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IPL 2017: Top 4 player encounters to look for in the Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Daredevils match

A close look at the important head-to-head battles that could shape the crucial clash.

Top 5 / Top 10 18 Apr 2017, 21:34 IST
Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh will be looking to make an impact against his former franchise

Fresh from a thrilling last-over triumph against Kings XI Punjab, Sunrisers Hyderabad are set to take on the resurgent Delhi Daredevils at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Wednesday. While the defending champions possess six points from five matches, the Zaheer Khan-led side have played one game less than the other franchises thus far and picked up four points.  

With both outfits featuring an array of flamboyant batsmen and eye-catching bowlers, an enthralling tussle is in the offing. Here are the four major head-to-head battles that could go a long way in determining the contest.

#4 Amit Mishra vs Yuvraj Singh

After a scintillating 27-ball 62 in the opening game of the season, Yuvraj Singh seems to have slightly tapered off during the last few matches. However, the southpaw has enough experience and firepower to return to his sublime best at any given stage.

With Yuvraj’s game-plan against the turning ball looking reasonably solid, the middle-overs face-off with leg-spinner Amit Mishra is shaping up to be a mouthwatering one. The Delhi spinner was surprisingly tasked with delivering the crucial final over in the last game against Kolkata Knight Riders.

Even though he did not quite pull it off the other night, the seasoned campaigner has the tactical acumen to hold his own against well-set batsmen.

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