Visakhapatm, April 17 : Delhi Daredevils will approach their Saturday’s Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Sunrisers Hyderabad with renewed enthusiasm after spping a 11-match losing streak in the tourment.
Daredevils, aided by responsible knocks from experienced Yuvraj Singh and young Mayank Agarwal, defeated Kings XI Punjab by five wickets on Wednesday after losing their opening two matches of this edition of the tourment.
Their performance against Punjab showed marked improvement than the side which lost nine consecutive matches last year.
Delhi bought Yuvraj for a whopping Rs.16 crore this year to produce his batting ‘daredevilry’ and the Punjab star has responded superbly.
Coach Gary Kirsten will be hoping Yuvraj continues to inspire his team’s strong batting line-up to post big scores.
But they will be matched in destructive ability by a powerful Sunrisers batting boasting the likes of skipper David Warner, Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson and Eoin Morgan.
Though the match is pitted as a battle between the willow-dashers of both teams, the outcome may well be decided by the bowling performance of the teams.
Both teams are on an even keel having lost two of their first three matches.
But the Sunrisers may enjoy an advantage of familiarity with the conditions having already played a match at the ACA-VDCA Stadium, albeit a six-wicket loss against league leaders Rajasthan Royals. IANS