Deccan Chargers are flying after performing well against Kolkata Knight Riders in their opening game and there last game performance makes them firm favorite when they take on Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 8th game of IPL twenty20 2009 on Wednesday.
Royal Challengers Bangalore will hope that there batsman will pull their shocks and perform better than their previous two outings. Last game was lost because of some poor shot selection by Bangalore Batsman.
On the other hand Deccan Chargers would love to register their second consecutive win in the tournament. With their bowlers looking good and batsman are in prime form there will be no surprise if they came out as winner on Wednesday game.
The main worry for Bangalore Captain is their top order batsman; so far the opening pair didn’t able to gave the platform for middle order batsmen to follow to play freely. In last game they have changed their openers by sending Praveen Kumar with Robin Uthappa to open the inning and that didn’t help either. Ross Taylor also looking out of form after good show against Indians in recently concluded Test series.
Likely Playing XI for both teams (Match is schedule to begin at 20:00 PM India Time on 22nd Of April)
Royal Challenger Bangalore: Jesse Ryder, Robin Uthappa (WK), J.Kallis, Kevin Pietersen (Captain), Rahul Dravid, Virat Kohli, Balachandra Akhil, Praveen Kumar, R Vinay Kumar, Anil Kumble, Dale Steyn.
Deccan Chargers: A.Gilchrist (Captain), H.Gibbs, V.V.S.Laxman, R.Sharma, S.Styris, Venugopal Rao, Harmeet Singh, Ravi Teja, P.Ojha, F.Edwards, R.P.Singh.