Delhi win toss, elect to bat against Kolkata as Warner, Aaron return

Both Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders are separated by just one point and a win on Monday would help them top the Points Table PTI

By CricketCountry Staff

Delhi: May 7, 2012

Delhi Daredevils (DD) captain Virender Sehwag has wins toss and elected to bat first against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the 51st match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2012 at the Ferozshah Kotla in Delhi.

Speedster Varun Aaron is replacing the injured Pawan Negi while David Warner will replace Kevin Pietersen.

Sehwag’s flamboyance will be put to test against Gambhir’s gumption when leaders Delhi Daredevils take on second-placed Kolkata Knight Riders in a top-of-the-table clash in Indian Premier League on Monday.

As far as the points table is concerned, only a single point separates the two teams. While Delhi Daredevils have 16 points from 10 matches with eight wins, KKR aren’t far behind with 15 points from 11 encounters with seven wins.

On paper, the Daredevils are slightly better side with a formidable batting line-up and a balanced bowling attack while KKR have relied a bit more on individual performances from skipper Gambhir and mystery off-spinner Sunil Narine.

Teams:

DD: David Warner, Virender Sehwag (c), Mahela Jayawardene, Ross Taylor, Yogesh Nagar, Naman Ojha (wk), Irfan Pathan, Umesh Yadav, Shahbaz Nadeem, Morne Morkel, Varun Aaron

KKR: Gautam Gambhir (c), Brendon McCullum (wk), Jacques Kallis, Manoj Tiwary, Yusuf Pathan, Debabrata Das, Rajat Bhatia, Laxmi Shukla, Brett Lee, Pradeep Sangwan, Sunil Narine

Catch the live score & ball-by-ball commentary of the 51st match between DD and KKR here