<br /> <div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="IPL 2013: Delhi Daredevils aim to stun Royal Challenger Bangalore" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130509141125.jpg" title="IPL 2013: Delhi Daredevils aim to stun Royal Challenger Bangalore" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Delhi Daredevils, who are already out contention for top four finish in IPL 2013, could play party poopers for Royal Challengers Bangalore © IANS</p> </div> <strong>By Amanpreet Singh</strong><br /> <br /> <strong>New Delhi: May 9, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> Already knocked out of the tournament's play-off stage, <a href="/tags/Delhi-Daredevils/post" target="_blank">Delhi Daredevils</a> have just pride to play for but <a href="/tags/Royal-Challengers-Bangalore/post" target="_blank">Royal Challengers Bangalore</a> have a lot at stake when the two teams clash in an IPL match at New Delhi on Friday.<br /> <br /> In a complete contrast to their last year's performance, Delhi have not looked even a pale shadow of themselves. With nine defeats from 12 matches, it has only gone from bad to worse for the home side.<br /> <br /> In the current scenario, however, they can play without any pressure. There is no burden of expectations on the misfiring batters and out-of-sorts bowlers. They now have nothing to lose and can just go on to play party-poppers.<br /> <br /> Delhi's top order has failed for inexplicable reasons.<br /> <br /> Neither <a href="/tags/Virender-Sehwag/post" target="_blank">Virender Sehwag</a> nor captain <a href="/tags/Mahela-Jayawardene/post" target="_blank">Mahela Jayawardene</a> has lived up to their reputations. Australian left-hander <a href="/tags/David-Warner/post" target="_blank">David Warner</a> is the only one who has done his bit.<br /> <br /> Bangalore, who may still be recovering from <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/David-Miller-blitzkrieg-snatches-win-out-of-Bangalore-s-hands-keeps-Punjab-alive-in-IPL-2013/26090" target="_blank">a rude David Miller shock</a>, cannot afford to take a step wrong as the fight for the play-offs is tight.<br /> <br /> Sitting at the top, <a href="/tags/Chennai-Super-Kings/post" target="_blank">Chennai Super Kings</a> are almost assured of a berth in the knock-out stage but there is a close battle among Mumbai Indians, Bangalore, <a href="/tags/Sunrisers-Hyderabad/post" target="_blank">Sunrisers Hyderabad</a> and Rajasthan Royals for the remaining three slots for the play-offs.<br /> <br /> In their last four matches at the league stage, Bangalore play three against teams already out of the race — Delhi, Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab.<br /> <br /> So, before they clash with strong contenders Chennai in their last match on May 18 before the play-offs, Bangalore would look to consolidate their position in these matches.<br /> <br /> However, it may be tricky for Bangalore since laggards Delhi, who have nothing at stake, may come up with a surprise performance on their day and may spoil their chances.<br /> <br /> Batting is not a worry for Bangalore. They have been consistently scoring in the vicinity of 200 while batting first and have chased the targets easily with <a href="/tags/Chris-Gayle/post" target="_blank">Chris Gayle</a> in explosive form.<br /> <br /> But the way they were blown away by the Miller storm in their last match against Kings XI Punjab, bowling is certainly a concern for them.<br /> <br /> For the four matches in a row, the Bangalore side have conceded more than 170 runs — against Kings XI Punjab, Rajasthan, Pune Warriors and Mumbai Indians.<br /> <br /> West Indies paceman <a href="/tags/Ravi-Rampaul/post" target="_blank">Ravi Rampaul</a> has been brilliant upfront and at the death overs but R P Singh and R Vinay Kumar have proved expensive.<br /> <br /> The best thing for Bangalore bowlers is that they are up against a struggling batting line-up.