 GMT

    attack by same bowling sequece and yorker in last 5 overs of fast bowler. SRH will make their supporter very happy by winnnnnnnnnnnn.

    Dont loose heart, give spirit to every bowling, fielding, keeping.

    my suggession abt batting is to take - 1 boundary in every over & take 4 single . that will give 96 runs in first 12 over. and in last 6 over hit 6 six by all the batsman. it is not too difficult. play by plan. it will give u total at least 170. and i think 6 six in last six over is also Dhoni's master plan. look every match of CSK u will find some sixes in last few overs.

    this is not only dhoni's rule i think this is the rule of T2o cric. Go ahead SRH. U have good teammates.Go ahead. Yow will can. -partha from Bangladesh.

  • POSTED BY Mayan820 on | May 4, 2013, 12:41 GMT

    Vb03 . . . If you only lived in South Africa, like me, you will know that J.P. Duminee will not participate in this IPL, because he is still recovering in South Africa from an achilis tendon injury he picked up in the test series against the Ausies last year. We all hope that he will have recovered by the time the Champions Trophy starts on the 6th of June. They say that he is about 80 - 90% on his way to a full recovery at this point in time. He is included in the 15 man Protea squad that will contest the Champions Trophy.

  • POSTED BY vsroc on | May 4, 2013, 12:21 GMT

    Posted by Venkat Sraman

    SRH continues to play well in IPL6.They have an edge over DD in today's 48th match of IPL6.

  • POSTED BY on | May 4, 2013, 12:17 GMT

    attack by same bowling sequece and yorker in last 5 overs of fast bowler. SRH will make their supporter very happy by winnnnnnnnnnnn.

    Dont loose heart, give spirit to every bowling, fielding, keeping.

    my suggession abt batting is to take - 1 boundary in every over & take 4 single . that will give 96 runs in first 12 over. and in last 6 over hit 6 six by all the batsman. it is not too difficult. play by plan. it will give u total at least 170. and i think 6 six in last six over is also Dhoni's master plan. look every match of CSK u will find some sixes in last few overs.

    this is not only dhoni's rule i think this is the rule of T2o cric. Go ahead SRH. U have good teammates.Go ahead. Yow will can.

  • POSTED BY Pradhuyman on | May 4, 2013, 12:04 GMT

    I think DDi change our opener in this match playing XI For DD;- Ben Rohrer,sehwag, Warner ,A. juneja,K.jadav,morkel ,irfan,yadav,nadeem,both

  • POSTED BY PerfectTen on | May 4, 2013, 12:04 GMT

    For the sake of keeping the season interesting, just like y'day, I want DD to win this match. Also, if they pick van Der Merwe today, he can make a dent in the brittle SRH batting line if Morne fails to impress once again. Although with the arrival of Dhawan SRH batting looks a lot better, they still have lots of chinks in their armour. I feel SRH's better days are behind them in this tournament now.

  • POSTED BY on | May 4, 2013, 11:39 GMT

    Given that the best batters are left handlers in the SRH team (Shikhar, Sanga, Perrera) and the slow nature of the Hyderabad pitch, Botha should play ahead of Roehrer. So potentially a domestic bat (rao?) could come in and they could leave out Nehra to provide a bit more cusion to the batting lineup. Delhi have also done well to third their faith in Unmukt ahead of Juneja. Warner has taken to the vital #4 spot like a duck to water and will continue to be the most important player given the captain's batting woes.

  • POSTED BY on | May 4, 2013, 11:29 GMT

    no need to bring back De cock its useless..and Srh cant test Duminy here because next upcomming games are very crusual for them..bring back patel instead of Reddy

  • POSTED BY on | May 4, 2013, 11:19 GMT

    Today is the revenge match between srh vs dd i put my money on delhi

  • POSTED BY on | May 4, 2013, 10:57 GMT

    My plyng xi 4 dd: warner,sehwag,chan,jaya,rohrer,morkel,yadav,ojha,pathan,nehra nd 4 srh: dhawan,sanga,d kock,patel,sten,white.i sharma,kv sharma,mishra,vihari,tyagi

  • POSTED BY muktijoddah on | May 4, 2013, 10:21 GMT

    Srh did well in this tournament but if you think 11 dd players vs 11 srh player. Then srh nowhere near to capabilaty of dd team. Warner and dhawan the key.

