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Back Gujarat youngster to trouble Delhi batsmen

Thampi could frighten Daredevils at the death

Delhi's Angelo Mathews
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Delhi v Gujarat
Sky Sports 1, 3.30pm Thursday

Delhi Daredevils showed plenty of character in Tuesday's IPL win over high-flying Hyderabad but they are 11-10 outsiders to claim another home victory when they take on Gujarat Lions.

The Daredevils chased down a stiff target of 186 to beat the Sunrisers - a particularly impressive effort given that they were bowled out for 67 in their previous outing.

Corey Anderson, Chris Morris and Angelo Mathews bring some much-needed international experience to a youthful Delhi side and they will have to keep up their batting standards against a power-packed Gujarat line-up.

Suresh Raina's Lions were overpowered by a brilliant century from Pune's Ben Stokes in their last game and a return of just three wins from ten games is hugely disappointing for a squad of such talent.

Bet365 offer 5-6 about over 12.5 sixes - Delhi hit ten maximums on Tuesday, shared between six batsmen, while Raina, Brendon McCullum and Aaron Finch love to smash the ball out of the ground for the Lions.

However, the 4-1 about Basil Thampi being Gujarat's top wicket-taker makes more appeal.

The Keralan youngster, who has been entrusted with the death overs for the Lions, took 3-29 in the win over Mumbai and 2-35 against Pune, dismissing superstar MS Dhoni with a deceptive slower ball. 

Essex have won their first two games in the One-Day Cup South Group, clinching a thrilling one-wicket victory at Surrey on Tuesday, and they are 4-6 to maintain their perfect start at home to Gloucestershire.

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B Thampi top Gujarat wicket-taker
1pt 4-1 bet365, Betway, Paddy Power

Corey Anderson, Chris Morris and Angelo Mathews bring some much-needed international experience to a youthful Delhi side
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