In the second match of the Indian Premier League, Kings XI Punjab will face Delhi Daredevils. Match will be played at Punjab and Bindra Stadium in Mohali will host this match. With a win percentage of 43.10, Delhi Daredevils holds the worst record in IPL but Kings XI Punjab are just behind them on the list with 46.63% and both teams are looking completely different in this 11th season.
After modelling their squad by bringing some stars into the team Kings XI Punjab is looking different in this season and the interesting thing is they appointed Ashwin as their skipper. Similarly, Delhi Daredevils also purchased good players and they also modeled their team. The big strength for Delhi Daredevils is Gambhir. Making a return to his home team, Gambhir, has one goal in mind to lead Delhi Daredevils to their first IPL title. The side is also looking and definitely this year Devils fortune can be changed.
Punjab Cricket Association, Mohali – India
Clouds and Sun. There can be a little rainfall.
A high scoring contest can be expected. A flat pitch is likely to be prepared and this can be a big challenge for bowlers to get wickets.
Kings XI Punjab Probable XI
KL Rahul (wk)
Karun Nair / Manoj Tiwary
Ravichandran Ashwin (c)
Barinder Sran / Axar Patel
Delhi Daredevils Probable XI
Gautam Gambhir (c)
Rishabh Pant (wk)
Important News :
- As Aaron Finch is getting married he is unavailable for selection.
- Either Rahul or Mayank Agarwal will open the innings for Kings.
- If Mujeeb Zadran plays then either Miller or Stoinis will miss this match but this wicket can be suitable for Miller and Stoinis.
- Ankit Rajpoot is also available for selection.
- Kagiso Rabada has been ruled out of the entire season with a stress fracture. Plunkett has been named as replacement for injured Rabada.
- Maxwell is in Australia to attend Finch’s wedding and he will not play this match. Jason Roy is the replacement for Maxwell.
If we find any other news, we shall add it shortly. So stay tuned with us.
- In wicket keeper section both Rahul and Pant are good batsmen and both can play at top order therefore you can pick anyone.
- In batting section from Kings XI Punjab Gayle, Miller, Yuvraj and Agarwal are the options available. No idea about Gayle and form is not a matter for Gayle. He can play big innings at any time and he is a very good T20 player. If you feel he will play good then pick him. Miller is also not in good form but a dangerous batsman. Yuvraj Singh’s form is also a worrying thing. Pick at least one from them and try to take Mayank Agarwal in your team. He played well in recent domestic matches and has good chances to play this match. From Delhi daredevils Gambhir, Munro, Iyer all three are in good form. If Roy plays then you can also choose him. Take at least three from them.
- In all rounder section from Kings XI Punjab Stoinis is direct choice. Try Axar Patel in grand leagues. From Delhi Daredevils we are expecting Morris will play this match. If he plays then he can be mandatory.
- In bowling section from Kings XI Punjab Tye is a mandatory pick. Take any one from Ashwin or Mohit Sharma. From Delhi Daredevils Boult, Nadeem, Mishra and shami all four are good options. Take at least two from them.
Prediction : Delhi Daredevils are looking strong in all areas. Unless Gayle storm appears, it will not be easy for Kings XI Punjab to win this match. Backing Daredevils, they are favourites of this match
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