With Vettori back, RCB set to axe Muralitharan vs KKR

Apr 28, 2012, 08:31 IST | A Correspondent

With the trio of Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers and Tillakaratne Dilshan in blazing form, it's a difficult task for Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Daniel Vettori to shortlist the four foreigners, including himself, in the XI for today's match against Kolkata Knight Riders here at the Eden Gardens.

Veteran spinner Muttiah Muralitharan may be an obvious choice. “Sometimes, you have to leave out somebody who deserves to be in the team to get the balance right.

Daniel Vettori

That’s the hardest part. Every captain in the IPL goes through that. You have so many good players and options,” said Vettori.

On Murali’s potential axe, he said: “It’s incredibly difficult. We just continue to find the right balance. Guys understand that they might miss out in some games.”

RCB’s Muralitharan Pic/AFP

Vettori’s wishlist
>> Dilshan fires again at the top
>> Appanna bags more wickets
>> Dismiss Gautam Gambhir early
>> Get some wickets himself
>> Injury-prone Zaheer stays fit

Gambhir’s wishlist
>> Brett Lee fires in his yorkers
>> All-rounder Kallis delivers
>> Sunil Narine tricks batsmen
>> Y Pathan ends run draught
>> McCullum fires at the top 

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