Delhi Daredevils would play their second match of the 2012 Champions League T20 at Kingsmead, Durban against Auckland Aces. The IPL franchise may look a stronger outfit, but the Aces can not be taken for granted.
DELHI DAREDEVILS, one of the favourites for the 2012 Champions League T20
will face a qualifier team, Auckland Aces from New Zealand at Kingsmead, Durban later today. Delhi
won the first match of the competition while Aces have lost one and won one in the tournament so far.
Delhi has had a long lay off since they played their first match against the KKR, so they should be fresh for the match. Delhi with their depth in the squad looks a formidable side – capable of walking away with the game. Their players, such as Pietersen, Unmukt Chand, Sehwag, are strong enough to tear apart any bowling attack. Their convincing win against the 2012 IPL
champions sent warning signs to other teams in the competition. Delhi Daredevils is the team to beat. Their bowling line up is equally impressive with Morne Morkel shouldering the responsibility.
Auckland Aces may not have those big players in their squad compared to Daredevils, but they have adjusted themselves in South Africa conditions, as they have played more matches than any other team, since they were also a part of the qualifiers tournament. This experience should come handy for Aces. But, the Delhi Daredevils also cannot take this team lightly, as they have international players in their ranks, such as Lou Vincent, Kyle Mills, Martin Guptill, Andre Adams, etc.
Fans would pour inside the stadium to watch the star studded batting line up of the Daredevils, but it would not be surprising if Aces turn out trimuphant. One has to remember that the Aces are one of the underdogs of the tournament.