Delhi Daredevils vs Kings XI Punjab Fantasy Cricket Preview.


22nd Match of Indian Premier League 2018 between Delhi Daredevils and Kings XI Punjab

The Delhi Daredevils will play their first home game of VIVO IPL 2018 when they take on Kings XI Punjab in Match 22.

DD have played five matches so far – all of them on the road, and sit at the bottom of the standings with just the one win. In their most-recent outing, they were at the receiving end of the genius of AB de  Villiers in Bengaluru; despite setting a competitive target of 175, the Daredevils were blown away by de Villiers, who scored an unbeaten 90 (made from 39 balls).

The Daredevils need to address the problem in their bowling line-up immediately; they have so far conceded totals of 167, 153, 194, 200 and 176 in their five matches – that’s an overall economy of 9.40. Chris Morris and Mohammed Shami, who were expected to be the team’s bowling spearheads, have only picked up 6 wickets between them, leaking runs at a rate of 10.31 runs per over.

Kings XI Punjab are on a roll; they have four wins from five matches. In their last three outings, they have earned points against the Chennai Super Kings, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders. KXIP have so far won games riding on the performance of their batsmen; Chris Gayle and KL Rahul have led the way, while Mayank Agarwal and Karun Nair have contributed useful runs in the middle. The one area the team needs to tighten up is on the pace bowling front; Andrew Tye has 7 wickets in his kitty and an economy rate of 8.25, while the Indian quicks have together collected 7 wickets and have leaked runs at 10.39 runs per over. Ravichandran Ashwin has been imaginative with his leadership of the team, but he has received some tap in the last couple of matches.


When: Apr 23,  08:00 PM IST


Venue: Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi


Pitch Conditions

The pitch at Feroz Shah Kotla has largely been batting friendly so it could be a painful evening for bowlers from both teams.


Venue Stats IPL

Matches won batting first 27
Matches won bowling first 32
Average 1st Inns scores 161
Average 2nd Inns scores 147
Highest total recorded 231/4 (20 Ov) by DD vs KXIP
Lowest total recorded 66/10 (13.4 Ov) by DD vs MI
Highest score chased 214/3 (17.3 Ov) by DD vs GL
Lowest score defended 118/4 (11 Ov) by DD vs KXIP


Head to Head

Total Matches Play 21
Won by Delhi Daredevils 9
Won by Kings XI Punjab 12
No Result 0


Head to Head at  the Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi

Total Matches Play 9
Won by Delhi Daredevils 5
Won by Kings XI Punjab 4
No Result 0


Teams’ Form in their Last Five Matches (most recent first)

Delhi Daredevils: L L W L L

Kings XI Punjab:  W W W L W


Team News

Delhi Daredevils

Mohammed Shami will come in place of Harshal Patel.

Vijay Shankar has had a lukewarm tournament so far, and could see himself sitting out for one of the many allrounders Daredevils have.

Gurkeerat Singh Mann / Jayant Yadav / Sandeep Lamichhane can replace Vijay Shankar

Amit Mishra has picked up more than 50 wickets in T20s at the Kotla. It will be interesting to see if he makes his way back into the playing eleven for this game.

Kings XI Punjab

Mohit Sharma could make his return to the side and add more experience to the attack.He will replace Ankit Rajpoot.

Axar Patel could come back in if he is deemed match fit in time but chances are low.



Delhi Daredevils : Gautam Gambhir (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Jason Roy, Shreyas Iyer, Glenn Maxwell, Rahul Tewatia, Vijay Shankar, Chris Morris, Mohammed Shami, Shahbaz Nadeem, Trent Boult, Colin Munro, Amit Mishra, Prithvi Shaw, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Daniel Christian, Jayant Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Manjot Kalra, Abhishek Sharma, Sandeep Lamichhane, Naman Ojha, Sayan Ghosh, Liam Plunkett

Kings XI Punjab : Lokesh Rahul (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Aaron Finch, Yuvraj Singh, Andrew Tye, Barinder Sran, Ankit Rajpoot, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Axar Patel, David Miller, Marcus Stoinis, Manoj Tiwary, Mohit Sharma, Akshdeep Nath, Ben Dwarshuis, Pardeep Sahu, Mayank Dagar, Manzoor Dar



Delhi Daredevils

Jason Roy, Gautam Gambhir, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Glenn Maxwell, Chris Morris, Vijay Shankar / Gurkeerat Singh Mann / Jayant Yadav/ Sandeep Lamichhane, Rahul Tewatia, Mohammed Shami, Shahbaz Nadeem, Trent Boult

Kings XI Punjab

KL Rahul (wk), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Aaron Finch, Yuvraj Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Andrew Tye, Mohit Sharma, Barinder Sran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman



Gautam Gambhir

Rishabh Pant

Trent Boult

KL Rahul

Chris Gayle

Ravichandran Ashwin


Player to watch

Glenn Maxwell


Stats that matter

  • Rishabh Pant has not only made at least 20 in every game, he has also been scoring at breakneck pace. His strike rate bloats as his innings progresses, scoring at 181.1 between deliveries 11 and 20, and at a rate of 272.2 after facing over 30 balls. Pant’s overall strike rate in Delhi is 184.7 and he averages over 40.
  • After facing 47 balls against pace, all Gambhir has been able to score is 38 runs this season. In four innings, he has fallen to pace on three occasions.
  • Former Kings XI captain Glenn Maxwell loves facing current Kings XI captain R Ashwin. Ashwin has bowled 49 deliveries to Maxwell, and has been hit for 107 runs at a strike rate of 218.4. Maxwell hits a boundary off Ashwin every 2.9 deliveries.
  • After six games at the Kotla, Gayle averages 74.5. He has gone past 30 on four occasions, and strikes at 163.7 at the ground.
  • Kings XI’s openers have made 55.4% of the team’s runs this season, the highest among all teams.

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