Royals won't 'neglect' Delhi middle order

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Ross Taylor insists the Rajasthan Royals won't take the Delhi Daredevils' middle and lower order lightly when the two teams meet in the Indian Premier League.

Rajasthan batsman Ross Taylor insists the Royals won't take the Delhi Daredevils' middle and lower order lightly when the two teams meet in the Indian Premier League.

Former champions Rajasthan opened their 2011 campaign with an eight-wicket win over the Deccan Chargers on Saturday, while the Daredevils were on the receiving end of a similar result against the Mumbai Indians a day later.

The two teams return to action on Tuesday in Jaipur and the Daredevils' top order, which consists of captain Virender Sehwag, the big-hitting David Warner and Aaron Finch has been identified as their strong point, but Taylor warns that they also have quality players coming in later in the innings.

"Our next game is against the Delhi Daredevils, and the first look at them tells me that they have a new team under Virender Sehwag," he wrote in his <i>Sify Sport</i> blog.

"They obviously have a good team and while the focus will be to control their top-order that consists of Warner and Finch to go with that, it will be unwise to neglect some of the vital players down the order."

Taylor also warned that all games in the 2011 IPL are "must-win" matches due to the number of teams involved.

"It will also be our first game at our home ground. It would mean a lot to get some runs and more importantly a win in front of the home fans," he added.

"With the number of play-off slots remaining the same, at four, and the number of teams contesting them increased by two, life just became tougher for all the teams. Therefore, it will behove us to treat each of the games as if it is a must-win scenario."

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