Thursday, May 21, 2009

Can Sehwag make the cut against Deccan?

Delhi faces Deccan in the first semi-final of IPL 2009.Riding on a win against Mumbai in their last league match, Delhi surely is high on confidence. Virender Sehwag struck form at the right time for Delhi to make them comfortable. But can he do it again against Deccan?

DD has proved to be a formidable team in this IPL due to their superlative batting and bowling performances. DD boasts of a good Bowling Efficiency (BE) due to consistent performance from Ashish Nehra, Farveez Maharoof and Dirk Nannes. Nehra incidentally is also amongst the highest wicket takers in IPL 2009. Nannes and Nehra, have been accurate during periods of QuickStart Bowling (QS Bowl) and Extreme Performance Bowling (EP Bowl) which restricts the opponents. The Batting Momentum (BM) of DD is dependent on the good form of batsmen Tillakaratne Dilshan, AB de Villiers and Dinesh Karthik. But they are quiet vulnerable at the start of their innings. However with Virender Sehwag striking form lately, it remains to be seen how Deccan Chargers (DC) plans to keep him calm.

Read full story at Match Preview section at castrol cricket site.

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