Can Daredevils overcome Royals?

Published: Tuesday, April 12, 2011, 10:15 [IST]
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Can Daredevils overcome Royals?

Of course, Delhi won't have the lethal yorkers of a Malinga to contend with, but the tight line of Amit Mishra and Siddhart Trivedi could anyway prove quite a handful. Top-order batsmen like David Warner, Unmukt Chand and Aaron Finch, who all did precious little in Sunday's game will have to come amongst the runs and fire, while Naman Ojha and Venugopal Rao who got into the 20s will have to carry on the good work.

The latter order which also failed in the face of Malinga ad Harbhajan Singh will have to put on a better show and back up the top and middle order if the situation presents itself. Meanwhile, the Daredevils' pace quartet of Ashok Dinda, Irfan Pathan, Morne Morkel and Umesh Yadav showed some promise, even though Morkel was the only one to get a wicket. They will have to bowl with more incisiveness and intent if they are to get through the formidable Rajasthan line-up.

Meanwhile for Rajasthan, their top-order might have come good against the Deccan Chargers with Johan Botha the stand out with 67 off47. But if the Daredevils prove to possess the firepower to get through the first few batsmen, then the middle-order will really be tested. The Royals' paceman appear to be in devastating form with Amit Singh and Siddhart Trivedi taking 3 wickets a piece against the Chargers with Shane Waren leading the spinners with 2/21 off his four.

So one will be eager to see just how the Devils prop themselves up in the next match or whether Rajasthan will begin a little winning steak here...

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