IPL 2018, Match 36: SRH vs DD - Match preview, head-to-head, pitch report & key stats
Previewing the crucial clash between SRH and DD.
The 2016 IPL champions, Sunrisers Hyderabad, will be up against a rejuvenated Delhi Daredevils in the 36th match of the season.
Sunrisers Hyderabad come into the game after a comprehensive win against RR in their previous encounter. With a top-notch bowling attack, SRH will look to climb the points table.
Meanwhile, Delhi Daredevils will be riding high on confidence after beating RR in their previous encounter. A new captain seems to have changed fortunes for DD.
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Daredevils, Details
Match Date: 5 May 2018, Saturday
Match Timing: 20:00 IST, 14:30 GMT
Match Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad, India
Expected Crowd Turnout: With a home encounter scheduled for SRH, it is expected to be a house-full game with a total crowd turnout of 50,550.
The temperature should be around 34 degrees Celsius. The humidity levels will hover at around the 39% mark. The weather is not expected to play spoilsport, and it will be a bit hazy with a cloud cover of 31%.
With a bit of rain in the last few days, the pitch will be on the softer and slower side. The wicket will assist the spinners throughout the match.
SRH 6 - DD 4. SRH have a decent edge over DD with six wins in their pack as compared to four wins for the latter.
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) IPL 2018 Squad:
Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shikhar Dhawan, Shakib Al Hasan, Kane Williamson (C), Manish Pandey, Carlos Brathwaite, Yusuf Pathan, Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Rashid Khan, Ricky Bhui, Deepak Hooda, Siddarth Kaul, T Natarajan, Mohammad Nabi, Basil Thampi, K Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Sachin Baby, Chris Jorda, Tanmay Agarwal, Shreevats Goswami, Bipul Sharma, Mehdi Hasan, and Alex Hales.
Delhi Daredevils (DD) IPL 2018 Squad
Jason Roy, Gautam Gambhir, Rishabh Pant(w), Glenn Maxwell, Shreyas Iyer (c), Vijay Shankar, Daniel Christian, Rahul Tewatia, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mohammed Shami, Trent Boult, Chris Morris, Colin Munro, Amit Mishra, Prithvi Shaw, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Jayant Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Manjot Kalra, Abhishek Sharma, Sandeep Lamichhane, Naman Ojha, Sayan Ghosh, and Liam Plunkett.
All the stats and numbers to look out ahead of the match No. 36 between SRH and DD:
1 – Gautam Gambhir, the former captain of DD, needs to score one more fifty to surpass David Warner on the list of most fifties in the history of IPL. Scoring this fifty, Gambhir will go to the top of the leader-board for most IPL fifties. Gambhir has scored 36 IPL fifties.
8 – Yusuf Pathan needs to hit eight more sixes to surpass David Warner on the list of most IPL sixes. Scoring these sixes, he will acquire the seventh position on the list of most IPL sixes.
9 – Gautam Gambhir needs to score nine more fours to achieve the feat of 500 IPL fours. Scoring these fours, he will become the first player in the history of IPL to hit 500 or more fours.