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KP, Jayawardene will boost Delhi: Sehwag

Press Trust Of India
Apr 09, 2012 at 05:13pm IST

New Delhi: Bolstered by the availability of Mahela Jayawardene and Kevin Pietersen, Delhi Daredevils’ captain Virender Sehwag is hoping to return to winning ways when they take on Chennai Super Kings in an IPL 5 encounter on Tuesday.

Jayawardene and Pietersen missed Delhi's first two games because of national commitments, but are all set to play the Tuesday’s game at the Feroz Shah Kotla. "Mahela and KP's return will give a boost to our side. Any captain would love to have them in his side," Sehwag said on Monday. "[A] lot of young players are looking forward to share the dressing room with them," he added.

After an easy eight-win over Kolkata Knight Riders in their tournament opener, Delhi slumped to a 20-run loss against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Saturday. "We are looking to start our campaign in Delhi with a win tomorrow," Sehwag said. Asked about the lack of quality spinners in his side, Sehwag said, “We don't have big names in spin department but have utility spinners in Roelof van der Merwe, Shahbaz Nadeem etc.”

KP, Jayawardene will boost Delhi: Sehwag

Jayawardene and Pietersen missed Delhi's first two games because of national commitments.

Jayawardene and Pietersen also understand their importance in the Delhi’s team and the former said as senior players their job would be to make life easy for Sehwag on the field. "Both KP and I have the responsibility to help Viru in decision making on and off the field," he said. "We have good blend of youth and experience in our team and as senior players we just need to guide the youngsters," the Sri Lankan added.

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