Buoyant Daredevils take on Chargers

Published: Tuesday, April 19, 2011, 10:09 [IST]
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Buoyant Daredevils take on Chargers

The Chargers on the other hand have copped an 8-wicket mauling at the hands of a resurgent Kings XI Punjab and their loss-win record this season is not looking very healthy at 3-1, there only victory coming against a down-and-out Royal Challengers Bangalore.

It seems that Virender Sehwag with his 37 off 23 balls against PWI indicates that he is just loosening up and that his batting is on a clear and definite upswing. Furthermore, his dynamite opening stand of 75 in 7 overs with David Warner who made 46 off 28, shows just how potent this combination is once they get going.

There might be slight worries in the middlen order with Irfan Pathan, Naman Ojha and Matthew Wade failing to kick on, but the latter order showed that they are not to be messed with.

The batsman clearly compensated for a lack of incisiveness in their bowling with Pathan, Shahbaz Nadeem and Ashok Dinda getting smashed all over the park, each going for 9 an over in the process. In fact, Dinda will have a job to do in tightening up his bowling at the death after Yuvraj Singh hit him for 26 off the PWI's last over.

The Deccan Chargers too have shown that their lacklustre bowling is a concern. The DC bowlers are clearly not operating as a unit with only Ishant Sharma bowling a frugal spell against Kings XI Punjab, while Manpreet Gony, Dan Christian and J P Duminy collectively went for an economy rate of just under 10 runs an over!

The batting on the other hand has come good for the Chargers as they have crossed 160 in both their previous matches. They will certainly need another strong performance from their batters against DD.

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