Delhi aims for semis' berth; Bangalore to salvage pride

Published: Monday, May 19, 2008, 3:35 [IST]
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Bangalore: After successive defeats, Dravid's men, playing their sixth match on the home turf with only one win would have to make all out efforts for a victory against the Sehwag-led team to salvage its prestige.

A win against Daredevils might be a Herculean task for the Royal Challengers as the B'lore side despite adopting various game plans failed to fetch the desired results

Daredevils, though placed fifth with 10 points with six wins and five losses from 11 matches, have the edge over the hosts who are in the seventh place with four points from two wins and eight defeats from ten matches.

Monday's match is crucial for the visitors to keep afloat and Sehwag-led team will go all out for victory.

Daredevils face a must-win game against Challengers having lost their match against Kings XI Punjab last night. Though Delhi has two more matches one against Kolkata Knight Riders and another against Mumbai Indians, both the teams are fighting for a semifinal berth.


Bangalore Royal Challengers: Rahul Dravid (capt), Abdur Razzak, Balachandra Akhil, K P Appanna, Jagadeesh Arunkumar, Praveen Kumar, Devraj Patil (wk), Vinay Kumar, Mark Boucher (wk), Nathan Bracken, S Chanderpaul, Bharat Chipli, Shreevats Goswami (wk), Anil Kumble, Dale Steyn, Cameron White, Wasim Jaffer, Sunil Joshi, Jacques Kallis, Zaheer Khan, Virat Kohli and Misbah-ul-Haq.  Venkatesh Prasad (Coach).

Delhi Daredevils: Virender Sehwag (capt), Rajat Bhatia, A B De Villiers (wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Pradeep Sangwan, Gautam Gambhir, Brett Geeves, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Glenn McGrath, Farveez Maharoof, Shoaib Malik, Tejashwi Yadav (son of Lalu Yadav with no first class experience nor India age-groups' stints), Yo Mahesh, Mithun Manhas, Amit Mishra, Mohammad Asif, Yogesh Nagar, Manoj Tiwary and Mayank Tehlan. Coach: Greg Shipperd.


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