Cape Town: A star-studded Delhi DareDevils will be up against the experience of Perth Scorchers in their bid to close in on a semi-final berth when the two sides clash in a group A match of the Champions League T20 on Sunday.
After winning their tournament-opener, second-placed Delhi’s cricketers were left to warm the benches as rain washed out their second game against Auckland Aces in Johannesburg on Friday.
Perth Scorchers, on the other hand, are lying bottom of the heap with a loss and a couple of points from Thursday’s wash-out.
They desperately need to win on Sunday to have any chance of staying afloat in the tournament.
Delhi dominated their IPL counterparts Kolkata Knight Riders in their first match in the competition. Though their batsmen didn’t put up the best show, the team posted a competitive total, which their pace quartet successfully defended.
In David Warner, captain Mahela Jayawardene, Virender Sehwag, Kevin Pietersen and Ross Taylor, the Delhi DareDevils have four proven match-winners.
Add to the mix, teen sensation Unmukt Chand and Delhi seem to have five impact players.
Their bowling attack too is lethal and capable of giving the best batting line-ups sleepless nights. Morne Morkel’s ability to generate bounce and knowledge of local conditions, makes him quite a handful.