Raipur: Delhi Daredevils (DD) take on Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in Match 52 of the Indian Premier League at Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium today.
After a decent start to the ninth edition, too much of tinkering with the players has left the Daredevils in a spot of bother.
Zaheer Khan and his boys are languishing at sixth place after having lost four of the last five matches. A loss is not an option for them and they need to win the remaining two matches to qualify for the play-offs.
Quinton de Kock has been a stand out performer for them this season. After slamming the maiden ton of the tournament, the South African has been consistent with the willow. Considering that other batsmen are not in the best of form, the team would want the 23-year-old to play another big knock in today's crucial match.
Chris Morris is another player, who has been very impressive throughout the series. While he has chipped in with pivotal contributions lower down the order with the bat, against SRH, he would be expected to dismantle their reputed batting line-up with the ball.
Sunrisers Hyderabad, on the other hand are in a comfortable position – right at the top of the points table. One win in any two of the remaining games will see them through to the play offs.
Ashish Nehra's injury has come as a blow to their settled unit, and it remains to be seen whether the team can continue their good show in the next two matches.
David Warner's form has been one of the major reasons behind their success this year, and the Australian himself would be keen on taking his team through to the play-offs with a couple more blistering knocks.
In the bowling department, Mustafizur Rahman has been one bowler who has been extremely consistent with his line and length. Without getting complacent, SRH think tank would want the Bangladeshi seamer to bowl another match-winning spell against DD.