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They are team-mates, opening partners and friends, but on Thursday, Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir will knock gloves only at the toss, and will proceed to lead their respective IPL sides against each other. Personally, and internationally, if you were to take out Sehwag’s ODI double-century, the duo has had an ordinary time of it. Gambhir hasn’t scored a Test century in two years; Sehwag last managed one in November 2010. In that regard this could be a no-win situation: if they do really well as captains here, it won’t make any difference to their current standing in international cricket, but failure will add up.
Brad Hodge is the second-highest run-getter in Twenty20 cricket, only 44 behind David Hussey’s 4270. Hodge has hit 443 fours in Twenty20 cricket, a clear lead over the second-placed Brendon McCullum’s 350. Daredevils and Knight Riders have played seven games against each other and the head-to-head record is 3-3. One game was abandoned.
Daredevils have tapped the West Indies Twenty20 freelance market to their advantage too, acquiring the services of the explosive allrounder Andre Russell. Like with Narine, there is no point holding back Russell either.
Sehwag’s team, Delhi Daredevils, knows failure well from last year when they finished last. Kolkata Knight Riders’ upswing under Gambhir, though, took them to the fourth spot. Daredevils, who have more ground to make, will have to do without Mahela Jayawardene, Kevin Pietersen and David Warner for the first few games, which will be a challenge. Knight Riders are more settled in that regard, and should start as favourites, especially given the home advantage of a traditionally tacky surface.