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Daredevils will have surprises for Mumbai Indians: Simmons

cricket Updated: Mar 17, 2010 15:00 IST

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Delhi Daredevils assistant coach Eric Simmons said his team will have some surpises for Mumbai Indians in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Ferozeshah Kotla in New Delhi on Wednesday.

"We have a few surprises for them (Mumbai Indians). We know that Mumbai Indians are a good side and they have depth both in their bowling and batting. We have a strategy for them and hopefully we'll succeed with it tomorrow," said Simmons.

Simmons said the Ferozeshah Kotla track, which has been banned from hosting international matches for one year, will help both the the batsmen and the bowlers.

"The pitch looks absolutely fine. We had a practice game here and yes, it is on the slower side but good enough to see some huge scores," Simmons said.

The South African also said that the fast bowler Ashish Nehra is yet to recover from an injury is unlikely to play against Mumbai Indians.

"The Daredevils are one of the most balanced sides in the tournament. The strength of the side is not only the kind of overseas players it has, but also the experience of local talent which will make a huge difference in a tournament like this," he added.

Simmons admitted that there is a little chance for him to change the techniques of the young bowlers.

"Technically, one cannot make drastic changes. Mostly, we are travelling and there is not much time. We can have some strategies which players can go through and you can also teach players how to deal with pressure," he said.