Sunrisers Hyderabad v Delhi Daredevils, IPL 2014, Dubai April 24, 2014

Misfiring teams search for turnaround

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'On form, Delhi look better than Hyderabad'

Match facts

Friday, April 25, 2014
Start time 1430 (1030 GMT, 1600 IST)

Match facts

Delhi Daredevils will hope the prospective debut of Kevin Pietersen in his new role of globetrotting T20 expert would make half as much an impact as it secures eye balls. His England door remains as shut as ever, though he hasn't let it weigh him down, assuming tweets of comparing notes with David Moyes and Piers Morgan about bad years are accurate measure. A fractured finger has delayed his return to competitive cricket - in which time Daredevils have sustained two limp defeats in three games - but with some training behind him and his team needing a definitive push from the bottom half of the table, the big occasion beckons.

Daredevils wouldn't have much strife fitting their captain into the XI with Nathan Coulter-Nile sidelined with a hamstring injury. As much as Pietersen's availability is a boost, the loss of a potent death bowler might sting badly. With hardly any reserves in the squad, the onus falls on Mohammed Shami to control either end of the bowling innings and Pietersen himself in how well he distributes the workload.

Facing a depleted attack in an afternoon match forms the best opportunity for Sunrisers Hyderabad to post first points. The top three, for all their repute, have been shoddy and the support acts lower down have found recovery out of their depth. There is an argument for spreading Shikhar Dhawan, Aaron Finch and David Warner along the batting order especially considering the Dubai track has played tricks with the batsmen's timing. None of them are as potent outside the opening position, but an experienced hand to guide the latter half of the innings is vital considering wickets have usually tumbled in clumps here.

Watch out for …

Rapid starts are Mayank Agarwal's forte. His penchant for hitting the ball on the up and through the line makes for exciting viewing, but if the opposition is smart and keeps a steady back of a length outside off, he tends to orchestrate his own downfall.

He has been typecast as a new-ball specialist but Bhuvneshwar Kumar has displayed admirable tenacity in the final overs. He's hit the yorkers, he's sneaked in a few slower balls and stifled the batsmen for room and in the process has gone six an over or under so far.

Stats and trivia

  • Delhi Daredevils recorded their lowest total of 80 against Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2013
  • David Warner's T20 strike-rate falls from 142.57 while opening to 121.22 for Nos. 3-7
  • Alagappan Muthu is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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    • on April 25, 2014, 10:21 GMT

      Best DD eleven, I'm eagerly waiting to see KP batting and Quinton de kock(Child face killer) to destroy SRH bowling ..

    • on April 25, 2014, 10:01 GMT

      SHR should try PARVEZ RASOOL he has proved his talent at Ranji trophy level for past 3 seasons now. if groomed properly and shown confidence in him he will be a match winner for them.

    • on April 25, 2014, 9:46 GMT

      dhawan finch ojha henriques samy juneja i.pathan rasool bhuvi mishra steyn this is the best IX of Sunrisers they never loss matches

    • venkat.bmw on April 25, 2014, 9:33 GMT

      Delhi with DK captaincy is worst to watch.. KP shd return soon ... Gary Kristen coaching as NO impact with Karthick

    • sazzad-BD007 on April 25, 2014, 9:22 GMT

      mark my words DD is going to win today...today's 11 should be :De kock,Vijay,DK,KP,Duminy,Agarwal,S.Tiwary/S.kaul,Parnell,Nadeem,Unadkat,R.Sharma/S.kaul....this team holds great balance 6 batsman 6 bowlers including duminy if S.Tiwary is not taken and if S.Tiwary is taken then 7 batsman 5 bowlers ....best of luck DD let play on the front foot

    • sazzad-BD007 on April 25, 2014, 9:08 GMT

      mark my words DD is going to win today...playing 11 should be : de cock,Vijay,DK,KP,Duminy,Agarwal,Parnell,Shami,Nadeem,Unadkat,rahul sharma/s.kaul/S.Tiwary....6 batsman and 6 bowlers including duminy if s.tiwary is not taken and if taken then 7 batsman 5 bowlers (duminy can bowl 4 overs with effectiveness)

    • on April 25, 2014, 9:08 GMT

      Dhawan luck is nt good better to change captain

    • Angelsss on April 25, 2014, 8:57 GMT

      DD management plz plz plz consider the below 11 in this match.... 1) VIJAY 2) QUINTON D'KOCK 3) KP 4) DUMINY 5)DK 6) KEDAR JADHAV 7) PARNELL 8) SHAMI 9) RAHUL SHARMA 10) NADEEM 11) UNADKUT

      THIS 11 HAS THE POTENTIAL TO EVEN LIFT THE TROPHY FOR U....ALL THE BEST!!!

