Monday, May 11, 2009

Deccan well equipped than Rajasthan

Deccan Chargers vs Rajasthan Royals

May 11, 2009

Deccan Chargers will have more options to field players who are performing consistently well this IPL, when they face Rajasthan Royals today.

Though captain Adam Gilchrist has not been in the best of forms in the last 2 games, Deccan Chargers (DC) has enough ammunition to outsmart Rajasthan Royals on the field, according to Castrol Index. The table shows below the performance charts of the main players around which the two teams have rallied around the matches this IPL. The figures show the CIs achieved by the players in the last 5 matches they played.

Deccan Chargers

Name Average CI Match 9 CI Match 8 CI Match 7 CI Match 6 CI Match 5 CI
Adam Gilchrist 48 45 15 63 62 70
Herschelle Gibbs 38 31 71 48 56 63
Rohit Sharma 37 29 41 62 41 35
RP Singh 46 50 145 123 97 69
Pragyan Ojha 43 43 114 59 77 77

Rajasthan Royals

Name Average CI Match 9 CI Match 8 CI Match 7 CI Match 6 CI Match 5 CI
Yusuf Pathan 54 54 9 65 42 62
Graeme Smith 25 24 0 5 3 12
Ravindra Jadeja 39 40 12 15 20 20
Shane Warne 33 30 89 74 40 43
Munaf Patel 38 39 41 52 49 39

The table gives a clear indication that DC is equipped with players who’s average CI are better than those of RR.

DC becomes stronger when one considers Andrew Symonds and Dwayne Smith in the team. Symonds, who played his first match in this IPL, already notched up a CI of 100 and Smith has a CI of 65 from the 2 matches that he has played so far. Scott Styris also waits in the wings with a Castrol Index of 76, enough to disturb the rhythm of RR.

RR, on the other hand, will be missing the best all-rounder of IPL 2008, Shane Watson, who has been ruled out of this IPL due to an injury. Amit Singh, who has played only the last 3 matches for RR so far, is firing for them with a CI of 108, but it remains to be seen whether the regular players of RR can perform beyond their average in this match.

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