Momentum and form for batsmen are what the Daredevils will look for as they near the business end of the CLT20. Till now, the top order has been inconsistent, but that, hopefully, is only a temporary blip.
Sehwag spent time in the middle to score a half century that was sedate by his standards and Mahela, KP and Ross Taylor are due for a big one. All three are seriously destructive, impact players. And, in case the batting does not sort out, there is the option of including David Warner who would be desperate to get off the bench.
Fortunately for the Daredevils, the pace attack looks sharp. Morkel is extremely threatening, bristling with energy and raw pace.
Delhi have the depth, the talent and the desire to advance, but the batters must discover form to seal the deal.
The writer is an official of an IPL team