Delhi Daredevils (DD) will play host to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in match no. 26 of the Pepsi Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015 at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, New Delhi on Sunday.
Delhi Daredevils registered a massive win over Mumbai Indians and broke their losing streak at their home ground. They delivered an all-round performance to outplay the reeling MI. Meanwhile, RCB too, completely outplayed the in-form Royals at their backyard in their last game. Both the sides would not want to lose this game and break their winning momentum.
Here are some of the key clashes that one can expect from this match:
Shreyas Iyer vs Mitchell Starc: Iyer has been the best find for Delhi and he has been fantastic at the top of the order with the bat. He is also one the highest run getter for the Daredevils. Ever since Starc joined the RCB squad this year, he has changed the look of their bowling attack. He is fast and he has generated fair amount of pace and swing in these Indian conditions.
JP Duminy vs Yuzvendra Chahal: Duminy has lead his side from the front. He is good both with the bat and the ball. While DD was not getting their combinations correct, Duminy pushed himself up the batting order and he has been effective at no. three ever since. Chahl on the other hand, has been the best bowler for RCB so far. Although his economy rate has been on the higher side but he has managed to pick up wickets at crucial moments in their matches.
Virat Kohli vs Amit Mishra: Kohli, the skipper of RCB, is a good player of spin bowling. He uses his feet well against the spinners and makes it a point to come to the pitch of the ball and cruise them to perfection. It will be a challenge for him to face Mishra who is slow through the air and can deceive any batsman with his flight and variations.
Yuvraj Singh vs David Wiese: It has not been Yuvraj's year so far as he has a scratchy right from the start of the tournament. If Delhi wants to end their trophy drought then this man has to be on song. And if he is on song then no boundary in this world can be big enough to stop this flamboyant player. Meanwhile Wiese has been impressive both with the bat and ball. He can generate bounce and movement off the deck as he showed that against the Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals. He will try and trouble Yuvraj with his short pitch deliveries.