Monday, May 18, 2009

Delhi Daredevils: First Team to Reach IPL 2009 Semi Final

Delhi Daredevils has become the first IPL team to reach the semi final of IPL 2009 tournament which is currently going on in South Africa. Delhi defeated Rajasthan Royals yesterday by 14 runs, and thus, ensured their place in the semi final of IPL 2009 tournament. With 18 points from 12 matches, Delhi Daredevils is currently leading the point table, and even if they lose the next two matches, that will not be a problem for Delhi Daredevils.

So, Delhi might bring some changes in their squad for the next two games in order to give chances to irregular players who did not have enough chances so far in the tournament. In this way, they can examine the squad strength ahead of semi final match. Delhi started off very well in IPL 2009 winning the first three games and has bee pretty much consistency so far, even though they lost their captain Virender Sehwag for few matches due to his injury.

Before the beginning of the tournament, the opening pair of Delhi Daredevils (Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir) was considered to be main strength of the team. However, the duo could not live up to the expectation yet, but still Delhi maintains their momentum mainly because of excellent batting performance from AB de Villiers, Tillakaratne Dilshan and Dinesh Karthik as well as brilliant bowling performance by Ashish Nehra and Amit Mishra. Now, let us see if Delhi Daredevils can continue their momentum in the upcoming matches and win the second edition of IPL twenty20 tournament.


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