New Delhi, Apr 28: Riding high on confidence after registering back-to-back wins, table toppers Delhi Daredevils would look to maintain their ascendance when they take on a dangerous Rajasthan Royals in an Indian Premier League match here tomorrow.
Led by dashing Virender Sehwag, the Daredevils have so far looked to be the most balanced side in the tournament, but the team needs to guard against complacency to stamp their authority at the top of the points table. With six wins and two loses out of eight matches so far in the tournament, the Delhi outfit is leading the team standings with 12 points.
In their last two games, the Daredevils registered comprehensive victories over Pune Warriors and Mumbai Indians.
While the Daredevils thrashed Pune by eight wickets in an away game on Tuesday, Sehwag's men recorded a convincing 37-run win over Mumbai in their last game at home last night. The Daredevils have been pretty consistent with both bat and ball so far in the tournament.
Sehwag is leading the side from the front with some fiery knocks at the top, while Kevin Pietersen has been a consistent run-getter for Delhi in the middle overs.
And with Mahela Jayawardene also announcing his return to form with a strokeful half century against Mumbai last night, it would take a special effort from Royals to derail Delhi's campaign.
On the batting front, the only concern for the Daredevils will be the lack of time spend by its middle-order at the centre.
Kiwi import Ross Taylor hasn't got a decent hit yet, while the likes of Naman Ojha and Yogesh Nagar have so far not been required to shed much of their sweat. The Daredevils bowlers have also complemented their batsmen well by managing to keep the oppositions in check, with wrecker-in-chief Morne Morkel, holding the pack well.