The Delhi DareDevils badly need a victory for survival in this IPL. The team is named as one of the weakest teams this year after three consecutive defeats. From today, Gautam Gambhir’s men are going to play their home games of the current edition. They are heading to play the table toppers KXIP in their first home game at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium today.
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Before forgetting about the smashing attack of AB DE Villiers, they have to encounter another terrific batsman, Chris Gayle. They won the only game against Mumbai Indians in this series, by the knocks of Jason Roy and Rishabh Pant.
They have to be cautious about Gayle, who slammed two fifties and one unbeaten century out of three games. With his incredible knocks, the KXIP topped the IPL points table. They attained this position by three victories and one defeat out of four games.
Gautam Gambhir, who returned to his home team after a successful spell as the KKR skipper, has to prove himself in this series. Though Shreyas Iyer, Trent Boult, Jason Roy, and Rishabh Pant are doing great, Mohammed Shami and Shahbaz Nadim did not do up to the mark to date.
There is confusion about playing Vijay Shankar in this game. He did not bowl in four out of five games. The team is relying on Rishabh Pant, Maxwell, and Trent Boult on the whole.
Coming to the KXIP, the batting department is entrusted with the likes of Gayle and KL Rahul. Mayank Agarwal and Karun Nair are doing consistently as well. Yuvraj Singh and Aaron Finch are expected to make remarkable scores in this game.
Coming to KXIP bowling, the skipper Ashwin did not make great contributions till now. Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Andrew Tye, and Mohit Sharma should pick some big guns to keep their saga of victories going.
Gautam Gambhir(captain), Chris Morris, Glenn Maxwell, Shreyas Iyer, Mohammed Shami, Trent Boult, Rishabh Pant, Jason Roy, Manjot Kalra, Gurkeerat Mann, Amit Mishra, Rahul Tewatia, Colin Munro, Prithvi Shah, Avesh Khan, Shahbaz Nadim, Naman Ojha, and Daniel Christian.
Kings XI Punjab
Ravichandran Ashwin(captain), KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Aaron Finch, David Miller, Mohit Sharma, Andrew Tye, Axar Patel, Marcus Stoinis, and Mujeeb Ur Rahman.