Delhi Daredevils (DD) will play host to Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in match no. 45 of the Pepsi Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015 at their adopted home in Raipur on Saturday.
Delhi Dardevils' chances of making to the playoff stage looks bleak now. Even if they manage to win all their remaining matches, they will reach 14 points, which will not be enough to push them into the qualifier stage.
On the other hand, after a scratchy start to the tournament, SRH have pulled back themselves into the game and are one of the contenders for a berth in the Playoff stage. This is a crucial match for them, as they would not want to lose two points and jeopardize their chances of making it to the Playoffs.
Let's have a look at some of the key players from both the sides who can make a difference in this encounter.
JP Duminy: The Dardevils skipper has tried to lead his side from the front. He needs to fire with the bat in the middle order alongside other batsmen in order to give his side a chance in this match. We all know that he is a class batsman and experienced too but he needs to make his experience count in this game against SRH.
Zaheer Khan: The veteran Indian pacer has had one of the most dramatic comeback in this edition of the IPL. His figures so far in this tournament speak volumes for his performance. His economy rate is commendable and he has this knack of picking up wickets at regular intervals. He is also one of the better bowlers to bowl the death overs in this format of the game.
David Warner: Warner has set an example with the bat at the top of the order for the Sunrisers. He has been superb on the field as well. He is the second highest run-getter in this tournament and would look to add more runs to his name. If SRH want to secure two points from this match, Warner has to score upfront. Raipur has also been a happy hunting ground for him.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar: Kumar is one of the most improved Indian bowlers in recent times. He has worked hard on his death bowling and his ability to swing the ball in both the directions has been effective as well. He is the second-highest wicket-taker in the tournament so far and would look to add some more scalps to his name.