| Sunrisers Hyderabad
||vs|| Delhi Daredevils
ScheduleFriday, 25 April 2014 at 10:30 GMT / 11:30 UK / 16:00 IST
VenueDubai International Cricket Stadium
The two bottom line teams of the tournament, Delhi Daredevils and Sunrisers Hyderabad will face each other for the first time in the event to set their tones. The first lost their opener against Royal Challengers Bangalore but came back while winning vs. Kolkata Knight Riders and went down again by Chennai Super Kings. Sunrisers Hyderabad surrendered both their matches played so far against Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab and will be anticipating their maiden victory of the Indian Premier League 2014.
The super stars of Sunrisers Hyderabad, Shikhar Dhawan and David Warner are struggling with their form and they are required badly for scoring runs. Lokesh Rahul is their top scorer and the hard hitting from Darren Sammy will be vital to win any game. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Amit Mishra are bowling well but Dale Steyn should support them with his usual aggression.
Jean-Paul Duminy is putting the flag high for Delhi Daredevils with his tremendous batting whereas Dinesh Karthik and Ross Taylor should play responsibly. Jaydev Unadkat, Mohammed Shami and Shahbaz Nadeem can turn the tables if they manage to maintain their line and length.
The good for DD is that their captain Kevin Pietersen is playing.
Friday, April 25, 2014 @ 10:30 GMT, 14:30 local at Dubai International Cricket Stadium
A sunny day with temperatures around 26-37ᵒC
The winning captain will field first
The batsmen will enjoy on this surface
Sunrisers Hyderabad – Shikhar Dhawan (C), Aaron Finch, David Warner, Lokesh Rahul, Darren Sammy, Venugopal Rao, Karn Sharma, Dale Steyn, Amit Mishra, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Irfan Pathan.
Delhi Daredevils – Kevin Pietersen(c), Dinesh Karthik,Murali Vijay, Mayank Agarwal, Ross Taylor, Jean-Paul Duminy, Manoj Tiwary, Jimmy Neesham, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mohammed Shami, Jaydev Unadkat.
Sunrisers Hyderabad are the likely winners