IPL 6 Preview: Pune Warriors battle with Delhi Daredevils to avoid the wooden spoon

In fact, with some of the best Twenty20 players in their line-up, the expectations from Pune were huge, but nothing went to script for them. If Pune's failure to improve on their performances from the last two seasons has been mysterious, then Delhi's fall from grace, after being one of the top teams last season, has been surprising.

updated: May 19, 2013 00:31 IST
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Poor form, injuries, questionable selections, failure to find the right team composition and inability to close out games has meant that Pune Warriors India and Delhi Daredevils have had similar fates in the Pepsi Indian Premier League 2013.

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Tied at six points at the bottom of the table, they will play their last match at Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium in Pune on Sunday (May 19) with the sole objective of avoiding the wooden spoon, which both teams have earned in the past. In 2011, Delhi finished last and in 2012, Pune ended at the bottom of the table. Neither team would want to do it again.

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