  • POSTED BY on | May 4, 2013, 10:15 GMT

    SRH has a chance to get intoplay offs .If they win this match .Since SRH has a better bowling line up and with dhawan at the top all they need is stability in the middle order through patel and sanga . I expect this team of srh on the field today Dhawan,Parthiv,Sanga,Perera,Sammy,Vhari,Ashish reddy,Karan Sharma,Amit Mishra,Dale Steyn,Ishant Sharma

  • POSTED BY on | May 4, 2013, 9:43 GMT

    for me dd-sehwag,warner,chand,jaywardne,russel,mendis,botha,pathan,agarkar,morkel,yadav,nehra

    srh-patel,dhawan,sammy,sanga,white, perera,vihari,mccay,ishant,mishra,steyn

  • POSTED BY vb03 on | May 4, 2013, 9:01 GMT

    All the best of SRH. Take dumny in place of Sagakara to strength the batting. rest no change

  • POSTED BY on | May 4, 2013, 8:43 GMT

    i dont think srh will change todasys team. srh will continue the same team coz of the only reason delhi have 3left arm bowlers. if parthiv comes top 3will be left hand batters it will be. so i think srh will give a finall go for aksath reddy. nd i think toaday also steyn will bowl 2overs in upfront 1 in middle nd onether in death. steyns 3rd over da he will bowl in middle part of th inngs will be very crucial over i think. ishanth should continue to bowl 3overs upfront. nd perera is the right man to bowl in death overs. he bay touch expansive around 8 but he he is judjing his placing bat too nd more over vd field. so the same team must be continued for this game also.

  • POSTED BY on | May 4, 2013, 8:29 GMT

    Both sangakkara and white should be dropped.. These two blocking Dekock from playing XI.... Dekock is an excellent player at the top.. Sammy should bat at 4... you cannot expect bowlers will do the job all the time..

  • POSTED BY Narabavi on | May 4, 2013, 8:27 GMT

    Expecting a match winning knock from Sehwag today !

  • POSTED BY on | May 4, 2013, 8:26 GMT

    SRH vs DD in Hyderabad is like Spain vs Switzerland. But who knows, Switzerland beat Spain in the group stages of the previous world cup. DD can spring a surprise, but it is very difficult given the way SRH has the perfect horses for the course in this match.

  • POSTED BY ros007kkr on | May 4, 2013, 8:16 GMT

    my plying xi for dd: sehwag,warner.rohrer,jaya, ojha ,chand,jadhav,morkel,nadeem,yadav,agarkar

    and for srh 0:) dhawan,reddy,vihari, sanga ,parera,sammy,mishra, stayn. i sharma, k.sharma

  • POSTED BY Baseball-Sucks on | May 4, 2013, 8:15 GMT

    @Narbavi ; Neither do I care about your domestic league. I'm just supporting our players who LEAD those teams. In fact I can't wait to see this silly tournament ends, so that I can watch some International Cricket.

  • POSTED BY MADHUR.KHOSLA on | May 4, 2013, 8:14 GMT

    @Anand Kumar ....ur team will definitely win!! not bcoz its a good team but bcoz its got 12 players!!! hahaha

  • POSTED BY on | May 4, 2013, 7:52 GMT

    sunrisers definitly need some hitter in their side. play white instead of sanga too many lefties. play samantray for akshath. parthiv patel will be good support for dhawan. don't see any chance of delhi winning this match. riding on the success of warner and umesh yadav only.

  • POSTED BY on | May 4, 2013, 7:47 GMT

    If an upcoming indian batsmen wants an opportunity he should contact SRH team & give presentation on why he should be selected. The team really needs indian batting talent so if someone shows promise they will get opportunity to play all the games. Even shikar dhawan did not get to play much on MI & DD in previous IPL seasons. Look at vihari, he is not that good(this season maybe future he will be better). He scores under 100SR & gets to bat at the top order. So if any youngster wants a chance then he should play for SRH lol.

    I personally want to see ashish reddy open, he is the best indian batsmen on the team after dhawan according to stats this season. Vihari needs to be told its not ODI match its T20 so play 3-5 balls & start hitting! Swap akshath for parthiv, both are about the same. If toss is won, choose bowling first!!! It is only way to win as other teams will chase down low total unlike PWI (who choke twice!!!) lol.

