IPL 2011-30 April-Kochi Tuskers Kerala Vs Delhi Daredevils-Preview/Who Will Win?

 

After being stunned by DC in their last match, KTK will be extra cautious in tackling vibrant DD at kochi on 30 April. The teams lower down the league table are coming out with sterling performances sending warning signals to the so called strong teams in the tournament.

Performance so far.

KTK- Played- 7, Won- 3 (MI, CSK, KKR), Lost- 4 (RCB, PWI, RR, DC).

DD- Played-7, Won-2 (PWI, Kings Eleven), Lost-5 (MI, RR, DC, RCB, KKR).

Both the teams beaten by DC and RCB. KTK lost to PWI but DD beat PWI. DD were beaten by MI and KKR but KTK beat MI and KKR.  Who is stronger? Keep guessing.

Can KTK tame DD or will DD surprise KTK?. Well, just wait and watch.

 


Analysis

KTK

  1. Rotation of players (as suggested by me before last match) not done. Hence lost the game.
  2. Players need to be more disciplined in batting.
  3. Top order not clicking. Replace Hodge with M Klinger and Perera with Steeve Smith (all rounder).
  4. Replace Gomez (3 wkts in 7 matches for 108 runs) with Bala Akhil.
  5. Sreesanth, Jadeja and R P Singh are doing well.

DD

  1. Two successive losses dented morale. Playes lack dedicated approach.
  2. Top order not getting big scores. Most batsmen have been playing reckless shots.
  3. Warner and T Birt will score.
  4. Replace Naman Ojha ( 78 runs in 7 matches) with reserve wicket keeper.
  5. Agarkar looks average. Should be replaced with V Aaron.
  6. Fielding is below standard.

My Judgement

  1. KTK after some changes can be a force to reckon with. Their disciplined bowling and decent batting line up are their strengths
  2. DD batsmen need to discipline their batting and improve fielding. They have some powerful hitters who can help bounce back in the tournament.
  3. Will be a close match.

Projected Winner-DD

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