Rising Pune Supergiant Vs Delhi Daredevils Match No 9 IPL 10
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Rising Pune Supergiants Vs Delhi Daredevils, match No. 9: Get geared for another high-octane affair on April 11 at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune. And, this time the sides to abut will be Rising Pune Supergiant and Delhi Daredevils. While Suprgiant has won one out of their two games, Daredevils are still in search of their first win. A dismal defeat to RCB in the last game justifies the statement that Delhi is underdog. But, the fact is that we can't measure a team's potential based on just one defeat or win. If Delhi wants to become the winner of RPS Vs DD match, they will have to come up with their fullest potential.
If Daredevils is written off largely, there are strong reasons for that. They carry a tag of being the most inconsistent IPL side. In the last season, they finished third from the bottom with 7 defeats in 14 games. Their win percentage was exact 50, slightly lower than what was needed to qualify for the playoff round. Story had remained the same, in fact worse in 2015. They ended up the season wining just 5 matches. They were the bottommost side in IPL 2014 where they won only 2 out of 14 games.
Again in IPL 2017, Delhi started off their campaign with defeat. Daredevils' batting was so woeful that RCB won the match by 15 runs despite posting a moderate 157 on board batting first. Heading in to their second game, Delhi would be in a desperate need of a win. But, the things are not going to be easy for Delhi given the fact that RPS is a strong side featuring Steven Smith, Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni and Ben Stokes in their roster. It would be a hard nut to creak for Delhi to become the winner of RPS Vs DD match. With Rahane giving solidity at the top and Steve Smith' incredible form holding the middle order well in place, Pune's batting doesn't seem to be a worry for them. Moreover, Stokes, Dhoni and Manoj Tiwari's availability makes the captain sure they have depth in the batting.
Rising Pune Supergiant Vs Delhi Daredevils match will be a crucial one for both the teams. If Delhi is lagging with one game down, RPS is also not holding a good position on the point table. Supergiant is at 5th position, and Delhi is two ranks down with one loss in the only game they have played.
Will Delhi Daredevils tide over Rising Pune Supergiant to register their first win in IPL 2017?