Kings XI Punjab vs Delhi Daredevils Fantasy Cricket Preview

Kings XI Punjab vs Delhi Daredevils

Kings XI Punjab vs Delhi Daredevils

 

Both Delhi Daredevils and Kings XI Punjab will be aiming to get a good start in the 2018 VIVO IPL. They will be looking forward to winning their first IPL tournament. Cricket pundits expect both teams to make it to the eliminator, but how they play against each other is the big question.

Delhi is led by Gautam Gambhir, who comes with tons of experience, while Kings XI Punjab is captained by R. Ashwin. This is a new role for Ashwin, but he is expected to pull it off with ease.

The game hinges on who will win the toss. The team that wins the toss will have higher chances of winning. However, it is best to compare the teams side by side to find which one has better players. That will be the team that will win.

The home team KXIP, finished 5th last year, have handed the captaincy to Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin after picking him in the auctions earlier. Besides, the Punjab side have roped in Yuvraj Singh, KL Rahul, Aaron Finch and Chris Gayle.

The touring opponents DD, 6th in the 2017 edition of IPL, have also made several changes this year. They have brought the Delhi-boy Gautam Gambhir home and handed him the leadership role. Daredevils also bought T20 specialists Glenn Maxwell and Colin Munro in this year’s IPL auction.

 

When: Sunday April 08, 2018, 04:00 PM

Venue:  Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali

 

Pitch Conditions

The wicket offered good carry and bounce for the pacers. However, since then, it has slowed down and has turned out to be a good wicket for batting. Even scores of over 180 have been chased down in the history IPL at the ground.

Venue Stats T20

 

Total matches 4
Matches won batting first 2
Matches won bowling first 2
Average 1st Inns scores 187
Average 2nd Inns scores 174
Highest total recorded 211/4 (19.1 Ov) by Ind vs SL
Lowest total recorded 172/10 (20 Ov) by Afg vs RSA
Highest score chased 211/4 (19.1 Ov) by Ind vs SL
Lowest score defended 180/5 (20 Ov) by NZ vs Pak

 

Head to Head

 

Total Match Play 20
Match won Kings XI Punjab 11
Match Won by Delhi Daredevils 9
No Result 0

 

At the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali

 

Total Match Play 5
Match won Kings XI Punjab 4
Match Won by Delhi Daredevils 1
No Result 0

 

 

Team News

 

Kings XI Punjab

Chris Gayle is expected to partner with Mayank Agarwal at the top of the batting order.

KL Rahul, Yuvraj Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Mohit Sharma, Andrew Tye are all sure starters for KXIP.

Aaron Finch has not yet flown to India and is likely to miss out.

 

Delhi Daredevils

Gautam Gambhir is likely to partner with Jason Roy or Colin Munro at the top.

Shreyas Iyer, Amit Mishra, Rishabh Pant and Chris Morris are the sure starters for the Delhi team.

Glenn Maxwell has not yet flown to India, and is likely to miss out.

 

 

SQUAD

 

Kings XI Punjab

Mayank Agarwal, Mayank Dagar, Akshdeep Nath, Ravi Ashwin, Aaron Finch, M Dar, Chris Gayle, Ben Dwarshuis, Mujeeb Zadran, Axar Patel, Karun Nair, David Miller, Ankit Rajpoot, KL Rahul, Mohit Sharma, Pradeep Sahu, Yuvraj Singh, Andrew Tye, Barinder Saran, M Stoinis, Manoj Tiwary.

Delhi Daredevils

Abhishek Sharma, Shreyas Iyer, Trent Boult, Gautam Gambhir, Sayan Ghosh, Avesh Khan, Dan Christian, Gurkeerat Mann Singh, Amit Mishra, Manjot Kalra, Glenn Maxwell, Sandeep Lamichhane, M Shami, Colin Munro, Naman Ojha, Chris Morris, Shahbaz Nadeem, Harshal Patel, Vijay Shankar, Jason Roy, Prithvi Shaw, Rahul Tewatia, Jayant Yadav.

 

 

PROBABLE11

Kings XI Punjab

Chris Gayle/Aaron Finch, Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul, Karun Nair, Yuvraj Singh, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, R Ashwin, Andrew Tye, Mujeeb Zadran/ David Miller, Mohit Sharma.

Delhi Daredevils

Jason Roy, Gautam Gambhir, Shreyas Iyer, Glenn Maxwell, Rishabh Pant, Rahul Tewatia, Abhishek Sharma, Chris Morris, Amit Mishra, Trent Boult, Mohammed Shami.

KEY PLAYERS

 

Kings XI Punjab

KL Rahul

Yuvraj Singh

Marcus Stoinis

R Ashwin

Delhi Daredevils

Jason Roy

Gautam Gambhir

Shreyas Iyer

Glenn Maxwell

 

Player to watch

Gautam Gambhir

 

 

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