Two of the better-performing sides will be in action early on Sunday as two matches
are scheduled to be played in the Indian Premier League. Delhi Daredevils
will take on Rajasthan Royals in Delhi, with the match starting at 4.00pm.
Delhi Daredevils opened the gap further at the top of the table with
another emphatic win on Friday, giving them their sixth victory from eight matches.
Against Mumbai Indians, they plundered 207 for five from their quota, powered
by their top three - Mahela Jayawardene, Virender Sehwag and Kevin Pieteresen.
Click for Live Score Card of Delhi Daredevils Vs Jaipur Rajasthan Royals
The three were severely harsh on some loose bowling from the Mumbai bowlers.
Against Royals, they would yet again be licking their fingers at the prospects
of facing a relatively weaker bowling line up. The Daredevils bowling against
Mumbai was yet again a team effort with Irfan Pathan, Shahbaz Nadeem and Umesh Yadav picking up two wickets apiece.
The trump card though will be Morne Morkel who is the leading wicket-taker
Rajasthan Royals have slipped off a bit once again, having suffered back-to-back
defeats. Despite that, they are still competitively placed in fifth position with
four wins and as many defeats so far.
Moving in to their second half of the league matches, they will be keen on
doing better to ensure they are one of the four semi-finalists. They were outclassed
by Royal Challengers Bangalore in a match that exposed their weak bowling as
all of them struggled. Chasing a stiff 190-run target, the batsmen found going
tough as well with only Rahul Dravid scoring runs of note with a half-century.
The team will largely rely on its batting with the likes of Owais Shah
and Brad Hodge in the middle-order. Ajinkya Rahane has been inconsistent but
could do well with a fluent knock here.
Delhi Daredevils will be playing in front of their home crowd who are expected
to turn up in big numbers owing to the team's impressive show so far.