Delhi Daredevils (DD) won the toss and elected to field against Pune Warriors India (PWI) in the 27th match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2012 at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi.
Delhi Daredevils have inlcuded Left-arm spinner Pawan Negi in place of Ajit Agarkar.
Pune Warriors India have replaced Marlon Samuels with Alfonso Thomas.
Pune Warriors India captain, Sourav Ganguly, said “It’s been fine (the team’s form). We’ve played well.
“The loss in Bangalore was unfortunate and we played well in Chennai but couldn’t win.
“I always enjoy beating Viru (smiles). T20 is anybody’s game, we can win this one.
“We have played well and hopefully we can continue.
“Alfonso Thomas is in for Marlon Samuels.”
Delhi Daredevils captain, Virender Sehwag, said “Delhi crowd is superb and they came even last year even though we didn’t do well.
“We chased in the last couple of games so we want to bowl first. KP was tremendous in the previous game and hopefully we can continue.
“Agarkar is out, Negi – a left arm spinner – is in.”
Delhi Daredevils (Playing XI): Virender Sehwag(c), Naman Ojha(w), Kevin Pietersen, Mahela Jayawardene, Ross Taylor, Irfan Pathan, Yogesh Nagar, Morne Morkel, Umesh Yadav, Shahbaz Nadeem, Pawan Negi.
Pune Warriors (Playing XI): Robin Uthappa(w), Jesse Ryder, Sourav Ganguly(c), Manish Pandey, Angelo Mathews, Steven Smith, Mithun Manhas, Alfonso Thomas, Murali Kartik, Rahul Sharma, Ashish Nehra.