Pietersen's last game as DD face RR again

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Published: Monday, April 30, 2012, 15:16 [IST]
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Pietersen's last game as DD face RR

Jaipur, Apr 30: After that nail-biting one-run victory for Delhi Daredevils against Rajasthan Royals, these two teams are set to square off again in the return leg game at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium on Tuesday night.

A certain defeat was turn into a thrilling win by Morne Morkel and Umesh Yadav in front of their home fans.

Just two days after that excitement, they came face too face in Game 43.

Rajasthan will be aiming to make up for that heart-breaking loss. They will be happy to be at their strong home ground.

The way Delhi are dominating the tournament, it will require something special from Rahul Dravid and his boys.

Rajasthan bowlers did a fantastic job by restricting Delhi to 152. They had cruised to 99/1 in the chase before faltering in the final 12 balls where 15 were needed to win.

Virender Sehwag has been in great form, scoring a IPL record of fourth successive half centuries. Rajasthan will have to get him early to brighten their chances.

Kevin Pietersen will be playing his last game this season as he heads back to England after Tueday's game. Australia opener David Warner is likely to join the team soon.

Ajinkya Rahane, the Orange Cap holder, will be aiming to leave Sunday's disappointment behind and score big again.

It will be tough for Rajasthan to halt Delhi but if they can repeat Sunday's bowling and batting performances added with proper calculations, they can sure stop Sehwag's team.


Delhi Daredevils: Virender Sehwag (captain), David Warner, Mahela Jayawardene, Ross Taylor, Kevin Pietersen, K. Venugopala Rao, Aaron Finch, Unmukt Chand, Irfan Pathan, Morne Morkel, Roelof van der Merwe, Naman Ojha, Ajit Agarkar, Andre Russell, Yogesh Nagar, Doug Bracewell, Umesh Yadav, Punit Bisht, Robin Bist, Avishkar Salvi, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sunny Gupta, Varun Aaron, Prashant Naik, Vikas Mishra, Zafir Patel, Kuldeep Raval, Manpreet Juneja, Glenn Maxwell, Gulam Bodi, Pawan Negi and Tejaswi Yadav.

Rajasthan Royals: Rahul Dravid (captain), Stuart Binny, Johan Botha, Deepak Chahar, Dinesh Chandimal, Ankeet Chavan, Aakash Chopra, Paul Collingwood, Kevon Cooper, Aditya Dole, Samad Fallah, Faiz Fazal, Shreevats Goswami (wicketkeeper), Brad Hodge, Brad Hogg, Ashok Menaria, Sumit Narwal, Pankaj Singh, Amit Paunikar, Ajinkya Rahane, Abhishek Raut, Owais Shah, Pinal Shah, Amit Singh, S Sreesanth, Shaun Tait, Siddharth Trivedi, Shane Watson, Dishant Yagnik.

Match starts at 8 PM IST

Also playing on Tuesday, at 4 PM, Deccan Chargers Vs Pune Warriors in Cuttack


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