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Advantage for Dardedevils

Looking for their fifth consecutive win on home turf, Sunrisers Hyderabad start favourites when they take on Delhi Daredevils in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium today.

Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan

After a convincing win against the mighty Mumbai Indians, the mood in the Sunrisers camp is upbeat. With 12 points from 10 matches, they feel closer to reach their primary objective of reaching the play-offs.

“Delhi is a good side. They have some big names in the side. We are aware of it and we are working towards it. God willing we should do well,” said Sunrisers chief mentor Krishnamachari Srikkanth.

Srikkanth was all praise for opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan. “One good thing is how people like Shikhar Dhawan are shaping up. After coming back after an injury, the way he started is simply amazing,” he said.

Delhi, who beat Kolkata Knight Riders in their last match, are looking to maintain the momentum but face a tough task of winning every match from here onwards. They have only six points from 10 matches.

“We are taking it match by match. We have set small goals for ourselves not big goals of reaching play-offs,” said pacer Umesh Yadav.

Sanga’s wishlist
. Dhawan fires at the top
. Sammy plays a cameo
. Amit Mishra gets breakthroughs
. Steyn and Sharma bowl well in partnership
. The dangerous David Warner departs early

Mahela’s wishlist
. Warner's form continues
. Virender Sehwag sets the stadium ablaze
. Batters tackle pacers well with ease
. Irfan makes early inroads
. Team continues the winning momentum

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