Daredevils won the toss and elect to bat against Punjab
Posted by sriram on April 27, 2008
It would be a face-off between Virendra Sehwag and Brett Lee. Lee playing his last IPL match would be raring to go and to leave an impression on the tournament. Sure, he would be missed so will the australians. Sehwag fresh from some clean hitting in Hyderabad with an unbeaten 94 would be ready to take on Brett Lee and company.
Gautam Gambhir, the in form batsman and the best T20 player in Indian circuit would like to play a big innings. Daredevils is one of the few teams which will not be affected by the australian tour. They have Glenn McGrath in their ranks who is retired and the resemblance between him and a bowling machcine is still uncanny. Then there is the doppleganger of McGrath, Mohammad Asif. What more can you ask for in a T20 competition where the bowler only gets 4 overs to make an impact and win the match for his side. Overall, a very balanced side and one of the favorites.
Kings XI Punjab fresh from a win and a controversy are ready to register one more win. Their chances against a victorious and balanced Daredevils are limited but If Yuvraj and Sangakkara can fire they have good chance. If they are batting first they need a good total for their bowlers to defend.
Daredevils start as favorites for this match. Maybe for the tournament.