    • OBIE on April 25, 2014, 8:45 GMT

      Delhi is just a good win and the right combination from winning matches on the trot and reaching the top 4 of the table. KP will definitely make an impact as a captain, do not know how much of batting prowess he will bring to the table. Also, must get in De Kock. SRH must get Ricky Bhui and Rasool in - big hitting and unseen/unpredictable batsman and a quality spinner is what they require. Their bowling department will be quite sorted with Dale, Amit, Parvez, Karan and Ishant. Batting they should open with Warner and Finch and Dhawan dropping him to 3. Must get rid of Pathan for sure.

    • on April 25, 2014, 8:42 GMT

      SRH team needs a good start in their batting....give opening to warner and finch who can be really explosive at the top and make dhawan a floater.....drop rahul and bring naman ojha.....let sammy make the late assault....dubai is a slow wicket which suits SRH well...LETS GET BACK TO WINNING WAYS.....:D

    • on April 25, 2014, 10:21 GMT

      Best DD eleven, I'm eagerly waiting to see KP batting and Quinton de kock(Child face killer) to destroy SRH bowling ..

    • on April 25, 2014, 10:01 GMT

      SHR should try PARVEZ RASOOL he has proved his talent at Ranji trophy level for past 3 seasons now. if groomed properly and shown confidence in him he will be a match winner for them.

    • on April 25, 2014, 9:46 GMT

      dhawan finch ojha henriques samy juneja i.pathan rasool bhuvi mishra steyn this is the best IX of Sunrisers they never loss matches

    • venkat.bmw on April 25, 2014, 9:33 GMT

      Delhi with DK captaincy is worst to watch.. KP shd return soon ... Gary Kristen coaching as NO impact with Karthick

    • sazzad-BD007 on April 25, 2014, 9:22 GMT

      mark my words DD is going to win today...today's 11 should be :De kock,Vijay,DK,KP,Duminy,Agarwal,S.Tiwary/S.kaul,Parnell,Nadeem,Unadkat,R.Sharma/S.kaul....this team holds great balance 6 batsman 6 bowlers including duminy if S.Tiwary is not taken and if S.Tiwary is taken then 7 batsman 5 bowlers ....best of luck DD let play on the front foot

    • sazzad-BD007 on April 25, 2014, 9:08 GMT

      mark my words DD is going to win today...playing 11 should be : de cock,Vijay,DK,KP,Duminy,Agarwal,Parnell,Shami,Nadeem,Unadkat,rahul sharma/s.kaul/S.Tiwary....6 batsman and 6 bowlers including duminy if s.tiwary is not taken and if taken then 7 batsman 5 bowlers (duminy can bowl 4 overs with effectiveness)

    • on April 25, 2014, 9:08 GMT

      Dhawan luck is nt good better to change captain

    • Angelsss on April 25, 2014, 8:57 GMT

      DD management plz plz plz consider the below 11 in this match.... 1) VIJAY 2) QUINTON D'KOCK 3) KP 4) DUMINY 5)DK 6) KEDAR JADHAV 7) PARNELL 8) SHAMI 9) RAHUL SHARMA 10) NADEEM 11) UNADKUT

      THIS 11 HAS THE POTENTIAL TO EVEN LIFT THE TROPHY FOR U....ALL THE BEST!!!

    • OBIE on April 25, 2014, 8:45 GMT

      Delhi is just a good win and the right combination from winning matches on the trot and reaching the top 4 of the table. KP will definitely make an impact as a captain, do not know how much of batting prowess he will bring to the table. Also, must get in De Kock. SRH must get Ricky Bhui and Rasool in - big hitting and unseen/unpredictable batsman and a quality spinner is what they require. Their bowling department will be quite sorted with Dale, Amit, Parvez, Karan and Ishant. Batting they should open with Warner and Finch and Dhawan dropping him to 3. Must get rid of Pathan for sure.

