Rajasthan Royals opt to bat against Daredevils

Published: Saturday, April 19, 2008, 3:35 [IST]
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Delhi: Jaipur Rajasthan Royals' skipper Shane Warne won the toss and opted to bat in their Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 opener against Delhi Daredevils at the Firoz Shah Kotla Stadium here on Saturday.

Daredevils' team looks pretty balanced. Their batting department with the likes of Viru, Gambhir, Tiwary, Karthik, Dhawan looks mouthwatering. And the bowling line-up studded with McGrath, Vettori, Maharoof, Greeves and skipper himself a decent off add variety and depth.

Royals batting line-up, without the services of their ace batsmen Smith and Sarwan, looks pretty brittle. Kaif, Watson and Veteran Aussie Lehmann hold the key for Jaipur in batting. Skipper Warne has to come up with a fine show with the cherry to inspire his bunch.


Delhi Daredevils: Virender Sehwag (capt), Gautam Gambhir, Shikhar Dhawan, Manoj Tiwary, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Mithun Manhas, Rajat Bhatia, Daniel Vettori, Brett Geeves, Glenn McGrath and Farveez Maharoof.

Jaipur Rajasthan Royals: Yusuf Pathan, Taruwar Kohli, Mohd Kaif, Darren Lehmann, Dinesh Salunkhe, Shane Watson, Mahesh Rawat (wk), Ravindra Jadeja , Shane Warne, Sidharth Trivedi and Munaf Patel.


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