DD, RCB keen to carry winning momentum
High on confidence after convincing victories in their previous games, both Delhi Daredevils and Royal Challengers Bangalore will seek the winning momentum when they face off in IPL-8 on Sunday.
Daredevils dispatched Mumbai Indians to end their nine-match losing streak at Kotla while RCB returned to winning ways with a nine-wicket thrashing of Rajasthan Royals in Ahmedabad on Friday.
It will also be a homecoming for RCB skipper Virat Kohli, who is hoping on Friday’s victory brings much-needed momentum for the team that has lost three out of its five games. The hosts, on the other hand, have won three out of six. Daredevils, with a brand new squad, have already bettered their performance of last season and will be no pushovers on Sunday even for a team like RCB, which has the arsenal to beat any side on its day.
The young Shreyas Iyer has been a revelation at the top for Daredevils and is now their leading scorer with 227 runs at an average of 37.83. Captain JP Duminy has not been too far behind with 207 runs at 51.75.
It remains to be seen if the team think-tank decides to send a new opening partner with Iyer after Mayank Agarwal failed in the last three games. Star player Yuvraj Singh, who has scored 122 runs at 20.33, would also want to come to the party.
The team’s biggest bowling weapon has proved to be the leg spin duo of Imran Tahir and Amit Mishra, who have complimented each other really well.