Delhi Daredevils desperately need a victory to infuse life into their campaign, which has been derailed by three consecutive defeats, but they face a tricky and disciplined opponent in Sunrisers Hyderabad in their next Pepsi IPL clash, here on Friday.
A big relief for the beleaguered hosts is that opener Virender Sehwag is likely to play his first match this season, having missed all three clashes so far due to back spasm. Missing key players such as Kevin Pietersen and Jesse Ryder has already hurt the Delhi team badly and injury to Sehwag had only compounded their problems.
A fit and in-form Sehwag is just what Delhi needs to spring back to life after a dull start as it was the dashing right-hander's batting prowess which led Delhi to the knockout stage last season. If Sehwag plays, struggling young batsman Unmukt Chand, who has twice dismissed for a first-ball duck, is likely to make way for the senior pro. More Preview
Follow the match here - IPL 2013 Live Cricket Scorecard: Delhi Daredevils (DD) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (SH)
Here's a look at how the teams have fared so far - IPL 2013 Points Table
Detailed results of the matches - IPL 2013 Results
Check out who's the leading scorer - IPL 2013 Statistics
Check out the full IPL-6 schedule - IPL 2013 Schedule
Here's a brief summary of last year's games between the two teams:
Chasing 157/8 at home, Kevin Pietersen's sent Deccan Chargers to a leather hunt hitting nine sixes and six fours in an unbeaten 64-ball 103 to help Delhi coast to victory.
Deccan improved their batting performance considerably in the return leg at Hyderabad to post a strong 187/4 but were again undone by another destructive century from David Warner 109 off 54 balls.
Here are the scorecards:
May 10, 2012 - SH v DD - Delhi Daredevils won by 9 wkts