Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Daredevils – the two teams that are possibly leading towards collecting the wooden spoon title this IPL 2014 face each other in the first match of the day at Dubai International stadium. Sunrisers Hyderabad still has to register their first points on the score table while Delhi Daredevils have barely managed to land themselves with a win against Kolkata Knight Riders.
In possibly what is perceived as the battle of minnows, we take a look at the mini battles that would set things up for match number 12.
JP Duminy vs Dale Steyn
It is always interesting to watch the battle between the best of two sides. From Delhi Daredevils is J P Duminy taking on the strike bowler of Sunrisers Hyderabad Dale Steyn. The two South Africans playing for their national side will be ready with a lot of weapons against each other to give their teams much needed boost.
Shikhar Dhawan vs Mohammad Shami
A lot of doubt looming over Shikhar Dhawan’s captaincy for the way he has led the team in past two matches. He has not shown the kind of performance expected of him but the Indian opener should find groove against his own countrymen Mohammad Shami.
Dinesh Karthik vs Amit Mishra
The stand-in-captain for Delhi Daredevils Dinesh Karthik faces the challenging fellow teammate Amit Mishra. The former DD spinner Amit Mishra was one of the stars to perform exceptionally well during ICC World T20. Dinesh Karthik’s ability to innovate with his shots and Amit Mishra’s ability to spin his way into the opposition is one worth battle to watch.