  • POSTED BY gibbs.175 on | May 4, 2013, 7:28 GMT

    Give another call to Q.D.Kock....he is good keeper and future's Gilchrist ........so Sanga ...give him one more chance....thanks

  • POSTED BY Narbavi on | May 4, 2013, 6:49 GMT

    @Baseball-Sucks: So you hope that way? hmm, nobody cares what you hope for because at the end of the day its an indian domestic tournament!!

  • POSTED BY .......junk on | May 4, 2013, 5:23 GMT

    delhi has an edge over srh there is no fear in delhi at the moment i believe they need to play andre russel on top ..believe me he has the technique and capability . just need an opportunity ..mark my words he will be the one who would be called next jaque kallis ..srh need steyn to fire if he can get sehwag and warner it will be nice , however i feel its DD day and performers will be irfan and unmukt chand

  • POSTED BY pavankiran.ch on | May 4, 2013, 5:09 GMT

    I'm eagerly waiting to see

    Davan Vs morkle/umesh Warner Vs Mishra/Stayn

  • POSTED BY on | May 4, 2013, 5:04 GMT

    Sunrisers have surprised everyone in this tournament.But their batting is a concern this year for them. I think they should play more allrounders for depth in batting and bowling.Parthiv Patel is in great form. My SRH squad:Shikhar Dhawan,Parthiv Patel,Akshat Reddy,Hanuma vihari,Nathan Mccullum,Thisara Perera,Darren Sammy,Ashish Reddy,Karan Sharma,Amit Mishra,Dale Steyn,Ishant Sharma.

  • POSTED BY Slesh on | May 4, 2013, 5:01 GMT

    I have being supporting SRH from the word go.but for the first time i don't wanna win them this match simply because DD needs to win all the 6 matches.Oh c'mon Sanga give a chance to ya mate Mahela in this match.i want to see both of SRH and DD in the playoffs.may be DD's chances are very few but apart from CSK and RCB matches other 4 are relatevly easy.. for DD Mahela and Shewag needs to get a good start.they both should look at their out side the off stump weakness.please mahela not another edge to the slips this time! either way this match is going to be a cracker.

  • POSTED BY Resultpredictor on | May 4, 2013, 3:50 GMT

    Hyderabad is the venue that Delhi batsman likes the most. In 2008 Viru scored unbeaten 94 and in 2011 Viru scored unbeaten century. Warner scored unbeaten century last year.

  • POSTED BY Nampally on | May 4, 2013, 2:03 GMT

    SRH is a team where Indian players have been mainly carrying the team thru' good contributions. Foreign players Sanga, White & Perera have been very inconsistent in batting. The same is the case with Steyn's consistency. RSH has to win its home games to make it to playoff stage. In the match against DD, Dhawan will have to produce again & hold one end up. It is also about time that the Foreign players make their presence count. DD is a strong team coming off 3 consecutive wins. RSH has to come together as a team to win with their limited talent. I like to see P.Patel open with Dhawan to add one more batsman. Sanga, White, Vihari & Perera can reinforce with strong flourish from Mishra & Ashish Reddy lower down. In bowling K.Sharma. I.Sharma, Mishra. Perera & Steyn have to limit the opposition within the redline of 130 runs. It will be tough with Sehwag, Chand, Warner, at the top. Also RSH have to negotiate the pace of Yadev, Morkel + spin of Nadeem. It ptomises to be a great match.

  • POSTED BY skSam on | May 4, 2013, 0:45 GMT

    This will be going to be tough match where hurted devils takes on tournament surprisers....

  • POSTED BY on | May 3, 2013, 23:00 GMT

    SRH's home-run will be over soon. Daredevils are coming to Hyderabad! :)

  • POSTED BY sboyipl on | May 3, 2013, 22:55 GMT

    i think sunrise need change opener ..diwan&partiv will be best for winning match. Oh steyn you need only 2 wicket shewag & warner .best wish for sunrise......(hasan from iraq)

  • POSTED BY Baseball-Sucks on | May 3, 2013, 22:07 GMT

    Pls Sanga, take a fall n give Mahela, your best buddy a chance here. You need only 3 wins outta 6. But DD have to win all the matches. I hope DD will win the match tomorrow n manage to stay alive in the tournament. Sorry Sanga n Thisara...

