Vettori May Get a Look in Against Royal Challengers

New Delhi, Apr 4 (IANS): Delhi Daredevils is likely to bolster their spin department by bringing in Daniel Vettori to tackle the Royal Challengers Bangalore's (RCB) formidable batting line-up in their Indian Premier League match here Sunday.

Daredevils assistant coach Eric Simons said Vettori, who joined the team two days ago, could be playing Sunday match.

The slow track at the Feroz Shah Kotla has been ideal for spinners and Vettori's variations could come in handy. Leg spinner Amit Mishra has been the only consistent frontline spinner for the Daredevils this season.

"(Daniel) Vettori has been here for 48 hours. He would be considered for the match against Royal Challngers. They have one of the best batting line-ups and we will have to come up with plans to stop them," Simons said.

He said the batsmen will have to plan strategies to take on RCB skipper Anil Kumble, who has been in good form in the tournament.

"Kumble is a unique bowler. He is an experienced campaigner and has a lot of varities. We will see the video footages and plan accordingly."

"The game has evolved in this IPL. You have to be one step ahead of your opponents and for that it is necessary to have Plan A, B and C ready. It is important to analyse the game of the other teams," he said.

Simons also warned that a big knock from skipper Gautam Gambhir is round the corner. Gambhir, who missed three matches due to a hamstring injury, played 17 overs for his 43 in Delhi team's last match against Rajasthan Royals.

"It depends on the match situation. He scored runs before he was out with the injury and I am sure he will soon come up with a big knock."

South African Simmons, who is also the bowling coach of India, said all international teams are keenly following the IPL.

"They must be watching how their palyers are performing here. It will help them to analyse their strengths and weaknesses before the World Twenty20," he said.



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