Metro – England’s finest had hardly covered themselves in glory in the Indian Premier League.

Summary

  • Roy downed Mumbai Indians, last year’s champions, all on his own for Delhi Daredevils in his first match.
  • Set an unlikely 194 to win, Roy leaned back and thought of Blighty, swinging wildly on his way to an unbeaten 91 from 53 balls.
  • Roy got the job done and that was perhaps the most impressive element of his innings.
  • Roy, who managed only 59 runs for the now defunct Gujarat Lions in last year’s competition, is 3-1 with Bet365 to be top Delhi runscorer again.
  • Kolkata, although flawed, are a much better bowling unit than Mumbai Indians and will surely target Roy with spin from ball one.


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