    • on April 25, 2014, 8:42 GMT

      SRH team needs a good start in their batting....give opening to warner and finch who can be really explosive at the top and make dhawan a floater.....drop rahul and bring naman ojha.....let sammy make the late assault....dubai is a slow wicket which suits SRH well...LETS GET BACK TO WINNING WAYS.....:D

    • priceless1 on April 25, 2014, 8:11 GMT

      SRH is finding its usual place in the points Table again which is bottom , They had a decent run in the last season Thanks to Tisara Perera (who single handley won at least couple of matches form them )

    • on April 25, 2014, 8:11 GMT

      Honestly even though KP is a good batsman but not a match winner or well form or big hiiter in T20.....I don't think his batting will change much for DD.

    • on April 25, 2014, 8:11 GMT

      My SRH playin' XI

      warner, finch, dhawan, naman ohja, lokesh rahul, Sammy, irfan, parvez rasool, Mishra, bhuvi, steyn

    • on April 25, 2014, 8:04 GMT

      Take Out Shikar Dhawan as Captain and replace sammy as captain and SRH will perform better and give a chance to players like Brendan Taylor and Parvez Rasool ..New comers perform with Extreme WILL and Dedication which i feel some how it lags with Shikar Dhawan..

    • Djrocks11 on April 25, 2014, 8:01 GMT

      I am going with Delhi Daredevils for this match. SRH are simply not the team with winning combination. How can you win a match with just 3 proper batsmen at the top and 1 out of those 3 is in a very bad form. Look at the balance of the other teams, (Delhi - 6, Punjab - 6, Chennai - 6, Rajasthan - 6, Kolkata - 5, Bangalore - 5)all teams have got minimum five proper batsmen at the top. The same thing is happening with Mumbai and look at their position in the points table. If KP plays this match then my team for DD would be: 1. Vijay . 2. De Kock 3 KP 4. DK. 5. Duminy 6. Manoj tiwary 7. Parnell 8. R. Sharma/S. Kaul 9. Shami 10. Unadkat 11. S. Nadeem

      Look at the team batting order. 6 proper batsmen at the top. Go Daredevils Go!!!

    • srdoc on April 25, 2014, 7:51 GMT

      It is the time for SRH to go with shuffling the batting order rather than sticking to to conventional top three. Why to continue with the worn out Irfan and Venu who are on the finge of retirement, if not retired already. Try and groom Parvez rasool and Ricky bui and bring in Ojah in place of Rahul. A reorganized team should look like this if SRH wants to keep thier hopes alive: 1. Finch 2. Dhawan 3. Ojha 4. Ricky bhui 5. warner 6. Parvez Rasool 7. Sammy 8. Karan Sharma 9. Amit Mishra 10. Steyn 11. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar

    • on April 25, 2014, 7:44 GMT

      Dd xi

      De Cock, M Vijay,KP,D Karthik,J Duminy,M Tiwary,S Tiwary, W Parnell, M Shami, Nadeem,Unadkat

    • ErvinWildsage on April 25, 2014, 6:56 GMT

      Plz plz give de captaincy to Sammy. By any means he's more of a winning captain n also, Rahul should be replaced with Naman Ohja. He proved his worth in DD for a while. Besides this, plz also get Ricky in for Venu. We'll see another Sanju Samson or Takawale in him. Go SRH!!!

    • on April 25, 2014, 5:54 GMT

      Sunrise best XI -D steyn, I sharma , IK pathan ,Djg sammy,KV sharma, a finch , s dhawan ,warner ,rahul , A mishra ,Prasanth Parameswaran

    • muni1175 on April 25, 2014, 4:37 GMT

      I am a fan of SRH...Still I have hope they will get back in winning route with today's match...what wrong with Big three of SRH...Warner was in a good touch b4 T20 Wc and was scoring centuries in test crkt with a good strike rate...I really expect something from his bat and he is capable like maxi..even finch has to do support.. and play with naman ojha instead venu...try to score 160+ if 1st batting otherwise try to restrict opposite team to <130 runs...then only u can chase morethan 150 its trouble for u...

