Daredevils face opening dilemma, says Gambhir

Updated: 03 May 2009 11:11 IST

Delhi Daredevils would have an opening slot dilemma when regular captain Virender Sehwag returns from an injury, stand-in skipper Gautam Gambhir said.

Johannesburg:

With David Warner grabbing the opportunity with both hands and sizzling in his IPL debut, Delhi Daredevils would have an opening slot dilemma when regular captain Virender Sehwag returns from an injury, stand-in skipper Gautam Gambhir said.

Asked about team composition for Tuesday's match against Kolkata Knight Riders at Durban, Gambhir admitted there was an issue to deal with.

"We haven't decided as yet. Once Sehwag is back, then we will decide about the team composition, particularly on the openers," Gambhir said.

"In my opinion, deciding on the openers is key, after that, it then does not matter who bats in which order," he said.

Sehwag, currently nursing a finger injury, and Gambhir have not been able to replicate their batting prowess in this year's IPL.

In Sehwag's absence, Warner opened the innings against Chennai Super Kings last night and hit a 40-ball 51 to make his mark.

Gambhir conceded the explosive Australian was in red hot form.

"The way Viru demolishes the attacks from the word go, we knew we are going to miss him. But fortunately we had David Warner in the squad.

The way he batted was wonderful and he making a fifty on his debut was great," Gambhir said.

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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