RCB not decided on captain for today's game

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Published: Wednesday, May 9, 2012, 12:48 [IST]
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RCB yet to decide on captain: Dilshan

Mumbai, May 9: Sri Lankan opener Tillakaratne Dilshan, playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 5 has said that the team has not yet decided on who is going to lead the side against Mumbai Indians to be played at Wankhede Stadium on on Wednesday night.

The team rested its skipper Daniel Vettori to accomodate Muttaiah Muralitharan on Sunday against Deccan Chargers as young Virat Kohli led the side to a 5 wicket victory over Kumar Sangakkara's XI. AB deVilliers' 17-ball 47 helped the team register a five-wicket win with seven balls to spare.

As Royal Challengers Bangalore face Mumbai Indians today at Wankhede, the question that leaves one pondering is whether the team will continue to rest off-colour Vettori and rely on Kohli's captaincy as the winning combination can be retained, or bring Vettori back irrespective of his form.

"We will take a call on the captain tomorrow. It will be either (regular captain, Daniel) Vettori or (Virat) Kohli. We have not taken a decision yet," said the Sri Lanka batsman on the eve of the match.

Dilshan further added saying the team need to play to their potential against Harbhajan Singh's XI as they have registered four consecutive wins after losing two matches to Delhi Daredevils and Kings XI Punjab respectively.

Dilshan said, his team is aware of the opposition's strengths as Harbhajan-led side has played sensational cricket this season including a thrilling last-ball win over Chennai Super Kings on May 6, 2012.

"Mumbai are a great team, one of the best teams in the competition and we have to play up to our potential," said Dilshan.

The Sri Lankan opener also praised his team mate Lasith Malinga and termed him as one of the best T20 bowlers in the world, and said Royal Challengers need to be careful as they face the sling-arm bowler who is currently playing for Mumbai Indians in IPL 5.

"No need to tell anyone about Malinga as everyone knows he's among the world's top most Twenty20 bowlers. We have to just watch the ball and play," he insisted.


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