Delhi Vs Hyderabad at Feroz Shah Kotla
Question in detail
Delhi Daredevils Vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, match No. 40, Feroz Shah Kotla: It's yet not over for Delhi. Their chances to sit fourth on the point table are still alive, provided they win all their remaining games. In a fix, Delhi can't afford to lose anymore; one defeat from here on would show them the exit door. Hyderabad's position will remain unabashed even if Delhi becomes the winner of DD Vs SRH match at Feroz Shah Kotla. However, if Hyderabad wins the match, they will climb second surpassing KKR.
Not many would have doubted Delhi Daredevils' playoff likelihoods given the start they got to their campaign. Delhi made a strong comeback registering two retaliatory wins next to the loss to RCB in their first match. Delhi, to their worry, hasn't tasted a win thereafter. Five successive losses have added to their frustration causing a dent to their quest for one of the top-four positions on the point table. They have endured a discouraging period for over two weeks. Now, in Delhi Daredevils Vs Sunrisers Hyderabad match, they would need a resurgence to be on the hoof in the playoff race.
The top two spots on the point table are firmly occupied by Mumbai and Kolkata respectively. Mumbai has qualified for the playoff round with 16 points, and Kolkata is just at the doorstep. Hyderabad also looks in a comfortable position (3rd) with 13 points in 10 matches. They need one more win to go the distance. RCB and GL are already out of the playoff race. That means only fourth place is up for grab now. And the number of teams in the contention is three Punjab, Pune and Delhi.
Doors to playoff are still open to Delhi Daredevils. But, winning six out of six games is no duck soup. And Delhi knows the fact well. Now, all their focus will be on becoming the winner of DD Vs SRH match at Feroz Shah Kotla. The defending champions Hyderabad are on a roll. They have seen their batsmen and bowlers in good touch. While Bhuvneshwar Kumar is firing with ball, skipper David Warner has played some of the best IPL 10 knocks, including 59-ball 126 against Kolkata in the last match. Moreover, Shikhar Dhawan and Kane Williamson have given him the support to extend the team's winning streak. So, Hyderabad is likely to repeat the last-match performance in their next clash against Delhi Daredevils.
Will Delhi Daredevils effectuate their drawback claims against Hyderabad at Feroz Shah Kotla?