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IPL8: Sunrisers Hyderabad eye Top 4 spot

Raipur: Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) will be eyeing a top four place in the standings when they face Delhi Daredevils in their Indian Premier league away match In Raipur on Saturday. Sunrisers are presently just a rung below a play-off spot, in the fifth place, with 10 points from as many matches.

SRH skipper David Warner
SRH skipper David Warner

Their ambitions could be helped by their opponents’ hopeless position in regard to play-off qualification.

Daredevils conceded a 13-run defeat to reigning champions Kolkata Knight Riders in their away match on Thursday.

It left them second-placed from the bottom with eight points from 11 games. They have managed just four victories from their 11 matches. The disappointing result practically poured cold water on their hopes of advancing to the business leg of the domestic Twenty-20 competition.

Skipper Jean-Paul Duminy admitted as much after their demoralising result saying his team was “pretty much out” the reckoning for the play-offs.

He conceded they would only play to retain their pride against the Sunrisers, which could be a double-edged sword.

IPL on tv
Delhi Daredevils vs Sunrisers Hyderabad: Sony Max, Sony Six & Sony Six HD, 20:00

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