It's a do-or-die battle for Bangalore

Published: Tuesday, May 19, 2009, 12:31 [IST]
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Do or die battle for Bangalore

Johannesburg: Its a do or die clash for  Bangalore Royal Challengers as they meet Delhi Daredevils in the IPL on Tuesday.

Bangalore Royal Challengers, who are currently at sixth of the points table with 12 points from as many mathes, should come up with their best game at Wanderers in Johannesburg as a loss would show the door to the out side.

Delhi Daredevils are comfortably placed at the points having already qualified for the semifinals with 18 points out of 12 matches and will be hoping to carry forward their winning momentum to the last four stage.

The match also provides Mallya's men to take an opportunity to take revenge of their previous six-wicket loss against the Daredevils.

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Although the Bangalore oufit are on a high after their last match win over second placed Chennai Super Kings, they would need something spectacular to halt a consistent Delhi which boasts of innumerable match-winners

AB de Villiers has been 'Mr consistent for Delhi Daredevils, while Tilakaratne Dilshan and Dinesh Karthik provide the much neded fire power in the middle-order.

However, what remains a matter of concern for the Daredevils is the form of skipper Virender Sehwag and opener Gautam Gambhir.

In contrast, Bangalore do not have equal riches at their disposal and it would take quite an effort to upset Delhi.

Bangalore's top order has been pretty inconsistent with Jacques Kallis playing well in patches, while both Jesse Ryder and Robin Uthappa have been a big disappointment.


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