DareDevils put into bat by Chargers
Deccan Chargers elected to field after winning the toss in Thursday’s match against Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League.
Daredevils have lost their last three matches and slipped to fifth position in the standings. They cannot afford another defeat as the competition for the semi-final berth hots up.
Deccan Chargers, on the other hand, have only their pride to fight for as they are already out of semifinal contention, having lost seven of the nine matches they have played.
The Daredevils bowling line-up led by Glenn McGrath have been the best attack in the tournament and have not allowed the opposition to get off to a flier. Sri Lankan Farveez Mahroof and youngsters Pradeep Sangwan and Yo Mahesh have done well with the ball.
Daredevils batting though has fallen apart in the last few matches. Their skipper Virender Sehwag and his in-form fellow opener Gautam Gambhir have batted with gusto and purpose.
The Delhi Daredevils were blown away by Shoaib Akhtar in their last match against Kolkata Knight Riders as the top-order collapsed like ninepins.
Deccan Chargers batsmen, who have made little impression in the tournament so far, will have to come good.