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Vettori's arrival is a welcome option

With Delhi and Bangalore both being superbly equipped with batting prowess, the contest between the two sides on Sunday should be one for the big score.

While Delhi have chosen to utilise their batting strength to get big totals, Bangalore seem to be able to run down practically anything on the scoreboard.

So when the two sides get down to business, it would be pretty much a battle most bowlers would like to avoid.

One side possess the likes of Jacques Kallis, and now Kevin Pietersen is also in business. Robin Uthappa is hitting everything out of the ground while Cameron White is waiting to explode. Such is the strength that Eoin Morgan doesn't get a look-in and Rahul Dravid is waiting to bat. On top of that, Ross Taylor is also in town.

On the flip side, Virender Sehwag will hit form, sooner or later while David Warner just can't be out the game, be it with the bat or in the field. Gautam Gambhir could well come into his own once again. AB de Villiers and Tillekeratne Dilshan are cooling their heels.

But the biggest inclusion in the Delhi line-up is left-arm spinner Daniel Vettori. Slow left-armers have done well in the tournament -- Murali Kartik of Kolkata, Pragyan Ojha of Hyderabad (till he came across Sourav Ganguly) and Shadab Jakati for Chennai. But the man who has made left-arm spin an absolute art again is Vettori. His role will be vital, more so, given the slowness of the track at Ferozshah Kotla.

So essentially, this match is going to be one cracker. Four overs from Vettori can be be magic. Something worth going miles to see.

Delhi vs. Bangalore

Played: 5
Won by Delhi: 4 (80.00)
Won by Bangalore: 1 (20.00)

Approaching milestones

- Gautam Gambhir (945) needs 55 runs to become the first Delhi batsman to aggregate 1000 runs in the IPL.

- Jacques Kallis (931) requires 69 runs to become the first Bangalore batsman to complete 1000 runs in the IPL.

- Kallis (371) needs 29 runs to become the first batsman to complete 400 runs in the third edition of the IPL.
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