  • POSTED BY Mr.PALindrome on | May 3, 2013, 21:39 GMT

    I believe SRH need to get a better opener to partner Dhawan. Akshath Reddy has been given enough opportunities. Its better to put Vihari to open which will give a left-right hand combo as well and get Samantray into the middle order who can rotate well and more than capable of hitting the big shots (He already proved that in one match). Sanga opening is also not a bad option. They have pretty good firepower in the middle-lower order with Sammy, Perera and Ashish Reddy. Mishra and Steyn also proved that they can slog well. Everyone while talking about the bowling attack of SRH have forgotten the impact of the other spinner Karan Sharma who has been very very quick though the air and difficult to score off. My 11 would be Dhawan, Vihari, Sanga, Samantray, Sammy, Perera, AA Reddy, Karan Sharma, Mishra, Steyn, Ishant. AND on these kind of tracks Delhi should consider getting in Botha or Van der merve to pair with Nadeem as the wicket will be on the slower side.

    My prediction: SRH

    - Nitin

  • POSTED BY Debi_Prasad_Mohapatra on | May 3, 2013, 21:37 GMT

    @Mohmodul - Duminy is injured and out for the season. The SRH lineup should stay the same with maybe one change (Parthiv/Samantray in for Akshath).

  • POSTED BY on | May 3, 2013, 21:14 GMT

    sunrise need update there batting line & should be replace akshat with parthiv patel & need 1 chance jp Duminy ...don't forget must be bowl first ......go ahead sunrise. All the best steyn

  • POSTED BY deathstar01 on | May 3, 2013, 21:07 GMT

    Come on SRH, just beat DD and get them out of the tournament. Hoping a superb knock from Sangakara and a fiery spell from Steyn. - An SRH fan from Dhaka.

  • POSTED BY sweet2hrme on | May 3, 2013, 20:59 GMT

    My best XI for DD in Order: 1. Sehwag 2. Jaywardne 3. Chand 4. Warner 5. Roher 6. Pathan 7. Jadav 8. Morkel 9. Nadeem 10. Nehra 11. Yadav. It will be tough selection to choose Roher or Marve. Bt i will go with Roher..

  • POSTED BY sweet2hrme on | May 3, 2013, 20:49 GMT

    Please take my comments DD if you wana win : 1. I dnt want to see the same mistakes as other visiting hv done. Win the toss field first. I doubt if SRH bat they score big. So task is easier when you chasing rather than batting first. 2. It will be turning track for SRH bowlers not for your bowlers simple reason their spiners are best n can spin ön any track. So dnt get confused when selecting final XI. 3. Give more focus on batting strength. 4. Jaywardne you neednt to become Sehwag or warner. U just play ur natural game hold one end till the end. 5. Try to take maximum use of power play as bowl is new. Later on its difficult to score pitch gets slow. 6. If you bat fist than plz take in mind anything less than 140 put you in trouble. 7. Dnt play waiting game. As its very diffcult to score on Dale/Ishant/Mishra at any stage. So dnt throw your wickets and target some other bowlers very hard right from the starting. I really want to see DD win here.

  • POSTED BY riseupSRH on | May 3, 2013, 20:21 GMT

    Another intresting contest with SRH as favorites. All depends on how quick they will send sehwag and warner back to the hut. SRH batting has been really strengthened with the arrival of Dhawan and Sammy. Sangakkara showed glimpse of his class in the last match and if he kick off this night, then there is no stopping the Pheonix! Dhawan should not get carried away. all he need to do is stay composed and concentrated and runs will flow. SRH lineup is very settled at the moment. Only thing they wish to bother is opening partner to Dhawan. Akshath Reddy has been given enough chances only to fail. They might want to get back Parthiv Patel ( but Sanga must KEEP the wickets) or even Samantray is also a good option (better infact). All the best SRH! Rise up! Hyderabadis are with you.Cheers

  • POSTED BY kranthi519 on | May 3, 2013, 20:04 GMT

    This should be a close match. Dd batsmen are in some form and they have to face the toughest bowling attack of SRH. SRH should give parthiv patel another chance. Dd could try Botha in place of Morne who is not in good form. We are in for another cracker of a contest

  • POSTED BY SurlyCynic on | May 3, 2013, 19:49 GMT

    Please Sunrisers, I'm begging you, no more Sanga. Have mercy. Thanks.

  • POSTED BY saikrishna246 on | May 3, 2013, 19:40 GMT

    srh should replace akshat with samantry or parthiv.and should choose to bowl first because by batting first they are creating pressure on their bowlers.

  • POSTED BY saikrishna246 on | May 3, 2013, 19:40 GMT

    srh should replace akshat with samantry or parthiv.and should choose to bowl first because by batting first they are creating pressure on their bowlers.

