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    Preview: Match 55 – DC v DD

    Bottom-scrapers face displaced table-toppers in a battle of extremes

    By IPL desk
    Mumbai 09 May 2012

    What

    The Deccan Chargers and the Delhi Daredevils, who have had markedly different fortunes this season, will face off in Match 55 of DLF IPL 2012.

    Both teams come into this game with a point to prove. While the bottom-placed Chargers would like to make a big statement with an unlikely win, the second-placed Daredevils will hope to reclaim their spot at the top of the table. After their home loss to the Kolkata Knight Riders, DD will be hoping to get back to winning ways by registering a seemingly straightforward win here.

    On the other hand, DC, who are all but out of the playoff race, will be hoping for a memorable victory against a team that has dominated almost all of its opponents this season. The Kumar Sangakkara-led team certainly has the talent to trump Virender Sehwag’s army. However, they have been unable to capitalise on good starts, both in the bowling and the batting departments. The Chargers will need the likes of Dale Steyn, Cameron White, Shikhar Dhawan and of course, Sangakkara himself to be at their best.

    When

    Thursday, May 10, 2012, 04:00 p.m.

    Where


    Rajiv Gandhi Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad


    The Protagonists


    Virender Sehwag and David Warner are the key batsmen for the visitors. The duo is among the most dangerous strikers of the ball in today’s game. As a result, a lot will depend on how well they start off the DD innings. In the bowling department, the Daredevils have Purple Cap-contender Morne Morkel and young Shahbaz Nadeem. Both bowlers have been quite effective and have contributed towards their team’s cause in a big way.

    For the Chargers, Cameron White has been in great form this season. The hard-hitting Australian batsman is the second highest run-getter for his side, having scored 345 runs at a strike-rate of 150. Shikhar Dhawan, who is his team’s highest scorer, has also been in good nick. While both these batsmen have built a good platform time and again, the rest of the line-up hasn’t quite supported them as well as they would’ve liked. It has been a similar story for DC in the bowling department as well, where Dale Steyn has been the sole destructive force.

    Previous meetings


    Deccan Chargers and Delhi Daredevils have faced each other 10 times before in IPL, with DC winning four and DD, six encounters. In their most recent clash held at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium on April 19, DD beat DC by five wickets.

    Trivia

    • Delhi Daredevils have lost the fewest wickets among the nine teams competing in IPL 2012; they've only lost 52 wickets in their 11 matches.

    • The Delhi Daredevils also have the fewest 50-plus partnerships in the IPL 2012 – six

    What next?

    Delhi Daredevils will face the Chennai Super Kings at the Chepauk on May 12. The Chargers, on the other hand, will travel to Mohali to face off against Kings XI Punjab on May 13.

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