A win is needed for both Delhi and Deccan in match 46 of Indian Premier League 2011.
Start time: 14.30
Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium
V Sehwag(c), VR Aaron, AB Agarkar, TR Birt, R Bist, U Chand, A Chandila, AB Dinda, AJ Finch, R Frylinck, JR Hopes, CA Ingram, AB McDonald, M Morkel, S Nadeem, Y Nagar, PT Naik, NV Ojha(wk), IK Pathan, RV Pawar, AM Salvi, S Sriram, RE van der Merwe, Y Venugopal Rao, Vikas Mishra, MS Wade, DA Warner, TP Yadav, U Yadav, Vivek Yadav.
KC Sangakkara(c/wk), A Ashish Reddy, Anand Rajan, Ankit Sharma, AA Bhandari, B Chipli, DT Christian, KH Devdhar, S Dhawan, JP Duminy, MS Gony, Harmeet Singh, IR Jaggi, MJ Lumb, CA Lynn, I Malhotra, A Mishra, PP Ojha, KP Pietersen, DB Ravi Teja, JN Shah, I Sharma, S Sohal, DW Steyn, J Theron, CL White, AS Yadav.
The Delhi Daredevils will want to gain revenge for their 16-run defeat at the hands of the Chargers in match 19.
A lot of pressure lies on Sehwag’s shoulders but more is needed from the likes of Warner, Ojha and Nagar. It is the same with bowling as too much is expected of Morkel.
The all-star Deccan team have struggled for consistency in this year’s IPL. The bowling relies heavily on Steyn and White, who need more support.
Sohal has scored runs but could do with help and the likes of Sangakkara and Duminy need to stand up and be counted.
It will be a close one, Deccan to shade it.
KC Sangakkara (Deccan): The captain and wicketkeeper and run machine seems to be in a post World Cup rut, but he will crucial in leading his side to victory.
M Morkel (Delhi): The South African is so important for his team. If he rips out the heart of the Deccan top order early, Delhi will win.