Delhi Daredevils will be counting on home comforts when they take on league leaders Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Ferozeshah Kotla on Thursday, to keep their flickering hopes alive for a playoff spot in Indian Premier League (IPL 2018). The Shreyas Iyer-led DD play all their remaining matches at home and will have to win those games and hope other results go their way to earn a top four spot. The side from the capital will have to put on a stellar show as they face SRH which comes into the game on a run of five wins in a row. Get live cricket score of Delhi Daredevils vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2018 match here. (LIVE STREAMING) (FULL COVERAGE) (SCORECARD)
Apart from the form, history is also against DD having lost seven of the 11 encounters against their southern rivals including their previous match in Hyderabad less than a week ago.
DD will be hoping that young Indian trio of Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer can tackle what has been by far the best bowling attack in the competition. Delhi will take heart from the fact that they came close to beating Kane Williamson-led outfit in their last match.
A win for Sunrisers Hyderabad will cement their place at the top of the table and the team will be guaranteed a place in IPL 2018 playoffs. Shikhar Dhawan, after making a rollicking start, has been off-colour and a good score by him going into the final weeks will be welcomed.
18:51 hrs IST: Hello and welcome to the Indian Premier League encounter between Delhi Daredevils and Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Glen Maxwell opened the batting for Delhi in the last match but given the lack of runs he could be replaced by either Colin Munro or Jason Roy.
Should Pant score 43 or more runs he will become the seventh Delhi batsman to have scored 1000 runs for the franchise.