Pune Warriors India vs Delhi Daredevils – Match 71 – IPL 6 – Betting Predictions and Tips

Last placed Pune Warriors India (PWI) takes on the second last placed Delhi Daredevils (DD) in the last match of both teams of the season. The match 71 of IPL 6 will be played on Sunday May 19, 2013 at Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium Pune at 4 PM IST. Both teams have won just three games out of 15 each. There is another match later during the day which is the last match of the league round between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders.

Pune Warriors India (PWI)

PWI continued their bad form from last year and they won just three games in this season and currently stand last. The batting was pretty decent with Robin Utthappa and skipper Aaron Finch having scored more than 400 runs each and feature in the top 15 run getters in this season. However lot was expected from Yuvraj Singh but he failed to live upto the expectation and managed to get just 235 runs from 12 games with the highest score of 34. The other batsmen have got limited chances and they tried their best to help the team score in most cases. The bowling has been a disaster for the team which can be judged from the fact that Ashok Dinda took highest wickets for the team with 14 wickets and has an awful economy of around 10. No bowler of the team even features in top 15 in the season in terms of wickets taken. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar is the only bowler who has managed to earn some respect from the opposition with 13 wickets at an economy of 6.50. No other bowler has been even able to get into the double digits in terms of wickets taken for the season.

Delhi Daredevils (DD)

DD has been the most surprising team of the season with the second last position inspite of boasting some of the great names in their side. Just like bowling has hurt the PWI badly, for DD it was the batting which has led down the side completely. None of the batsmen feature in top 10 run getters of the season. David Warner has been in good touch and managed to get 408 runs and is the highest for the team in the season. Lot was dependent on Jayawardene and Sehwag and there were high expectations from them to perform and their failure played major role in the downfall of the team. Both managed to score just 317 and 284 runs respectively with just couple of good innings but failed to convert starts in other matches. Other batsmen including Unmukt Chand and Irfan Pathan have been a big let-down. The bowling was never very strong and it can be concluded from the fact that none of the bowlers of DD feature in top 15 of this season. Umesh Yadav has been most successful with 15 wickets but at a high economy of 8.47. Next is Ashish Nehra with 11 wickets from 10 matches but again with a high economy of 8.77. Lot was expected from Pathan and Morkel but they failed to deliver and couldn’t even touch double digits in wickets column.

Our Prediction

No team would like to be last and this game may not earn them play-off berth but will surely earn some respect and confidence that they are not the last in the table. PWI is playing at their home and won last match against KKR and so we believe PWI should win this match as well.

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