Expectations are an integral part of sport. They feed you, they feed on you. They never leave your side, be it a player or a fan, and you need to find ways of coping with it or else they start suffocating you.
RCB have fallen prey to the burden of expectations, so much so that despite having three of the best players in the T20 format, they have fallen way short of that playoff spot.
DD on the other hand can attribute their failure to not finding the right combination and batting order in the initial stages of the tournament. Morris and Pant, two of their most explosive batsmen were kept waiting in the hut for too long, a ploy that seemed baffling to say the least. The latter part of their campaign though was dominated by refreshing performances from the Indian domestic players. something that just transcends and overpower the need to look at ‘results’.
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The match up is a drab one, but the players involved do have a point to prove. The ones that will be involved in the Champions Trophy want to get back to their respective International sides with a good last game under their belt. The ones who are vying for a national team spot would embrace this last gasp opportunity to showcase their talent at a global level, and for the Delhi fans it would mean welcoming back their golden boy, Virat Kohli.
Both teams could string in a few changes and give their bench a little bit game time as anyway the result would have no bearing on the final IPL table.
Let’s get to business now!
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