New Delhi: In a nutshell, it is a battle between the two best bowling units of the 10th edition of Indian Premier League, as pace-spin combo of Sunrisers Hyderabad take on the all-heavy pace attack of Delhi Daredevils at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad on Wednesday.
Having ended their losing streak through a nail-biting last-over win against the Kings XI Punjab at home, the defending champions are all-in-one geared up to continue with their form. With a formidable bowling attack, combining current Purple Cap holder Bhuvneshwar Kumar (15 wickets) and leggie Rashid Khan, along with a rather heavy batting line-up, SRH is ready to indulge in a cut-throat battle against Delhi Daredevils, who are presently in a dicey condition.
Answering all their critics about their poor batting line-up, the Daredevils registered two sensational back-to-back victories with commendable all-round performances, but fell short when they were chipped off their winning run by Kolkata in the last match.
Here are the players to look out for today:
Bhuvneshwar Kumar: Falling under the 'underrated' category, this seamer has always made it through to the 'most feared bowlers' list as the season unveils itself part by part. It was witnessed last season, it is being observed this year too. Claiming a phenomenal haul of 15 wickets in just five matches, Bhuvi is outrageous with his in-swings when given the new ball and equally vicious with his yorkers in the death overs.
Rashid Khan: The 18-year-old is a sure piece of delight to watch when brought into the attack. Having turned into skipper David Warner's 'go to man', the leggie from Afghanistan has become the new found diamond this season with his death-dealing googlies.
Rishabh Pant: For a side criticised for its poor batting line-up, the 19-year-old batsman stood up to answer with a consistent batting performance. And with his commendable range of strokes and ability to perform under pressure, this batsman from Uttarakhand will be a real threat to Sunrisers' bowling attack.
Chris Morris: Negligible, yet worth noticing. When Chris Morris walked in to the pitch following the dismissal of Reliable Rishabh (as referred to), a far-from-disappointed home crowd began cheering, "Morris, Morris". And why shouldn't they?
Since shifting to the capital franchise, the all-rounder has been astounding both with the ball and with the bat, providing his team that sparking performance