Warner to lead Daredevils against RCB

New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) Australian batsman David Warner will lead the Delhi Daredevils against the Royal Challengers Bangalore in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Ferozeshah Kotla here Friday.

Regular skipper Mahela Jayawardene, who will play the match, gave way to Warner for him to get 'captaincy practice' ahead of their match against the Super Kings in Chennai May 14.

Jayawardene, being a Sri Lankan, will not be able to play in Chennai due to resentment among Tamilians against the Sinhalese.

Before the tournament started, the IPL governing council had decided that Sri Lankan players will not play IPL matches in Chennai after Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa had written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying that "the participation of Sri Lankan players in the IPL will aggravate an already surcharged atmosphere and further offend the sentiments of the people".