After England international, Kevin Pietersen was ruled out of their first IPL game against the mighty Royal Challengers Bangalore, the Delhi Daredevils will be feeling the pressure without their skipper and star attraction.
After England international, Kevin Pietersen was ruled out of their first IPL game against the mighty Royal Challengers Bangalore, the Delhi Daredevils will be feeling the pressure without their skipper and star attraction. As the new look Delhi Daredevils launch their Indian Premier League campaign against the RCB in Sharjah on Thursday, DD coach Gary Kirsten will be hoping that Dinesh Karthik will do a handy job as a deputy.
RCB on the other hand are with a string of superstars in their side. They had won both their matches against DD in 2013 and will be looking to add more wins to their pocket.
RCB, who had retained ‘big guns’ Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers for the seventh edition, broke bank for Yuvraj Singh after shelling out a whopping 14 crores in the February auctions. Can the ‘Chandigarh Prince’ prove that worth of cash on the field? Doubtful, with the form he is in. Also the RCB have Oz pacer, Mitchell Starc in their side too.
Delhi will be banking on their hard working wicketkeeper batsman Karthik and South Africa’s Jean Paul Duminy to take the side towards the finish line.
In this match of the ‘big cash spenders’, who will come out on top?
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Yuvraj Singh, Parthiv Patel, Albie Morkel, Mitchell Starc, Ashok Dinda, Ravi Rampaul, Muttiah Muralitharan, Nic Maddinson, Varun Aaron, Vijay, Sachin Rana, Yogesh Takawale, Abu Nechim Ahmed, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shadab Jakati, Sandeep Warrier, Harshal Patel, Tanmay Mishra.
Delhi Daredevils: Dinesh Karthik, JP Duminy, Murali Vijay, Manoj Tiwary, Quinton de Kock, Mohammed Shami, Rahul Sharma, Saurabh Tiwary, Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Shahbaz Nadeem, Ross Taylor, Milind Kumar, Wayne Parnell, HS Sharath, Jayant Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat, James Neesham, Kedar Jadhav, Mayank Agarwal, Rahul Shukla, Siddharth Kaul, Kevin Pietersen (unfit for this game.)