IPL 2013: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Daredevils – Live IPL Score
Having turned their home ground into a fortress, Sunrisers Hyderabad now have the onerous task of defending their citadel against marauding teams, most of whom are in a mad rush to garner points even as the tournament heads into its final leg.
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Built on the ruins of the erstwhile Deccan Chargers, who had a miserable home record, the Sunrisers management has done a commendable job in turning the franchisee into a formidable fighting unit, especially on home ground. The slow pitch at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium has aided their gameplan too.
The resounding seven-wicket thumping of the mighty Mumbai Indians a couple of days ago showcased the confidence of the Sunrisers, but they have their task cut out in the coming days. First up for the Sunrisers are the Delhi Daredevils on Saturday night.
The Daredevils seem to be slowly coming into their own, thanks to the pyrotechnics of the Australian who goes by the name of David Warner. With just six points in their kitty from 10 games, their chances of making the qualifiers are not too bright unless they come up with some stunning results in their last six matches.
The Sunrisers’ attack could prove could a handful for the Daredevils. The Sunrisers have thrived on the pace and precision of Dale Steyn (10 wickets), Ishant Sharma (12), Thisara Perera (10) and the guile of leggie Amit Mishra (16). This potent combination has been the hosts’ lethal weapon.