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IPL 2011 live Score: DD vs KXIP 26th T20 Match, Apr 23, 2011

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Published on: Apr 23, 2011

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Struggling Delhi Daredevils face a herculean task to bring their campaign back on track as they prepare to clash against the formidable Kings XI Punjab in their next Indian Premier League clash here on Saturday.

Struggling Delhi Daredevils face a herculean task to bring their campaign back on track as they prepare to clash against the formidable Kings XI Punjab in their next Indian Premier League clash here on Saturday.

Series: IPL T20 2011

Delhi Daredevils vs Kings XI Punjab, 26th Match

Result: Match scheduled to begin at 20:00 local time (14:30 GMT, 8 pm IST)

Delhi are at the bottom of the points table, having suffered three defeats in four matches, while Punjab are in sparkling form with three victories in a row.

Delhi's batting has mostly let them down but for the match against Pune Warriors when they successfully chased down a 180-plus score.

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Delhi, wearing a completely new look in the fourth edition, are feeling the absence match-winning batsmen. High-class players such as Gautam Gambhir and Tillakaratne Dilshan have moved to other franchises and Delhi's management must be repenting the decision to let them go.

Except for the openers - captain Virender Sehwag and David Warner - the hosts do not have reliable batsmen.

Their middle order has decent players in Y Venugopal Rao, Aaron Finch and all-rounder Irfan Pathan but they have not yet performed to the expectations.

Adding to the woes is form of Sehwag, who has not been consistent enough, but even if were to be in form, it will be difficult for him to steer the side to victories all the time single-handedly.

It's time that other players perform and take the pressure off the openers. Young Indian players such as Naman Ojha and foreign recruits such as James Hopes have to justify their presence in the squad.

The bowling of the hosts is also weak. Paceman Morne Morkel is the only bowler who has left some impression on the rival batsmen.

Delhi badly need Ashok Dinda, Pathan and Hopes to fire.

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