IPL 2013 Match 39: Daredevils and Warriors Seek Revival of Fortune at New Venue

Raipur is the new hot spot in IPLs high-profile set up. Surprisingly Delhi Daredevils has got a new home far away in the state of Chattisgarh. Delhi has not been a suitable home for Daredevils in the current season. IPL fans would hope for revival of fortune for Sehwag’s daredevils (although Mahela is the Captain!!). Pune Warriors on the other hand has their own challenges. Despite being considered one of the strongest squad, Warriors have the first challenge of surpassing their 4 wins a season record. Considering the odds between the two weakest teams of the season, Delhi Daredevils appear to have an edge.

IPL 2013 Fixture and Results

History
Pune Warriors have won a match, while DD has won 2. Yuvraj for Warriors was Player of the Match even in defeat, while Sehwag’s knock help DD register first win against Warriors in the last game.

Head-to-Head
2011

    DD def PWI by 3 wkts, MOM: Yuvraj Singh

2012

    Warriors won by 20 runs, MOM: Ganguly
    DD won by 8 wkts, MOM: Sehwag

Overall IPL Performances
Delhi Daredevils have reached the knockouts on three occasions, but failed to reach the final. They have won

2013 Performances
Both have completed half of their league matches and are struggling to compete for the bottom place in the Points Table. Of the 8 played, DD has registered just one win while Warriors have 2 wins to showcase. one or two more wins and they would be considered out of the tournament.
Warriors Results in 2013
DDs Results in 2013

Team Comparison
Both the teams have not seen many successful players too. Finch with 229 and Warner with 222 runs are their most successful batsmen. B Kumar with 8 wickets and Umesh Yadav with 9 wickets are their most successful bowlers. While Delhi has chased a good total against Mumbai Indians to win their only match, Warriors moment of glory was their defending a low total at Chennai in their two wins.
DDs Team Performance
PWIs Team Performance

Verdict
Pune Warriors do have Finch, Yuvraj and Mitch Marsh as pinch hitter with sensible batting from Steven Smith. But the trio of Sehwag, Mahela and Warner can come hard on their bowling that is not so effective. Delhi Daredevils have more effective bowling even in losses.

Considering the team balance Delhi Daredevils appear to have the winning edge.

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