      Best SRH team is:Finch,Ojha,Dhawan,Warner,Rahul.Sammy,Irfan(Give one more chance),karan,mishra,steyn,Bhuvi,

    • Antony_Lucas on April 25, 2014, 4:25 GMT

      De Kock will come in for Taylor, and i feel they will persist with Neesham. Neesham brings more with the bat than Parnell, and once Neesham clicks he will be an intergral part of this unit

    • on April 25, 2014, 4:15 GMT

      Why don't sun risers just bring on parvez ravsool instead of Karan sharma

    • on April 25, 2014, 4:05 GMT

      I don't know y kedar sitting on the bench. he is a good young talent. I would like to see kp back. Sammy should lead the srh side. duminy is a good player. mishra will rock today

    • Mrcricketbutnothussey on April 25, 2014, 3:09 GMT

      Best XI for Delhi 1. Anirudh 2. DeCock 3. DK 4. Petersen 5. Saurabh Tiwary 6. Duminy 7.Kedar 8. Nadeem 9. Shami 10. Unadkad 11. Parnell. Best XI for SRH

      1. Finch 2. Warner 3. Shikar 4. Brendan Taylor 5. Venugopal Rao 6. Darren Sammy 7. Irfan pathan 8. Karan sharma 9. Bhuvi 10 Amit Mishra 11. Ishant Sharma

    • on April 25, 2014, 2:47 GMT

      My SRH playing XI dhawan,finch,rahul,henriques,warner,parvez rasool,darren sammy,irfan pathan,bhuvaneswar Kumar, ishant,mishra.

    • Greatest_Game on April 25, 2014, 2:29 GMT

      @ Kuresh Abbas. Duminy has been, by far, DD's BEST batsman, so you think it is sensible to drop him further down the order? Why give your in-form batsman LESS time at the crease, and then put more pressure on him when those above him fail?

    • Greatest_Game on April 25, 2014, 2:24 GMT

      @ riseupSRH think that "SRH should look beyond their routine strategy if they intend to make any impact. ... they might want to look beyond Steyn.... They should drop either Finch or Dhawan to the 4th place, as that will stabilize the batting line-up and strengthens the batting lineup."

      Sunrisers should "look beyond their routine strategy" by "looking beyond Dhawan, and dropping him all the way down to 12th man!" He has been bowling Steyn at the wrong times, and at the wrong players. The best bowler in the world is being misused by an incapable and incompetent captain, and it shows. Dhawan does not have a clue about captaincy.

      If Sunrisers want to "look beyond Steyn" there is no question that EVERY other IPL team would be very very happy to take him.

    • Greatest_Game on April 25, 2014, 2:12 GMT

      "There is an argument for spreading Shikhar Dhawan, Aaron Finch and David Warner along the batting order"

      There is a much better argument for sitting Shikhar Dhawan, Aaron Finch and David Warner on the bench, and assigning them drinks to carry.

      Dhawan has been in horrific form since India toured SA. (Was he "mentally scarred?") He is unfit to lead Sunrisers. He can't score runs, is clearly not in control of the team, and it is obvious that the Sunrisers' players have no faith in his captaincy. He should be replaced by Brendan Taylor

    • Rakes7 on April 25, 2014, 2:08 GMT

      DD playing xi should be - M Bijay,de kock,dk,kp,duminy,jadav, shukla,parnel, shami,unadkat, nadeem

    • Koolplayers on April 25, 2014, 1:27 GMT

      I'm an SRH Fan.. I think SRH should make Darren Sammy as Captain.. he is an experienced captain, won T20 WC for WI.. I think shikhar dhawan is not able to perform bcoz of extra role as a captain.. i hope srh makes some changes before match today.. All d best !!

    • on April 25, 2014, 0:14 GMT

      Could you please continue to include possible/probable XIs in the previews, as has been for matches for years?

      It would be useful to have that, or failing that, even a squad list for each team. The previews are incomplete without them.

      At present, in addition to the preview, I have to go check the team's last scorecard to see who played, as well as their squad to assess who else might play. In which case, I might as well not read the preview.

    • Nampally on April 24, 2014, 21:22 GMT

      It looks like DD fans have already written off SRH, the dark horses of the IPL 6. The real problem is the form of 3 dominant T20 batsmen, Dhawan, Finch & Warne. Whilst each guy by himself is a huge threat, the indifferent form shown by these 3 demands additional reinforcements in batting. Venugopal & Pathan have both failed when given a chance. Only young Rahul has shown some gumption with his fine hitting albeit not building a big innings. Sammy has not done much in bowling or batting but has taken some excellent catches. The spin twins of Karan Sharma & Mishra are not as effective in Dubai pitches as on Indian ones. SRH should consider replacing Sammy with Henriques at the all rounder spot or go with Taylor. Steyn, Ishant, Mishra, Kumar & Karan- 5 bowlers, Rahul, Dhawan, Finch, Warner- 4 batsmen + Henrique/Sammy+ 1 local batsmen. The local Batsmen need to perform + Warner & Finch need to show up for this team to score>160 runs- a competitive total. DD without KPis beatable team.

