ibnlive » Cricketnext

Duminy doubtful for RCB game: Lehmann

Press Trust Of India
May 05, 2012 at 06:30pm IST

Bangalore: South African batsman JP Duminy is a doubtful starter for Deccan Chargers against Royal Challengers Bangalore in their Indian Premier League match here on Sunday, coach Darren Lehmann said. Lehmann said his side might be languishing at the bottom of the points table but they would leave no stone unturned to pocket some wins in the tournament.

"Duminy is nursing an injury. It depends on how he pulls up after the nets," Lehmann said at the pre-match press conference at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. "We would like to field the best combination in Sunday's match depending on the nature of the pitch. Daniel Christian had done well for us in the last game against Chennai Super Kings. It depends which way we go."

The former Australian cricketer further said that Deccan would be making some changes in the batting order for Sunday's game keeping in mind the pace and bounce on offer. "I have seen the pitch. It looks fast. Pace and bounce in it is normal. It is a good wicket as expected," Lehmann said.

Duminy doubtful for RCB game: Lehmann

"Duminy is nursing an injury. It depends on how he pulls up after the nets," the Deccan Chargers' coach said.

The Deccan coach also expects Dale Steyn to continue his excellent performance against RCB as well. "Dale has been excellent for us. He is excited to bowl. We need him to bowl really well," he said.

Lehmann not only expects Indian players to shine, but also overseas players to win matches for the struggling outfit. "It is not about [the] Indian players performing but overseas players also should chip in. The team as a whole should perform," he said.

Latest

More from this section

PREVIOUS  Promote Tests, not the IPL: Wadekar to BCCI

NEXT  Wankhede track is unpredictable: Rohit