MATCH PREVIEW: PUNE WARRIORS INDIA V DELHI DAREDEVILS ON APRIL 24, 2012April 24, 2012
Stepping on the 31st match of this season, IPL has earned great popularity among the entire cricket world. Today’s first match is between Pune Warriors India and Delhi Daredevils, which will be played at Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium, Pune. The match will commence at 4.00 PM sharp. This is the second match between these two teams, the first held on April 21 in Delhi. In that match, Pune defeated Delhi by 20 runs after an outstanding overall performance throughout the match. So today, Delhi will look for a revenge to bag another win to stable their position at the top of the table.
In the last match, the combined effect of Jesse Ryder and Captain Saurav Ganguly helped their Pune team to get a good score of 192. Later when Delhi initially started with a good strike rate to chase such a challenging score, the Pune bowlers started picking up the most important wickets of Delhi team to create pressure over the opponent. In today’s match also, Dada’s team needs to be consistent enough like last night to tackle the table topper Delhi Daredevils. Moreover this stadium has a record of giving good score and so Pune needs to look for another 190+ score to be in a safe side because Delhi team is studded with a number of explosive top-order batsmen who can chase any challenging score to get a win.
Delhi Daredevils being at the top of the Points Table has been in an outstanding performance record throughout this IPL 2012 so far. The main structure for their glorious position consists of batsmen like Captain Virender Shewag, Mahela Jayawardane, Ross Taylor and Kevin Pietersen. The bowling line up of this team is not as strong as their batting order and this is where Pune can take the advantage. Morkel is the main bowler of this team who has already pocketed 15 wickets in six matches played so far in this season. However, unfortunately, this team lost against Pune that night and so they will look for revenge in this match.
So, it is quite evident that today’s match will be very exciting and breathtaking as two powerful teams will face each other to get a victory. When one team will look for revenge, another team will try to get the position of table topper. Very hard to predict anything at the moment, let us all sit and watch till the last ball of the match is hit to know whether Dada is at the top of the Points Table or Viru succeeds in retaining their table topper position.
Probable XIs of Pune Warriors India: Sourav Ganguly(c), Jesse Ryder, Robin Uthappa(wk), Manish Pandey, Mithun Manhas, Steven Smith, Angelo Mathews, Alfonso Thomas, Rahul Sharma, Murali Kartik, Ashish Nehra.
Probable XIs of Delhi Daredevils: Virender Sehwag (c), Kevin Pietersen, Naman Ojha (wk),Ross Taylor, Mahela Jayawardene, Irfan Pathan, Morne Morkel, Yogesh Nagar, Shahbaz Nadeem, Umesh Yadav, Pawan Negi.
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