    • on April 24, 2014, 20:41 GMT

      Best XI for Delhi 1. Vijay 2. DeCock 3. DK 4. Petersen 5. Saurabh Tiwary 6. Duminy 7.Kedar 8. Nadeem 9. Shami 10. Unadkad 11. Parnell/Coulternile.

      Best XI for SRH

      1. Finch 2. Warner 3. Shikar 4. Brendan Taylor 5. Venugopal Rao 6. Darren Sammy 7. Irfan pathan 8. Karan sharma 9. Bhuvi 10 Amit Mishra 11. Ishant Sharma

    • on April 24, 2014, 20:35 GMT

      Ha, people calling for Ross to be dropped. Why don't DD management understand that the guy is best at 3 or 4? They send him at 6 where he can't just slog and needs time to settle.

    • on April 24, 2014, 20:28 GMT

      SSH XI - Shikar, Noman, Manpreet, Warner, Rahul, sammy, henriques, rasool, karn, bhuvi, styen

    • on April 24, 2014, 20:25 GMT

      It really feels like everyone here knows the bext XI for their team and assume that the team management aren't good enough to decide that. This is just the beginning of the tournament in a new country and each team has played about 2-3 matches. There have been many cases where teams have won IPL after such bad starts (CSK in 2010, etc). So Keep Calm and enjoy the show.

    • JontyG on April 24, 2014, 20:15 GMT

      SRH shud get back to its winning ways against DD tomoro....

      Need to get in Anirudha for Venugopal Rao, always a better batsman - he proved it for CSK..in few matches he played for them..

      Indian players - batsmen and bowlers need to fire to make it easy for the likes of Warner and Steyn

      My playing XI are (1) Warner (2) Dhawan (3) Anirudha (4) Finch (5) Rahul (6) Sammy (7) Karn Sharma (8) Irfan (9) Mishra (10) Ishant (11) Steyn

    • on April 24, 2014, 19:01 GMT

      DD are stll an unsettled team... To me the biggest problem dd are facing is utilisation of jimmy neesham... His bowling looks wayward(although he did manage to finish well in the last game)... He did bat alright in the last game..i think dd need to play him as a batting allrounder(a batsman who bowls).instead of a bowling allrounder..so overall i think neeshm will play tommorow's game.

      Hence first xi imo: 1-vijay,2-pietersen(c),3-Agarwal,4-Dk(w),5-duminy,6-Neesham 7-jadhav,8-parnell,9-nadeem,10-unadkat,11-shami

    • StuddSundar on April 24, 2014, 18:47 GMT

      Steyn Vs KP/Duminy will be interesting to watch. Although the Dubai wicket was aiding the spinners in the previous game, Steyn doesn't care about the nature of the wicket and KP doesn't care who is bowling at him. May the best team win.

    • on April 24, 2014, 18:37 GMT

      if kp plays devils will be challenging. .

    • on April 24, 2014, 18:20 GMT

      KP back duminy scoring dd definitely gonna win.

    • Mr.CricketJKNotHussey on April 24, 2014, 16:16 GMT

      Id DD want to turn this around, this XI needs to play. 1) de Kock 2) Vijay 3) DK/KP 4) KP/DK 5) Duminy 6) Jadhav 7) Shukla/Aggarwal/Saurabh Tiwary 8) Parnell 9) Shami 10) Unadkat 11) Rahul Sharma. Duminy has been better than the regular spinners, so he can bowl a full quota. Shukla can bowl well too if needed. Jadhav needs to be played based on his form and he did well finishing for DD last year. Aggarwal and Saurabh are big hitters but I would play Shukla for the balance. de Kock is needed at the top for some aggression. This XI seems to be quite well balanced and KP really adds a lot of character.

    • on April 24, 2014, 14:40 GMT

      DD will thrash SRH for sure!!!!!!!

