Having opened their account in the ongoing IPL, Sunrisers Hyderabad will bank on their new-found confidence when they face the acid test of taking on the formidable Chennai Super Kings on Sunday.
Sunrisers started their IPL-7 campaign on a disappointing note, losing to Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab in their first two games, but managed to bounce back against Delhi Daredevils by notching up a narrow four-run win in Dubai last night.
Hyderabad rode on the knocks of Aaron Finch (88) and David Warner (58), both of whom stitched together a 128-run stand for the unconquered second wicket, and then restricted Delhi to 180 for four to record their first win of the season.
Come Sunday, Finch and Warner will be expected to repeat their exploits against a team that has been one of the most consistent sides in the cash-rich event.
Desperate Mumbai face struggling Delhi
Stuck at the bottom of the heap, defending champions Mumbai Indians will be desperate to open their account in the IPL here on Sunday as they lock horns with Delhi Daredevils who are also struggling to get going in the ongoing seventh edition of the tournament.
While Mumbai are placed last with three defeats in as many games in the eight-team league, the Daredevils are a shade better at seventh with one win and three losses ahead of their next match at the Dubai International Stadium. Daredevils skipper Kevin Pietersen, who failed in his first attempt after missing the side's first three matches, will be eager to put up a better show against the defending champions. Delhi will take confidence from its openers Murali Vijay and Quinton de Cock performance in the last game.