Bengaluru: Delhi Daredevils (DD) will be hoping to dominate against the hosts Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and get a winning start in the 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL-10 T20) Tournament today.
“Realistically, in T20 anything can happen on any given day. What we are looking for is to put in place our preparation and execute our plans to start the season on a winning note,” DD Head Coach Paddy Upton told reporters here ahead of the tie.
He further went on to say: “What is important for us is to set ourselves for the best possible chance to win the first game and have the result go our way in every game we play over the next six weeks. We are not really focused on winning or losing but getting into the rhythm for the season and make to the play-offs.”
Delhi has not been successful in clinching the IPL title even once in the last 9 seasons of the tournament. RCB bets on home advantage to bounce back after losing its first tie to Sun Risers Hyderabad by 35 runs on Wednesday in Hyderabad, DD is pinning on its seasoned players to take on the hosts in the absence of South Africans J.P. Duminy and Quinton de Kock, Sri Lankan Angelo Mathews and Shreyas Iyer.