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Delhi hope to get lucky against RR

Hoping to end their 10-match losing streak in the IPL cricket tournament, Delhi Daredevils will look to turn their fortunes around on home turf when they take on an upbeat Rajasthan Royals at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Sunday.

Notwithstanding their one-run opening game loss to Chennai Super Kings, the Jean-Paul Duminy-led side has shown ample courage with their new-look squad in this edition of the cash-rich league. Even though Delhi batting showed gaping holes in their 151-run chase at Chepauk, Albie Morkel struck an unbeaten 55-ball 73 to take the team to touching distance of a win.

The bowling also showed muscle with new-ball bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile bagging three wickets to check the CSK surge. But the tournament’s biggest buy, Yuvraj Singh will really have to stand up and deliver to give Delhi the much-needed impetus.

The spinners, Imran Tahir, Duminy and Amit Mishra, though have bowled with a lot of heart and the trio will once again be looking to turn things around in front of their home crowd.

Rajasthan, on the other hand, had a winning start to the season, with a comfortable 26-run victory against Kings XI Punjab in Pune on Friday. They looked confident under stand-in captain Steven Smith. Regular skipper Shane Watson is expected to take field on Sunday.


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