RCB captain Virat Kohli (Right) and AB de Villiers are the lynchpins of their teams © IANS
Apr 17, 2014
Delhi Daredevils (DD) wear a new look for Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 and their clash will against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will show how prepared they are to face up against some of the big boys, especially with their maverick skipper Kevin Pietersen ruled out of the tie with a finger injury.
Bangalore on the other hand have a star-studded line-up and have kept the top order core of Chis Gayle, Ab de Villiers and their captain Virat Kohli. Some of the key batsmen for Delhi in the batting department are Murali Vijay, JP Duminy and Ross Taylor. These three should be fixtures in the line-up.
With Pietersen out, Quinton de Kock might just get a game with Jimmy Neesham being used as the all-rounder lower down the order. And, in the bowling, Delhi would mainly bank on their Indian roster. Mohammed Shami will lead the way and Jaydev Unadkat may also come in. Shahbaz Nadeem would continue the spinning duties as he has had a successful time with Delhi in the past. And, to help him out, there would be Rahul Sharma. Manoj Tiwary and Saurabh Tiwary will be crucial in the batting order.
Delhi Daredevils: Kevin Pietersen (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), JP Duminy, Ross Taylor, Mayank Agarwal, Murali Vijay, Manoj Tiwary, Saurabh Tiwary, Milind Kumar, Jimmy Neesham, Mohammed Shami, Jaydev Unadkat, Shahbaz Nadeem, Jayant Yadav, Rahul Shukla, Wayne Parnell, HS Sharath, Laxi Ratan Shukla, Kedar Jadhav, Siddharth Kaul, Rahul Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Nathan Coulter-Nile.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (c), Chris Gayle, Parthiv Patel (wk), Yuvraj Singh, AB de Villiers, Albie Morkel, Muttiah Muralitharan, Mitchell Starc, Ravi Rampaul, Vijay Zol, Sachin Rana, Yogesh Takawale, Nic Maddinson, Sandeep Warrier, Tanmay Mishra, Harshal Patel, Shadab Jakati, Abu Nechim Ahmed, Ashok Dinda, Varun Aaron, Yuzvendra Chahal.
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