Table-toppers Delhi will look to extend their winning run while Rajasthan will have revenge on their mind when the two teams square off on Tuesday.
With four wins and five losses out of nine matches so far in the tournament, Rajasthan have slipped in the standings and now only have eight points in the kitty.
Rajasthan are known for making the most of their limited resources with the support of local talent, but what has bothered the team is lack of consistency.
Ashok Maneria hasn’t really fired with the bat and he is one of their key men. The team has been over-dependant on Ajinkya Rahane and Owais Shah as far as the batting department is concerned. Their bowling too lacks firepower, with Dravid admitting that bowling at the death has been a problem.
But Rajasthan have worked hard as a unit and the experienced Dravid understands the art of getting the best out of his players.
Will Shaun Tait be included? That’s a question Dravid will have to answer even as his bowlers continue to struggle. Siddharth Trivedi, Pankaj Singh and Amit Singh have been inconsistent too.
Delhi have been the dominant team in the league and have proved they are excellent in all departments, having won seven of the nine matches. Sehwag is leading the side from the front with some gutsy knocks, while Kevin Pietersen has been a consistent run-getter.
Sehwag will be banking on the batsmen to seize the initiative against Dravid’s men. Among his bowlers, Morne Morkel with an 18-wicket haul has turned out to be the leading wicket-taker in the tournament so far.
Others like Irfan Pathan, Umesh Yadav and young left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem have also chipped in at crucial times.