  • POSTED BY SurlyCynic on | May 3, 2013, 19:49 GMT

    Please Sunrisers, I'm begging you, no more Sanga. Have mercy. Thanks.

  • POSTED BY kranthi519 on | May 3, 2013, 20:04 GMT

    This should be a close match. Dd batsmen are in some form and they have to face the toughest bowling attack of SRH. SRH should give parthiv patel another chance. Dd could try Botha in place of Morne who is not in good form. We are in for another cracker of a contest

  • POSTED BY riseupSRH on | May 3, 2013, 20:21 GMT

    Another intresting contest with SRH as favorites. All depends on how quick they will send sehwag and warner back to the hut. SRH batting has been really strengthened with the arrival of Dhawan and Sammy. Sangakkara showed glimpse of his class in the last match and if he kick off this night, then there is no stopping the Pheonix! Dhawan should not get carried away. all he need to do is stay composed and concentrated and runs will flow. SRH lineup is very settled at the moment. Only thing they wish to bother is opening partner to Dhawan. Akshath Reddy has been given enough chances only to fail. They might want to get back Parthiv Patel ( but Sanga must KEEP the wickets) or even Samantray is also a good option (better infact). All the best SRH! Rise up! Hyderabadis are with you.Cheers

  • POSTED BY sweet2hrme on | May 3, 2013, 20:49 GMT

    Please take my comments DD if you wana win : 1. I dnt want to see the same mistakes as other visiting hv done. Win the toss field first. I doubt if SRH bat they score big. So task is easier when you chasing rather than batting first. 2. It will be turning track for SRH bowlers not for your bowlers simple reason their spiners are best n can spin ön any track. So dnt get confused when selecting final XI. 3. Give more focus on batting strength. 4. Jaywardne you neednt to become Sehwag or warner. U just play ur natural game hold one end till the end. 5. Try to take maximum use of power play as bowl is new. Later on its difficult to score pitch gets slow. 6. If you bat fist than plz take in mind anything less than 140 put you in trouble. 7. Dnt play waiting game. As its very diffcult to score on Dale/Ishant/Mishra at any stage. So dnt throw your wickets and target some other bowlers very hard right from the starting. I really want to see DD win here.

  • POSTED BY sweet2hrme on | May 3, 2013, 20:59 GMT

    My best XI for DD in Order: 1. Sehwag 2. Jaywardne 3. Chand 4. Warner 5. Roher 6. Pathan 7. Jadav 8. Morkel 9. Nadeem 10. Nehra 11. Yadav. It will be tough selection to choose Roher or Marve. Bt i will go with Roher..

  • POSTED BY deathstar01 on | May 3, 2013, 21:07 GMT

    Come on SRH, just beat DD and get them out of the tournament. Hoping a superb knock from Sangakara and a fiery spell from Steyn. - An SRH fan from Dhaka.

  • POSTED BY on | May 3, 2013, 21:14 GMT

    sunrise need update there batting line & should be replace akshat with parthiv patel & need 1 chance jp Duminy ...don't forget must be bowl first ......go ahead sunrise. All the best steyn

  • POSTED BY Debi_Prasad_Mohapatra on | May 3, 2013, 21:37 GMT

    @Mohmodul - Duminy is injured and out for the season. The SRH lineup should stay the same with maybe one change (Parthiv/Samantray in for Akshath).

  • POSTED BY Mr.PALindrome on | May 3, 2013, 21:39 GMT

    I believe SRH need to get a better opener to partner Dhawan. Akshath Reddy has been given enough opportunities. Its better to put Vihari to open which will give a left-right hand combo as well and get Samantray into the middle order who can rotate well and more than capable of hitting the big shots (He already proved that in one match). Sanga opening is also not a bad option. They have pretty good firepower in the middle-lower order with Sammy, Perera and Ashish Reddy. Mishra and Steyn also proved that they can slog well. Everyone while talking about the bowling attack of SRH have forgotten the impact of the other spinner Karan Sharma who has been very very quick though the air and difficult to score off. My 11 would be Dhawan, Vihari, Sanga, Samantray, Sammy, Perera, AA Reddy, Karan Sharma, Mishra, Steyn, Ishant. AND on these kind of tracks Delhi should consider getting in Botha or Van der merve to pair with Nadeem as the wicket will be on the slower side.

    My prediction: SRH

    - Nitin