Two of the top four teams currently in the Indian Premier League will be
in action in the second match on Saturday as Delhi Daredevils clash with Pune Warriors. The match is anticipated to be a high-profile one given
the two teams are captained by India's former opening pair.
Delhi Daredevils are leading the points table at the moment besides having a game
in hand with four wins in five matches. They have won their last three matches
in emphatic fashion, stamping their authority and proving why they are the team
to beat this season.
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Against Deccan Chargers, a Kevin Pietersen-inspired Delhi team managed
to chase down 157 after being in troubled waters early on. Pieteresen scored
an unbeaten century studded with nine sixes. Earlier, Morne Morkel and Shahbaz
Nadeem starred with the ball picking up three wickets each.
Daredevils have plenty of stars in their side to cause a stir as Virender Sehwag will be expecting his players to perform to their fullest in front of their home crowd.
Pune Warriors have slipped into fourth place after two consecutive defeats. Their
last match ended in a 13-run loss against Chennai Super Kings as they fell away
in the middle overs chasing 165.
Captain Sourav Ganguly will be charged up for the match after frustrating moments
in the previous match cost them the game. Marlon Samuels picked up three
wickets with the ball though was expensive.
His action will be under the monitor having been reported once in the current
season. While Ashok Dinda did not play, Ashish Nehra will be seeking
consistency in his bowling. With the bat, plenty of expectations will be attached
with Jesse Ryder yet again while Samuels will be the anchor in the middle-order.
The match will be played in Delhi, with the action getting underway at 8.00pm