Match 27: Daredevils v Warriors, 21 April

Scoreboard: http://www.espncricinfo.com/indian-premier-league-2012/engine/match/548333.html

Result: Delhi Won

Favourite team: Delhi with 67p

Pre-match review:

This is going to be a fantastic ride. Not because both the skippers are yet to make a mark in this season so far but also because both teams had close finishes in their previous fixtures and none of them wants to repeat it.

Warriors don't look good on the away matches and Daredevils are in supreme form as far as run chase is considered. It is surprising that Viru decided to bowl first on Kotla which generally embraces the one who bats first here. Maybe he has become complacent about their bat-second approach and thinks that every target is achievable for them which is rightly so. Couple of changes are on the cards and Warriors look good in this area. Bringing Thomas in the Warriors squad is certainly better than calling left arm spinner to Daredevils camp. Spinning options against Warriors are not going to work as Gangly and Co are already good against them.

Despite the usual IPL flair of last-ball finishes and underdog becoming heroes, I'll still go with Daredevils as they are having their best and new-found batsmen and bowlers on top of their game right now.

Final words from editor: ...I'll still go with Daredevils as they are having their best and new-found batsmen and bowlers on top of their game right now.

RESULT Who will win Delhi v Pune? 21 April

  • Pune Warriors
    44%
  • Delhi Daredevils
    56%

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