Table toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad face the last placed Delhi Daredevils in the 42nd match of IPL 2018 at the Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi. Sunrisers Hyderabad have almost qualified for the playoffs as they are sitting well on the top with 16 points. DD, on the other hand, are almost out of the contest as even if they win all of their remaining games, they will finish with 14 points provided that they win all games.
As the year started, Delhi looked a lot more positive as they were having a new side, rejoining of Gautam Gambhir, top T20 players like Munro, Maxwell, Morris etc. But the results never came in their favor as they have won just three out their 10 matches. Players like Pant, Iyer, Shaw and Boult have done well consistently for them. Amit Mishra has also recently find his form back but they still kept on losing games.
While SRH didn’t look a promising team after they lost David Warner at the start of the season. Their bowling too, looked really weak seeming to be over dependent on Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Rashid Khan. But they have surprised everyone as they have defended totals like 118 and 132, that too very apprehensively.
Coming to this match, neither of the team is expected to make any changes to their playing XI and Delhi will hope that Glenn Maxwell starts firing at the top of the innings as his form is very crucial for the team. Both teams will play this game for different reasons as DD will want to stay in the contest while SRH want those two points so that they can improve their chances of finishing in the top two.