Delhi Daredevils keen to arrest losing streak
Rocked by two consecutive defeats, Delhi Daredevils face a stiff challenge of putting their campaign back on track when they take on defending champions Deccan Chargers in the Indian Premier League in Cuttack tomorrow.cricket Updated: Mar 20, 2010 16:11 IST
Rocked by two consecutive defeats, Delhi Daredevils face a stiff challenge of putting their campaign back on track when they take on defending champions Deccan Chargers in the Indian Premier League in Cuttack on Sunday.
Deccan are coming into the match with two wins in a row while Delhi suddenly are seen struggling after a tremendous start to season-III.
Not cashing on a good start is a concern for the Delhi team, who are without injured skipper Gautam Gambhir.
The Delhi batsmen could not cross the 200-run mark, which was within their reach after Virender Sehwag's early blitzkrieg against the Chennai Super Kings on Friday.
AB de Villiers has been a let down and he needs to fire in the middle-order if Delhi has to make a big score.
The Delhi team would also want Australia's David Warner to contribue though scoring runs against in-form Chaminda Vaas would not be easy.
The Sri Lankan paceman is in good form and has given Deccan advantage by striking early. At least twice in the tournament, he has taken two wickets in a single over to unsettle the opponents' innings.
Deccan spinners Pragyan Ojha and Rohit Sharma have also done well in stifling the rivals innings.
Yet again, key for Delhi would be Sehwag's performance. They badly need him to give a solid start.