Delhi Daredevils vs Pune Warriors India – Match 39 – IPL 6 – Betting Predictions and Tips

The last two teams of the table will play against each other in match 39 on Sunday April 28, 2013. The last placed Delhi Daredevils (DD) will play against eight placed Pune Warriors India (PWI) in the first match of this season which will be held on a neutral venue. The match will be played at Chhattisgarh International Cricket Stadium, Raipur which is the new international stadium that has opened in Chattisgarh. The match will begin at 8 PM IST. There is another match earlier during the day which is between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders.

Delhi Daredevils (DD)

DD has been in the worst form till now with just one victory against Mumbai Indians out of eight games played till now. The batting has been pretty ordinary considering the reputation that the batsmen have. Virender Sehwag played superbly in just one match and in other matches he has not been able to make an impact. The skipper Mahela Jayawardene has been good in patches with couple of half centuries in this IPL season but needs to be consistent. David Warner has been the only player which has looked in solid form but he has got out in crucial moments which have even cost the match to the team. The all-rounders like Jeevan Mendis, Johan Botha and Andre Russell have also been very ordinary and none of them have made any impact till now. The bowlers have also been quite disappointing and the likes of Morne Morkel, Umesh Yadav, Irfan Pathan and Shahbaz Nadeem have performed only in patches. Umesh Yadav has taken nine wickets from seven matches and other bowlers have been below par.

Pune Warriors India (PWI)

PWI has also been on the receiving end in most of their matches except for two wins out of eight played till now. Their last match against Royal Challengers Bangalore has created records and that match would have demolished the confidence of the entire team. The batting of PWI has been decent with the latest skipper Aaron Finch who has been in good touch and has scored 229 runs from just 6 matches. The other opener Robin Utthappa is also coming in form and has scored well in recent matches. The other batsmen such as Yuvraj Singh, Manish Pandey, Angelo Mathews, Ross Taylor and Steve Smith have not yet played to their potential and are yet to make a big score. The bowling has been really bad as their bowlers are not being able to contend any team under a decent score and which was well evident in their last match against RCB. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar is the only bowler who has looked and has taken 8 wickets till now and with an economy of around 6 which is outstanding considering the performance of other bowlers.

Our Prediction

Both the teams have been very disappointing and the big names that they relied on have mostly failed to perform leading to the downfall of the team. The inclusion of Sir Viv Richards as advisor to DD helped them to win one match but they lost the very next match. The bowling of PWI has faced a lot of hammering from the batsmen of literally every team and it appears to be one of the weakest bowling units ever. There is very little to choose from the two sides, but we would consider PWI as our favorite to win the match just because they are higher placed than DD currently.

Winner: Pune Warriors India, 2.26 @ Betfair