    • riseupSRH on April 24, 2014, 14:31 GMT

      SRH should look beyond their routine strategy if they intend to make any impact. 1. Considering the pitch and the playing conditions, they might want to look beyond Steyn and make place for Henriques (at least till they get back to India, where comparatively quicker surfaces awaits), who would add more depth to their to their batting and variety to their bowling. 2. They should drop either Finch or Dhawan to the 4th place, as that will stabilize the batting line-up and strengthens the batting lineup.

      My XI : Warner, Dhawan, Venugopal Rao, Finch, Rahul, Henriques, Sammy, Karn Sharma, Amit Mishra, B Kumar, Ishanth Sharma.

      It is a big risk to look beyond Steyn, but it is worth a try as Mishra and Karn are the bowling strongheads in UAE and also provided B Kumar's good form.

    • on April 24, 2014, 14:16 GMT

      My team Kp. Duminy. Decock(opener). parnell DK.kedhar jhadav.Rahul sharma Shami. Murali. Saurabh tiwari. Laxmi ratan shukla

    • on April 24, 2014, 13:50 GMT

      i think delhi will be sure win this match if kp is playing///

    • on April 24, 2014, 13:32 GMT

      yes..ross taylor replace to de.knock he is very excellent player why sit the bench..

    • on April 24, 2014, 12:57 GMT

      ross taylor should be replaced.....

    • Angelsss on April 24, 2014, 12:54 GMT

      If KP is coming back than 4 foreign players should be KP, D'Kock, Duminy, Parnel, and Indian players should be DK, Mayank Agarwal, Kedar Jadhav(good domestic season), nadeem, shami, unadkut, rahul sharma. comfort of 7 batsmen with bowling attack of 3 medium pacers with 2 spinners is what all required for balanced team. I dont know why they are not playing with above 11??

    • Jalz007 on April 24, 2014, 12:47 GMT

      Battle among the second best, both should gun for glory...!

    • on April 24, 2014, 12:20 GMT

      why not play parnell instead of ross taylor, he is a good desth bow er

    • PEACE_XI on April 24, 2014, 12:12 GMT

      SRH should bowl first, then blast Delhi to all parts!!!

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    • PEACE_XI on April 24, 2014, 12:12 GMT

      SRH should bowl first, then blast Delhi to all parts!!!

    • on April 24, 2014, 12:20 GMT

      why not play parnell instead of ross taylor, he is a good desth bow er

    • Jalz007 on April 24, 2014, 12:47 GMT

      Battle among the second best, both should gun for glory...!

    • Angelsss on April 24, 2014, 12:54 GMT

      If KP is coming back than 4 foreign players should be KP, D'Kock, Duminy, Parnel, and Indian players should be DK, Mayank Agarwal, Kedar Jadhav(good domestic season), nadeem, shami, unadkut, rahul sharma. comfort of 7 batsmen with bowling attack of 3 medium pacers with 2 spinners is what all required for balanced team. I dont know why they are not playing with above 11??

    • on April 24, 2014, 12:57 GMT

      ross taylor should be replaced.....

    • on April 24, 2014, 13:32 GMT

      yes..ross taylor replace to de.knock he is very excellent player why sit the bench..

    • on April 24, 2014, 13:50 GMT

      i think delhi will be sure win this match if kp is playing///

    • on April 24, 2014, 14:16 GMT

      My team Kp. Duminy. Decock(opener). parnell DK.kedhar jhadav.Rahul sharma Shami. Murali. Saurabh tiwari. Laxmi ratan shukla

    • riseupSRH on April 24, 2014, 14:31 GMT

      SRH should look beyond their routine strategy if they intend to make any impact. 1. Considering the pitch and the playing conditions, they might want to look beyond Steyn and make place for Henriques (at least till they get back to India, where comparatively quicker surfaces awaits), who would add more depth to their to their batting and variety to their bowling. 2. They should drop either Finch or Dhawan to the 4th place, as that will stabilize the batting line-up and strengthens the batting lineup.

      My XI : Warner, Dhawan, Venugopal Rao, Finch, Rahul, Henriques, Sammy, Karn Sharma, Amit Mishra, B Kumar, Ishanth Sharma.

      It is a big risk to look beyond Steyn, but it is worth a try as Mishra and Karn are the bowling strongheads in UAE and also provided B Kumar's good form.

    • on April 24, 2014, 14:40 GMT

      DD will thrash SRH for sure!!!!!!!