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IPL 2017 | KXIP vs DD, Match Preview: Kings Eleven Punjab to lock horns against Delhi Daredevils at Mohali

Kings Eleven Punjab Shall Be Taking On Delhi Daredevils In An IPL Encounter At Mohali Later On Sunday Evening. The Match Is Scheduled To Commence At 4:00 Pm.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Gautam Lalotra | Updated on: 30 Apr 2017, 01:42:39 PM
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New Delhi:

Kings Eleven Punjab shall be taking on Delhi Daredevils in an IPL encounter at Mohali later on Sunday evening. The match is scheduled to commence at 4:00 pm.

Kings Eleven Punjab and Delhi Daredevils are both coming into the game at the back of losses to Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knightriders respectively. The two sides have played each other on 19 occasions with Kings Eleven winning 10 times while 9 wins going to the Daredevils. The home team have won 3 of the four encounters against Delhi Daredevils on their home turf at Mohali.

Kings Eleven have a strong lineup courtesy a string of free flowing stroke makes in Hashim Amla, Shaun Marsh, Martin Guptill and Manan Vohra who all have been in rich run-scoring form. The form of hard hitting batsman David Miller has been a cause of worry which the team hasnt been able to replenish. Bowling has been a major cause of worry for Kings Eleven with a pretty one-dimensional attack.

The team lacks a frontline spinner and are heavily dependent on allrounder Axar Patel. Meanwhile, the pacers have been pretty up and down with medium pacers Mohit Sharma and Ishant Sharma going for plenty in the previous games.Kings Eleven can beef up their pace attack by including Kiwi speedster Matt Henry.

Kings would look for a more disciplined effort from their bowling unit against Delhi Daredevils to back up their batters. Delhi Daredevils who have had a dismal season are languishing at the bottom of the table with four points from seven matches. 

The Delhi team has struggled with their batting combination post the young turks Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson have shown their pedigree but haven't been ably supported by the other batsmen.

The likes of Sam Billings, Aditya Tare and Karun Nair have been pretty dismal all through the tournament. Delhi have one of the best bowling units in the tournament blessed with world class seamers in Pat Cummins, Kagiso Rabada, Zaheer Khan and Mohammad Shami who have been in good wicket-taking form. The spin attack has been well led by veteran spinner Amit Mishra who has controlled the run-flow in the middle overs. 

Kings Eleven vs Delhi Daredevils

Probable XI: Sanju Samson, Sam Billings, Karun Nair, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Chris Morris, Ankit Bawne, Kagiso Rabada, Pat Cummins, Amit Mishra, Zaheer Khan (c)

Probable XI: Martin Guptill, Manan Vohra, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Eoin Morgan, Wriddhiman Saha, Axar Patel, Mohit Sharma, Matt Henry, KC Cariappa, Varun Aaron

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First Published : 30 Apr 2017, 12:40:00 PM