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Strategy goof-ups cost the Daredevils dear
Mark Waugh
May 27, 2012
First Published: 00:09 IST(27/5/2012)
Last Updated: 00:10 IST(27/5/2012)

The question most fans had ahead of the second qualifier was did Delhi have the big-match temperament? Eventually, it turned out that they don't. The form that Delhi were in, they should have found a place in the final, but again, tactical errors cost them the opportunity.

Fans will have a lot of questions for the Delhi management. Hasn't batting been Delhi's main strength? Hasn't Morne Morkel been one of the best bowlers in IPL? Isn't Sehwag one of the best openers in all formats, leave alone T20? The answers to these questions have added to the goof-ups from the first qualifier and resulted in Delhi's exit.

Chennai have been lethal in the last two games while Kolkata have relied heavily on skipper Gautam Gambhir when it comes to batting. When it comes to bowling, it's been Sunil Narine all the way! There isn't much to choose between CSK and KKR. Both have aggressive batsmen, good all-rounders and quality spinners. However, Chennai have big-match temperament and, more importantly, they are playing well as a unit. 


The writer is a former Oz batsman

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